CATS Protection’s St Helens Adoption Centre is urging members of the public to be vigilant after the centre suffered two break-ins over the past month.

No cats were harmed and nothing was stolen but the centre, situated on Chester Lane, has been damaged. Urgent repairs are needed to fix staff-room facilities and an exterior fence.

Sonia Scowcroft, manager at the St Helens centre, said: “The cats are our main priority and when something like this happens, it means less of our resources can be dedicated to them.

“It’s going to take time and money to get things back to how they were but with the help of the cat-loving public, we’re sure we’ll be up-and-running again shortly.

“Any donations to help us achieve this, and to help even more cats in our care, can be made via our Just Giving page.

“We know of a number of regular dog walkers use the grounds near the centre and we would be grateful if people could report anything suspicious they see to the police.”

In 2017, Cats Protection’s St Helens Adoption Centre rehomed 623 cats.

The centre’s Just Giving page can be found:

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