A cat charity left in “crisis” when its entire stock of pet food was stolen now has enough to last about two years after a “phenomenal” public response.
Pet lovers rallied to the aid of Peterborough Cats Protection after £2,500 of food was stolen from a garage on 19 August.
The food was meant to feed its 34 cats and kittens until Christmas.
After an appeal enough food was donated to last “until 2019” and more than £5,000 pledged to the charity online.
The theft from the charity’s locked garage was described as “callous” by branch co-ordinator Pam McNicol.
However, as news spread of the charity’s 34 cats and kittens left with no food, they were “overwhelmed” by the public’s response.
Donations of food have poured in from both individuals and local businesses, including DSM Ltd, a disaster recovery company “full of cat lovers”.
Its staff clubbed together to buy more than £1,000 worth of cat food …