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Christmas Shoebox appeal

14 December 2018
Christmas Shoebox appeal
Here it is, our Christmas Shoebox appeal 2018!

You were so generous and told us you loved filling shoeboxes last year with treats and goodies for the cats in care so by popular request we're repeating the appeal this year.  By filling a shoebox you can bring joy to one or more of our cats in care at Christmas time and beyond.

There are lots of things that can go into your shoebox which can be wrapped, decorated or not. As well as toys, food and cat treats a small blanket is also great to include as we like to send a newly adopted cat off with a favourite toy and blanket so they have something familiar and with their scent on. We all know how so many cats love a cardboard box and we appreciate that the boxes are donated to cats in need with love and good wishes.

Please do include a tag or piece of paper with the names of the donors on so that we can say a thank you on the website and our Facebook page along with pictures of the shoebox. We’ll be showing photo's of the foster cats enjoying their Christmas boxes when the big day comes.   

The shoebox appeal is running until 20/12/18 and the boxes can be dropped of at Alver Vets Gosport, Alver Vets Stubbington, and at 37 Row Wood Lane, Gosport or call Chris on 02392 582601 for an alternative drop-off point or to arrange collection. 

Thank you from Gosport CP on behalf of all the cats. 

14/12/18  more fabulous shoeboxes donated at Alver vets Gosport & Stubbington during the past week, they really are very much appreciated. 
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12/12/18   a bumper day for shoeboxes! A huge 'thank you' to our volunteer Toni and her friends and family who have kindly donated these lovely shoeboxes for our appeal. Bev and Rod, Judith, Matt and Sam, Robin and Toni - your generosity will really brighten up Christmas for our cats in care.


Also Sharon and her cat Lionel have donated a shoebox especially for Lucky, newly arrived in CP care after being involved in a road accident. 
10/12/18  another day at the office and more lovely shoeboxes. Thanks to Sharon at DWP for the Santa wrapped box and to Laura from Sussex who adopted naughty tortie Millie from Gosport CP a few years ago for the Christmas pudding box. The cats will have fun with them.   
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07/12/18  former CP cat Monty and his family, the Kings, have kindly donated this beautifully wrapped box. 

06/12/18 Thank you to Mrs Clarkson for a shoebox full of goodies for the cats in care. We also received boxes from Coral Bale and Nicola Dyson, thank you ladies! An anonymous donation of ‘Tiger’ cat food in the collection box at Stubbington Alver so again thank you very much.  

04/12/18 a box set! A delivery of 4 shoeboxes for the cats from Rachel, whose generousity is appreciated. 

27/11/18 The first shoeboxes have arrived-thank you for your generousity as well as the time you've spent making the boxes up. The cats will love them! 


Please be assured that former foster cats Loki & Minnie are shoebox inspectors from a distance only. Heather's safely stored the shoeboxes out of their reach until the boxes are delivered to the foster cats.