Plea for more cat adoptions

jpco-7-8-13 Bryn Stephens has tried rehoming his 2 cats all over Sussex and Surrey (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco-7-8-13 Bryn Stephens has tried rehoming his 2 cats all over Sussex and Surrey (Pic by Jon Rigby)

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Cats Protection has made an appeal for more people to adopt after a man from Charlwood could not find anywhere which would take his cats.

Bryn Stephens has two cats, Isis and Raffles, has found they do not get on well with his girlfriend’s Jack Russell terrier.

jpco-7-8-13 Bryn Stephens has tried rehoming his 2 cats all over Sussex and Surrey (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco-7-8-13 Bryn Stephens has tried rehoming his 2 cats all over Sussex and Surrey (Pic by Jon Rigby)

He said: “The cats are living in the caravan because they can’t live in the same house as the dog. They attack him.

“Because they were farm animals, they are used to killing anything that comes around, but you would never believe it because they are so lovable. They will sit on you lap for you to stroke them.”

He is now looking for a new home for the brother and sister, who are both six. But having rung round several pet charities in the South East, he was surprised to find none had room to take them.

The Cats Protection National Cat Centre at Chelwood Gate near Haywards Heath, confirmed this week they always have a waiting list for taking in cats. The same is true for the RSPCA.

They are not only facing problems in owners not getting their cats spayed or neutered, but there has been a constant drop in adoptions.

Owners adopting from Cats Protection have the peace of mind that their cat will have been examined by a vet, microchipped, vaccinated, neutered if old enough and will also come with four weeks’ free insurance.

For more information on adopting, spaying or neutering a cat, call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12 or go to http://www.cats.org.uk/.

If you would like to give Isis or Raffles a home call reporter Anna Coe on the number or email the address above.