A CAT lover who helped to rehome thousands of pets has retired after more than 30 years.
Betty Boud found new homes for more than 1,000 moggies each year since she started working for Cats Protection in June, 1979.
The 65-year-old retired from the National Cat Adoption Centre, in Chelwood Gate, on December 16 following more than three decades of service.
She said: “I was really happy in my job and I felt very privileged to do it. No day was the same, every day was different. It’s a very rewarding job, particularly when you re-home a cat with a new family.”
During her time with the charity, Betty’s duties involved manning the reception, caring and feeding the cats, taking them to the vets and making visits to match the right cat to the right home.
One day she said she will never forget was one Christmas Eve, when she and a team of helpers visited a house in Redhill.