Cat sanctuary team is feline good after relocation
PUBLISHED: 10:59 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:59 30 September 2019
The team at a cat sanctuary are purring with delight with just weeks to go before they re-open at their new home.
The North Norfolk Cats Lifeline Trust had to move from its home in South Hollow, Sheringham earlier this year and put out an emergency appeal for a new venue.
An offer was made by the committee of Antingham village hall to lease land in Church Lane, near its premises.
Most of the work at the new home has been completed but it's not ready to start accepting cats yet.
Zachary Burbridge, trustee and secretary for the cats' trust, said: "We are holding the open day on Saturday, October 5, from 10am to 4pm, but will not be fully open until later in the month (October).
"We had to put our rescue work on hold when we moved and the cats were relocated to our foster carers, with some now settled at their new homes."
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The sanctuary shelters stray and abandoned cats and finds them new homes, or lets them live out the remainder of their lives in peace.
It has cared for and helped find homes for hundreds of cats over the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, the trust received a £12,777 grant from the Support Adoption for Pets charity towards new cat isolation veterinary cages at its new home.
Mr Burbridge added: "The cost of offering the best care for the pets we take in can often add up so that's where the grant will be a huge help to us."
Laura Messenger, grant funding coordinator at Support Adoption For Pets, said: "It is a real privilege to be able to help such an important organisation that works tirelessly to care for and rehome pets in need. They are doing a remarkable job, and we're delighted to be able to support them so that they are able to continue helping more pets in need."
In 2006 Pets at Home founded Support Adoption For Pets. Since then it has helped more than 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations. It also runs dedicated adoption centres in Pets at Home stores.