A New Home for Cats

A New Home for Cats

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Details

Location

Belfast, Cliftonpark Avenue

Year

1963

Date

Production 03/12/1963

Length

03min 54sec

Audio

silent, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Jimmy Greene meets Mr Carson, the Treasurer of the Cats Protection League. The league has just purchased a large house on Cliftonpark Avenue to become a home for cats. Mr Carson argues eloquently for the need to raise money to protect cats. There are too many stray cats who need help and the population needs controlled. A cat declined to be interviewed. 

Notes

During the 1920s, cats were not seen as the companion animals today – instead of much-loved pets, they were considered as nothing more than pests. Concern was expressed at the ignorance of many people regarding the needs of the domestic cat. In an attempt to raise the status of cats, a group of like-minded people gathered together at Caxton Hall in London. They formed the Cats Protection League.

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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