Pepper and pals cut the mustard
DESPITE our best efforts here at the Middlesex North West Branch of the RSPCA we still find some cats a little harder to find that new home for life than others and sadly all too often it is the slightly older cats that seem to miss out.
These cats make great pets and being a little older they tend not to run around wrecking your house like a kitten sometimes will.
Currently we have three pairs of really lovely adult cats, all of whom are aged between six and eight. As these cats have lived together and bonded in pairs we will be rehoming them in pairs not individually.
Jet and Patch are male and female who are both approximately eight years old. Patch is timid but does respond well to affection from people so should settle in with new owners who can be understanding that she needs time to gain her trust.
Jet on the other hand is a ‘cushion’ cat, he loves nothing better than to laze around all day. He does have a flea allergy so needs a good quality flea treatment every month to keep the allergy at bay.
Pepper and Guinness came into our care when due to personal circumstance their owner was not able to keep them any longer. They are both about eight with Pepper being a boy and Guinness being a girl.
They are both used to human company and love to be brushed, stroked and to have a real fuss made of them. They are quite homely cats and would just love a home where there are some nice sunny spots for them to lounge around in the sun and while away the day.
Our last pair are called Peyton and Peri who again are a female and male pair. Peyton, the female is about eight while Peri is a little younger at six. They were abandoned by their owner and a kindly neighbour reported the pair of them to the RSPCA as they were unable to keep them. Both needed dentals when they came into our care and have now recovered from this and are eating well.
Peyton is a very loving cat who would appreciate a lap to sit on as would Peri who is a gentle and affectionate boy.
If you would like to find out how you could offer a new home to Jet and Patch, or Pepper and Guinness, or Peyton and Peri then why not call us on (020) 89669688 or email us at: info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
You can view these lovely cats and all the other pets we home looking for a new home on our website at: www. rspca-middlesex.org.uk
THE cat across the road is at least 20 years old. As a stray, he followed our neighbours home from the pub one night and that was 20 years ago.
He’s an ankle swiper. His favourite day of the year must be the day the Ealing Marathon goes past his house – that’s a lot of ankles.
Despite his age, he is still the most dominant cat in the road and is more than a match for younger models.
Snowey is also an older cat – but only17 years old.
He has come into the care of The Mayhew Animal Home as his previous owner has gone into care – so his world has been turned upside down. Not easy at his age, especially as he is deaf. This means he cannot hear danger signals such as cars or other animals so he needs to be kept either indoors or have access to a garden only if it is a fully-enclosed area where he will be safe.
He is very friendly and enjoys lots of fuss. Deaf animals are not uncommon. Last year, The Mayhew homed a deaf Staffie, Gordon, who waited nine months for a home but who now has his own facebook page charting life in his wonderful new home.
If you would like to be Snowey’s wonderful new
home, you can meet him at The Mayhew, Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green. When you meet a deaf cat, it can be useful to remember that one way of helping to ensure they are not startled when you approach is to walk heavily so they can feel the vibrations.
In order to help people decide if they are ready to be a responsible pet owner, The Mayhew has produced a checklist of things to consider before getting a pet (themayhew.org). It includes questions such as: Are you prepared to care for a pet for its whole life? Do you have time for a pet? Can you afford a pet? Do you live in suitable accommodation? Do you have pets already and is it a good idea to introduce a new animal?
As well as being helpful for adults, it’s a useful list to talk through with children if they are asking for a pet.
n CHILLED COMPANIONS: (clockwise from above) Pepper, Peri and Peyton