Little Irchester charity inundated with feral cats and kittens
A charity which rescues and re-homes hundreds of animals each year is appealing for help after being inundated with feral cats and kittens.
Animals In Need, which is based at Pine Tree Farm in Little Irchester, often has cats and kittens come into its care.
But this year has seen high numbers of feral felines ending up there, which makes the re-homing process slightly different to normal.
Annie Marriott from the charity said: "This year Animals In Need has been inundated with feral cats and kittens.
"We have neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped over a dozen of them and managed to find suitable homes for a few, but we are still looking for places to release the others.
"They will need weatherproof shelters in a safe area away from any busy roads, and a regular supply of fresh water and food, as well as any veterinary treatment that is required, but otherwise with limited human contact.
"They would prefer to live in pairs or small groups so they can keep each other company.
"If you can offer this type of 'home' to these feral felines please email [email protected].
"Adoption is subject to successful checks and donation."
If you think you could help re-home some of the feral cats and kittens, click here for the charity's contact details.
Animals In Need is dedicated to rescuing sick, injured, trapped and distressed wild and domestic animals.
It provides veterinary treatment where necessary, cares for and rehabilitates animals until they can be released or re-homed.
Animals In Need was set up in 1990 and is run by eight members of staff and a team of volunteers, attending animal casualties in the Northamptonshire area.
The charity is closed this weekend, but open again from midday on Tuesday (September 1).
It is normally open to the public between midday and 3pm Tuesday to Sunday.
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