We rescue and rehome cats in the Thanet area, with particular concern for elderly cats and ferals. Registered charity no. 1122296
Just to let all our wonderful supporters know what we deal with when trapping cats…..
A very concerned resident in Athelstan Rd, Cliftonville contacted us at Cats in Crisis and told us about an awful situation there with lots of cats and kittens living in the rubbish piles, breeding uncontrollably as all cats unspayed and unneutered and scavenging for food. No doubt full of fleas and worms as well!
Fortunately, another neighbour has been feeding the cats and has an enclosed garden that we have been able to put the traps in to catch the cats. We have been quite successful so far but there are quite a few more to trap. The cats are either feral or semi feral and terrified of humans.
Some of the cats and kittens are living inside the huge rubbish pile which is about six feet high in the middle, which you can see in one of the photos. The other photo shows a very small area in the back alleyway, which is full of rubbish, discarded drug syringes, human faeces, rotting waste of all kinds. We have had to climb through all this to set some of the traps. There is also regular drug dealing going on in the alleyway.
On top of this we have huge vet bills to deal with and fuel costs, driving back and forth to vets etc. We have trapped 6 cats in two days, they have been vet checked, neutered and spayed, flead and wormed and microchipped. There are approx another 4 adults and kittens of various ages to catch.
PLEASE continue to support our work by donating items to sell in our charity shop, or cat food, litter etc and if you can, please donate money. We are ALL volunteers, no one gets a wage and we work day and night, all hours, all year, to help cats and all animals.