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Black Cat Rescue Centre in North Duffield in plea for food
8:28am Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
A CAT rescue centre has warned it has reached its limit as so many unwanted pets are being abandoned.
Black Cat Rescue Centre in North Duffield is appealing for help in rehoming pets and feeding its many rescue cats.
The shelter has said that without help it may be unable to take in any more cats until 2013.
Rescue centre boss Jackie Bower said: “Things are dire at the moment and cats are being re-homed or dumped right, left and centre because of the recession and people being out of work and so on.
“We are so full I have had to close the doors to any new residents as costs are through the roof with the amount of cats I have at the moment.
“Due to the huge number of residents we keep running out of food. Even my litter delivery of 30 sacks a month isn’t lasting and I’m having to buy a further eight to 12 sacks on a regular basis.”
She said she had taken in cats from across the region and had even received an email from Cyprus asking for help finding homes in the UK for cats and kittens.
Among the cats looking to be rehomed at the centre is Elmo, a large, tabby and white long haired female cat and Misty a friendly pedigree Norwegian Forest cat who came to the shelter after being rescued when she was found with a fishing line around her neck and what looked like cigarette burns on her. Cats looking to be rehomed are aged from kittens of 20 weeks old to animals of 14.
A food appeal is being held at the centre at 21, Back Lane on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Cat lovers are invited to have a glass of wine and a few nibbles in exchange for tinned Whiskas cat food.
A fundraising equestrian car boot sale in aid of the shelter is being held at Burn Hall Farm in West Lane, Selby , on September 1 from 9am. The cost of setting up a stand is £10. To rehome a cat or to arrange to donate cat food, phone 01757 289435.