New names and new homes needed after alley cats rescue
LAST WEEK, our staff had to step in to save three seven-weekold kittens after they were found dumped in an alleyway in Rayners Lane by a member of the public.
These cute black and white kittens – two girls and one boy – will be looking for a new home in the next few weeks.
The little mites were given food and water and taken straight to the vet’s for a check-up.
“The tiny little things are a little frightened but otherwise unscathed by their ordeal,” said Aileen Scheers of the North West Middlesex RSPCA.
“They seemed fine, they were eating and drinking properly straight away and were very playful and brighteyed, which is a good sign.
“Hopefully they weren’t out on their own for more than a couple of hours.
“I can’t understand why someone would dump living things as if they were rubbish.”
Now we are asking all our Facebook followers to help us name the kittens.
There have been suggestions from Top Cat, Benny and Choo Choo, to Barbara, Belinda and Basil.
You too can make suggestions by searching ‘RSPCA North West Middlesex’ on Facebook or tweet your ideas, @ RSPCAMiddlesex.
These little chaps are probably the result of an unwanted litter, and Aileen has urged local people to make sure their pets are neutered.
“We are seeing such a high number of kittens coming into our care and we would like to remind people to get their cats neutered.
“So many people think an unwanted litter won’t happen to them, or that it’s easy to find homes for kittens.
“It really isn’t, and so often advertising ‘free to a good home’ means kittens end up in the wrong hands – even used in dog baiting”.
If you would like to adopt a kitten, this litter is a little bit too young just yet, but Toad, Frog, Tadpole, Newt and Minnow, who were hand reared by animal welfare officer Tracey Deamer and who appeared in a previous column, are now looking for their
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branch ‘forever homes’.
“They are so friendly, and completely adorable. They will all make wonderful family pets,” said Tracey.
Please call us on 020 8966 9688 or email info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk to adopt an animal today or visit www.rspcamiddlesex.org.uk to view all the animals looking for a new home
If you cannot adopt but would like to help us cope with the high numbers of abandoned animals in our care, please make a donation today by calling Aileen on 020 8429 5604, or visit our website www. rspca-middlesex.org.uk, or send a cheque to: RSPCA Middlesex North West branch, 114 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex HA5 1RL.