We’re tickled pink at latest arrival
STRANGE times at the RSPCA Hillingdon shelter this week when a pink chicken was delivered. The bird had been abandoned and was rescued by an RSPCA inspector. Everyone gathered round, excited to see this rare bird, as one of the shelter’s guests educated the team all about this special breed which has pink feathers; that is, until it started to rain and the pinky-red dye washed out over everyone’s hands!
We still don’t know why or how the chicken had turned pink, but the chicken is otherwise healthy, now back to a normal colour, and off to a happy home.
In other news, we still have a lot of adult cats needing homes, so if you or someone you know is thinking of getting a cat, please think about rescuing one of our marvellous moggies. Adoption application forms can be downloaded from our website, www. rspcahillingdonclinic.org. uk, or picked up from our clinic in Hillingdon.
With ‘Black Cat Day’ coming up next month, you could have your own black cat moved in between now and then – we have several waiting to meet you (and we think they are all due a bit of good luck). We also have quite a few small furries at the moment – check out our website or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ RSPCAHillingdon) to see pictures of our guinea pigs, rabbits and chinchillas.
Meanwhile, we’re busy swotting up on general knowledge for our fundraising quiz night on Friday at Ye Olde Crowne pub in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, (opposite the Beck Theatre).
Tickets are £5 each and teams should have between four and six people. If you’re interested, or would like more info, please email branchadministrator@ rspcahillingdonclinic.org. uk or call us on 01895 813 267. All money raised will go towards animal welfare.
Eugenie, a female, one-year-old white/tortie, and her three kittens were signed over to us from a household with too many cats to cope with.
This lovely mum has developed a particularly strong bond with her tortie daughter Patch (female, 13 weeks) so these two are now looking for a home together. Eugenie is a quiet cat who enjoys a fuss and her home comforts. Patch is still a little timid, so needs someone prepared to offer lots of TLC and the time to grow in confidence.
This delightful duo are ideally looking for a quiet home without any other animals or children. If you can offer Eugenie and Patch that special home, please get in touch.
Nelson is a very handsome chap who came to us as a stray. His tail had been recently amputated but sadly he was not microchipped so we have been unable to locate his owner. He is a big boy with lots of character, who can be quite vocal. He does enjoy a tickle under the chin.
Being long-haired, Nelson will need regular grooming to keep his coat in good condition. If you could offer Nelson a fresh start and lots of love, please get in touch.
n HOMELESS: Nelson and (left) Eugenie and Patch