If you’re a cat lover, you might be able to help Warrnambool’s Maddy Bagg

NEW FRIENDS: Rescue kittens that were found on the Koala Childcare Centre roof with Violet Fletcher, 3, and Neve Harlock, 2, and Maddy Bagg.

NEW FRIENDS: Rescue kittens that were found on the Koala Childcare Centre roof with Violet Fletcher, 3, and Neve Harlock, 2, and Maddy Bagg.

IF you’re a cat lover, you might be able to help Warrnambool’s Maddy Bagg.

The animal rescuer has an abundance of cats and kittens in her care.

She recently rescued a cat and its five kittens from the roof of the Koala Childcare Centre on Lava Street.

On Wednesday she returned to the centre to show the children the cute bundles of fluff that had been causing a racket on the roof.

Ms Bagg, who was awarded Warrnambool City Council’s 2017 Young Citizen of the Year, is looking for people to help share the load of foster caring for the cats.

The 22-year-old has invited south-west residents to to consider getting involved with short or long term foster care.

She said she was at full capacity at the moment, with 13 cats and kittens.

She also runs the Facebook page Maddy’s Moggies.

“I’ll have animals, mainly cats, turn up at my doorstop at any time of the day and night from members of the community who have been caring enough to rescue them from dangerous or unhealthy situations,” Ms Bagg said.

“At the moment I have kittens right through to adult cats who need a temporary home. I can match your household with the right cat, so everyone enjoys the experience. All vet bills are paid for, all you have to do is feed them, keep them clean and safe and feeling loved.”

She said sometimes people were reluctant to get involved as they may find it hard to let go of the animals.

“Surprisingly, this isn’t always the case,” she said. “Most foster carers are just so happy that the animals have found a forever home, or, they come back to foster another one. It’s the best feeling in the world to give these beautiful animals another chance in life, just like they deserve.”

If you would like to help, please contact Ms Bagg via Maddy’s Moggies on Facebook or call 0457 471 200.