Midlands RSPCA centres unable to take in cats

Some branches of the RSPCA in the Midlands are unable to take in any more felines due to large numbers of cats needing care, a report has found.

The RSPCA has around 1,700 cats in care in its regional centres Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The charity now has more than 1700 cats in care in its regional boarding centres, including the RSPCA Coventry, Nuneaton and District branch, which is full to capacity with 200 cats on a waiting list for places.

Reasons for the crisis include owners who can no longer afford to keep their pet, un-neutered cats having unexpected litters, and owners of un-insured cats giving their pet up due to expensive vet bills, the charity said.