Wellingborough-based animal charity over-run with cats and kittens

Dotty and her babies at Animals In Need
Dotty and her babies at Animals In Need

An animal charity is over-run with more than 50 cats and kittens in its care.

The cattery at Animals In Need is full with dozens of felines looking to be re-homed as soon as possible.

We have over 50 cats, the cattery is full and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing

Annie Marriott

Annie Marriott from the charity based in Little Irchester said: “Our cattery is full to overflowing with so many gorgeous cats and kittens, all looking for loving forever homes.

“We have singles, pairs and a couple of trios, various ages and colours.”

Annie said the influx in the number of cats being brought in to them could be down to the time of year as it is the kitten season.

She said: “We have over 50 cats, the cattery is full and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing.

“The cats all need help and people are asking us to help them if they can’t look after their cats.”

One of the many cats who came in recently was Dotty, who was pregnant when she arrived.

Annie said: “Dotty came in pregnant with nine kittens and now they are all ready to go to a new home but none of the kittens have been reserved.

“We have also got three tabby kittens not yet reserved.

“Usually kittens get re-homed really quickly.”

All adoptions are subject to a home check and a donation, with all cats and kittens being fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered before they leave.

Even if people are unable to help by re-homing a cat, they can help the charity in other ways.

Financial donations are always welcome, as well as old blankets and towels, cat food (preferably meat in jelly varieties) and cat litter.

Annie said: “We are getting through mountains of cat litter at the moment.”

If you would like to help re-home any of the cats or kittens at Animals In Need, pop in to the charity between midday and 3pm Tuesday to Sunday or call 01933 278080.

Anyone interesting in finding out more about re-homing a cat can send an email to catchatsally@hotmail.co.uk.

For more information go to www.animals-in-need.org.