Town tattooist is ‘feline’ generous

Simone Walters with two of the kittens she rescued. DD
Simone Walters with two of the kittens she rescued. DD

A BOSTON tattooist is holding a special charity day by ‘inking’ customers in aid of unwanted cats.

Called ‘Tats for Cats’ – the fundraiser at Sim1nk Tattoo Studio will see all proceeds from the day go to the Cats Protection League.

Owner Simone Walters was compelled to help the charity after a mother cat and her three kittens were left abandoned outside her home in Scrub Hill.

“They were just dumped in a basket in my garden,” said Simone. “There was only one kitten at first, but then the other two and the mum showed up.

“They were all in a bad way – riddled with worms and very underweight.”

Simone, who has kept two of the kittens herself, said the mother cat has since been taken in by the Cats Protection League and the third kitten re-homed.

“I feel the people responsible must have had horrible circumstances in their lives to just dump them,” she said. “But I don’t think it was done in true malice as the cats were left with a bowl of water.”

She added: “There are good cat sanctuary’s like the Cats Protection League out there willing to help those who can no longer afford to keep their pets, so people should seek their help, not simply dump them on others.”

Tats for Cats takes place at Sim1nk Tattoo Studio, in Wide Bargate, Boston, on Monday, 10am-6pm.

There will be a stall selling cat products, food, drink and raffle prizes, including a voucher for £50 off a tattoo and a prize donated by Misa accessories, of Boston.