October 1st, 2016

Rubery-based cat charity calls out for happy homes

Updated: 10:31 pm, Apr 15, 2016

A RUBERY cat charity is calling out for foster and ‘forever’ homes for the furry friends it rescues.

Furbabies Animal Rescue was established in 2013 by Mandy Sheridan and Hazel Horsley after working with animals for 15 years.

Fund-raising manager, Jane Cotterill from Northfield, told the Standard: “The cats usually come from people who can’t afford to keep them, from elderly folk, or from people who call us because they’ve spotted a lost looking stray.”

Jane said the charity’s active Facebook page is a positive community platform for cat lovers who either report strays to the charity or take them in.

She said all cats are neutered before they go off to their new homes, and the cost of food, vet bills, cat beds, litter and litter trays is also covered.

However Jane said the charity is experiencing one of its busiest spells and is desperate to find loving new permanent homes for the strays it is finding.

The charity will be hosting a charity bowling event on May 1 at Kings Norton Bowling Club and a country and western party in Wythall a little later in the summer.

Jane said it’s also launched a Pound Club with members who donate £1 per month. So far the club has attracted 57 members, raising £3,000 per year.

Go to Furbabies Animal Rescue on FB or visit www.furbabiesanimalrescue.co.uk to find out how you can help by providing a kitty with a foster or ‘forever’ home.