Charity’s appeal to help cats rescued in South Norfolk raises £1,600

Can you help these cats? Picture: Molly Farrar

Can you help these cats? Picture: Molly Farrar - Credit: Archant

A cat rescue centre's appeal for food and cash donations to help more than 30 cats rescued in a 'poor condition' has already raised over £1,600.

39 cats were taken into Feline Care Cat Rescue in East Harling on Thursday evening. Picture: Molly F

39 cats were taken into Feline Care Cat Rescue in East Harling on Thursday evening. Picture: Molly Farrar - Credit: Archant

On Thursday, February 16 evening, 27 cats and 12 kittens were taken into Feline Care Cat Rescue in East Harling, which already looks after 130 felines.

The plea was posted on the charity's Facebook page, which read: 'What started with a plea to help a group of 14 cats earlier today has lead to us admitting (so far) 27 cats and 12 kittens from one home.

'We still have more to catch over the next few days but judging by their poor condition we have some serious vet bills on the way, as well as microchipping, flea treating, worming, vaccinations and neutering.'

The cats - rescued from a residental home - are in varying states, with some that will be ready to adopt this week.

Molly Farrar, manager of Feline Care Cat Rescue, said: 'The original owners were overwhelmed. We are in desperate need of food for the cats, and in particular canned chunks in jelly along with any cash people can spare for the hundreds of pounds worth of care the family need.'

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Since the appeal was launched, the centre has received over £1,600 in PayPal donations and food donations from all across the county, including Sainsbury's and Amazon. The total number of cats rescued from the home is now 44, with four kittens born on Monday, February 20 morning.

Vets began neutering the cats on Monday, which will take a few weeks to get through them all.

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Then they will get their first vaccinations.

Ms Farrar said: 'I am in awe of the kindness and delighted that so many see the importance of helping these pets - it's absolutely breathtaking. Our fosterers have also been fantastic, with one taking in two mummy cats with 10 kittens and another one mummy with three babies, and another three from a different mum.'

Food donations can be taken to the sanctuary in Roudham Road, East Harling until 2pm on weekdays. Alternatively they can donated to the charity shops at 2 Exchange Street, Attleborough or 18 Market Place, Diss. To donate by PayPal, email You can also text FCCR12 followed by £1, £2 etc to 70070. Cheques should be made payable to Feline Care and sent to Feline Care, Roudham Road, Harling Road, NR16 2QN.

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