Carlisle pet hero takes in 100th homeless cat

Blue Cross volunteer foster carer, Joanne Park, has taken in her 100th homeless cat. 

Joanne has been volunteering for us since October 2010 and also coordinates other Cat Foster Care Schemes in the Cumbria area. 

She has even converted her home to provide secure accommodation for the cats and created a special isolation unit for sick cats or tiny kittens needing extra special care.

Michelle Smith, Blue Cross Regional Fostering Manager, says: “With the arrival of her 100th cat Nerine (pictured), Joanne really deserves to be recognised for her endless dedication, commitment and time in helping so many homeless pets.”  

Joanne says she couldn’t imagine not being a foster carer for Blue Cross anymore. She adds: “To play a part in improving the lives of so many cats and kittens is unbeatable - and well worth all the muck and mess. 

“To say it’s a ‘calling’ sounds like such a cliché but I can’t think of a better way to describe it!”

Would you like to care for poorly or homeless pets until they find forever homes? Have a look at our animal volunteering opportunities here to find out more.

— Page last updated 1/06/2015