The Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home in North Somercotes has had to close its waiting list for cats being admitted, as the rehoming of cats and kittens has slowed right down.
The Ark has 94 cats on site, including 21 kittens (aged eight weeks and above) awaiting their new homes, and one heavily pregnant mum.
Laura Morrell, from the Ark, said: “We are so very desperate for cat food, we have not been this low of adult cat meat in years.
“It takes one tin of cat meat to feed four cats their breakfast, and so that’s just over 18 tins for one feed. All adult cats are fed twice a day.
“We feed as many as possible biscuits for their evening feed, however we also have a fair few older cats who must only eat meat. We have quite a few older cats here at the Ark as we never put a cat down due to age or the length of time it may take them to find their ‘forever’ home.”
All potential new homes for cats are home-checked, and the Ark asks for an adoption donation of £40 per cat or £60 for a pair. Each cat leaves the Ark neutered (if old enough), wormed and frontlined.
Contact the Ark on 01507 358140, open between 12-3pm every day.