Torridge has too many cats, too few homes

TOO many cats, too few homes, is the dilemma facing Holsworthy, Bideford and District branch of Cats Protection. This small branch, covering the EX21, 22, 38 and 39 postcode areas, has only a handful of fosterers and volunteers, but last year homed more t

TOO many cats, too few homes, is the dilemma facing Holsworthy, Bideford and District branch of Cats Protection.

This small branch, covering the EX21, 22, 38 and 39 postcode areas, has only a handful of fosterers and volunteers, but last year homed more than 130 cats and kittens and helped neuter more than 500 animals.

"But this year has got off to a slow start, with more cats being given up by their owners than new owners coming forward," said spokeswoman Cathy Barber.

"We have people are ringing up wanting kittens, but they won't even consider an older cat. The net result is that our pens are full and our waiting list is growing longer. Until we re-home some of the cats, we are at a standstill. If you can offer a loving home to any of our felines, please call our helpline on 0845 371 2717 or email us at email@holsworthycats.org. All our cats are vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped.


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