Cat charity standstill

THE FORFAR branch of the Cats Protection is currently on hold from rehoming cats, the charity has confirmed.

A local cat lover, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted the Dispatch as the Forfar branch of the Cats Protection had apparently been ‘on hold’ for a year from doing its job of rehoming cats due to alleged misconduct and welfare issues with a volunteer.

On the subject of the matter, a Cats Protection spokesperson said: “We are aware of and are currently looking into the situation regarding our Forfar branch. We treat any allegations with the utmost importance so time is being invested to ensure this is properly handled and resolved for the benefit of the cats in our care. This is why the branch is on hold at the moment, and it would be inappropriate for all involved for us to talk further about the issue until it has been resolved.”

The Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity, re-homing and reuniting around 55,500 cats each year through a nationwide network of 29 adoption centres and over 253 voluntary-run branches and one homing centre.

The Cats Protection produce a wealth of cat care information to encourage responsible pet ownership and the charity never put a healthy cat to sleep.