Students team up with animal charity to help homeless cats

Jade Fox with George

Blue Cross pet charity has teamed up with the college to care for homeless cats and kittens until loving new homes can be found for them. Cats will stay in five double pens at the college where students studying courses in animal care and management will look after them, supervised by the lecturing team, until new homes can be found.

Katie Macalister, Regional Rehoming Network Manager at Blue Cross, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Moreton Morrell College. Our partnerships with colleges give homeless cats the best chance of finding a new home, while helping students gain first-hand experience of looking after animals. So it really is win-win for all of us - including the cats!”

Jade Fox, 18 is studying towards a Level 3 Animal Management qualification at the college. She said: “It is great having cats at the college. Helping them gives us the opportunity to put into practice everything that we are learning on our course. It is fantastic that this also helps a charity care for pets looking for homes.”

Five of the first cats to be admitted to the rehoming centre have already found loving new homes. The first cat to leave was Lulu, almost two-years-old who was rehomed by Mr and Mrs Fleming.

To find out more about the cats at Moreton Morrell College looking for a new home or to make a donation towards their care visit www.bluecross.org.uk or contact the scheme on 0300 777 1941 or rehomingnetwork@bluecross.org.uk.