Wisbech will soon be bursting with “starving, neglected” cats if a huge rise in the number of abandoned pets continues much longer, according to a local charity.
Croft House Cat Sanctuary said the town will soon resemble places abroad – with stray, flea-ridden cats roaming every street – unless something is done to stop the number of cats and kittens dumped.
Charity founder Lindsay Kierman said: “Every year the number of cats and kittens being dumped is bad but this year it’s unbelievable. We’re completely full, with more than 40 cats and kittens waiting for new homes.”
Mrs Kierman said one of the main problems is owners not having female pets spayed, and then dumping the kittens because they can’t afford to care for them, or bringing cats into the sanctuary because they just don’t want them any more.
Mrs Kierman said coping with the volume of cats at the sanctuary, including numerous vet visits and hand-rearing baby kittens with four-hourly feeds, was costing in the region of £800 a month.
She said any donations of money, food and blankets would be extremely helpful.
To make a donation and to inquire about re-homing a cat, contact the sanctuary in Harecroft Road, Wisbech, on 01945 464638.