THE Citizen’s Citikat appeal has received a fantastic boost – a pallet of donated cat food and litter, courtesy of the Pets at Home store in Rooksley.
Assistant manager Chris Gabriel said: “As an organisation we are always keen to support charities and promote welfare.
“We do that with our Support Adoption process which gives pets a second chance, and through donations like this.
“We’re not just a shop, we really care about the animals.”
The desperately needed supplies were whisked to the RSPCA’s cat rehoming centre in Newport Pagnell where they were put straight to good use.
The delivery couldn’t have been better timed, as the centre had just taken custody of another 30 cats, which were among 88 taken from just one house in another region.
RSPCA volunteer Vi Lewis said: “Unfortunately, we have lost two already. One was suffering with kidney failure, and a second was overcome by a nasty tummy bug, which many of the animals came in with.
“It appears the house was your typical hoarder situation, but it was cats not clutter that was being hoarded.
“Not one of the animals were neutered and they were simply breeding and breeding.”
The animals ranged in age from just four months to 14 years.
In Milton Keynes, the RSPCA is currently charged with the welfare of more than 200 dumped, discarded, unwanted cats, and food is always in demand.
If you can help, please bring donations of tinned or dry food to the Citizen Newspaper office at Auckland Park, Mount Farm.
Could you give a cat a forever home? Please give the RSPCA a call on 01908 611179.