Homeless cats prompt new poster

The death of a cat lover who left nine cats has prompted an animal charity to produce an emergency poster to help other families.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue has had to make urgent room for the nine pets that were left behind without anyone to care for them when their owner died but has no details of their ages, medical history or relationships.

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The animals’ arrival has prompted the Haworth-based charity to launch an emergency cat poster that owners cam complete and display in their home somewhere prominent in the case of an emergency. It lets ambulance staff or social workers know that one or more cats live in the household, and who they should contact in the case of an emergency.

Sara Atkinson, founder of Yorkshire Cat Rescue said: “While a growing number of people have drawn up a will, many are yet to make formal arrangements for their cats and other pets should something happen that would leave them unable to communicate or care for them.”