CAT lovers are being urged to come forward to help felines in need this Christmas.

Cats Protection's North Wirral Branch is run entirely by volunteers has been marking the beginning of December by sharing heartwarming tales through it's Facebook page as part of their Twelve Days of Kittmas appeal.

The appeal hopes to highlight the charity's vital work in helping rehome unwanted and abandoned cats in the area.

Volunteers have also set up a JustGiving page to raise £1,000 to help cover daily costs such as vet bills and food.

So far just £70 has been raised of the target.

Rachel Dring, Cats Protection’s regional fundraising manager said: "Our Twelve Days of Kittmas campaign is our way of giving something back to our supporters by sharing a different post about the work of our volunteer branches every day.

“Whether it’s a heart-warming tale about a cat they’ve helped or a story about how it feels to be a Cats Protection volunteer, we hope our online advent calendar will give people an insight into how committed and passionate our volunteers are.

“We’re also hoping the campaign will encourage local people to donate to our festive fundraising appeal.

"Donating just a couple of pounds to your local branch of Cats Protection this Christmas will help countless cats and kittens in need.

“Just as they do all year, our volunteers will be helping to give cats a second chance in life this Christmas and we’d be very grateful for the support of local people.”

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