Sheffield kittens: The Cat-Ching charity rescues its mother and six kittens from a ramshackle car in an industrial estate


Sheffield cat team Cat-Ching have seven more mouths to feed after reuniting with the family last week on White Lea Road, Mexborough. The charity – run by volunteers Jasmine Roger and Lauren James-Thompson – visited the industrial area after reporting an injured cat in the area.

But the situation they found was dire. After two days of setting ‘catch and release’ traps, the couple realized that the mother and her kittens were sleeping in a dilapidated, rusty car covered with a tarp.

“We lifted the tarp and the car was full of broken pieces of glass and metal, and other not-so-nice things,” Jasmine told The Star. “It wasn’t safe at all. The car must have been there for years.

Sheffield charity Cat-Ching rescued this mother cat and her six kittens from a rusting car in an industrial estate in Mexborough.

“When we caught their mother, we were able to inspect the extent of her injuries. She had a broken jaw and a pierced eye. It looked like she had been hit by a car. She was in bad shape but she was still able to raise six kittens.

The mother – who Jasmine and Lauren named Pearl – and her kittens are now in the process of being rehomed.

Cat-Ching is a capture and repatriation program in Sheffield which rescues hundreds of cats a year and finds them new families. Every cat they rehom is neutered and treated for worms and fleas.

The car on White Lea Road, Mexborough. Cat-Ching lifted the tarp and discovered that the kittens were sleeping inside, among broken glass and pieces of metal.
Cat-Ching is rehoming Pearl and her kittens.