A Crewe organisation is celebrating after becoming the first independent cat rescue in Crewe and Nantwich to have gained registered charity status.
CAFO Rescue was set up after local volunteer microchip scanners realised that there was a need to look after stray, abandoned and poorly cats.
Since they first set up in 2021, CAFO Rescue have gained a reputation for their quick response to calls for help from the public and even local vets to rescue cats, which they then place with foster carers until they can be permanently rehomed.
The team, which is made up entirely of volunteers, raise funds by holding popular events, such as bingo afternoons, Christmas Fayres and raffles from donations of items which are sold on their Facebook page.
CAFO has four trustees: April Lysons, Sarah Lysons, Sue Steele and Liz Laverick.
April, who is the Chair of the trustees said:‘it is a great honour to become a registered charity, and I would like to thank all of our volunteers, fosterers and supporters for helping us to achieve charity status. We will continue to rescue, treat and rehome cats, plus educate the general public about responsible cat ownership.’
The charity accepts monetary donations or donations of good quality goods to raffle or sell, and needs more foster carers and people wanting to give cats their forever homes.
Anyone wanting more information about CAFO rescue (Charity No 1204056) should head over to: www.cafo.uk