Jacob-Rees Moggie and Jeremy Clawbyn among 100 cats moving to new heated shelter

Getting to know their new surroundings, the cats at Venture Farm Cat Rescue in Mattishall awaiting n

Getting to know their new surroundings, the cats at Venture Farm Cat Rescue in Mattishall awaiting new owners. Picture: Neil Didsbury - Credit: Archant

We might not have left the European Union this week, but cats named after our politician leaders have had a change of scenery.

Boris Johnson the cat, after his big move at Venture Farm Cat Rescue in Mattishall on PURexit day. P

Boris Johnson the cat, after his big move at Venture Farm Cat Rescue in Mattishall on PURexit day. Picture: Neil Didsbury - Credit: Archant

Dubbed Operation Purr-exit, more than 100 cats at Venture Farm Cat Rescue, in Mattishall, were moved into a brand new cattery on Thursday.

The new complex, which includes isolation pens and heated indoor areas for the cats, were paid for by public donations.

Boris Johnson, Jacob-Rees Moggie and Jeremy Clawbyn were some of the first cats to move in.

Hazel Hatton, one of the trustees at Venture, said: "It was a coincidence that we decided to move the cats in on October 31, we couldn't help but call it Purr-exit.

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Volunteer Meryl Marshall, 53 from Wymondham checks to see if everyone is settling in to their new surroundings at Venture Farm Cat Rescue in Mattishall. Picture: Neil Didsbury - Credit: Archant


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"The were at crisis point with leaks, it has been a stressful day but 100pc worth it as the cats will be happy here."

Venture Farm will be closed on Friday, November 1 so the cats can settle into their new environment.

For more information visit www.venturefarm.co.uk

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