An animal rescue centre is appealing for help in finding new homes for the growing number of abandoned cats.
Sophie Peacock said people can also ‘sponsor’ pets kept at The Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Society in Hillmorton.
“We are appealing for new homes for some of our lovely cats and inviting people to join our sponsorship scheme for our resident elderly cats,” said Sophie, who is founder of the charity.
“Our sponsorship scheme is also for cats that are unable to be rehomed due to previous past experiences that may be with us for the rest of their lives.”
TARRS has a no-destruction policy unless a vet feels it necessary on humane grounds.
Sophie added: “Otherwise we either rehome all of our animals or they become residents of the rescue.
“We also have a few semi-feral cats that are looking for new homes.”
She said semi-ferals are used to living in barns and stables but the ones at the centre are quite friendly.
“They like a stroke and can get quite friendly with their owners,” added Sophie.
“They are also great mousers! I hope we can get some of these lovely cats into new homes.”
TARRS is a small rescue centre saving the lives of stray, abandoned and abused animals and dogs destined to be destroyed.
Sophie, who has been working in animal welfare and dog training since 1997, said they even save the occasional pony and chickens. Everyone involved in the charity works on a voluntary basis around other commitments.
Donations are always needed to keep the charity running.
“It is hard work but I love it,” said Sophie.
If you are interested in adopting a rescue cat or you would like to sponsor a resident cats, visit www.tarrs.org.uk or www.facebook.com/tarrswarks