Our whole kit­ten ka­boo­dle

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL MATTERS -

KIT­TEN sea­son is well ad­vanced now and de­spite hav­ing found lovely homes for more than 50 kit­tens al­ready this year, we still have over 30 in our care .. and more ar­riv­ing on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Kit­tens come to us hav­ing been found as strays or aban­don­ments with and with­out their moth­ers. Own­ers of un­neutered fe­males also turn to us to take un­planned lit­ters they have nei­ther the time or money to care for or can­not home. The beau­ti­ful black cat pic­tured was al­ready heav­ily preg­nant when she was signed over to us be­cause her owner had de­vel­oped al­ler­gies.

The cat later gave birth to two black and two tabby ba­bies at our re­hom­ing fa­cil­ity.

Each of th­ese kit­tens will spend at least nine weeks in our care be­fore they can join a new fam­ily, and the mum cat a min­i­mum of 3 months un­til she has reared her young and can be neutered.

This is just one of many lit­ters that puts such a strain on our re­sources ev­ery year. There are ways you can help and any­thing you can do is ap­pre­ci­ated:

Neuter your cats to avoid con­tribut­ing to the num­ber of un­wanted kit­tens and also for the well­be­ing of your cats (for neu­ter­ing advice / help please call us on 01895 231435)

Do­nate sa­chets of kit­ten food, un­wanted bed­ding or toys

Con­sider of­fer­ing a home to one (or even two!) of our de­serv­ing kit­tens

Jeremy’s Ap­peal

Jeremy, a beau­ti­ful lit­tle ter­rier cross was eight weeks old when he came into our care as a puppy farm res­cue. We quickly found that this sweet boy suf­fered from a birth de­fect called Phi­mo­sis.

We hope Jeremy will for­give us for openly dis­cussing his rather del­i­cate prob­lem, but es­sen­tially he had a se­verely nar­rowed fore­skin where the open­ing of the sheath was tiny. Amongst other things this was pre­vent­ing nor­mal uri­na­tion.

Prac­tice Prin­ci­ple Cathy Sid­dle at Ar­den House An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal un­der­took the surgery re­quired to en­large the open­ing and rec­tify the prob­lem.

Thank­fully Jeremy will now be able to en­joy a per­fectly nor­mal life. The cost of the pro­ce­dure, as­so­ci­ated treat­ment and post-op­er­a­tive care is just un­der £500.

If you could spare even a small do­na­tion for Jeremy so funds will con­tinue to be avail­able for other an­i­mals in need of es­sen­tial but costly ve­teri­nary pro­ce­dures like this, we would be ex­tremely grate­ful.

Do­na­tions can be made via our web­site www.rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org.uk us­ing the “Do­nate” op­tion (please mark for Jeremy) or call 01895 833417 for other ways to give. Thank you on be­half of our gor­geous lit­tle dumpling Jeremy!

Fully re­cov­ered, Jeremy is now 14 weeks old and look­ing for the per­fect for­ever home.

He is a play­ful and con­fi­dent puppy, who gets on well with other dogs and just wants to have fun.

He will need house train­ing, so­cial­i­sa­tion, train­ing classes and all the other nor­mal puppy stuff … in­clud­ing lots of love of course!

If you can of­fer a lov­ing home to any of our an­i­mals, please call us on 01895 833417 or visit www.rspc­ahilling­don­clinic.org.uk to ap­ply online. Thank you as al­ways for your sup­port.

Ter­rier cross puppy Jeremy who has phi­mo­sis

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