A BRADFORD cat rescue is on the "brink of closure".

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

They are now appealing for donations to help pay a huge £20,000 vet bill so they can continue to exist.

Allerton Cat Rescue have more than 100 cats in their care and food for them is running low.

They are not currently taking in cats with the bill rising daily.

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A post on the cat rescue's Facebook page read: "With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, we are on the brink of closure.

"We are devastated to be doing this but we're going to have to say no to admissions.

"To all the cats and kittens out there we're truly sorry.

"Our outstanding vet bill is rising daily and we just can't keep going."

The post added: "We're doing everything in our power to stay afloat.

"We have a new support shop at 1 Cobden Street, Allerton, that is full of lovely bargains.

"If you fancy a night out we have an auction night on Saturday, March 2, 7pm, at the New Tyke, Thornton Road. This will help to raise much-needed funds.

"We have over 100 cats/kittens in our care and food is running low to keep us open and help the poor cats of Bradford. Please help us.

"Next time you find a stray cat we want to be able to help. We urgently need donations to pay our £20,000 vet bill."