Cat charity can't cope with abandonments
THE Sleaford and District branch of Cats Protection has said so many animals are being abandoned that it is being forced to turn them away.
The branch will now only be able to find room for cats in emergency cases and will hold a re-homing day this weekend in a bid to help the situation.
Ruth Philp, from the branch, said: "Due to the volume of cats being abandoned and un-neutered, and the quantity of kittens produced this year the branch has found itself in the uncomfortable and unfortunate position of having to turn people away who have requested help.
"Although so far we have managed to just about find room for the emergency cases."
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In light of the situation the organisation is offering a £10 neutering scheme for both female and male cats that are four months or over through September and October.
The offer is open to those in the branch area and to those who are in receipt of certain benefits.
The scheme is running alongside the ongoing assisted neutering scheme.
This Saturday, September 21, a re-homing day will be held at Quarrington Vets in Sleaford from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.
Ruth added: "We will be taking a number of our special residents such as Jill who has been in care since January, Tracie Tripod the RTA survivor, Special Spike, an indoor cat who looking for a home, as well as number of our kittens and their young beautiful mums."
Special Spike is an FIV positive kitten who is looking for a home where he can be kept permanently indoors, either by himself, or with another FIV positive cat.
FIV is a feline auto-immune disease which is not transferrable to humans, only other cats which is why he needs to be kept indoors.
More information can be obtained by contacting Sleaford Cats Protection on 01529 488749 or alternatively via the website www.cats.org.uk/Sleaford.