Could you give John Craven a home ?
ONE of the biggest issues facing animal welfare charities today is trying to deal with the tens of thousands of pets that become lost every year and which have either not been micro-chipped or whose owners have moved but haven’t updated their address details on the microchip database.
These strays are the ones which are very rarely able to be reunited with their owners and as a result new homes have to be found for them.
So far this year at the Middlesex North West Branch of the RSPCA we has taken in more than 500 pets in need of shelter and care while a new home is found for them and 212 of these have been stray and not microchipped.
If the owners of these pets had taken the time to get their pet microchipped then they could all have been reunited with their families by now.
You can get your pet microchipped at your local vets or if you are on a low income you may find local animal welfare charities can help. Microchipping is a quick and simple process that involves injecting a tiny microchip under your pet’s skin.
This has a unique number that can be read by a scanner. Most animals can be microchipped but it is most commonly used for cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. It will be a legal requirement from April 6 next year for all dogs in England to be microchipped.
Sweet little Daz had been scavenging for food and sleeping rough for some time before being reported to us as stray and coming into our care when we were unable to trace his owners.
He was filthy when he arrived, but slowly all his grey bits are turning white once more.
Daz is looking for a quiet home, possibly with other cats, particularly if they are female, and he must have a home with a garden to enjoy.
John Craven is a lovely chunky fellow rescued from the streets of North West London after he had been found living on the street, scavenging for food. He is a friendly cat who loves being around people but doesn’t necessarily want a lot of fuss all of the time.
He is quite vocal and will let you know he wants something, and being a bit of a diva he can have a bit of a strop when he doesn’t get his own way. He is just a great big kitten so can become rough when playing, though he never uses his claws; this is why he needs a grown up family so if he does get a bit over zealous he can be put in his place easily.
Both Daz and John Craven are now microchipped and ready to find their new home for life so if you think one of them might be ideal as your new family cat then call us on (020) 89669688 or email us at: info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk to find out how you can adopt them.
n SWEET: Daz, above, who was found as a stray and John Craven, top left, are in need of new homes