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Homes plea for abandoned cats
9:46am Monday 20th February 2012 in Selby & Tadcaster
Jackie Bowers, of Black Cat Rescue, in North Duffield, near Selby, with two kittens that need a home
A NORTH Yorkshire cat rescue centre is appealing to people to give a pet a loving home after being inundated with 18 animals in only two weeks.
Among the homeless cats to be brought to the Black Cat Rescue Centre in North Duffield has been a litter of kittens found in a garage in Hemingbrough and a large cat called Furby which is missing a leg and was abandoned outside the shelter.
The owner left a message to say she had left the cat but did not leave the him in a cat box. As a result, rescue centre boss Jackie Bower and her husband spent hours searching in freezing weather for Furby.
Jackie said she did not know why so many cats had been abandoned. She said: “Quite a few people are having to move out of their house. I don’t know if it’s because people are losing their houses. There are a lot of strays around at the moment.
“It’s never ending and I have to say it’s starting to get me down. Because I love cats so much, I hate turning anything away but I am just one person with very limited space and we are already packed to the rafters with cats.”
She has asked people to consider rehoming a cat and is particularly keen to rehome Furby.
She said: “He is so friendly. He is like a lion, a really big cat. He loves people and being cuddled. He would be better in a home on his own. Before people get in touch they need to think about the cost of having a cat. They should be able to offer a stable and loving home.”
To rehome a cat, phone 01757 289435.