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Fudge and Sox were success story for family

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

  • 28/01/14 Alison Kemp with cat adopted from RSPCA - Burton, Burton Cats adopted from the RSPCA - Genevieve, Gabriel, Michael and Alison Kemp

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A BURTON family who adopted two cats from the RSPCA are

urging others to rehome an abandoned pet.

The Kemp family adopted two cats – Sox and Fudge – from the rescue centre in Stretton, after seeing an article in the Mail four years ago.

Alison, 43, said: “We had an old ginger tom cat that passed away from old age. We went to the RSPCA and they were fabulous.

“I was pregnant at the time and they matched us to Fudge, who had been at the centre for four months.

“We have had so much pleasure from her.”

The family then saw an appeal in the Mail to find a new home for Sox, who had been left on his own after his siblings were rehomed.

Worried that the cats wouldn’t get on, the family were told to take Fudge to the centre so the two cats could meet.

“It’s been fab ever since,” said Alison.

“They fit in with the family and have been great for the kids growing up.”

She said that having the cats had also benefited her 10-year-old son Gabriel, who has autism.

Alison added: “I would tell anyone that is thinking about adopting a pet to go and have a look at the RSPCA, because they are so helpful.

“The cats have been so good for us and it is lovely to give a second chance to animals that may not otherwise have had it.

“If just one person comes forwards it will make a difference.”

The Mail has been urging people to adopt an animal from the centre through our Pet of the Week section.

The centre is always full to capacity and has a waiting list.

More information about adopting a pet is available by calling 01283 569165.

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