Charity: Cats Protection http://bedford.cats.org.uk/ Charity Number: 203644 I have chosen the Cats Protection as my charity of choice as I am an animal lover and because of the fantastic work the volunteers do. They have made every effort to collect stray and injured cats that I have found and money donated pays for food, neutering and crucial vetinary care. This is Buddy http://bedford.cats.org.uk/bedford/adopt-a-cat/?cid=75497. I found him in a Tesco car park last year, he was incredibly thin and very timid. After being fed by myself and the Tesco staff he became extremely friendly and rather fat! It was soon discovered that he only had half a tail and it was paralyzed. I decided to check if he was neutered (saw a vet do this once and it just involves feeling for balls lol) and unfortunately he wasn't. The Cats Protection collected him as soon as a space was available and he has since been neutered and had an operation on his tail. He is currently with a fosterer awaiting rehoming with a loving family While going to feed Buddy I found another cat, she was even thinner and made the most heartbreaking yowling sounds. A volunteer tried to collect her but she was too timid to catch. It took a while to gain her trust but I managed to get her into a carrier and took her to the vets. The vet had a quick look at her and told me to put her back where I found her, instinct told me that something was wrong so I took her home instead. The first thing she did was jump on my sofa and go to sleep (after I had put my cats out, they are very territorial) so I named her Bliss because she seemed so happy. I juggled cats for 2 day before a fosterer was found and discovered she was a sweet and loving little cat. Tamsin from the Cats Protection came to collect her and agreed something wasn't right so she was taken to a vet immediately. This vet examined her properly (as he was being paid no doubt) and discovered she had been hit been hit by a car, the internal damage was life threatening. Although the operation was expensive she had a small chance of survival so they asked the vet to attempt to save her. She stayed with a fosterer for a week until the most experienced team of vets could operate. Unfortunately Bliss never woke up from her operation but I will be forever grateful that she had a week of being warm, well fed and loved. I shall do my best to make great changes to my body and hopefully win the money for my chosen charity. Bliss when I found her.