York’s homeless cats make a meal of their special day

12 Sep 2014 @ 9.39 am
| Charity
James Hodgkison, adoption centre manager, Jacob Fairweather, Radio York’s Jonathan Cowap and Rhys Young

Generous pet lovers have donated enough food to serve up nearly 900 meals to York’s homeless cats.

Hundreds of supporters joined York Cats Protection for its annual open day on Saturday, September 6, and helped to raise £1,918 and enough food to make 878 meals for the residents at the Huntington adoption centre.

On average the cats in care in York eat around 330kg of dry cat food and 3,000 tins of cat food a year so the donations have gone a long way to supporting the charity.

York Cats Protection facts

  • The home uses around 4.5 tonnes of cat litter a year
  • They find new homes for around 375 cats every year
  • Last year the branch helped around 1,000 people with the cost of neutering their cats
  •   York Cats Protection website

    “Every year we’re overwhelmed by the generosity and support local residents and people from afar offer,” said centre manager James Hodgkison.

    “The annual running cost of the centre is around £40,000, so donations really do make a difference and allow us to carry on our work to ensure a bright future for all the cats and kittens in our care.”

    Every year the York adoption centre helps to find new homes for around 375 cats.

    As a direct result of the open day, eight year old Angie (a tortie & white domestic short hair cat), who has been under the care and support of the York centre for found a new home and was adopted by a local family this week.