A local animal charity overrun with cats it has rescued from the streets of Nottingham, calls on the public to think twice before buying a cat from a pet shop.
Nottingham based Animal Accident Rescue Unit has been rescuing sick and injured animals and birds for over twenty years, but this year it has rescued more cats and kittens that it can cope with.
The charity is calling on the on the publics help to foster cats during their rehabilitate or to provide permanent loving homes.
Jon Beresford a volunteer animal rescue for the charity said:
“Its almost a daily occurrence for the charity to receive a call to rescue a sick or injured cat that needs our help. We provide treatment for the animals, then when they are well put them up for adoption to good homes.
Unfortunately though we are running out of space, so we are asking the public to think twice before buying a cat or kitten from a pet shop, when there are so many rescued cats who desperately need a warm home this winter.
One of the cats rescued this year was Tommy, who had been shot. Following three separate operations and two months of recovery, he has was rehomed and has made a loving pet”.
AARU is an very busy organisation and relies totally on its team of dedicated volunteers.
It is currently looking for new phone operators, fosterers and drivers with the aim of providing cover from 9am to 11pm, seven days a week.
To become a volunteer or offer assistance with the rescue work, contact Animal Accident Rescue Unit on 0115 9321 555.
AARU operates an ambulance service throughout Nottinghamshire for sick and injured animals and birds. Any it rescues are then housed in the homes of volunteers across the county, where they are cared for until they can be considered well enough for rehoming or release into the wild.
AARU funds the veterinary treatment of the stray animals it rescues.