An RSPCA cattery is appealing for people to adopt one of its feline residents ahead of building work which is scheduled to take place later this month.

RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in London Road, Nantwich, currently has 32 cats looking for new homes. However, major work planned on the cattery’s roof means that half of the cattery needs to be emptied before the work is due to start on 16 September

Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange, said: “We are planning for them to go to foster homes but we would obviously prefer they were found loving new forever homes, as ultimately that is what we want for them and it would be great if that was before building work starts.

“We have so many lovely cats who will make wonderful pets – we just need people to visit the cattery and fall in love with them, just like our staff and volunteers have!”

Among the cats who need new homes are Anthony (right), who arrived as an injured stray. He is thought to be around six years old but we have no other information about his previous life. He is an affectionate chap but needs to be an only cat, although he could live with older children and possibly a friendly dog.

Zara (left) is another Stapeley cat who needs a new home. The two-year-old has been at the cattery for two months now, after she was found abandoned in Congleton. She is friendly but will not be suited to a home with other cats and young children.

If you are interested in adopting a Stapeley cat, pop down to the cattery in London Road and chat to the team about the adoption process. The cattery is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11.30am to 4pm.

This year is a big year for Stapeley Grange, as it’s the centre’s 25th anniversary. Over this time the team will have helped over 130,000 wild, domestic and exotic animals. You can follow Stapeley on Facebook RSPCAstapeleygrange or Twitter: @RSPCAstapeley or @StapeleyCats to find out what events are planned to celebrate this achievement. You can also sign up to the centre’s quarterly newsletter here: https://www.rspca.org.uk/stapeleynewsletter