CAT food is desperately being sought by an animal rescue charity.
Foster carers for As Soon As Possible Cat Rescue, based in Waterlooville, are currently looking after 40 moggies.
And they can usually rely on the public to donate enough food to keep them going but they are so stretched that the donations have almost run out.
Trustee Lynn Raper, who works at the charity’s shop in Wellington Way, said: ‘Like all rescue centres we have been so busy lately.
‘This year in particular we have been absolutely inundated with cats and kittens.
‘Normally we have a little reserve of food but this year that hasn’t been possible.
‘Obviously we also buy it in but we’re only a small charity and it’s hard for us to raise funds. We need donations urgently’
There is a food donation box in the shop where wet and dry food can be dropped off.
The charity also captures and neuters feral cats in Portsmouth to stop colonies growing, and is one of the only organisations to do so.