New Long Eaton based charity launches

Published on: Tuesday, 1st May 2018

A new charity has been launched which is dedicated to helping more people in rented accommodation to keep or have cats.

“Generation Rent” means more people than ever before are unable to get on the housing ladder, with some reports predicting one in three millennials will be tenants for life.  With many landlords opting to use a default contract stating “No Pets”, AdvoCATeastmids say that this puts a huge pressure on Rescues, as they take in more and more animals surrendered by their owners, at the same time as having an ever decreasing pool of potential adopters - something the charity also said was a "ticking timebomb".

The charity said that health benefits of owning a pet - both mental and physical have been well documented, offering potential savings for the NHS of millions of pounds in prescriptions for suitable medication.  It was also said that benefits of owning a pet could lower the risk of heart disease, improve quality of sleep and reduce childhood allergies amongst others.

AdvoCATSeastmids, run by people with a solid background in cat rescue & animal welfare, will work to raise the profile of pet ownership with landlords & letting agencies, offering to act as an intermediary for both parties to achieve a positive outcome.  The organisation aims to put the animal first by checking tenants out on a landlord's behalf, writing letters to and contacting housing associations and campaigning for more awareness overall.  

The service itself will launch later in the summer, and initially cover Long Eaton and a 5 mile radius and will be recruiting and training volunteer caseworkers shortly.  Person Spec & Application Forms are available via the organisatsion Facebook page or by emailing advocatsem(at)gmail.com, changing the (at) for @ before sending your message.
 
Alternatively, contact Jennifer Berezai on 07762 726197.

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