Plea for new pet homes

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AN ANIMAL charity is calling for local people to take home unwanted pets.

Pawz for Thought, which operates across North Tyneside, aims to improve the lives of abandoned and ill-treated animals.

Financial difficulties and jobs lost due to the recession have led to a high number of people wanting to rehome their pets.

This has led to a desperate situation for Pawz, which is struggling to take care of the animals.

As one of only a few animal charities to offer a lifetime contract, Pawz will take the animal back into care if people’s circumstances change, giving a prospective owner peace of mind.

Formed more than 10 years ago, Pawz for Thought is run entirely by volunteers who give their time and money to make the charity a success.

Dr Joan Harvey, a Pawz trustee from Tynemouth, said: “An older animal can provide companionship and love to an older person, and the lifetime contract means that many older people can consider a taking on a pet.

If you feel you can give one of the cats a home (there are also dogs and even chickens), contact Pawz. For more information visit www.pawzforthought.org or call 0191 5491982.