A SHEFFIELD cat charity has been left purring with delight – after receiving a four-figure donation.
Sheffield Cat Shelter received £7,110 from Support Adoption For Pets, the charity established and supported by Pets at Home.
The money has been used to install a new central heating system at the shelter to keep the animals warm during winter.
The donation was collected by Emma Laville, the shelter’s deputy cat care manager, from the Pets at Home store at Heeley Retail Park, Chesterfield Road, Sheffield.
Emma, aged 22, said: “This is a huge donation for a charity as small as ours.
“We have already got the new heater installed and up and running.
“The old one could take up to 15 hours to get up to full heat, and in that time the cats can get really cold, so we’re absolutely delighted.”
The shelter, based on Travis Place, Broomhall, was set up in 1897.
As well as helping to find loving homes for cats in Sheffield, the charity aims to promote responsible pet ownership.
Emma said: “We currently have about 60 cats in the shelter. It usually varies between 50 and 70, so it’s important we had the heater to keep them all warm.”
The shelter takes in cats of all ages who cannot find a home.
Emma said: “We take the cats in, get them vaccinated and put them in the viewing rooms.
“We try to promote responsible cat ownership, but if people do have a problem they should get in touch.”
For details, call the shelter, between 1pm and 4pm each day, on 0114 2724441.