ANIMAL Charities have had a terrible time in 2011.
With the economy still on the slide, and the numbers of irresponsible owners on the increase (get your pets neutered, people!) unwanted animals are on the increase.
Cats and kittens are among those most frequently kicked out and left to fend for themselves and charities are struggling to cope with the influx.
On Saturday, Cats Protection will host a Christmas Fayre at the United Reformed Church in Newport Pagnell, so please pop in, enjoy a homemade cake and a warming drink, and maybe splash a couple of pounds on the merchandise available.
Every penny really does make a difference to charities like Cat Protection, so please give what you can, between 11am and 2pm.
The RSPCA also hosts its Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, at Great Linford Memorial Hall between 2 and 5.30pm.
Seeking unique, handmade gifts for Crimbo?
This is the place to head to.
Little Miss Minnie, on the right, is one lucky feline from here in the new city.Her owners threatened to lock her in a premise they were vacating, before rescuers intervened and she was saved.
With your help, more beautiful cats and kittens can be saved.
>The Stony Stratford Lions Club will host the 20th annual Big Band concert on Sunday, at Stantonbury Campus Theatre. Call MK 324422 to book.