Pollyanna officially opened the Cats Protection League adoption centre in Derby back in 1988.
She was delighted to be invited back last September to ‘cut the ribbon’ and officially open their brand new reception area, and care annex which provides 15 extra pens.
Pollyanna and the Chief Executive of Cats Protection, Peter Hepburn also jointly unveiled a plaque commemorating the event, kindly funded by Derby and District Branch of Cats Protection.
“I am so impressed by the quality of the accommodation provided for the cats here at this centre, and the new areas will prove a fantastic addition to their resources” Pollyanna commented “The work they do in rehoming unwanted and abandoned cats with new loving owners is wonderful”.
The bright and breezy weather helped to bring the crowds along to help celebrate the unveiling. There were stalls, refreshments a tombola and entertainment for the children and adults, and the day raised nearly £4,000 for the centre. During the event several of the cats were lucky enough to meet their new families for the first time and have since gone to their new homes.
The adoption centre always offers a warm welcome to anyone who would like to visit. They are open every day 11am until 3pm, and someone is always on hand to offer advice on choosing a cat or any kind of cat related enquiries. There is no need to make an appointment and Alice and Mirella, the reception cats, will be happy to show you around when you arrive! For more information visit www.derby.cats.org.uk or phone 01332 824950