Pollyanna is honoured to have accepted the role of patron of charity ‘Cats in Need’.
Although Pollyanna is probably better known for her work with the big cats, she is pleased to be able to support this British charity which rescues and re-homes domestic cats.
Cats in Need aim to relieve the suffering and distress of cats and kittens who are in need of care, to provide a neutering service for cats who’s owners are unable to pay for such services, and to educate the public in the correct ways of caring for cats and kittens.
The charity also maintains a feral cat group which is neutered and kept disease free and a small group of cats who need special care are kept in a permanent foster home.
Her first role as patron was to speak at the society’s AGM – she told a sell-out audience of members and guests about her AFC flag expedition into Bhutan to paint Himalayan Wildlife. Pollyanna commented “I am proud to have been asked to lend my name to Cats in Need. They carry out wonderful work in helping and rehoming neglected and abandoned cats, working tirelessly and compassionately to help relieve suffering.”
Cats in Need are currently looking for volunteers – for further information contact vartyJandJ@aol.com.
Pollyanna continues in her role as patron of several other welfare and conservation charities, including Raptor Rescue, Naturewatch, The Badger Trust, the Gamelea Countryside Training Trust, and as Trustee of the African/Asian Conservation Trust and International Vice President of The Wildlife Defence Fund.