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Cobham cat lover recognised for 50 years of care

Posted by: Laura Varley  Date: 22/10/2013   Category: Latest News

A cat lover from Cobham has been given an award for her extensive care to the animals over the years, according to 964eagle.co.uk.

Ann Knowles, 70, has dedicated her time to rescuing and re-homing cats in need over the last fifty years. This is now being recognised by a special award, which is to be given to her by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the House of Lords.

Ms Knowles is in charge of animal shelter Katz Castle, which cares for cats in need. The shelter can accommodate up to fifty animals at one time and often provides long-term care for the cats.

Talking about her work, the animal lover told yourlocalguardian.co.uk: “What I find most fulfilling is when a cat that came in ill or with anti-social problems leaves after long-term care to a loving, permanent home. I take great care to match the right person to the right cat, that’s very important.”

Robbie Marsland, UK director of IFAW, said that Ms Knowles was a very deserving winner. He added: “Ann’s dedication has seen her rescue many thousands of cats over the years and she is a great role model and example of animal welfare in action.”