THE RSPCA is desperately seeking homes for hundreds of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens.
The moggies are currently being cared for at its centres across the north.
The centre covering this area, at Wallasey, admits it is bursting at the seams.
Over recent months the centres have been inundated with cats and kittens, which have been brought in by RSPCA inspectors, animal collection officers and members of the public.
The society blames the current overload on a number of problems, including an increase in abandonments, a large number of kittens being born to stray cats since spring and a traditional reluctance by potential owners to adopt a pet over the summer holiday period.
And many owners still do not neuter their pets, leading to unwanted litters.
Now, RSPCA staff are hoping to find loving homes for the animals, some of which have been at the centres for many months.
Beth Pearson, deputy manager of the society’s Wirral Animal Centre at Wallasey, said: “We have 27 pens here and at the moment they are all full. We just cannot take any more cats or kittens.
“We desperately need someone to offer new homes to as many of them as possible.”
North regional animal welfare manager Peter Bolton said: “We have cats to suit every personality and household and hope there may be people out there willing to give these cats a second chance of happiness.
“I would advise anyone thinking about taking on a pet to come and visit one of our many branch animal centres across the north. There are so many animals needing help and you would be making a really positive difference to their lives.”
All cats and kittens at RSPCA animal centres are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped ahead of adoption.
The RSPCA’s Wallasey Centre can be contacted on 0151 638 6318.