Birmingham Cat Rescue Centre gets Christmas finance boost from Waterloo

19 December 2018

A cat rescue centre in Ward End, Birmingham are hoping for a puuurfect Christmas after a donation from Waterloo.

Three of the happy residents of Ward End Cat Rescue

The rescue centre received £200 from Waterloo’s Neighbourhood Improvement budget, a fund available to community projects and charities.

Oliver Johnston, Housing Officer said, “Ward End cat rescue do fantastic work, helping unwanted and abandoned cats find a new home”

“It’s a heart breaking part of my job, but I have sometimes found cats abandoned in empty properties when tenants have moved out. But Tony from Ward End Cat rescue has been fantastic in helping those cats to find new loving homes”

Tony said “The money has been a great help, our charity is run entirely on donations, and that is why I wanted to help out by using Waterloo’s Neighbourhood Improvement Budget”

“Our shelter is currently full, and we are trying to find homes for over 60 cats, so the donation has come in really helpful”

West End Cat Rescue ( would greatly appreciate any donations you may be able to make, more information can be found on their website at

Do you have a community project that could do with a financial boost? Find out more about the Neighbourhood Improvement Budget and how you can apply at