A BUILDING in Penarth has been covered in rainbows and cats, inspired by the movement started for the NHS.

SHUA Trust Home and Cat Sanctuary in Penarth got the idea to cover their pink building in the colourful images when a trend began of children putting rainbows in their windows to show their support for the NHS.

One of the founders Jacqui Burgess, painted them on the building herself, as she was always fascinated by rainbows.

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“People always comment on it,” said Shellie Scott, who manages their social media and helps at the sanctuary.

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(The building is on Hayes Road in Penarth. Picture: Annere Martin)

“Rainbows were chosen to spread hope and happiness and represents the sanctuary as well.

“When people ask where to go for donations, they say the pink house with the rainbows”.

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(They hope the images bring happiness to those in the area. Pictures: Annere Martin)

The sanctuary currently has over 120 residents that cannot be rehomed due to health conditions, disabilities and so forth. However, they have had 15 rescues since lockdown and were able to reunite five cats with their owners – one which went missing for five years.

Founders Kay Kisby and Jacqui Burgess are currently running an online Ebay shop to raise money for their sanctuary, as being self-made, they are not funded by anyone. They had to close their charity shop doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you have any unwanted donations, please contact the sanctuary on Facebook at @shuatrust or drop them outside the building.