Hope for East Ham cats seeking new homes

Feeding the cats is costing Michelle up to �30 a week (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Feeding the cats is costing Michelle up to �30 a week (photo: Arnaud Stephenson) - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Generous Recorder readers have donated money to help feed seven cats “abandoned” by their owners in East Ham.

One forgotten feline has already found a new home with a couple recently bereaved of their own beloved moggy.

The remainder will be taken up by the Celia Hammond Animal Trust, Canning Town, once there is room to house them in a few weeks time. Until then they are staying with a neighbour.

Michelle Fitzgibbons, who has been looking after the cats for weeks at her personal expense, said: “Quite a lot of people have rung me up and said they would like pay me some money for cat food.

“It’s been really quite emotional to see the amount of people who do care. We have had a number of enquiries from people offering to look after them.”

A spokesman from Celia Hammond said they would always help to rehome abandoned cats if they had enough room.