A mother from Watford who has run a cat rescue centre in her back garden for the past 12 years is raising money for new equipment so she can help more kittens.
Dawn Lewis runs the non-profit organisation Kitty Kat Rescue wants to raise £6,000 to fund isolation pens so she can take on more animals and help them find their forever homes.
Alongside rehoming cats and getting them vaccinated and microchipped, Dawn works as a full-time accounts manager and is a single mum.
Founder Dawn told WatfordNews: “I have been rescuing and rehoming cats for many years and I love it as it’s really rewarding. I need to raise at least £6,000 for the pens so I have the space to help more animals and don’t have to be restricted.
“I recently took in an unwell female cat and kittens and had nowhere to put them and had to find a foster carer for them. I want to be able to help as many cats as possible.”
To raise the funds for the pens, Dawn has organised events such as cake and car boot sales and teddy tombolas. She said that the community has been really generous in getting involved in donating items and fundraising.
Dawn added: “I have had local tradesmen offer to help out with building the pens free of charge, which has been amazing. I am now thinking outside the box and contacting local companies and collecting materials from places like Facebook MarketPlace.”
To find out more search ‘Kitty Kat Rescue & Rehoming’ on Facebook or donate at paypal.me/pools/c/8yoxknCOSS