Homeless cats recovering well
IT is fast approaching that time of year when we all start to think about Christmas and time with family and friends. Perhaps this year you would like to bring a bit of new life into your home for Christmas by adopting a kitten or cat to give them the early Christmas present of a new start in life.
At the Middlesex north west branch of the RSPCA we have quite a number of cats and kittens desperate for a fresh start but two who really stand out for us are Fred and Tinks.
Fred, a little boy about four months old, is one of several cats rescued from a garden where they had set up home. The cats were generally all in OK condition except for Fred and his brother Barney. They both had horrible wounds on their sides and their skin was peeling off. The vet thinks most likely they had boiling water thrown at them, scalding them and causing their skin to peel off.
Fred has now made a full recovery and is ready to find a loving new forever home. As you can imagine after everything he has endured from us humans he is a smidge on the timid side. He desperately needs to get into a loving home where we are confident he will soon come out of his shell given a bit of one to one love and attention.
Fred is the last of his litter still with us which is particularly sad as he adores other cats so much. We want Fred to go to a home where there are already one or more cats for the feline company he loves so much.
Tinks, who is about one year old, was living as a stray and was picked up by a member of public who was concerned about her odd and awkward walk. After a visit to the vets she was diagnosed with luxating patella (wobbly knee joints), not on one but on two of her legs. The great news is it has been caught early and there should be no lasting damage. We have already operated successfully on one of Tink’s legs and she has recovered brilliantly. She is an adorable and affection cat who will fit in to any family household. Tinks loves spending time with people but is quite happy to entertain and amuse herself while you are out.
Tinks will need to have her second leg operated on in the next few months, which the branch is happy to pay for, but while she is waiting for the surgery there is no reason why she can’t begin enjoying the benefits of a warm and loving home.
If you think you could offer Fred or Tinks a home then please call us on 020 8966 9688 or email us at info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
To view all the pets we have looking for new homes you can visit our website at www.rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
n FULL RECOVERIES: Tinks (above) and Fred