AN animal rescue charity is on the lookout for volunteer fosterers to home their animals.

Saving Strays rescues a wide range of unwanted and frail animals, including cats, dogs, horses, birds and rabbits.

The Bolton charity then matches the animal to an appropriate pet fosterer.

Rescue manager Jenny Herriot said: “We are in desperate need of volunteer fosterers to house some of our cats and other animals.

“We have well over 50 animals in our care and we have nine on our waiting list, ready to come in.

“We are having cattery renovations at the moment as we are expanding the space to house more cats.

“Every case that comes in is different and on some occasions we’ve been able to reunite animals with their owners.

“We always try and match the animal to the person, so they’re comfortable in their new home.

“Fosterers are given an adoption pack, which includes information about vaccinations and so on.

“Fosterers would need to give a lot of love to their animals and attend veterinary appointments from time to time.

“If the fosterers don’t drive, we have a transport team that helps the animals get to necessary appointments.”

“We have a team of volunteers and we class ourselves as a family.”

The charity has a transport, surrender, aftercare team, adoptions and home checks teams.

Saving Strays is hosting a fundraiser on November 28 at Tonge Cricket Club, on Crompton Way, from 12.30pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to browse the event’s 30 stalls, enter a raffle and enjoy some refreshments.

Jenny added: “There will be a bar available throughout the afternoon.

“We are also expecting a visit from the Grinch to kick off the festive season. It should be a great event, with food and drinks available.

“The fundraiser is in aid of raising money for our animals and covering the ever-growing veterinary costs.”

Saving Strays was founded in 2019 by animal-lover Hayley Egan.