The RSPCA is inviting people to visit a cattery in Cheshire after a drop in the number of potential adopters.

Last month, nine people adopted a cat from Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire – a decrease from this time last year, when 15 adopted from the cattery.

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It comes after only 73 adoptions have been made this year – compared to 98 for the same period last year.

Lee Stewart, manager of the centre, said: “It’s really difficult to explain why so few cats are being adopted out, especially as we have so many lovely cats and we have done a lot in terms of promoting them online and in the local press.

“We are so easy for people to get to, we are just off London Road and we have ample and free parking for visitors. We have so many lovely cats who are waiting patiently for their new home so we are urging anyone who is thinking of adopting a cat to come and see us.

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“Sadly, as cats aren’t being adopted out we are completely full at the moment and as a result we are not able to take in new cats from the inspectorate. We are absolutely bursting at the seams.”

Cats which currently need a home include four-year-old tortoiseshell Princess, pictured top.

Lee said: “Princess is a very playful cat and, as her name suggests, she loves having attention lavished on her. She is extremely friendly and would make a lovely family cat. She isn’t keen on other cats so would need to be the only other cat in the home.”

Brother and sister Rusty and Skittle, pictured above, who have been at the cattery since April after their previous owner went into care. They also would need an adult-only home and preferably be the only pets.

Lee said: “They are very shy but that doesn’t mean they don’t make loyal, sweet-natured and often playful companions once they have settled in a home and have got to know their owners.”

To enquire about rehoming a cat from Stapeley, pop into the cattery, in London Road, Nantwich, anytime between 11.30am to 3.30pm every day except Monday.

  • If you would like to support the Cattery with a donation of just £3, simply text RSPCA2 to 70007 Texts cost £3 + standard network rate.