A CLACKS MP has paid a visit to a Wee County charity to learn more about their new facility.

John Nicolson, MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, stopped in at The Cats Whiskers’ newest shelter on Broad Street, Alloa, to hear about the work they do.

As previously reported by the Advertiser, The Cats Whiskers were awarded £150,000, which the charity added £50,000 to in order to purchase the building.

The charity houses around 11 cats at any one time, all of whom need to be rehomed, with the charity manned by voluntary staff members.

The charity have ambitious plans to expand their organisation, including a community garden and larger facilities for housing the cats.

Mr Nicolson met with two members of the charity, Donna and Kathy, to learn more about their efforts to find cats homes.

Donna, one of the trustees for the charity, said: “We would house as many cats as we could.

“We’re always working to increase our facilities to help give these cats the best chance they can at being rehomed.”

Their community garden will also serve as a hub for people to come down and spend some time together.

The charity will be working closely with Alloa in Bloom for the garden, who provide floral displays that can be seen around Alloa’s town centre.

Mr Nicolson, a self-confessed cat lover, was touched by the work he saw at The Cat’s Whiskers, adding: “I wanted to take them all home.

“These sweet cats are just looking for love.”

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