Our whole kitten kaboodle
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, 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