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, writes Adam Martin.

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, visit or call 0161 973 5318.