New homes are being sought for semi-feral cats in Lichfield.

The RSPCA is launching an appeal as it tries to rehome a group who live in a barn in Tamworth that is due to be demolished.

The charity said it regularly needed to find new places for semi-feral cats to live, such as outbuildings or barns.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “Farms or homes with a barn, outbuilding or stables would be ideal, as would a garage in a quiet garden.

“They would be ideal for people who love cats but perhaps can’t live with them due to allergies.

“The new owner would need to supply them with a safe, waterproof, draught-free, secure outhouse, shed or stable where they can be contained for about two to three weeks.

“Like all cats, they will require regular meals, fresh water, a comfortable warm bed and a litter tray.  

“After this two-week period indoors to get used to their new surroundings, they can then be released, returning to the outhouse or shed for their food and shelter.  

“In the case of the Tamworth cats, they have grown accustomed to a local resident who regularly feeds them and so they are tolerant of some people, but would still need to live outdoors and could be rehomed in groups of two or three.”

Anyone who would be able to offer a home to these cats either now or in the future should call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 and leave a message for Inspector Kate Levesley.

Founder of LichfieldLive and editor of the site.