TRAFFORD’S Society for Abandoned Animals has raised more than £73,000 to rebuild and renovate its cat facilities, and is appealing to the community to help it finish the project.

Money has been obtained through its ‘buy a brick’ scheme and several grants, including from Jean Sainsbury Animal WelfareTrust and Support Adoption for Pets.

Improvements will include a new quarantine unit, a bigger cat re-homing area with more pens and solar panels to generate sustainable electricity.

Additionally, a brand new cattery will be built – this will enable the charity to generate much-need funds and eventually render the cat centre self-sufficient in both resources and money.

However, the sanctuary, off Dane Road, Sale, is looking for more help with the project – extra money is needed for the purchase of 27 individual cat pens, which cost £1,000 each.

It is asking businesses and schools to sponsor pens, via one-off donations or organising fundraising events such as bake sales – the society will display organisations’ names alongside their sponsored pens as a reminder of the difference they have made.

On May 11, the society will be holding a ‘cat welfare day’ on-site at its base at Mosley Acre Farm, Barfoot Bridge, off Dane Road, Sale, where it will be offering low-cost micro-chipping, free health checks, and advice on all elements of cat care.

If you would like to learn more about the project, would like to sponsor a pen, or attend the welfare day, please visit or call 0161 973 5318.