07 JAN 2019

Suffolk MP praises local Cats Protection Champion in Parliamentary Debate

Local MP, Dr Dan Poulter, praised the commitment and dedication of local volunteer who has given decades of her life to looking after and improving the welfare of stray and unwanted cats.

Speaking in a recent Westminster Hall debate on the welfare of cats, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter paid tribute to local volunteer, Kathleen Lusted, praising her unstinting commitment and dedication to improving the welfare and lives of so many stray and unwanted cats.

Almost approaching 100 years old, Kathleen has given almost her entire life to looking after cats who have gone missing or been mistreated, unwanted cats and kittens and providing them with shelter and new forever homes. She has almost single-handedly set up a Cats Protection League in Framlingham and Saxmundham, raising thousands of pounds to provide warmth, food and shelter for stray and abandoned cats in East Suffolk.

Dr Poulter called on Government Minister, David Rutley – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare, to join him in congratulating Miss Lusted on her achievements.

Dr Poulter said "I have met Kathleen a great many times now and always do my best to support her fundraising efforts, attending events and helping to raise the profile of her invaluable work. Here in Suffolk we are so fortunate to have such a giving and willing band of community volunteers and I would like to especially put on record my thanks to Kathleen and to congratule her on her life's work in protecting and looking after cats here in East Suffolk."


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