Home­less cats re­cov­er­ing well

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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