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Cat Protection centre: Bridgend's 'dire' adoptions drop

Kittens Catherine, Charles, Cambridge and Champagne were found abandoned during the Royal Wedding bank holiday
Image caption Kittens Catherine, Charles, Cambridge and Champagne were found abandoned during the Royal Wedding bank holiday

A cat rescue centre says it is struggling after a drop in people looking to adopt unwanted pets.

Cat Protection's adoption centre in Bridgend is looking after 247 cats and kittens, with another 397 on a waiting list.

Sue Dobbs, centre manager said: "I have been managing the centre for 13 years and have never known the situation to be so dire."

As well as a fall in homing, it has faced rising numbers of abandoned cats.

Since the start of the year, the charity has seen the number of adoptions drop by more than a quarter at the centre.

Lonely hearts

Recent abandoned pets include four kittens which were found huddled under a bush in a memorial garden over the Royal Wedding weekend.

"We are at breaking point if this continues. We are going to struggle to help the many needy cats and kittens out there," said Ms Dobbs.

Meanwhile, the RSPCA's Llys Nini centre in Swansea has placed a "lonely hearts"-style advert on Facebook, in an attempt to find a new home for their longest stray dog resident.

White boxer Asia has been there for nine months and the appeal is headed as "female looking for love".

The advert reads: "Non smoking, fun loving, friendly, with GSH. I love rolling naked in the grass, long walks & nights in by the fire. Looking for long term stable relationship with someone with own home."

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