Pat thinks he’s a very lucky man
POSTMAN Pat loves his black and white cat. Jess is his constant companion and a loving and loyal friend. They share adventures but, more importantly, they are always there for each other.
So why we keep asking, do we have so many black and white or just black cats in our care?
OK, so some of them are a little older, but they are all desperate to find their forever homes.
If it is down to superstition, well, these are obviously lucky cats because they have ended up in our care and are ready for the good times.
Owning and caring for a cat is great fun and very rewarding, but it is also a big responsibility and a long-term commitment in terms of care and finances.
If you own a cat you are required by law to care for it properly. Cats have an average life span of 16 years and beyond and should be part of the family; you should be committed to involving them in all life change that can occur in this time such as moving home, having a family and changes in personal circumstance.
We carry out a home-visit prior to adoption and in some cases suggest minor changes that help ensure your home is as pet friendly as possible.
We’ll also call or visit afterwards to make sure you and your new pet are adjusting well to your new life together.
All of our animals have a health check, are neutered and microchipped before leaving our care.
Monty is a three-year-old male. He came into our care as a very scared cat. We have no history of his past other than that his owner passed away, but why he is so fearful of people we just don’t know. Monty needs an experienced cat owner who has lots of time to spend with him to help win his trust and continue with rehabilitation and just helping him to become a confident cat. Now that he has stopped running away from us we are trying to get him to take treats from our hands. This is very slow progress.
Initially Monty is going to be a challenge to the person who takes him on but he will be worth it and once you have gained his trust the rewards will just keep coming.
If you think you could offer a forever home to Monty or any of the other cats and kittens we currently have looking for a home for life then please call us
IT’S amazing what can come to light after someone dies. Muffin should know. After her owner died, she was found living in a field in Scotland with seventeen other dogs.
Dogs Trust at Harefield took eight of them and called them The Teddy Bears because they each looked like a cross between a mastiff and a German Shepherd dog.
That was a year ago and Muffin has come a long way since then. Living in a field isn’t ideal preparation for domestic life but since arriving at on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: email@example.com.
We also have many rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furry pets looking for a home.
To view some of the many pets we have looking for new homes you can visit our website at: www.rspcamiddlesex.org.uk
So remember...Be like Pat and it could be your lucky day! Dogs Trust, Muffin has made excellent progress. She is still nervous but has bonded with her carer and eats out of her hand. She is gentle and is learning to play.
Muffin needs all her training and is looking for a home in a quiet household where they will understand that she will need time to build her confidence. If this could be with you, Muffin is waiting at Dogs Trust, Harefield.
In order to guard against dogs being nervous as adults, it is important they are well socialised during their first year of life, particularly between
three and twelve weeks old. They need to meet a wide variety of people, situations and other animals. They also need to get used to the sound of normal household appliances.
For more information on socialisation, including with regard to vaccination, go to dogstrust.org.uk and search socialisation.
Here are two opportunities to get a taste of fresh air. Firstly Dogs Trust’s Fun Day is approaching on Sunday June 5. Put the date in your diary and I’ll give details nearer the time.
But, before then, you can also enjoy a day in the countryside at the National Animal Welfare Trust’s open day on Monday May 2 (11am-3pm).
There will be stalls, a fun dog show and you can see how clever your dog is in their dog agility.
You are also welcome to look round the centre and meet the dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs needing homes. The open day is at the National Animal Welfare Trust Rehoming Centre, Tylers Way, Watford-by-pass WD25 8WT.
n MAIL BONDING: Postman Pat and his black and white cat
n SWEETIE: Muffin was found in a field