Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sleaford volunteers take in 21 abandoned cats

Donations have been pouring in for the Sleaford & District Branch of Cats Protection which has been trying to catch over 20 stray cats allegedly dumped in a remote area in the region.

A concerned couple contacted the branch after noticing a number of cats entering their garden and trying to feed on the grain that their neighbours were feeding their fowl. The cats seemed to be starving so they asked for the branch’s help.

The abandoned cats are now in the care of Cats Protection

One of the cats, named Bentley by volunteers, was believed to have been hit by a car. He has a broken leg and scratches on his face. Vets have now amputated his leg and he is undergoing treatment to aid his recovery.

Sadly the volunteers found four deceased cats too.

Along with Bentley, 20 further adult cats were recovered from the same site, including one pregnant cat, which they've named Banan. They think there is another one more cat they've yet to catch.

Sleaford Cats Protection helps 21 stray cats

Louise Blackah, a volunteer at the branch, said: “We had a lot of calls from people who were concerned their missing cat was among those rescued, but none of the cats were microchipped or neutered and we believe they all came from the same household.”

The branch’s volunteers also thank those who responded to their online appeal which has raised over £1,700 to help all the cats in the branch’s care.

Stray cat cared for by Sleaford Cats Protection

Sleaford Cats Protection caring for a stray cat

Speaking about the donations, Louise added: “It’s such a fantastic amount and we are so grateful for the continued support. We really couldn't do what we do without people supporting us through appeals like this and various charity events throughout the year.”

To donate to the Sleaford & District Branch, visit their JustGiving page. Any funds raised above and beyond those required will help the other cats in the branch’s care.

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