Wilhelm with Georgina Osborne
Felines rehomed from the Cats Protection League in Junction Road: Elmo, Motty, Puddles and Glitterbug
Published: 15 June, 2012
by ANDREW JOHNSON
CAT-loving Tribune readers have rushed to the rescue of the homeless felines featured in last week’s paper.
We reported how the Cats Protection League in Junction Road, is being inundated with homeless moggies. The recession is forcing many owners to abandon or give up their cats as they are forced out of their homes. Changes to housing benefit rules also means that the under-35s have to live in shared accommodation if they want to claim the benefit, often meaning they can’t take their cat.
Cat care assistants Stephanie Osborne and Georgina Disney said they have a waiting list of four months as there are few takers for the 15 cats they are currently housing.
Model Lucy Pinder and Shrek the Musical actress Carley Stenson also put a shift at the Tufnell Park branch of the league to highlight the need for volunteers.
But Georgina told the Tribune yesterday that since our article kindhearted readers have deluged them with calls – and they have been rushed off their feet. Nearly all the cats we featured last week have found new homes. But, that doesn’t mean the cats’ woes are over. There are still plenty more in need of a loving home. They come neutered, chipped and nursed back to full health.
If you can help call them on: 0207 272 6048.