Cat­tery full to bursting

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL NEWS -

WE’RE hav­ing kit­tens here at the RSPCA Hilling­don, Slough, Wind­sor, Kingston and Dis­trict Branch – lit­er­ally.

Kit­ten sea­son con­tin­ues and our cat­tery is full to bursting with home­less cats and kit­tens who have come into our care. Most had been aban­doned and would not have sur­vived if they had not been brought to us by one of our in­spec­tors or by members of the pub­lic.

Our staff and vol­un­teers are work­ing all hours to care for them. Now the challenge is to find per­ma­nent homes for them.

Could you of­fer a lov­ing home for one or more of th­ese in­no­cent an­i­mals, or for one of our adult cats?

Visit www. rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org. uk/an­i­mal_adop­tion.htm to see just a se­lec­tion of the an­i­mals look­ing for homes, and to down­load an adop­tion ap­pli­ca­tion form.

If you know someone who is con­sid­er­ing get­ting a pet, please steer them in our direction – it is so re­ward­ing to of­fer a home to a res­cue pet and to know you are of­fer­ing that an­i­mal a se­cure and happy fu­ture.

With cats com­ing out of our ears we are des­per­ately in need of do­na­tions of cat and kit­ten food as well as old blan­kets and bed­ding, and toys spe­cially de­signed for cats (the kind avail­able at pet shops).

Th­ese can all be dropped off at our RSPCA Clinic in Hilling­don and will be very grate­fully re­ceived.

Talk­ing of the clinic – did you know that we of­fer low cost neu­ter­ing, mi­crochip­ping, vac­ci­na­tions and advice to all pet own­ers?

Call 01895 231 435 now to find out more and book an ap­point­ment for your pet, and make sure you are part of the so­lu­tion.

There is a 20 per cent dis­count for OAPs – please spread the word.

Could you ‘do the do’ for Betty Boop?

Lovely Betty has been with us for a while now. She was res­cued by one of our in­spec­tors from a bru­tal home where she was re­peat­edly beaten up by her male owner, leav­ing her with ab­so­lutely hor­rific in­juries. Af­ter a great deal of vet­eri­nary care and gen­tle nurs­ing by the RSPCA team, three-yearold Betty is now re­cov­ered, although she will al­ways have a bit of a ‘funny walk’ due to her past in­juries, and may be sus­cep­ti­ble to arthri­tis in later life.

Betty is a beau­ti­ful tabby look­ing for a calm, lov­ing home with a sym­pa­thetic owner, who she can learn to trust.

She is still wary of men so an un­der­stand­ing fe­male owner would be best.

She would be happy as a house cat, or in a quiet coun­try spot, with lots of lap time, stroking and af­fec­tion, and we think she would pre­fer it if there weren’t any other cats in the house­hold.

It sounds like a tall or­der, but we’re sure Betty’s per­fect new owner is out there some­where. Could you be the one? Do you know any­one who fits the bill? ‘Oooh Betty’ – we do hope you find your for­ever home soon!

Bobby came to us as her own­ers were mov­ing and sadly could not take her with them.

Bobby is a sweet young rab­bit now in search of a home that re­ally will be for­ever. 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 all-im­por­tant love and at­ten­tion of their hu­man fam­ily. If you are in­ter­ested in adopt­ing Bobby, or any of the other lovely rab­bits cur­rently in our care, please do con­tact us.

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 – thank you so much.

n SWEET RAB­BIT: Bobby

n RES­CUED: Betty Boop

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