Cats "free to a good home"
12:30pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
North Pembrokeshire residents could take home a furry friend for free due to unprecedented action taken by the RSPCA.
In a bid to ease crowded conditions in cat rescue centres in Ceredigion, the charity is offering all its cats and kittens ‘free to a good home’ through September.
The branch has decided to waive its usual £25 rehoming fee for the month as it has no space to take in more animals and is turning away new requests for help with stray and abandoned cats.
“There are far too many unwanted, stray and abandoned cats and kittens, which currently we are unable to help because we are full to bursting,” said fostering and rehoming officer Frances Miller.
In a bid to tackle the problem, RSPCA Ceredigion is offering neutered, vaccinated and microchipped cats and kittens to good homes at no charge through September only. The usual contribution towards the costs of rehoming each animal is £25.
Potential homes will be vetted in the usual way, so only responsible owners will be given an animal. The idea of the fee-free month is to encourage people to get a neutered cat from the RSPCA and not an unneutered cat from anywhere else, which will just add to the kitten problem.
Anyone interested in adopting a cat from Ceredigion RSPCA should call the branch on 01239 810595, in office hours if possible.
Cats and kittens available for adoption can also be viewed at www.rspca.org.uk.