A SMALL cat rescue has launched an appeal for funds to help rehabilitate abandoned cats.

Forgotten Cat Companions, based in Barnsley, is a volunteer-driven home rescue that cares for and rehomes animals that are often overlooked and left to fend for themselves.

Volunteers have now launched an appeal to help rehome long-standing cats who have yet to find a new owner.

Nicola Hamblett, who volunteers at the rescue, has said that the team are reliant on the public’s donations to be able to operate.

She told We Are Barnsley: “We’re a non-profit organisation where all donations go directly towards the upkeep, veterinary treatment and rehabilitation of the cats for which we care for.

“Most of the cats we rescue are terribly scared. This means that before we can attempt to find them their forever home, we need to provide them with a safe foster space.

“Because we rely on donations, were always appealing for the public’s support in helping us care for these wonderful animals.”

Nicola also hopes that a long-standing cat finds a loving home after being in the rescue’s care for a while.

“Tulip has been here longer than all our other cats and we desperately want her to find a forever home.

“We think she’s been abused in the past as she’s timid around hands and a bit scared of them, though once you gain her trust she’s really affectionate and loving.”

For more information about how to donate, visit the Facebook page.