Forth Valley Cats Protection is asking animal lovers to make a difference to cats during this year’s Big Help Out.

The charity will be holding an open day this weekend (Sunday). The event will be a family day out with the chance to support felines in need.

 It will have stalls and activities for fundraising as well as staff on hand to discuss opportunities with Cats Protection.

Sarah Wright, adoption centre manager, commented: “We’re looking forward to welcoming both long-time supporters and new friends to our open day.

"Whether you have a little or a lot of time to spend with us this weekend, your support means the world to us and the cats we care for.

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“As well as some fun activities and tasty fundraising stalls, people can come along and chat to our staff and volunteers to find out about our various volunteering opportunities.

“We're also pleased to have a member of our Lifeline team on hand to provide information about our specialist cat fostering service for individuals fleeing domestic abuse.”

There are lots of other ways to support Cats Protection during the Big Help Out. These including knitting a toy mouse or blanket and signing one of the charity’s petitions to improve animal welfare laws.

Sarah added: "Every bit of support, no matter how small, is deeply appreciated. All funds raised from the event will directly contribute to improving the lives of the cats in our care in the coming months."

The open day will run this Sunday from 11am to 3pm.