Over 10,000 Cats Rehomed Via Video MatchingKeith
Over 10,000 cats Rehomed Via Video Matching since the beginning of the coronavirus.
thanks to a new scheme developed by an animal charity.
Cats Protection started a new doorstep delivery scheme
called Hands-Free Homing to ensure cats could
still rehomed despite lockdown restrictions.
The charity used interactive video to match possible
owners with cats, before taking the cats
to the new owner when a match was found.
Following the easing of lockdown measures, Covid-safe
collection was also brought in at their centres using the same online process.
One of the first cats to be rehomed was Jess with Yorkshire couple Claire and Paul McGinley.
Mrs McGinley said they wanted an older cat.
“It was hard choosing from the pets on the website,” she said.
They decided on a 12-year-old cat whose owner had died.
“He has brought joy and laughter into our lives” Mrs McGinley said.
“We called him Shane because he has lost quite a few teeth
referencing Shane MacGowan from The Pogues.”
Sandra and Anthony Fludgate, from Datchet in Berkshire, also used
Hands-Free Homing to take in a six-week-old kitten from Harrow Homing Centre.
Mrs Fludgate said: “We felt totally safe in their care, which was
important to us as my husband is disabled and shielding.
“He loves cats and as we’ve discovered, kittens really keep you young.”
By November, the new scheme had helped the charity rehome
10,859 cats since March.
Mike Elliott, Cats Protection’s director of field operations,
said the 10,000-cat landmark was “an achievement worth celebrating”.
This milestone is testament to the teamwork, commitment and
dedication of our volunteers, staff and fundraisers.
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