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Can you give a moggie a home?

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Can you give a moggie a home?

The pens are all full again and the waiting list never gets any shorter, so Beverley and Pocklington Cats Protection is holding a cat homing and open morning at their pens at 221 Hull Road, Woodmansey on Sunday, 15 April from 11am to 1pm, hoping to find homes for some of their residents.

Admission is by donation, either cash or cat food.

Branch co-ordinator Sheila Rees said: “Many people want kittens, not realising cats are seasonal breeders, so there are still not many kittens around ready for homing.

“The advantage of taking on an adult cat is that it is already neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and usually its character has developed, so you know exactly what you are getting.

“We get to know the cats during their stay with us and can therefore recommend a particular cat for a particular family or situation. People are welcome to come and have a look, stroke a cat and think about adoption.”

Cats Protection was founded in 1927 and is the oldest charity devoted entirely to the welfare of cats. The Beverley and Pocklington Branch of Cats Protection was set up in August 1985 and every year finds new homes for 250-300 cats and kittens.

The cats have all been treated for fleas and worms and have been vet checked.

The adoption fee is £50 per cat which includes neutering, microchipping and vaccinating, and all cats come with free four weeks pet insurance.

The adoption fee for kittens is also £50 but does not include neutering, which is the responsibility of the new owner, but help with the cost of neutering is available by way of vouchers.

Cats Protection rescues stray and unwanted cats and kittens and also helps cat owners on benefits or low income with neutering costs.

Neutering is the only way to prevent unwanted cats and kittens and already telephone calls are being received about pregnant strays living outside or having kittens in gardens.

The Beverley branch has comfortable, purpose-built pens with living areas, including heated beds, and outdoor runs. Pens are located in Woodmansey, Beverley and for the last few years at the beautiful Woodside Cattery at Pockthorpe, just outside Driffield.

Carol Park, the owner, lives on site and is FAB trained, so all the cats and kittens are in very good hands and receive all the care and attention they require.

For further information about some of the cats in our care awaiting new homes, visit www.bpcp.org.uk or telephone 01482 882347 or 01482 861866.

Source: Beverley Guardian

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