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RSPCA Centre warns of 2013 Cat Crisis

The RSPCA Coventry, Nuneaton and District Branch are issuing a stark warning that rising numbers of felines could push the rescue centre to the brink in 2013.


The warning comes from the Animal Centre based on Coundon Wedge Drive, Coventry as the waiting list for the public needing to rehome their pet cats reached over 180 cats, with another 150 currently being boarded by the National RSPCA in private catteries nearby. 














Glenn Mayoll Animal Centre Manager says ‘We are really concerned that 2013 will push us to the brink with the numbers of cats needing our help. In a normal January our waiting lists fall away to a trickle and we are able to help other centres and branches with their cats. To have over 300 cats’ waiting to come into the centre is unprecedented and raises major concerns for the summer when cat numbers hit their peak. The numbers are only increasing with calls coming in everyday from vets, inspectors and more members of the public needing our help’.


The centre only has 30 cat pods and during 2012 found new homes for over 500 cats.


In a desperate plea the charity is calling for all cat owners to get their pets neutered, to support this Easipetcare who have a vaccination and neutering clinic at the animal centre are offering neutering for cats at just £10 for a male and £20 for a female to book your cat in please call 02476 338069


Glenn Mayoll Centre Manager continues ‘We are about to launch an new fostering scheme so we can extend our capacity for cats by keeping any pregnant, sick or injured cats in foster homes whilst making use of the spaces at the centre for rehomeable cats. Anyone interested in fostering cats can contact the centre by emailing ‘


The centre is in desperate need of support from the local community of Nuneaton, Coventry, Tamworth and surrounding areas to help with donations to pay for the care and treatment of all the cats along with donations of good quality dry cat and kitten food and cat litter.


The centre also needs adopters and anyone considering taking on a new cat should visit the centre or take a look at the centres website to see if they can offer any of the cats a new home.


To view the cats available for adoption, make a donation or sign up to regular direct debit using the branches safe haven scheme please visit our website