Cat and kitten boom at SSPCA

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The Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre has been inundated with abandoned and neglected cats and kittens and the charity needs to find good homes for them all.

Staff at the Drumoak-based centre are working tirelessly to care for 19 adult cats and 20 kittens.

Many of the feline residents are too young to be rehomed just yet, but the charity is still keen to hear from anyone considering taking on a new pet.

Centre manager Graeme Innes said: “We’ve seen an increase in the number of pregnant females coming into our care lately so one cat can soon become four or five and this in turn means that our cattery spaces become occupied on a long-term basis.

“Some of our kittens are newborn while others are just two to four weeks old so it will be November before many of them can leave our care.

“We also have several cats who are undergoing veterinary treatment at the moment but once they’re fully recovered they’ll all need new homes.

“It’s important that we find loving owners for the cats and kittens who are ready to be rehomed or reserved as this frees up much-needed space for the constant stream of new arrivals.”

If you can offer a cat or kitten a home please call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.