Newport animal centre inundated with cats

Wednesday 09 July 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for potential owners to come forward if they offer a cat a loving home following a surge in the number of cats picked up by inspectors in the south Wales area in recent weeks.

Most of the cats collected by inspectors have been reported as strays and cannot be returned to owners as they do not have microchips.

The Newport Animal centre is currently overrun and is unable to take on anymore cats or kittens until new homes can be found for the ones already in their care.

Newport animal centre manager Debbie Caffull said: “We are currently dealing with a cat crisis and really need the public’s help. We have an unprecedented number of cats in our care and we need to find new homes for them fast, because we just don’t have the room to take in any more cats at the moment.

“We would appeal to anyone who is considering buying a cat or a kitten to come to us first rather than answering an ad, we have to find homes for these cats in order for us to be able to then help many more who desperately need us.”

Anyone interested in offering a cat or kitten a new home is urged to contact the RSPCA Newport Animal Centre on 0300 123 0744 or you can visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/local/newport-animal-centre/