Renowned comedian Kitty Flanagan is lending her support to cats in need, as ambassador to the recently launched Ninth Life Foundation.
The Foundation is unique, having been set up to rescue and rehome cats who are high care and in need of specific and dedicated support. Whether aged, abandoned or on death row, or with owners who are ailing and unable to care for them, Ninth Life is committed to finding new homes that really fit the cats’ needs and ensure they can transition into and enjoy the next stage of their life.
“I’m delighted to be supporting the Ninth Life Foundation,” Flanagan said.
“As a passionate cat person, the foundation’s ethos is close to my heart. I love that they focus on rehoming and taking care of older cats. It’s a very specific niche and one that’s often overlooked.”
“Cats can need a new home for a multitude of reasons and it’s important that they’re cared for appropriately, whatever their stage of life,” added foundation chair Jules dos Santos.
“It can be particularly difficult for older cats who often have health issues and need special care and attention, so finding the right home and environment to suit their particular traits is crucial.
“For us, the individual care and ongoing welfare is paramount. And this helps owners too who may not be able to care for their cat any longer—they can be reassured that their cat’s needs will be met.”
The foundation, a registered charity, provides each cat with a full health and wellness check when it takes them in, and all those over seven years also receive a blood test.
Ninth Life was founded by dos Santos, an experienced vet nurse and owner of Divine Creatures luxury cat hotel.