Midwife call-out for Roystonians to give helping hand to kittens

Wood Green Heydon centre is calling out for people to become Moggy Midwives.

Wood Green Heydon centre is calling out for people to become Moggy Midwives. - Credit: Archant

A large number of pregnant cats at animal charity Wood Green’s Heydon centre are in need of local people to help care for them by becoming Moggy Midwives.

Volunteering as a Moggy Midwife is ideal for those who love cats and want to make a difference but can’t commit to having their own pet on a permanent basis.

Volunteer coordinator Sarah Bates said: “Wood Green will provide you with everything you need – food, litter trays, bedding, veterinary treatment, and round-the-clock advice and support.

“In return you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve really made a difference.”

By the time the kittens are six- weeks-old, the centre will then find them a new permanent home.

Midwives don’t need to have experience of looking after pregnant cats or kittens, they just need to be able to offer a safe environment away from other pets, ideally a spare room, in which the cat can give birth and raise her family.

Moggy Midwives will need their own transport, must live within 40 minutes’ drive of the charity’s Heydon centre and have the time to socialise with mothers and kittens alike.

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To find out more about becoming one of the charity’s Moggy Midwives, call the Heydon centre on 0300 303 9333 or visit www.woodgreen.org.uk.

Last month the charity opened a shop in Royston High Street, with more than 300 people attending the opening.

The High Street shop will help raise funds for the charity by selling recycled goods, supporting the charity’s mission to take in unwanted and lost animals, provide shelter, care, and find secure and loving homes.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the shop, pop in to chat to the manager or call the shop on 01763 250705.