Chillax and cuddle up
WITH everyone in holiday mood the unwanted animals are beginning to hit the Hillingdon Clinic thick and fast. We are shouldering a £200k loss at clinic so any help our local community can offer us with regard to animal food – particularly kitten – quality unwanted saleable furniture and goods, fundraising ideas and volunteers has never been so welcome as now.
This local clinic rescuing animals since World War II seriously needs our community’s support to be able to keep on caring.
Please don’t allow your cat to add to our nation’s shame by remaining un-neutered. If finance is a problem we may be able to help.
With nearly 50 kittens in our care we must ask ourselves if we will find 50 forever homes.
Please make sure cats as well as dogs are microchipped – our clinic has ongoing special prices – but it is also a good idea to make sure your cat has a collar and disc on as well.
Cat collars must be the safe “snap apart” type. Many cats are found with difficult to treat collar wounds having got their leg caught in their elastic collar.
There are many temptingly beautiful dog and cat collars for sale, these are not always friendly or kind to our pets. Many we see when we are on holiday. Always check cat
SPENDING time with Pinky and Perky is like watching synchronised swimming. Heads turn in unison. Bodies curl together. But they don’t do everything simultaneously.
If there’s anything to explore, Perky goes first and Pinky follows behind, once she knows it’s safe – sensible girl.
This brother and sister, now nearly five months old, came into the care of the RSPCA as semi-feral kittens in late March.
Regular readers will know that between two and eight weeks of age is a crucial time in the development of a kitten with regard to how well socialised they are likely to be as adults.
By the time Pinky and Perky came into care, they had missed out on socialisation experiences during their early weeks, but the RSPCA has worked hard to make use of any window of opportunity left.
After arriving at the cat adoption centre, they spent two weeks being fostered in a home where they had positive contact with older children, dogs and cats. collars are snap apart and check the inside of the collar to check there are no sharp edges holding in ‘jewels.’ Dog collars are possibly the worst with “glitz” collars being
This helped them get used to being with people and other animals, as well as becoming familiar with normal household activities.
But they are still timid and the RSPCA is looking for an indoor home for Pinky and Perky where the owner understands they will take time to settle.
If this could be with you, come and meet these two beautiful tabby cats at the RSPCA Cat Adoption Centre, Burket Close, Southall.
The adoption centre desperately needs more volunteers, particularly for sitting with shy kittens.
It makes a huge difference to kittens, like Pinky and Perky, if someone spends time with them.
If you have time to spare and would like to make a real difference to the quality of life for the cats and kittens at the adoption centre, either call into the centre or phone 0300 123 0746 for a volunteer application form.
Alternatively, if you want to do a different sort of volunteering, the RSPCA is looking for volunteer drivers to take wildlife and small domestic animals such as rabbits to heavy and with metal fastenings inside the collar can cause rubbing on sensitive necks!
Looking for a home
Chillax – male cat, four years old – has been with us for quite a while receiving treatment for a serious abscess. The wound is all healed now and this lovely boy has had enough of the cattery and would really like to be settled and loved in a new home. He is such a purry boy who loves a fuss and is very much a lap cat. The scratching post is a favourite for play and stretching his legs. If you can offer Chillax all the love and pampering he is looking for, please get in touch.
Daisy – female lop rabbit, three years old. Daisy came into us when her owners no longer wanted her. She is a lovely rabbit, although a little feisty at times. she would benefit from having a home with previous experience with rabbits.
All rabbits require a spacious hutch and a generous sized run with plenty of room to play, stretch and exercise as well as a healthy and nutritious diet to help them thrive.
Not forgetting of course, the allimportant love and attention of their human family. If you are interested in adopting Daisy, or any of the other lovely rabbits currently in our care, please do contact us. rehabilitation and rehoming centres.
Drivers should be over 21 with a clean driving licence and be available during the week.
It would be preferable if drivers lived within a reasonable distance of Putney Animal Hospital.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer driver, should email email@example.com. uk for details.
n IN UNISON: Pinky and Perky
n LOP WITH A HOP: Daisy