Bank staff help feed cats

Hema Kenyon and Chris Mitchell from the Yorkshire Building Society which is donating cat food to Halifax RSPCA.
Hema Kenyon and Chris Mitchell from the Yorkshire Building Society which is donating cat food to Halifax RSPCA.

Staff at Halifax’s Yorkshire Building Society fund-raised to help feed the RSPCA’s many abandoned cats and kittens.

An open day at the branch on Corn Market featured puzzles and games for customers - netting £50.

Branch manager Lizzie Szpara said: “Our local shelter told us cat and kitten food was a priority as they have taken in so many abandoned kittens in recent weeks.

“So we have spent the money we raised in branch on food, which should keep them going for a little while.

“The cost of keeping the animals fed keeps rising, because unfortunately the RSPCA’s workload continues to increase as more and more pets are abandoned, at what tends to be a busy time of year for them.”

Lauren Moore, RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch fund-raiser, said: “We were so grateful when Yorkshire Building Society’s Halifax branch contacted us with the offer to help raise funds to buy kitten food for all the kittens in our care.

“Our branch has had an unusual six months with a sudden influx of cats and kittens – especially as it hasn’t even been kitten season.

“Having over 130 cats and kittens to care for and find new homes stretches our resources and the offer of help from Yorkshire Building Society was a wonderful gesture which was greatly appreciated by the staff and the animals in our centre.”