Would you like a cat with that sofa?
A pet is for life not just for Christmas '“ but one Preston retailer and a local cat charity have come up with a way to help find new homes for some furry four-legged friends.
Shoppers taking a trip to Furniture Village at the Capitol Centre Retail Park this December may spot a few new additions curled up on the sofas of the store with Delilah, Poppy and Daisy hoping to melt a few hearts.
To mark the launch of its new Preston store, Furniture Village has teamed-up with Lancashire Cat Rescue for a retail first, producing life-size cut outs of the adoptable cats needing homes.
It is hoped the images of the charming moggies positioned on sofas and beds will help inspire kind hearted customers to adopt the real-life furry felines.
Charlie Harrison, director of multichannel at Furniture Village, said: “It made perfect sense for Furniture Village to support an amazing local charity such as Lancashire Cat Rescue, and do our bit to help them find new homes for these deserving cats.
“This might seem unconventional, but our customers arrive at stores looking for new and attractive items to enhance their homes, and I think that these felines fall comfortably within such a description.”
The cats ‘on show’ at the Walton le Dale store include black and white 18-month-old Delilah, friendly tiger
tabby Natsu and 13-year-old Poppy who is a seeking a quieter life.
Founder of Lancashire Cat Rescue Christine Lomax added: “We are always happy to bring our cats to the attention of those who might offer them a good home.
“Though our four-legged residents might be blissfully unaware that they are making British retail history, I suspect that they would approve.
“I hope that people will consider them, and their other friends, for adoption.”
Christine founded the charity in 1994 and the Rescue now has more than 200 dedicated volunteers.
LCR rescues and re-homes stray, injured, sick, and unwanted cats and kittens. The Rescue typically has around 25 cats and kittens in its care
To support Lancashire Cat Rescue, please go to: www.lancatrescue.co.uk