A cat sanctuary owner fears the area will soon be in a ‘dire situation’ if pet owners don’t face up to their responsibilities.
Lindsay Kierman, who runs Croft House Cat Sanctuary at Harecroft Road in Wisbech has been inundated with stray, dumped and sick cats and kittens which are proving a massive challenge to cope with as well as draining hard earned resources.
Lindsay said this is the worst she has ever known the problem and she is appealing to people not to take on cats unless they can afford to keep them and have them spayed/neutered.
She said unneutered cats are roaming the streets and getting pregnant, others are being dumped because people can’t afford to look after them and many are arriving at her door in a poor condition needing veterinary treatment.
Lindsay said July’s costs were over £900. She praised her band of supporters and also people who donate toys and bric-a-brac which she sells to turn into cash for the cats.
As well as the cost, Lindsay said there is also the time factor in cleaning and taking care of them all. She is also keen to impress upon foreign residents the need to have their pet cats neutered as this adds to the problem of strays and unwanted kittens,
Lindsay welcomes any money donations and any items of bric-a-brac which can be used to fund the sanctuary.
If you can help, call Lindsay on 01945-464638.