Generous Daily Echo readers donate 107 boxes of cat food to Southampton Blue Cross

Generous Daily Echo readers have donated 107 boxes of cat food to Southampton Blue Cross

Generous Daily Echo readers have donated 107 boxes of cat food to Southampton Blue Cross

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

THANK you. That is the message from staff at the Southampton Blue Cross after a flood of food donations met their plea for help with a growing numbers of kittens.

The centre, in Bubb Lane, West End, told how it was overwhelmed, currently caring for 37 kittens and also taking in unwanted pregnant cats.

As a result it needed kitten food, which it was running low on.

But the public appeal in last week’s Daily Echo pets page received an almost immediate response with many donations received over the weekend and beyond.

So far they have received 107 boxes of 12 pouches.

Centre manager Lara Alford said: “We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the fantastic response to our kitten food appeal and all of us here want to say a huge thank you to the generous Echo readers.”

n Kittens Victor, Neymar and Joe are pictured with some of the donated food.

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11:41pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Poppy22 says...

Great that people have rallied round for the Blue Cross. They do a fantastic job. Time for all dogs and cats to be licensed (but at a low cost to the owner) and for neutering and microchipping to be compulsory for anyone owning a dog or cat. There are still too many unscrupulous or irresponsible people breeding from their pets, especially those who see it as a way of earning cash without declaring it as earnings. Animal cruelty is on the increase so there needs to be a clampdown or the situation will get worse. And there really should be an affordability test for people wanting pets from rescue centres as it can be really expensive to feed a cat or dog and look after it properly (even everyday pet foods are not cheap), especially with the cost of injections, flea and worm treatments, unexpected vets' bills and insurance companies increasing their premiums and excesses all the time, or not insuring older cats.
Great that people have rallied round for the Blue Cross. They do a fantastic job. Time for all dogs and cats to be licensed (but at a low cost to the owner) and for neutering and microchipping to be compulsory for anyone owning a dog or cat. There are still too many unscrupulous or irresponsible people breeding from their pets, especially those who see it as a way of earning cash without declaring it as earnings. Animal cruelty is on the increase so there needs to be a clampdown or the situation will get worse. And there really should be an affordability test for people wanting pets from rescue centres as it can be really expensive to feed a cat or dog and look after it properly (even everyday pet foods are not cheap), especially with the cost of injections, flea and worm treatments, unexpected vets' bills and insurance companies increasing their premiums and excesses all the time, or not insuring older cats. Poppy22
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