SSPCA appeals for help with cats

Alva, one of the cats currently being cared for by the SSPCA.
Alva, one of the cats currently being cared for by the SSPCA.

THE SCOTTISH SPCA is appealing for support to help care for the large number of cats being accommodated at its rescue and re-homing centres.

The Angus, Tayside and Fife centre at Petterden, outside Forfar, has already re-homed more than 90 cats and kittens this year so far but more are looking for loving homes and the centre is asking animal lovers to donate food to help feed them.

Nationally, the charity has resettled around 1,800 cats but is still caring for hundreds more and is considering sourcing temporary accommodation to relieve pressure on its centres.

Superintendent Sharon Comrie said: “We only have a handful of spaces left across the country and these are filling up fast. Some of our centres’ catteries are already full, while others only have one or two spaces free.”

Anyone interested in re-homing a cat or kitten can contact the Scottish SPCA helpline on 03000 999 999 or visit scottishspca.org/rehoming/cats. Food donations can be handed in to Petterden any day between 10am and 4pm.