Loving homes sought for cats

Pictured is Charlie, a shy female cat needing a loving and quiet home.
Pictured is Charlie, a shy female cat needing a loving and quiet home.

An appeal has gone out to cat lovers in the Brechin area to find homes for homeless moggies who are in need of an owner of their own.

A spokeswoman for Montrose and Brechin Cats Protection League said they were currently looking for homes for around 12 cats who had become homeless through no fault of their own.

She said: “Cats can become homeless for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes elderly owners have to go into homes or hospital and can no longer look after their beloved pets. Other times a new baby in the house means that a family pet has to go or family circumstances change and a cat can no longer be looked after in the home.”

The ages of the cats currently in the charity’s care range between six months to one a mature cat of 14 years, whose owners can no longer look after her.

The spokeswoman added that sometimes stray cats also come their way but they have a good working relationship with local vets who can help when needed.

She said: “When someone contacts us to say they are interested in a cat we work with them to make sure we match up a cat and a new home carefully. A volunteer will visit a potential new owner’s home to ensure that the right cat is put with the right family.”

Anyone who can give a home to cat should call 0845 3712738.