Animal sanctuary puts out urgent call for more helpers

CUTE KITTENS: Maggie Jackaman with one of the many kittens.
CUTE KITTENS: Maggie Jackaman with one of the many kittens.

An animal rescue centre has put out an urgent appeal for more volunteers after being swamped with unwanted kittens.

Sesaw in Stoke Road, Leavenheath, rehomes small animals and is run by Maggie Jackaman and a group of helpers.

But it needs more help with feeding and the animals and dog walking as well as cleaning catteries and kennels.

Fundraiser Pat Ferdinando said: “The sanctuary needs safe, loving homes as it is inundated with numerous kittens due to an influx of unspayed cats.

“But we also need more volunteers and they must be prepared to commit to the same day each week, every week, come rain or shine.

“This is not a fair weather job because if people don’t come, they are letting the animals down as well as the other volunteers.”

She said the void in helpers had come about because of people changing jobs and working hours, or other commitments. Young helpers had gone off to university or full-time jobs.

The sanctuary also wants help with fundraising, such as street collections and sales, people to help with delivery and collection at the beginning and end of an event, and putting up posters.

To volunteer, call 01787 210888 or email and, for the fundraising side, call 01206 799424.