It’s a cat-astrophe: Battersea Old Windsor’s cattery is packed to the rafters

Battersea Old Windsor is at full cat-pacity and the world-famous shelter is desperate to find homes for the growing number of unwanted felines coming through their doors. 

The Berkshire centre is urging cat-lovers thinking of adopting a cat to come down to the centre and rehome a rescue moggy. 

Battersea Old Windsor’s Rehoming and Welfare Manager Sean Welland said: “In the last month, we’ve had almost 60 cats come into our Old Windsor centre – but, as we get into summer holiday season, less people are coming to find a new pet and now we’re almost at full cat-pacity. We’re desperate to find homes for our marvellous moggies and would urge Berkshire’s cat lovers to visit us to find their purrfect companion.”

The cats currently looking for a home at Old Windsor include Madge, a gorgeous black-and-white one-year-old who is currently the shelter’s longest-stay resident. 

Madge has been at Battersea Old Windsor for over two months and this sensitive girl has been struggling with cattery life, so staff are hoping to find her a loving home soon.

Find out more about Madge and the other cats looking for a home at Battersea Old Windsor on our website here

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For more information please contact 020 7627 9333 or email press@battersea.org.uk 

Notes to editors

  • While there are currently more than 50 cats at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, they are not all available for rehoming. There are currently 32 cats available for adoption on our website, and the others will become available in the coming days, once they’ve had their routine vet checks. 
  • In 2016 Battersea Old Windsor rehomed 618 cats and 607 dogs. 
  • Since it was founded in 1860, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats. 
  • There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at the charity, but the average stay is 35 days for a dog and 22 days for a cat.
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rehomes dogs and cats all over the UK and Europe. 
  • For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please visit www.battersea.org.uk