A north-east group that has cared for more than 100 cats in just five months is appealing for help.
The north-east branch of the Cat Action Trust was formed in May and has been helping both domestic and wild felines.
More than 100 cats have been taken in, treated and rehomed, but in the process the group has also incurred significant cost.
The trust deals largely with feral cats, and will catch, neuter and release them to control the population, however each procedure can cost up to £120 for a female and £88 for a male.
Colleen Smith, 58, of Peterhead, is a member of the group and hopes volunteers will come forward to help care for the group’s new arrivals. She said: “We cover an area from Dundee up to Moray, so it’s absolutely massive.
“We’re just really looking to become more well known, and if there’s anyone out there who can help us that would be great.
“We have a number of feral cats we feed, and of course they need to be fed all the time, so we’re always in need of food. We also need fosterers as well.”
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To be able to foster a cat for the trust, Colleen says people should have a spare room or a pen that would be suitable for the animals.
Currently, volunteers from the group, who are dotted across the north-east, are hand-rearing two litters of kittens, one of which was rejected by their mother and the other which was orphaned after their mother was knocked down.
Donations of food or supplies can be dropped off to several vets in the area, including Aurora Vet Clinic in Bucksburn and Buchan Veterinary Clinic in Peterhead.
The group can be contacted through its Facebook page with any offers of help, donations or volunteers who are looking to work with the trust.