Pearl and her kittens are just part of the tale
WE’RE having kittens – about kittens! This time of year, we are having kittens – and all puns aside we are very worried.
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes a terrible time for cats
We are expecting hundreds of unwanted kittens, lost mother cats who leave the family home to give birth and never find their way home, and boys who roam too far in their search for a mate and get injured on our roads or in fights.
You can make a difference today – don’t let your beloved cat become another statistic. Please get your pet neutered.
Neutering your cat won’t just make sure you don’t have to deal with unwanted kittens. It will keep your pet safe. For girls it offers lifelong health benefits, and reduces the chances of uterine cancers – and the costly vet bills that go with it. For boys, it will keep him closer to home reducing the risk of traffic accidents, and without the need to mate he won’t get into fights – which can cause horrific injuries.
Although it is early in the year to see kittens we have already rescued a mum and her two kittens who were sheltering under a storage unit in near Wembley Stadium.
Mum, who we’ve named Pearl, is very friendly, and was clearly a much-loved pet.
If she had been neutered she would still be at home with her family, and without a microchip we’ve been unable to trace her owners.
The two kittens, tortoiseshell Gem and smoky-grey Flint, are having their health checks this week and so the whole familiy will soon be ready to go their separate ways and find their forever homes soon.
If you’d like to adopt any of our cats please call 020 8966 9688 or email email@example.com.
To view all the animals looking for a new home, visit www.rspcamiddlesex.org.uk There are lots of old wives tales out neutering – many people still lieve that animals should have at st one litter which simply isn’t true, or that it’s cruel to put your pet through the operation.
But, the procedure is routine and carried out under a general anaesthetic. Your pet may feel some discomfort afterwards but will be back on its feet in no time. What will cause more pain is injury from fights and the risk of being lost like Pearl, or worse, run over.
If you want to neuter your pet, but are worried about the cost – please speak to us. Many vets offer a reduced neutering fee for people on low income – and your local RSPCA may be able to help if you are on low income or receiving benefits?
Please contact RSPCA Middlesex North West Brach for more information: 0208 966 9688.
n SWEET: Right, Pearl and Flint and above, kittens Gem and Flint were found in a storage unit