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Job to go as cat charity shuts up shop

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ONE person's job is going and Stranraer's town centre is set for another blow as Cat Protection have confirmed their George Street shop will close. The charity said: "Regrettably, Cats Protection is planning to close its shop in Stranraer, and is currently working with the shop team at this difficult time. "The shops exist to provide vital funds to the charity's work with cats and kittens. However the shop in Stranraer is not currently viable. There is one one employee who will be affected by the closure. "The cat welfare work conducted by the local branch remains unaffected by the shop closure." Area Retail Manager Ian Trotter said: “Cats Protection would like to take this opportunity to thank all the customers who have supported us over the years, their generosity has ensured many more needy cats have been given a helping hand. “I would also personally like to thank the staff and the dedicated team of volunteers who gave up their time for the charity.” The Covid-19 pandemic has hit charities hard. The umbrella group Chartitie Aid Foundation said one in three UK charities reported a spike in demand for their services because of the crisis. Despite this increase, more than half of charities (53pc) reported a drop in donations. Fewer than one in five (18pc) said donations had increased. Half of all charities surveyed (49pc) said they had sought or received some form of emergency grant funding to get them through the crisis.

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