Every summer it rains kittens
AS happens every year over spring and summer months there is an explosion in the cat population and many thousands of these have no home so end up in the care of animal rescue charities such as ourselves.
We keep hoping that all the work done to get cats neutered and microchipped will make a difference in reducing over-breeding and stray cats but sadly there are no signs this year of this happening yet.
At the Middlesex North West Branch of the RSPCA we currently have more than 50 kittens in our care waiting to find a new home for life.
Cheryl O’Keeffe, the Branch animal welfare administrator said: “I have been here working at the branch for three summers now and it just seems at times like it is raining kittens.
Some weeks we have several calls every day from people with litters of unwanted kittens who are desperate for someone to take them but we are always full with stray and abandoned kittens and cats so rarely can help.”
Here is just a small sample of the lovely little boys and girls we have in our care at the present time just waiting for someone to take them home to a new life.
Cruz, Rosa, Alfonso, Eduardo have just arrived in our care from a very kind member of public who took in a pregnant stray cat and allowed her to have her kittens in her house.
She has now decided to keep the mum (now spayed) but was not able to keep the kittens.
Now that the kittens are nine weeks they are old enough to go off to their forever home. They are very friendly little chaps and will all make great companions for whoever decides to give them a home. Bergamo and Brazilia are the last of a litter of kittens that came into our care with their mum after their owner moved and left them behind. They are super cute and friendly little cats who love people and attention.
They would make superb family cats and they would be fine living with other pets.
If you think you could offer a home to Cruz, Rosa, Alfonso, Eduardo, Bergamo, Brazilia or any of the 45 other kittens we currently have looking for a home for life then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
We also have many adult cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furry pets looking for a home. To view the many pets we have looking for new homes you can visit our website at www.rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
n WAITING FOR A HOME: Above Brazilia and Bergamo. Above left, Cruz & co