Battersea Dogs and Cats home is overflowing with kittens as the charity gets ready for its annual Kitten Shower.

Since April the rescue centre took in 107 stray or unwanted kittens - 91 per cent more than the same period last year.

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Sakura Anderson, cattery team leader, said the influx was due to the high numbers of unneutered cats in London.

She added: "It's vital that we show animal lovers how many homeless cats and kittens there are looking for homes and how important it is to neuter your cat so we can reduce the growing population of unwanted animals."

The event will take place from 10.30am to 2pm on Thursday, July 24. It will include games and crafts, as well as kitten creches where guests can play with the furry felines.

Battersea's cat experts will be on hand to teach visitors about caring for their pets.

There will even be a chance to name new arrivals.

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Tickets are available from the London centre on the day of the event, and will cost £5 for adults and £3 for children under 16. Children under three can visit for free.