Two of the three-week-old kittens have been named after Ryde Mayor, Malcolm Ross, and Cats Protection’s Chief Executive, James Yeates, who cut the ribbon at the unveiling on Saturday 14 April.
Along with Malcolm and James, the two other kittens have been named Raffle and Ryde.
“All four kittens are being wonderfully cared for by their mum, Gracie. They’re all doing really well and will be ready for homing in five to six weeks,” said Mel Read, who has been the Manager at Cats Protection’s Isle of Wight Adoption Centre for 32 years.
“With 27 kittens currently in our care, kitten season is well under way. The money raised from the open day (over £700) will help with covering the costs of caring for them until they are ready for homing.
“The open day was such a success and we were overwhelmed by the amount of people who turned up to support us. It was a lovely day and we were honoured that Cllr Ross could join us.”
Alongside the unveiling ceremony, visitors were able to take part in behind-the-scenes tours, meet the feline residents, browse the charity’s on-site shop and enjoy many homemade cakes and refreshments.
Cllr Ross said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time visiting Cats Protection for the unveiling of their new admin and reception areas and am thrilled to have a cat counterpart named after me. Cats Protection is a fantastic charity where all of the volunteers and staff work incredibly hard to ensure the cats are cared for to the highest standards.”
Cats Protection’s Isle of Wight Centre has many cats in care all looking for new homes. Anybody wishing to adopt a cat should call the centre on 03000 120 251 or email IsleOfWight@cats.org.uk. Alternatively, to find their nearest branch or adoption centre, visit https://www.cats.org.uk/adopt-a-cat
For more information about the work of Cats Protection’s Isle of Wight Adoption Centre, along with cats needing new homes, please visit: https://isleofwight.cats.org.uk/
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