Too Many Unwanted Cats

I read with sadness the Kent News report that Cats Protection in Kent “has been swamped with so many unwanted cats it has been forced to close its doors to any more animals in need of a new home.”

According to the report, there are 152 cats in Kent branches awaiting suitable homes.  Waiting list figures are not available because most branches have closed their lists because they are so long.

The Cats Protection’s Kent branches have issued an emergency appeal for new owners to come forward to help tackle the dramatic rise in the number of homeless cats needing the charity’s help.

The Bredhurst Adoption Centre is at Matts Hill Road, Hartlip, Sittingbourne (ME9 7XA) and its web site shows some of the cats awaiting adoption.

Another (longer term) way in which to help tackle the problem of unwanted cats is neutering.  Did you know that one un-neutered female cat can be responsible for 20,000 descendants in just five years?  (You may wish to view our blog about Cats Protection’s early neutering campaign.)

David M. Davison

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2 Responses to “Too Many Unwanted Cats”

  1. Unwanted cat numbers hit all time high – a media release by the Cats Protection:
    http://www.cats.org.uk/news/unwanted-cat-numbers-hit-all-time-high

    David M. Davison

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