Cat lovers – assistance required

Expanding Birmingham cat rescue service appealing for help.

A south Birmingham cat rescue charity is seeing donations in order to expand the help they give to abandoned animals.

Furbabies Cat Rescue was established by two friends in 2013 and gained charity registration in November 2017. Rather than a rescue centre, they have a network of over twenty foster homes across the West Midlands and in the five years they have been running have managed to rehome almost 500 cats. They work alongside social services, the police, and many other neighbourhood agencies to help in what is often very sad cases of animal neglect and abandonment.

All their volunteers work tirelessly to keep the service going and ways of fundraising include a pop up Cat Shop that sells some unusual merchandise including cat underwear and a Pound Club where backers donate a pound a month to help tackle the high vet costs incurred. There is also a website and a Facebook page that give details of the services offered and how to donate.