Barnstaple and District Cats Protection has plenty of homeless felines that need your help

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Barnstaple and District Cats Protection works all year around to find loving homes for unwanted or stray cats.

Cats Protection also has a branch covering Bideford and Holsworthy, but there is no rehoming centre in North Devon.

Instead, dedicated fosterers look after lost, sick or abandoned cats and kittens until they are ready to go to a new home.

In 2015, a total of 202 cats were found new homes in North Devon, while 600 were neutered and micro-chipped to help prevent the spread of unwanted and lost animals.

The Barnstaple branch currently has around 13 active fosterers, including Nick and Carol Ward, who offered their services back in the summer.

“Up to now we’ve nursed back to health a cat suffering from cat flu, undernourishment and a flea allergy – a loving home was found for her,” said Nick.

“We had three lovely kittens to look after – one of which has been homed, while the other two were moved to another fosterer when we went on holiday.

“Our current ‘inmate’ – at least that’s how he probably sees it – is a former stray.”

All cats that come in are health checked, neutered if necessary, and micro-chipped.

Those on low incomes can be helped to have their cat neutered and micro-chipped by the charity through its ‘Snip & Chip’ scheme.

The cats on this page all need new homes, including Ginge, who is the longest staying resident after 160 days.

To offer a cat a home, find out more about Barnstaple Cats Protection or how to get involved, call 03453 714203 or visit http://barnstaple.cats.org.uk