Cats in need of your cuddles
CAN you provide the purr-fect home for these feline friends and others like them?
That is the plea from Julie Burrell, the owner of Cuddles Cat Rescue, which is based in Wilton Road, Humberston.
This year she has been inundated with abandoned cats and kittens; there are currently 70 needing a permanent loving home.
Despite her recent struggles, Julie is grateful to all those who have helped out with donations of food, litter and voluntary time.
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Over the past four years, Cheryl Dalziel has rehomed five cats from Julie and helps out wherever she can.
Her latest donation saw about £300 worth of cat food delivered to the rescue centre for the festive period.
"I rallied my friends, family and work colleagues together to help Julie stock up on food," said Cheryl.
"Her time is constantly devoted to the cattery and she has to raise funds herself to keep it going.
"If I can help her out in this way then I will continue doing so."
Cheryl has been so committed to the cause that for her 44th birthday, she asked people to give cat food rather than presents.
She continued: "If people cannot rehome one of the cats, then I would at least encourage them to send in a small donation."
For Julie, this year has been the worst at the cattery.
"The recession has really hit people hard and they have found they can no longer afford to look after a pet," she explained.
"A lot of people have brought their cats to me but there are a few that have just been dumped in my garden.
"It is very sad to see this happening, but I want to appeal to anyone who can help by giving these lovely animals a new home."
Julie is also appealing for volunteers to help her out at Cuddles Cat Rescue.
"I have three ladies who currently volunteer to clean litter trays, feed the cats and take on other jobs to keep the place running," she added.
"I could not do any of this without the generous support of others, especially those who foster cats for me.
"My advice to anyone with a cat is to make sure they are neutered or spayed to avoid unwanted kittens."
If anyone can give their time to Cuddles Cat Rescue, make a donation, or rehome a cat or kitten, call Julie on 07707 253755.