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Cross Roads charity's cat poster initiative
A new initiative has been launched after a Cross Roads-based charity had to make urgent room for nine cats left behind when their owner died.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue managers said the case highlighted the need for more people to make arrangements for their pets in the event of something happening that leaves them unable to care for them.
Charity founder, Sara Atkinson, said: “For these nine cats, we can only make an educated guess based on veterinary advice and our own experience.
“Because we haven’t got any records to go on, we may never know for sure how old they are, whether any of them are related and what their medical history has been like.”
Now the charity has launched a cat poster people can fill in and display in their home.
Sara explained: “This is an effective way of letting, for example, ambulance staff or social workers know that one or more cats live in the household, and who they should contact in the case of an emergency.”
The poster provides details of all animals in the home, along with a picture to match the pet with their name and medical history. It also features details of the owner’s vet and contact details for an emergency carer.
Visit yorkshirecatrescue.org to download the poster.