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Crisis for animal charity running out of cat pens

Crisis for animal charity running out of cat pens

Francis Batt

Crisis for animal charity running out of cat pens

An animal charity in Old Windsor is facing a crisis.

The Old Windsor branch of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home at Priest Hill cares for more than 700 cats each year. But it is rapidly running out of pens.

Vicky Snook, senior rehomer, said: “I’ve never known this number of cats needing our help before. We’ve got hundreds of people calling up each month wanting to give up their pet.

"With the annual Christmas slow-down on its way fewer cats will be leaving our cattery to find new homes, meaning we are unable to give as many cats a second chance – at the moment our cat pens are full.”

The home usually sees an influx of people visiting its catteries in January. But the charity is encouraging would-be cat owners to consider taking one on before the New Year to help alleviate the long waiting list of cats needing Battersea’s care.

Vicky said: "If you are considering getting a cat, please do consider coming in over the next few weeks.”

You can contact Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Old Windsor on 01784 432929 or visit www.battersea.org.uk.

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