Cat shelter forced to turn away kittens

Ella Houghton and Chelsey Biggadike with a couple of the kittens looking for new homes.
Ella Houghton and Chelsey Biggadike with a couple of the kittens looking for new homes.
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A SHELTER is being forced to turn abandoned or unwanted cats and kittens away because it is already full to bursting.

The Cats Protection-run home in Moulton Chapel says it is still providing food and shelter for kittens born four months ago because people are not coming forward to offer them new homes.

And the shelter’s owner Monica Lees said: “It means we are having to turn away cats and kittens that really need our help because we have run out of room.

“Not only that, but it costs a fortune to feed them.

“We do feel bad having to turn people away when they come to us to say their cat has had kittens and they can’t find homes for them, but if that is the case they should not have let their cat have kittens in the first place.

“There are just far too many kittens around that supply is outstripping demand.

“Owners really need to be more responsible and get their pets neutered.”

Monica currently has 12 kittens at the shelter, with a further seven being looked after in a nearby foster home. That is on top of a number of adult cats awaiting new homes.

Anyone interested in giving a kitten a new home can call Monica on 01406 380520.