Stubbington Ark cattery forced to turn away new arrivals
For the first time in its 24-year history, a Stubbington Ark Cattery has been forced to turn away new arrivals of cats to the shelter. The region’s RSPCA shelter has reached its limit and has no more space available for new cats.
Currently, there are over 145 cats in the shelter, the urgent cases are on a waiting list till September, and less urgent cases will even have till March before being admitted. The normal intake last year was to accept 30 to 40 cats a month, but according to the shelter’s employees this number exceeds even 100 a month. The number grows during the summer month at the height of the cat breeding season when unwanted kittens. However, although the little kittens are more likely to find a new home than the older ones, this year, even the little kittens seem not to be that lucky neither.
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Text source: portsmouth.co.uk; image source:flickr.com