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'Full' cats home in plea to city residents

Worcester Editorial 11th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A DESPERATE plea has been made for people to adopt more cats and kittens after it was revealed the city’s re-homing centre is at bursting point.

A significant rise in the number of pets left abandoned on the streets has led to Teme Acre Cattery in Lower Wick unable to take in any more cats until they have found new homes for some of the ones already in care.

City residents have the chance to do so next Sunday (October 20) when the branch in Old Road holds a re-homing day from 12pm until 3pm.

Louise Quayle, branch administrator for RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire, said: “It seems at the moment all the catteries are really busy, that’s nationwide not just locally.

“We are getting more cats in for a number of reasons; un-wanted from existing owners, stray cats and road traffic accidents. Unfortunately we are not getting the right amount out, and I don’t know if that is because of people being wary of cats with conditions.”

The branch, which was formed more than 100 years ago, has made sure all cats have been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, identity-microchipped, wormed and de-flead.

“There was recently a cat brought into the vets who was a road traffic accident, and somebody actually saw the wheel of the car go over it,” Louise added.

“Both hips were broken and the poor little thing has got months of veterinary recovery treatment ahead of him.”

Louise is hoping they can eclipse last years total of re-homing 170 cats, freeing up space for the continuing number of suffering animals out there.

“We are hosting the open day where volunteers can come down to the cattery at all times, giving those who work a chance to come at any point and have a look,” she added.

“All we want is just to encourage more respectful ownership, and for the cats to go to a loving home.”

There is an adoption fee of £50, which goes towards the cost of spaying etc, and more information can be found by calling 01905 841354, 01905 20822 or by visiting www.rspca-worcester.co.uk.

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