Free Press readers step in to save cats

Abandoned kitten Alfie is now enjoying life in his new home with his adopted family Sue Ball, and her son Mark, 26, of Harvey Close, Finningley.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2605LM
Abandoned kitten Alfie is now enjoying life in his new home with his adopted family Sue Ball, and her son Mark, 26, of Harvey Close, Finningley. Picture: Liz Mockler D2605LM
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KIND-hearted readers have stepped in to give abandoned cats a new home after reading about their plight in the Free Press.

Three of the cats featured in a Free Press article about The Cat Action Trust 1977 being stretched to its limit have now been re-homed thanks to our readers.

Sue Ball stepped in to adopt little Alfie after dealing with the heartbreaking death of her two-year old cat Winston who was hit by a car just weeks earlier.

Sue, 51, of Harvey Close, Finningley said: “I was devastated when Winston was knocked over and then when I read about the cats in the Free Press I wanted to help.

“I have two other cats Oliver and William and little Alfie is settling in really well with them, they accepted him straight away.

“I just wish I could’ve helped more of them but I think three cats is enough.

“The Cats Action Trust have been great they came to my house to have a chat to me and then I was able to go along and meet the cats.

“There are so many other animal charities in the area like the Mayflower Sanctuary I would encourage anyone thinking of getting a pet to consider adopting one from an organisation like these because they are inundated with animals who need re-homing.”

The Cat Action Trust 1977 say they are inundated with cats and kittens and the problem is escalating in the borough because pet owners failing to neuter their animals.

Karen Beevers who has been volunteering for The Cat Action Trust 1977 for four years is currently caring for 15 cats that need re-homing alongside looking after for her own seven cats.

Karen, 36, of Balby who juggles her time volunteering with working full time at Cooplands said: “We have found homes for Heinz, Beans and Alfie which is great, I want to say a big thank you to the readers that came forward.

“We still have cats and kittens waiting to be re-homed so I would encourage residents wanting to help to get in touch.”

To find out about adopting a cat from The Cat Action Trust 1977 contact Karen on doncastercat77@gmail.com or 07940792205. Alternatively visit twww.catchat.org for a list of some of the cats and kittens currently available.

The charity conduct home visits before re-homing the cats and also ask for a donation to continue with their work.