A POPULAR cat rescue facility in Whitchurch says that a lack of funding has meant it will close its doors to new intakes.

The Cat Assist Team in Whitchurch rescues animals who have been abandoned or from people who are no longer able to care for them.

A spokesman for the organisation posted on its social media to confirm that because of a lack of money, no new cats will be taken in.


They said: “It is with a very heavy heart that we have to close the doors and refuse any more intakes.

“We just can't do it guys.

“We have so many in care either on specialist food or medications and not enough funds to work with.

“We are trying so hard with car boot sales but with no volunteers coming forward, no one is helping as we all seem to be in the same boat as each other.

“Our amazing raffle is not doing very well at all which is mind-blowing as the prizes are brilliant.

“Our food orders alone every week or month are astronomical.

“With having families the rescue and working finding the time to also organise events is proving extremely difficult.

“We haven't taken this decision lightly and it's the worst feeling in the world having to now turn away cats.

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“But with little to no funds coming in we have to focus on those already in care.

“We can only do what we have the funds to do.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the team or find out more about how they can help, they can visits its Facebook page at CATASSISTTEAMWHITCHURCH or visit catw.co.uk

Or email catassistteamwhitchurch@gmail.com

Details of its raffle, including an Alderfest Saturday family ticket as its top prize, a DevaFest Friday family ticket as second prize; third is a family photoshoot and prosecco; fourth is a pet photoshoot and fifth is a big summer hamper worth more than £30.