New star accommodation for New Start Cat Rescue

PPCT donates £10,000 towards outside pen block

ginger cat lying down at new start cat rescue

The furry residents at New Start Cat Rescue are enjoying purrfect accommodation thanks in part to a donation from Petplan Charitable Trust.

new start cat rescue logoThe new outside pens have both light and power, making them suitable for use all year round. This has allowed the charity to help more cats than ever before to find their forever homes.

“After moving into our new premises, we have managed to increase our capacity from 6 pens to 16 so far with more to be finished,” explains Trish Duncan at New Start Cat Rescue.

“While our original plan was to ensure each pen had only one cat in, the cost-of-living crisis has meant that more people have been struggling with their bills and have been needing help rehoming their pets. We are still having less cats per pen than we were at our previous premises.

“The money has also meant that we have been able to treat the floors of the pen with a waterproof sealant helping to improve living conditions for the cats and improve infection control.”

accommodation block for rescue cats

Taking in more cats at New Start Cat Rescue has led to some extra challenges. More pens mean more volunteers are needed. Then there’s the higher cost of cleaning materials, litter, food and vets’ bills.

“We still have a long way to go to make the premises perfect, but the fact that we now know that we do not have to move again has meant that we can continue to invest in the future of our charity in the long term.

“We homed in excess of 800 cats last year despite closing while we moved and we are convinced that, with these new pens, we will be able to help and rehome many more cats and kittens.”

Based in Huntley, Gloucestershire, New Start Cat Rescue encourages responsible cat ownership and is committed to helping unwanted cats and kittens of all ages.

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