One of the UK's leading pet charities has launched a 'hands-free' rehoming service to help rescue cats and kittens find their forever home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
By, 3 Jun 2020
The Cat's Protection charity has rehomed over 1.5million kitties since opening its doors in 1927.
A lockdown on pet adoption
But after the country went into lockdown following the outbreak of COVID-19, would-be owners couldn't visit the shelter, depriving thousands of rescue kitties a chance to find a loving home.
And with social distancing measures likely to stay in place for some time, Cats Protection has come with an innovative new way to connect cats and people - 'hands-free' rehoming.
The new system will allow people to look at photos, descriptions, and video clips of rescue kitties on the Cats Protection website.
You can then arrange a virtual meeting with your favourite furry guy or girl. And if you find the perfect match, your newest family member will be dropped off at your home in a cats protection van.
A huge boost for cats and owners
A shelter in Glasgow will be the first to provide the new service; they've got five residents looking for a home - Whoopie, Edgar, Bumbles, Oliver, and Jinky.
Mark Beazley is director of operations at Cats Protection. Speaking to the Daily Record, he said:
"This is a fantastic scheme, which will not only help us to find loving homes for the cats in our care, but can also help provide much-needed companionship for people at this difficult time."