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Cat charity thanks public’s generous donations

FOLLOWING an appeal for funds earlier this year, Cats in Distress have now reached their target and have opened a new rescue centre, providing more space to house homeless cats.

An appeal was launched in January by the Frome- based cat charity to raise £2,000 for the purchase and refurbishment of new foster pens.

Since being established in May 2016 they have helped over 130 cats. The charity helps all cats, whether domestic, abandoned or feral. The charity is run by a group of unpaid trustees and volunteers and is founded on the belief of providing care and compassion to animals and people. All money received goes to helping more cats.

Up until now, the charity has been run with one emergency pen and the foster homes, but this limits the type of cats they can admit and the number of cats they can help. However, now they can continue their work with housing more cats in need.

Ginny Parratt trustee of Cats in Distress said, “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the general public who responded and gave so generously and after a recent instore collection at Asda Frome which raised £277, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve now reached our target. The pens have been totally refurbished cleaned and painted a new roof, sneeze barrier and a security corridor fitted, ready to welcome our new guests.

“Claude was our first guest, who was abandoned in Bathford. Once a space becomes available Claude will be moved to a foster home where he’ll stay until we find him his permanent forever home.

“Donations can still be made by cheque made payable to Cats In Distress and sent to Rectory Cottage Berkley Frome BA11 5JH. Or alternatively via the donate button on our website www.cats-in-distress .org.”

For more information,  please contact Ginny Parratt, trustee, on 07504 129955

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