An appeal for cat fosterers has been instigated by the RSPCA.
The Maidenhead and East Berkshire branch of the organisation is urgently seeking volunteers to look after cats before they are re homed.
Cats requiring foster care may be recovering from an operation, unable to cope with a cattery or are new mums with kittens.
Angie North, who lives in Bracknell and also works for the Maidenhead and East Berkshire RSPCA, has been fostering cats since February.
"There's nothing not to like about it, you get the chance to see lots of different cats and you know that you are helping them so they are not going to be wandering around lost.
"You are preparing them to move on."
Interested fosterer's are required to have a spare room where the cats can live.
Everything else is provided including cat littler, bedding toys and medication.
The RSPCA is also appealing for 'cat cuddlers' who can visit the cattery and spend time playing with and grooming the animals.
Contact 07903 537233 for information.
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