Cats will stay 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.”
Three 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 a Mr and Mrs Fleming.