Andree gets head shave in boost for stricken cats

Andree gets head shave in boost for stricken cats

13 March 2019

HAIR today, gone tomorrow — cat lover Andree Brown is embracing her new look after getting shorn.

Downpatrick Cats Protection’s local co-ordinator bravely opted to get her head shaved to raise much-need money to fund a rehoming service for stray or abandoned cats.

Totally devoted to cats, which she calls her “fur babies”, she has raised £1,165.

Her hair was shaved by Precious Hair Design in Church Street, Downpatrick, on Friday morning and she described the reaction and support she received as “amazing”.

Her verdict? “I am actually really liking the look, but it’s wild chilly without hair,” said Andree, who lives between Killyleagh and Crossgar.

“I like the look so much, I think I’ll keep it, but a bit longer. I look like my mum, Alvina.

“My stylist Tracie did such a great job but I’m always very impressed with her expertise.

Andree added: “I’m indebted to everyone who donated, to those who sent well-wishes and encouragement but mostly for the difference this money will make to my babies. Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but we are so grateful.”

Andree is keeping her JustGiving page open until the end of the week as donations are still coming in. 

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