THIS WEEK IN 1989: Former stray cats living purrfect lives

Eight wild cats who almost lost their nine lives were given the cream of lifestyles in and around a Portsmouth home and garden.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:53 am
Thanks to the kindness of Caroline and the charities which came to their rescue, a family of stray cats was saved from starvation (B4853-1)

Thanks to cat-lover Caroline Charlton, of Binsteed Road, Buckland, and the two charities which came to the rescue, everything in the garden was lovely for the formerly-starved animals.

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Mrs Charlton fed and encouraged the timid black mother cat, pictured, which, with four of its offspring, was scratching a living in neighbouring gardens.

She said: ‘The cats were hounded from one garden to the next and they didn’t see much human kindness.

‘They didn’t ask to be kept out in the cold and half-starved, but they were far too wild for me to domesticate.’