Cats Protection in homes appeal

Purr-fect: Two year old male Squidge is looking for a home with a secure garden away from traffic and no young children
Purr-fect: Two year old male Squidge is looking for a home with a secure garden away from traffic and no young children

Ellon Cats Protection League has launched an appeal for people to offer good permanent homes for cats, after reaching the limits of the organisation’s capacity.

The organisation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is looking after forty cats. However, until and unless homes can be found for the cats currently being looked after, the organisation says it won’t be able to take in any more.

“Almost every phone call we have taken over the last few months is from people who, for whatever reason, need to re-home their cat and each one is as urgent as the next”, said local Cats Protection League spokeswoman Dorothy Stephen. “We are at the point where we can`t take in any more cats until we find homes for the ones we have at the moment.

“It is upsetting to have to tell someone we can`t help when they may be moving, unable to take their cat with them and having the added worry about what is going to happen to their pet.

“All our cats are vet checked, microchipped and vaccinated and we do charge a £30 fee which helps to cover the cost of this.”

The organisation will be holding an open meeting on Saturday October 1st between 2-4pm at Ellon Kirk Centre, to which all members and helpers, as well as anyone who is interested in cats is invited to attend to learn more about the League’s work. Refreshments will be served, with the chance to buy your Christmas Cards, calendars and home made jam.

Anyone interested in homing a cat should call Dorothy on 01358 723314 on Lynn on 01358 721204.