Cats do love a box – especially a giftbox
Can you give an animal a loving home and a new start in life?
THERE is nothing like getting up early on Christmas morning, bounding down the stairs and finding a stocking, bulging with goodies waiting for you.
For Jonny and Curly Tom, who live at our cattery, Christmas came early as they had these lovely boxes to explore and enjoy in their warm pen.
Many animals are not as lucky as Jonny and Curly Tom and face spending a cold, wet Christmas trying to find food and shelter. Our animal welfare officers will do all they can to get injured, sick and abused animals into the cattery or foster care and we would love to give them all special treat to them feel loved.
That is where you come in.
When you are doing your Christmas shopping could you pick up a few bits for our animals too?
We need cat toys, snuggly blankets, food items and of course, treats. If you could put them into a shoe box (wrapped in pretty paper if possible) and drop the box into one of our shops we will make sure that they get to Santa in time for delivery on Christmas Eve.
If you can’t afford to fill a whole shoebox any gift you can donate will be gratefully received.
Don’t forget, we now have not one but two RSPCA shops in Ruislip! Despite having an incredibly busy schedule, Santa himself has agreed to open our Pop Up shop for us on Tuesday December 6 at 9.30am which is really exciting. We have reserved a special parking space for him on the roof of the shop so he won’t be taking up too much room.
If you have new furniture arriving ready for Christmas there is still time to donate it to our Pop Up shop.
We have a great team who will come and collect your old furniture so that we can give it a new life elsewhere, just give them a call on 07531 446830 to arrange date and time.
We already have some beautiful furniture available and new stuff is coming in all the time so if you need a table, chairs or a sofa at a sensible price please come and see us.
Remember that a pet is a long term commitment and you should think long and hard before making any decisions. Please consider adopting an animal from either the RSPCA or any of the other rehoming charities.
If you must buy a specific animal do your homework, meet the breeder and see where it was bred.
If you think you could offer a forever home to any of the small animals, cats and rabbits we currently have looking for a home for life then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view some of the many pets we have looking for new homes you can visit our website at: www.rspca-middlesex.org.uk where you will also find more information about the work we do at RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch.
CHRISTMAS FELINE: Cats Jonny and Curly Tom check out their donated gifts