A RESCUE shelter in Prestatyn that pledges never to put an animal down is set to provide a purr-fect home for cats in need of care.

Abandoned Animals Association received £435 from Myddelton College, the independent school in Denbigh, to refurbish its cattery.

The money was raised during a fundraising raffle by Friends of Myddelton, the school's parent-teacher association.

Pupils at the school were asked to nominate a worthy cause to receive the sum and following a school poll AAA was selected.

Carol Roberts, manager of AAA, said: “We have received a grant to improve the cattery facilities, but it wasn’t quite enough, so this donation from Myddelton College is perfect timing. It’s going to make a big difference to our rescue.”

AA A relies on donations and grants to carry out its work.

Mark Roberts, headteacher of Myddelton College, said: “Friends of Myddelton asked parents and pupils to nominate charities for the raffle and the nominees were put to the vote. All of the nominated charities were very deserving, and I’m proud of the fellowship shown by the pupils who put forward causes close to their hearts.

“Special congratulations to pupil Glesni Reece and Abandoned Animals Association for winning the poll. We also have to thank the amazing North Wales businesses who donated prizes and those who supported the raffle – they’ve made life a little more comfortable for some deserving furry friends in the north of the county.”

The Denbigh school plans to continue its links with the rescue centre by having a special collection point where pupils and parents can donate food and supplies for the animals in its care.