SADLY, we recently lost our cat to cancer and badly needed the solace of a replacement.
We turned to the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary and quickly found a lovely new pet from a wide and fascinating choice.
While we were there we realised what a lively and fascinating place it is, full of all sorts of fowl and other animals, as well as cats.
Many just roam freely, others are in well-tended enclosures, all lovingly cared for by volunteers.
Barby tells me that she now has more abandoned cats than they can cope with.
So I would urge anyone able to offer a loving home to one of her cats not to hesitate to call, or look at her website - www.barbykeel.btck.co.uk
The Sanctuary is open to the public on Sunday afternoons – a nice family outing.