A FUNDRAISING event will be held next month to help a Bradford cat rescue shelter continue its vital work.

Allerton Cat Rescue, founded by Brenda Satterley at her home on Allerton Road, has helped thousands of abandoned and neglected animals.

Brenda rescued her first cat at the age of seven and has given part of her house over to cats in need of loving homes across four decades.

She was given a lifetime achievement award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002.

Now the rescue is appealing for people to keep saving cats for years to come.

The fundraising event will take place at the New Tyke on Thornton Road, Bradford, from 7.30pm on March 2.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A poster promoting the eventA poster promoting the event (Image: Allerton Cat Rescue)

It will include live music, a raffle, an auction and food.

Tickets - which can be bought via www.facebook.com/allertoncatrescue or by emailing allertoncatrescue@hotmail.com - cost £20.

A spokesperson from Allerton Cat Rescue said: "Come and join us for an enjoyable evening and raise funds to support all our cats and kittens."

Allerton Cat Rescue is also launching a new support shop at 1 Cobden Street, off Allerton Road.

There will be a grand opening on February 10 and 11.