Cat woman vs shark for charity funds

A Deeside woman is hoping that her dive with six 24 stone sharks will be the ‘purrfect’ way to raise funds for a Deeside cat protection charity.

Liz Robinson, Co-ordinator for the Deeside branch of Cats Protection, is donning full scuba gear and diving in with six twelve foot long predators to boost branch funds.

She has already raised, at the time of writing, £220 of her £500 target.

Unlike other animal rescue charities, Cats Protection branches are usually based out of resident’s homes and rarely have physical premisses.

The charity receives no government funding so it is up to fundraisers to bring in cash for the likes of veterinary care and the purchasing food.

Further funds are required for the upkeep of cat pens and the trapping, neutering and safe return of feral felines to their natural habitat.

The Deeside branch has admitted to stuggling financially on their website and have recently increased the re-homing charge for cats in order to meet costs.

It explains: “(Re-homers) will get a cat who will be vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, deflead and neutered if over 3 months old. This costs us approximately £120.”

Liz said: “We have many cats in our area that need our help but funds are limited. And its for this reason I have decided to face two of my greatest fears- water and the cold.”

Any donations can be made on Liz’s just giving page on the following through: www.justgiving.com/Liz-Robinson6