A new fur-tastic rehoming scheme has been launched by RSPCA Wyth Sir Branch.
The charity has launched a new rehoming scheme in a bid to help cat owners who wish to rehome their pet, whether it was a change in circumstances or due to the cost of living crisis. The cats will then be offered for adoption into loving new homes.
Wyth Sir is a newly formed RSPCA branch and translates as Eight Counties – which covers Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, RCT, Merthyr, Caerphilly and South Powys. Previously the branch was known as RSPCA Gwent Branch.
Jamie Rodrigues, one of the two animal welfare officers at the branch, said: “We are very excited to be able to launch this scheme and offer our help to people who are struggling one way or another and are looking to rehome their pet.
“There is no doubt about it that we are facing a pet crisis where costs are continuing to rise and keeping a pet is costly. We know there are owners out there struggling and we want to be able to help and help find these pets a loving home.”
Those looking to rehome their cat would need to live in one of the eight counties the branch covers, and those wanting to adopt would ideally live no longer than an hour away from the branch.
As part of the scheme once the cat is vet checked, vaccinated, flea/wormed and neutered, they will be available for adoption.
RSPCA Wyth Sir branch animal welfare officer Izzi Burston added they hope to spread the word about the new rehoming scheme.
Just recently the branch has had some good news with their rehoming as Snowy (pictured above) along with Pearl and Freya (pictured above) have been reserved and soon will be heading to a loving home.
She said: “We are delighted to have found a home for Snowy and also for Pearl and Freya.
“We currently have a number of kittens in our care which will be available for rehoming in around three weeks time, so please do check out our website or social media for more information and updates. If you are in a position to take on that commitment of having a pet cat, please consider rehoming and not buying.”
The kittens – who are aged around six weeks old – have been named after garden creatures so they have a Slug, Snail, Butterfly, Worm, Ant and Hopper! They will be made available for rehoming in around three weeks time.
When they are ready for rehoming you can fill out a Perfect Match application form which can be found online and email it to the branch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.