RSPCA cattery choir's '12 cats of Christmas'

Staff at a Shropshire animal rescue centre have come up with a festive way of promoting some of their cats in need of a new home.

The RSPCA's Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, currently looks after about 60 cats.

Workers at the centre have produced a video called '12 cats of Christmas' to highlight some of their feline charges.

The video features the vocal talents of staff at the centre in their own version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas'.

Biscuit and Chilli

A total of 17 cats and one kitten appear in the film accompanied by the voices of six human volunteers.

Kirsty Martuccio, cattery supervisor, said she and a colleague had originally come up with the idea of doing a Christmas song about the cats.

She said: "We then came up with the idea of doing a video to put online.

"We roped in other members of staff to sing. Everyone was up for it, we really enjoyed it."

So far, three of the cats which appear in the video have been reserved by people who wanted to offer them a home.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said two of the cats in the video - Biscuit and Chilli - were both sweet cats who "really deserve a fresh start in life and a chance to be treated the right way which they have never had a chance to know".

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