Sutton animal charity inundated with unwanted pets
An animal charity has been inundated with kittens and is urgently appealing to kind-hearted people to adopt them.
Animal Lifeline in Sutton has seen a huge influx of unwanted animals in the last six to eight weeks.
Christine Redwood, 55, has run the centre for 25 years and said: "We are inundated with cats and kittens. I’ve never known it so bad.
“I have two to three phonecalls a day.
“This year we’ve had so many kittens you can’t even give them away.
“I’ve got a waiting list as long as my arm.”
The charity currently houses 15 cats and has also seen an increase in the amount of rabbits and guinea pigs coming in.
Ms Redwood said people ring in saying they are allergic to their pets or are moving house however she thinks it might be due to people “tightening up their purses.”
Ms Redwood runs the charity out of her home and is desperate to find good homes for the boroughs furry residents.
She warned that a cat is for life and advised people who get a cat to get it neutered.
Home checks are carried out on each person who wants to adopt a cat, they cannot live in a flat and must have a garden.
To adopt an animal for a small donation call 0208 274 0034, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit animal-lifeline.co.uk.