City RSPCA is in crisis as owners fail to take responsibility for their pets

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THE city’s RSPCA charity is in crisis with more than 100 cats and 25 rabbits urgently awaiting re-homing.

It is already full to capacity with the waiting list for taking in more needy animals stretching until Christmas.

To make matters even worse the kitten season is beginning, bringing an expected 200 new arrivals this summer.

The Bucks branch started the first quarter of the year “like no other experienced to date” said a spokesman this week.

Reasons given by the public for handing over their cats are eviction, financial problems, marriage break-ups, allergies and children.

Now the charity is having to concentrate solely on animals suffering cruelty and neglect, while injured cats are being boarded at vets.

“Owners have to start taking responsibility for their own animals,” said the spokesman. “We can no longer act as a ’recycling centre’ for the city’s unwanted pets.

The charity is urging people to ensure cats are neutered. It is also appealing for kitten fosterers and would-be adopters. (See Citikat in our Community section below)

Call 01908 611179 to help.