The dream job you never knew you wanted (Kittens included)

Bev Lacey

AN animal shelter on Tyneside has put out a job advert asking for volunteers to come in and cuddle kittens, after an influx in recent months.

The Westgate Ark shelter says they need people to come in and socialise and play with the kittens in order to help them to be re-homed.


Paul Black, Westgate Ark said: 

Many of the feral cats either come in with kittens or are pregnant.

To re-home them we have to socialise them and this is easier if they are kittens.

According to the Evening Chronicle, people are being urged to pop along to the centre to spend an hour or two playing with, stroking and cuddling the tiny kittens.

The centre will also be holding an open weekend over the Christmas period where volunteers will be given a free mince pie and a glass of sherry or mulled wine.


Topics:  animal welfare editors picks kittens offbeat

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Tour gives a valuable ag insight

FIRST-HAND: Withcott Seedlings compliance manager Joe Shiels talks to participants of the the pilot AgWork tour.

The pilot AgWork tour was held last week.

Lake Clarendon says no way to bullying

STAND TOGETHER: Principal Susan Wright and school captains Xanthea Kugel and Felicity Boon with the anti-bullying pledge.

Take a stand and say 'No way!' to bullying

Jackson finds his family at Lowood High

STUDENTS' BESTFRIEND: Lowood State High School student Sophie, with the school's beloved assistance dog, Jackson.

Lowood High's fifth school captain is a little different.

Local Partners