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Well-deserved award for long-standing cat lover and rescue volunteer

Cat volunteer gets award cat-happy
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Every so often a story comes along that really warms your heart. The story of this dedicated volunteer receiving an award for her services to a cat's charity did just that.

By Natasha James

Published on the 10/10/2019, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:40

20 years of service

We’d all help an animal in need in a heartbeat, but would you dedicate over 20 years of your life to rescuing cats and kittens? That’s exactly what long-standing volunteer Anne Young has done.

Anne has worked tirelessly for over two decades to turn around the fortune of sick or abandoned cats. She was nominated for the award by one of the workers at Bracknell and Wokingham Cats Protection.

According to the Facebook post, during Anne’s lengthy volunteering time, she has always gone above and beyond the normal requirements.

Whether she’s sitting in the rain for hours on end to try to rescue an injured cat or simply giving much needed care and advice to worried new cat owners, Anne is always on hand to help.


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A perfect prize

As part of her award she received a large bronze statue of a cat, “Murphy”, created by sculptor Peter Close, as well as a certificate thanking her for her time and effort.

An emotional Anne was clearly touched by the award and said,

“I am so proud and humbled by the wonderful accolade and beautiful sculpture I received from friends and colleagues…Although our work in welfare and lost and found is challenging, these times are far outweighed by being in a position to help turn around the lives of so many cats and kittens."

We think Anne thoroughly deserves her award and want to wish her all the best for another 20 years of cat rescue!


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