Fri. Jan 28th, 2022

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Help Puss Puss and win yourself Christmas treats

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There’s still time to be in with a chance to win an array of prizes, worth over £800, in the biggest raffle ever hosted by the Island’s Cats Protection adoption centre.

Staff and volunteers at the feline welfare charity in Ryde have been busy collecting a wide variety of festive prizes from generous local businesses to raise vital funds for cats in need. Prizes include ferry travel, attraction entrance tickets, meals and a variety of treats and gifts.

Proceeds from the raffle will help cats, like 18-year-old Puss Puss who went to the charity when his owner died. He needed some vet treatment, but is now showing his youthful side and is ready to find a new home of his own.

His fosterers, Martin and Roma, said: “Puss Puss is a lovely gentleman. It’s been a real pleasure to have him in our home. He eats well and will come up and gently head-butt you to let you know when he’s hungry, and after food he likes to take a siesta!

“He is not really a lap cat but will get on your lap for a short while before sitting nearby. We often notice him sitting on the window, looking at the outside world so we think he would enjoy some outside space, but we don’t think he would ever go far.”

Deputy Adoption Centre Manager Jo Morrison, said: “Our Christmas raffle is certainly our most exciting, with the widest variety of prizes we’ve ever had to offer. The money we raise will all go to help cats in our care, like gorgeous Puss Puss who just needs a loving home where he can be the only pet and enjoy his later years.”

A ticket will be allocated at random for each £2 donated and the raffle drawn on December 12 at 2pm. To be in with a chance of winning, and see the full prize list visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/iowcp-xmasraffle, or call the centre on 03000 120 251 to donate by card or to arrange to visit and donate in person.