Older cats ‘feline’ lonely this winter at Drumoak

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The Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Rehoming Centre in Drumoak is encouraging cat lovers in Aberdeenshire to offer one of their older felines a new home.

The Deeside centre has taken in over 300 cats this year and, while there continues to be a high demand for kittens, many of their adult cats are being left on the shelf.

Assistant manager Debbie Innes said: “Usually the number of kittens being born has wound down by now but, as there has been a prolonged kitten season, we’re still taking in many pregnant mums.

“This means locals interested in rehoming a cat are more likely to take on one of our cute kittens over a more mature moggie.”

Debbie gave the example of Hubble, who is in need of a quiet retirement home.

She said: said, “Hubble, a 13-year-old female, was found a little worse for wear. The poor girl was covered in matts and was extremely thin, hence the drastic haircut.

“This lovely elderly lady has been in our care for a few weeks now and has made excellent progress.”

Debbie added: While a kitten may be the right lifestyle choice for some families, adult cats tend to be more calm and relaxed, with a better-established routine.”

Anyone interested in rehoming should call 03000 999 999.