At over 75 years old, most people would be thinking about kicking back and enjoying retirement, writes Katy Lelliott.
But not 76-yearold Bletchley lady Carole Hallett, who is amazingly still running the charity that she helped to set up in Milton Keynes.
MK Cat Rescue began in 2015 when Carole and three other people with backgrounds working for cat charities decided to set up their own, focused on helping MK cats in need.
Carole said: “The founders wanted a charity where volunteering was rewarding and fun for everyone involved, and where our volunteers worked within the community and with other local groups to promote animal welfare.”
Over the last four years, the charity has grown to have around 40 volunteers, helping to raise awareness and funding to support the cats with everything from food to vet bills.
Carole said: “We pride ourselves on being a community focused charity, passionate about caring for all animals.”
It was this passion that led to MK Cat Rescue bringing together other local animal charities for a successful fundraising day earlier this year.
Part of MK Cat Rescue’s mission is to educate the community on the importance of neutering and micro-chipping cats, to help charities and vets should a cat or kitten become separated from its owners.