CATS are being offered a future at Moreton Morrell College.
Blue Cross pet charity has teamed up with the college to care for homeless cats and kittens until new homes can be found for them.
Cats will stay in five double pens at the college where students studying courses in animal care and management will look after them, supervised by the lecturing team, until new homes can be found.
Katie Macalister, regional rehoming manager at Blue Cross, said: “Our partnerships with colleges give homeless cats the best chance of finding a new home, while helping students gain first-hand experience of looking after animals. So it really is win-win for all of us – including the cats!”
Jade Fox is studying towards an animal management qualification at the college.
The 18 year-old said: “It is great having cats at the college. Helping them gives us the opportunity to put into practice everything that we are learning on our course. It is fantastic that this also helps a charity care for pets looking for homes.”
Five of the first cats to be admitted to the rehoming centre have already found new homes.
Visit www.bluecross.org.uk for further details.