Abandoned cats pushing centres to limit

Latest newsMel Booth, Gayle Melvin and Julie Barry plea with residents to provide a home for the many cats and kittens they care for, including these kittens who were found in a terrible state. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4314011MMR

HUGE numbers of mistreated and abandoned cats are pushing rescue centres to the limits. But staff and volunteers from sanctuaries in the area say even though they are struggling to cope, they fear they cannot turn animals away as owners ... More»

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