Elderly cats seek a foster home for their sunset days in the Potters Bar area

PUBLISHED: 16:24 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 22 September 2017

Ida loves nothing more than a good snooze on a warm lap. Photo: RSPCA

Ida loves nothing more than a good snooze on a warm lap. Photo: RSPCA

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Three "senior kitizens" are looking for gentle foster homes for the autumn of their lives.

Charity is a little wobbly on her paws but that doesn't stop her padding over to greet you. Photo: RSPCACharity is a little wobbly on her paws but that doesn't stop her padding over to greet you. Photo: RSPCA

Ida, Charity and Sweetie are all elderly female cats in need of some TLC, who were found as strays but are too old to fend for themselves.

Due to their age the RSPCA animal centre in Southridge believe there’s not much time before the cats pass away.

The animal centre is looking for nearby foster carers to make Ida, Charity and Sweetie’s final months as happy as possible.

Fluffy tabby Ida loves nothing more than a good snooze on a warm lap, while calico Sweetie lives up to her name with lots of gentle purrs.

Sweetie by name, sweetie by nature. Photo: RSPCASweetie by name, sweetie by nature. Photo: RSPCA

Charity is a little bit unsteady on her paws, “but that doesn’t stop her from heading over to greet you as soon as she sees you,” said a spokeswoman at the centre.

She continued: “It goes without saying that you need a big heart to be a fosterer as inevitably there will come a time when the animal passes away. Nevertheless, our fosterers can take comfort in that they have provided a loving home to an animal who was in particular need of one and that is what makes fostering so worthwhile.”

An ideal foster carer for Ida, Charity and Sweetie will have some experience with cats and will not have any other pets.

They should ideally live near enough to the centre on Packhorse Lane to be able to take the cats back for vet checkups.

All three cats are on special diets and may need medical care, but veterinary costs are covered by Friends of RSPCA Southridge.

Find out more about taking Charity, Ida or Sweetie home by emailing southridge@rspca.org.uk or calling 0300 123 0704.

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