An animal rehoming centre on the edge of Dundee has been “inundated” with abandoned cats who are now on the look out for a new home.
The Scottish SSPCA facility at Petterden, Angus, has 14 cats looking for new loving owners after finding themselves at the centre.
Among the felines are mother and daughter pairing Faith and Twinkle and animal welfare officers don’t want to split them up.
Some of the moggies are overweight and potential new owners will have to be strict and put in place a festive diet in order to shed the pounds.
Rehoming centre assistant manager Dale Christie said: “We’re currently operating at full capacity and whenever we rehome a cat or kitten the space is very quickly filled by a new arrival.
“We’ve rehomed nearly 580 cats this year already which highlights the high number of felines coming in and out of our centre.
“Faith and Twinkle are among the many cats we are caring for at the moment. They are mother and daughter and we’d hate to see them split up.
“They’re quite overweight at the moment so we’d like to see them finding their forever home with someone who can be quite strict with them as they need to lose a few pounds!”
The Petterden centre is not the only rehoming facility currently overrun with cats.
Anyone who would like to meet one of the many cats in their care should pop along to the Petterden based centre any day (closed Tuesday) between 10am and 4pm or contact the centre on 03000 999 999.