Dundonald-based Cats Protection requires assist as adoption centre ‘bursting on the seams’


Can you assist these kittens and cats in want of a eternally residence?

undonald-based charity Cats Protection helps to place felines in hundreds of cat lovers’ properties each 12 months, however their Belfast adoption centre is urging individuals to offer a cat a house this summer time, and are additionally reminding present cat house owners to neuter their pets.

The charity mentioned it’s “bursting on the seams with many loving cats and kittens requiring a house” nevertheless it is struggling as a result of many potential house owners being on holidays.

“The Belfast Adoption Centre faces a tough time every summer time, however this 12 months is worse than common,” Belfast centre supervisor Jules LaRoche mentioned.

“As properly as taking care of over 100 cats already in our care, we’ve got additionally taken in various undesirable and deserted kittens, in consequence of unneutered cats breeding in the hotter climate, and we’re anticipating many extra earlier than summer time is over.”

One of the cats of their care is 7-year-old feminine Rascal, who got here to Cats Protection Belfast in May.

After affected by an extended interval of unmanaged feline decrease urinary tract illness, Rascal’s situation is fortunately now beneath management and managed with a veterinary food regimen. Rascal is a a lot happier and content material cat in consequence. Described as “an unbiased, sassy woman with cattitude and is aware of what she likes”, Rascal could be greatest suited to a house with skilled cat house owners and no different pets.

“To make issues worse, we’re receiving fewer enquiries than common in consequence of the vacation season,” Jules continued.

“Therefore, I might enchantment to anybody who would love to undertake a cat, and will probably be remaining in the world this summer time, to contact the centre instantly by way of phone or e-mail.”

Lily is the centre’s present longest keep resident. The 5-year-old feminine got here into the care of Cats Protection earlier than Christmas final 12 months when her proprietor sadly handed away, and there have been no different associates or household to take care of her.

Lily requires a quiet residence with no different pets, and is a agency favorite amongst Cats Protection workers.

Jules went on to elucidate the significance of neutering your cat, and the way it may assist the centre: “One unneutered feminine cat can produce as much as 18 kittens a 12 months so neutering actually will assist to cut back the variety of kittens which can be dropped at the charity or dumped and left to fend for themselves.

“Neutering additionally makes cats much less more likely to combat and move on illnesses transmitted via biting and saliva, so it is useful to your cat’s well being.”

More particulars of Cats Protection’s £5 Regional Neutering Campaign in Northern Ireland could be discovered right here: www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/neutering-campaigns/ni.

For extra info on adopting Lily, Rascal or one other cat, or getting your cat neutered, you possibly can contact the Belfast Adoption Centre on 028 9048 0202 or belfast@cats.org.uk.