Meet the Advocats

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Our Advocats and their bios are below:

If you’d like to become part of the Advocats Volunteer Team get in contact! 


Co-Founder / Jen Berezai

Jen has over 30 years of experience of general cat ownership and multi-cat households in particular. Having been involved with various cat rescues, Jen has witnessed first-hand the heartbreak when a person has to give up their pet(s) because of landlord issues.

Co-Founder / Lisa Starr

Lisa has worked as a veterinary nurse since she was 16, with a 6 year break running her own pet sitting service.  The chance to help others keep their beloved family pets in rented accommodation inspired Lisa, as she believes they are truly family members, and has had to deal with the practical problems caused by surrendered pets ending up in rescues.


Caseworker / Carla Frampton

Carla is a qualified veterinary nurse, and also runs Life of Riley Homes, a property investment company that has the specific aim of offering rental properties to people with pets. She firmly believes that everyone, including animals, deserve a safe and quality home to live in.

Caseworker / Roger Martin

Roger spent 34 years in the RAF and has had cats all his life, having also bred Foreign Blacks (now known as Oriental Blacks). Now retired, Roger relishes his role with AdvoCATS, developing happy cat-people relationships.

Caseworker / Karen Davies

Karen has had a varied career in packaging, retail & technical sales. She is also a qualified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist, and enjoys helping people.

Caseworker / Jan Watts

Jan hates cameras!  She feels passionately that not enough is done to enable families to keep their pets wherever possible and, with 10 years negotiating experience behind her, is well positioned to work with tenants & landlords to try and facilitate this.

Internet Watch Cat / Emma Whitehurst

Emma works as a veterinary care assistant for a busy animal referral hospital, and has worked with animals since she was 16 years old. She enjoys her volunteer work with AdvoCATS, helping tenants and landlords gain knowledge on the importance of having a pet in your life.

Internet Watch Cat / Veroniki Mylonopoulou

Veroniki is currently studying for her Masters in intellectual property law, having already got a philosophy & law degree. She aspires to contribute to the overall aim of negotiating agreements between pet-owner tenants and landlords, so that more cats can have a home and less are left at rescues.


Media Officer / Meg Arnold

Meg has worked intensively with a large variety of animals for over 10 years, but has a particular love of cats. She is currently training as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and is passionate about the positive impact that animals can have on people’s happiness and mental wellbeing.            


Latest news and updates

Car Boot West Park Leisure Centre

Car Boot West Park Leisure Centre

AdvoCATS was at the indoor car boot sale at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton today, with a lovely civilised lunchtime start! This was our last fundraising event of the year, the.

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Advocats visits Citizens Advice Beeston

Advocats visits Citizens Advice Beeston

AdvoCATS received a very warm welcome from the team at Citizens Advice in Beeston today when we went to give them a presentation on our work – they will soon be displaying.

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Advocats featured in EMPO October newsletter

Advocats featured in EMPO October newsletter

Fantastic article about AdvoCATS and our work in EMPO’s (East Midlands Property Owners) October newsletter – and we’ll be exhibiting at their Derby Landlords Forum on 30th January next year.

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ARLA Propertymark Regional Meeting – 19th September 2019

ARLA Propertymark Regional Meeting – 19th September 2019

An amazing opportunity for AdvoCATS to put their case to many of the leading lettings agencies in the area – if you’d like us to visit your business with our Power Point.

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