After facing crisis point last year, a cat charity is now in much better shape following a good start to the year.
Cats Protection had to close its doors to unwanted felines after becoming overwhelmed by the number of pets coming its way.
But it’s getting back on an even keel after the successful rehoming of cats and the help of an army of dedicated volunteer fosterers.
Homing officer Becca Marriott said: “After having to close our doors because we had no space left, we are now starting to home the cats in our care and are able to offer space to cats needing our help.
“We have quite a few older cats, but we are starting to find much-needed homes for them.”
Where owners get in touch because they can no longer care for their pet, the charity now asks them to keep the animal until another home is found.
In 2013, 138 cats and kittens were rehomed and 400 neutering vouchers were issued.
Becca said: “Although we have had a good start to the yearthe kitten season will soon be upon us.
“We really need people to make sure their cats are neutered and we are happy to help with the cost.
“For every kitten born, a much needed home for a homeless adult cat is taken.”
For help with neutering call 01442 251536. For all other enquiries call 0845 371 1851 or visit www.cats.org.uk/dacorum