We’re full to the rafters with kittens
NO run at the inn! It’s OK, no need to panic! You did not sleep through the summer and fast forward to Christmas, but it is true. We have no room. We’re full, rammed, stuffed – no matter how you say it, there is no more space.
At the moment we have 103 cats and kittens in our care, either at the cattery or in foster homes, and we have even rented extra pens but they still keep coming.
The real sadness is that most of these animals should not be here.
Despite constant nagging, many cats are still not being neutered by their owners, which leads to unwanted litters (which are often abandoned or given away) which also go un-neutered and have unwanted litters and so on.
We also have stray animals that, if they were microchipped, could be returned to their owners (assuming contact details have been updated when they move home) who, no doubt, will be very upset and miss them terribly.
So, in short, what is known as ‘chipping and snipping’ your cat is a win/win strategy which will help us with future issues with space, stop unwanted litters and make sure stray animals get homes where they belong.
Can you offer a loving home to an animal that needs it? If you would like to give a pet a much-needed second chance, we would love to hear from you.
Many of the animals in our care have had a tough start, so it is very important that their next home is the right home and a forever home.
Adopting an animal requires making a long-term commitment to its welfare and means that you will need to ensure you can provide for all of your adopted pet’s needs.
When making your choice of pet you need to be prepared to look after it throughout its life.
If you get a kitten, this could be 20 years or more and with a rabbit it may be six years or more.
You also need to be ready for the unexpected – what will you do if your pet is poorly for example.
Modern veterinary care means that it is possible to treat serious injuries and illnesses successfully, but such treatment can be complex and expensive.
Insuring your pet will help with unexpected bills.
If you have considered these issues and would like to give one or more of the many animals in our care a home please, have a look at our website or Facebook pages for more information.
You can see more pictures and videos of the cats and kittens in our care on our Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/RSPCAMNW
If you think you could offer a forever home to a rabbit or any of the other small animals and cats we currently have looking for a home for life then please call us on 020 8966 9688, or email us at info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.
n LOVING HOME: Some of the kittens ready to be rehoused