Fifteen kittens born at the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home

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Fifteen kittens were born at The Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home in the space of a week.

Three mums each had five healthy little ones and all are doing fine.

An spokeswoman said: “All three mums are no older than four-years-old themselves and on their third, and final, litter as every cat that leaves The Ark is neutered ensuring that breeding is reduced as much as we can.

“Another pregnant cat Puss was admitted within the same week so we are now feeding her up to ensure she is strong enough. Every pregnant cat has at least four pouches of kitten meat each day and then once the kittens are old enough they to begin on four feeds also. So as you can well imagine any donations of kitten food would be very greatly received.

“Two tales of rehoming that stand out are that of Brin and Beau. Brin the five-year-old brindle lurcher came to us when his owners’ health problems meant she was no longer able to care for him. He has now found great companionship with a lovely lady in Lincoln who updates us frequently and thanks us for bringing Brin into her life.

“Beau the six-year-old three legged foxhound cross had already been rehomed through The Ark but was unfortunately returned, through no fault of his own, when the new bedroom tax was enforced and his owner could no longer afford their home. He has now found himself a loving new home in Louth.”

The Ark now has a charity shop in West Street, Alford. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm and Thursday and Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm.

The annual Ark Open Day is on Sunday August 18.

If you can help the Ark call them on 01507 358140 or visit