Kitten season is now at crisis point
Can you give an animal a loving home and a new start in life?
ALTHOUGH late starting, the kitten season is now in full swing and at crisis point.
Here at your local branch of the RSPCA, the RSPCA Hillingdon, Slough, Windsor, Kingston & District Branch, we have 90 cats and kittens in care needing homes, and that number goes up every day. Ninety! We urgently need help so please get in touch if you would be able to offer a ‘forever home’, a donation of kitten food, toys or an experienced foster home. All are urgently required.
We have received calls this week from people who are ‘going on holiday and can’t afford the cattery fees’, who have given up cats for rehoming; and many, many calls from people who have ‘found’ mother cats with a litter of kittens in sheds and garages.
We regularly hear parents saying that they wanted their children ‘to experience kittens being born’, who have delayed spaying their female cats for this reason.
Sadly, parents must bear in mind that not every cat produces a healthy litter of kittens.
It is quite common for some of the litter to be born dead; others need a caesarean operation which can cost up to £1,000.
A poor little mother cat needed veterinary help recently when it was discovered three of her kittens were fused together.
This was a terrible, traumatic experience for a young mother – practically still a baby herself – with a cost to this local branch of several hundred pounds for veterinary fees.
After a good deal of care she is now happily suckling her one remaining live kitten.
Both join the waiting list for a new home.
Could you help? To find out more please call 01895 833 417 or email email@example.com.
We have more than 50 kittens of various ages in our care and more arriving daily.
We can’t list them all individually, but these are just a few of our adorable fluffies.
With our catteries full, we want our kittens to find loving homes as soon as they’re old enough to leave us – not just for their sakes, but also to make space for the many more stray, abandoned and unwanted kittens who will be in need of our help throughout the busy kitten season.
If you can offer love and care to one or more of our kittens, or one of our many adult cats, please download, complete and return an adoption application form.
Sally Iver was brought into us via one of our inspectors.
She initially had several injuries, but with lots of TLC she has made a full recovery. Sally Iver likes to sit in her bed and watch the world go by, but also loves the attention and affection of humans.
Little miss Sally has a very healthy appetite and likes to let you know when she is hungry.
Although she is a very pretty cat, Sally has long fur so will need regular coat maintenance.
Sally Iver is looking for a home with older children and no other cats or dog.
After all that she has been through, Sally Iver would love to find her forever home – could you be the people to welcome her into your home?
Thank you for your support.
We can’t do it without you!
We have an Amazon Wish List for anyone wishing to send items from outside the local area. Please visit our website or contact us for more information.
If you think you can offer one of our animals a loving home then please call the RSPCA Hillingdon branch on 01895 833 417 or visit our website www. rspcahillingdonclinic.org. uk to download an application form.
n AFFECTION: Sally Iver loves watching the world go by