The Scottish SPCA is seeking loving new owners for twelve homeless cats who are all hoping they won’t be spending this Christmas alone.
The cats, being cared for at Dunragit Kennels in Stranraer, have come into the charity’s care for various reasons, but they all have one wish, to find loving and permanent homes where they will receive the care and attention they deserve. Centre Manager Peter Baker said, “Most of the cats have come into our care as sick or injured strays who were never reclaimed, while others are here because their owners were no longer able to look after them.
“Some cats, like Coral and Anya, arrive under very sad circumstances and it’s up to us to provide them with the comfort and refuge they need until we can find someone to offer them a forever home. “Coral and Anya’s owner sadly passed away and we’ve no doubt they’ve both been affected by their loss. However, they are truly adorable cats who are not only stunning to look at but also very affectionate.
“Coral has a problem with her eyes which means she has very limited vision so we are looking for a special home for her where she will be able to have access to a secure outdoor area where she can explore, along with her outdoor-loving friend Anya, in a safe, enclosed environment.
“We also have a lovely boy called Shearer who was found bruised and battered after trying to survive on his own in an area where he was not welcomed by the local cat population. “A lady who works for the BBC alerted us to Shearer’s plight and he has since received fan mail from BBC news reader Catriona Shearer – her signed photograph is now up on the wall next to his bed in the cattery. “When Shearer first arrived he was very scared and hissed at us whenever we approached but now he’s a much happier, more relaxed boy who craves attention and loves his food.
“We really want to stress that we are seeking genuine, permanent homes for these cats as we do not believe pets make good Christmas presents and they should never be bought on a whim or given as a surprise gift.
“If we do manage to rehome all twelve cats this year then we’ll have rehomed a record 100 cats from Dunragit in 2013.”
Anyone interested in giving a cat a permanent and loving home is being urged to contact Dunragit Kennels on 03000 999 999. The centre is open from 9.30am until 1pm seven days a week and is located at Dunragit, Stranraer, DG9 8PH.