HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Crazy cat lady heads cat ...

Thu Jan 20, 2022, 08:59 PM

 

Crazy cat lady heads cat charity. CEO quits in dismay

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/20/cats-protection-ceo-steps-down-after-trustee-found-to-keep-18-cats

The chief executive of the UK’s largest cat protection charity has stepped down after a row over the welfare of 18 cats being kept in his colleague’s three-bedroom house.

Concerned about cat welfare and the charity’s reputation, Charles Darley, 59, said Cats Protection should not support the chair of trustees, Linda Upson, in keeping the pets on welfare grounds.

“To have a chair that apparently isn’t adhering to best practice is very damaging to the charity, and disastrous for staff morale,” Darley told the Guardian. “Defra guidelines say cats should be given sufficient space to hide from other cats and from people. Every cat should have its own food bowl, its own water bowl, its own scratching post … to think you can get 18 of those in one house would be stretching credibility.”

He added: “I’ve spoken to five other charity chief executives, and they also said they couldn’t defend this number of cats in that house.”

______________________________________________________________________________________________

I had to change the headline. The Guardian really dropped the ball on this one. Liable law issues maybe?


?t=21

0 replies, 839 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread