The Scottish SPCA is encouraging cat lovers in Aberdeenshire to offer one of their older felines a new home.
Staff at the charity’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak have taken in over 300 cats this year and, while there continues to be a high demand for kittens, many of their adult cats are being left on the shelf.
Assistant manager Debbie Innes said: “Usually the number of kittens being born has wound down by now but, as there has been a prolonged kitten season, we’re still taking in many pregnant mums.
“This means locals interested in rehoming a cat are more likely to take on one of our cute kittens over a more mature moggie.
“While a kitten may be the right lifestyle choice for some families, adult cats tend to be more calm and relaxed, with a better-established routine.
“They should have burned off all that excess energy and will be ready to settle down, having already learned a few house rules such as what the litter tray is for.”
“We would ask anyone considering rehoming a cat to come along to our centre and meet some of our adult cats.”
Anyone interested in adopting a cat can also call 03000 999 999.