Help catnapped Halifax RSPCA volunteers

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Volunteers will be ‘catnapped’ at the Halifax RSPCA’s cattery on Sunday until their £500 ‘ransom’ fee is paid.

The 20 willing victims will have the pleasure of sharing a cell with the feline residents at the animal centre on Wade Street until 4pm.

Volunteer Martin Hey said: “It’s particularly important to me to support my local branch of the RSPCA. Our own cat was brought into the animal centre in very poor condition and was nursed back to health by the staff there allowing us first to foster and then to adopt her almost a year ago.

“I’m very happy to be able to support them by participating in this event and to help them carry on the good work.”

The event is open to members of the public and there will be a Christmas family fair, with lots of stalls, games and festive refreshments.

Santa will be in his grotto to meet the children and the animals in care have hung up their stockings hoping for treats and toys during their stay in RSPCA care and hoping to find their forever home.

Kath Airey, trustee, said: “Christmas is a special time for the RSPCA, when we try to give all our residents a special time in our whilst care, but we also have to be prepared to admit those less fortunate and in need, so our staff will be on duty over Christmas. we hope people will be generous and support the catnappers who are raising funds to help us care not only over Christmas but all year round too.”

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