WITH 2019 well and truly in full swing, for many of us Christmas is just a distant memory.

This is even the case for the cats in the care of the local branch of Animal Welfare where each one was greeted on Christmas morning with proof that Santa Claus not only remembers humans, but also pets, including homeless ones.

The charity's shelter had a Christmas tree upstairs with the cats and on Christmas morning each one woke up to find a gift waiting for them outside their enclosure.

An extra big fuss was made of them and one of the staff at the shelter on the day itself admitted "they were spoilt rotten".

It is worth remembering that even on Christmas Day the cats are well looked after and given special attention.

They are quite rightfully fed, cleaned out and checked over every day they are in Animal Welfare's care.

In the shelter on Rawlinson Street, Barrow, there are cats and kittens again waiting for loving permanent homes.

Lynks is a black and beautiful boy who came into the hands of the charity with a flea allergy, but visits to the vets have completely cleared up the problem and he is now ready for his new forever home.

Lynk is around five years old and in perfect health with a gorgous glossy coat.

He is good with children but his new home definitely has to be dog free.

Snoopy is another five year old with a lovely grey coat.

It is important that his new owners understand that he has always been a house cat and would not survive outside. This is very important for his well being and future safety.

Both of these cats are very friendly and would make wonderful pets for any cat lovers.

They are ready for re-homing after house checks have been carried out.

For anyone wanting more details or to come and visit the cats please call Animal Welfare on 01229 836955.