Call to help cat victims of recession

AN animal rescue charity is calling for help as the recession impacts on owners. Cats Protection North Herts is asking for help to raise the �30,000 needed to build eight purpose built cabins in which to look after unwanted cats while they are found

AN animal rescue charity is calling for help as the recession impacts on owners.

Cats Protection North Herts is asking for help to raise the �30,000 needed to build eight purpose built cabins in which to look after unwanted cats while they are found a new home. The charity, which uses foster carers to look after animals in the mid-term, says the cabins are urgently needed because the recession has caused a rise in abandonment.

Branch spokesman Gillian Harding said: "We are saddened that the recession is resulting in a backward step in cat welfare. Many owners are finding themselves in dreadful circumstances and some obviously feel that they have no option but to take decisions which affect their cats.

"There were times this year when we simply ran out of room and couldn't help any more cats. We desperately don't want to have to turn any needy cats away and want to increase our capacity so that we can help as many cats as possible."


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To help, go to the donation link at www.northherts.cats.org.uk

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