SUSIE Hughes from the RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch writes about some of the animals currently in their care. To adopt any of the pets seen here, please call 0161 882 0680.
ERICA and ELI are an adorable pair of fivemonth-old kittens who are looking for a new home together after they were removed from a house along with very many animals where breeding had simply got out of control.
The cats were all in very poor condition when they arrived in our care and were consequently diagnosed with Feline Herpesvirus (FHV).
It is also the reason why Erica has just one eye, because it became so badly infected by the virus that it had to be removed.
For the majority of time FHV is symptomless and will not affect their health or lifespan but during times of stress or ill health it can show itself in cat flu like symptoms such as sneezing or conjunctivitis.
During these times it is also contagious to other cats so Erica and Eli are looking for a home where they are the only cats and can be kept indoors at all times.
Eli and Erica are both confident and friendly kittens who adore people and are great around children of all ages.
They are very gentle and extremely entertaining to watch play together. Eli is the cheeky monkey of the pair.
He loves investigating and playing and can always be found getting up to no good.
When he isn’t trying to discover new things then he can often be found in the kitchen doing his cutest face asking for food; he loves his grub and it’s definitely a quick way to his heart.
Erica is super affectionate and craves human company.
Wherever you are in the house she won’t be far behind. She has a special game she likes to play which involves running up and down stairs with her favourite things in her mouth, ranging from her favourite purple mouse, a cuddly toy (which is the same size as her) or even a watch!
MARY JANE is a plump white lop with tufts of long hair around her ears (we suspect her father was a lionhead.)
She is looking for a new home after she was found stray, but sadly their owner couldn’t be traced.
Mary Jane is a confident rabbit who likes sitting high up and surveying her land. She makes good use of every inch of her pen, hopping around each corner and exploring every box, which is a good job because she does need to lose a few pounds!
Whilst she is happy mooching around your feet on the ground she will avoid being picked up, but once safely secured in your arms she will nestle in for strokes and cuddles.
MJ will be suitable to live indoors or out, but if outdoors, she has to have a neutered male companion.
TAMARA is a beautiful black lop bunny who is five months old.
She came into our care along with her siblings after an accidental litter left the owner unable to cope.
When Tamara first came into our care she was very nervous and would run and hide at the sound of anyone approaching.
Thankfully, time in foster care has seen her confidence grow and she has become a wonderfully entertaining little girl.
She will now run to the edge of her pen to see who has come to visit her and enjoys a really good head rub (and grub).
She has bags of character and is always getting up to something; she does not sit still for long.
Like all young bunnies Tamara is full of beans and loves to run around her pen at full speed doing lots of binkies.
She will run up and down her tunnel, through and over her boxes and will finish by doing a big flop followed by a little nap (before starting the process again.)
Tamara likes the objects in her pen to be put in certain places, so every day she spends a little time rearranging the boxes and her litter tray to her own liking.
She is litter trained, a brilliant hay-eater and absolutely loves her daily portion of fresh veg!
She really enjoys her toys, especially her rattler ball which you can hear her throwing around on a daily basis.
The one thing we have not managed to crack is any improvement in her tolerance to being handled.
She is simply too wriggly and defies even the most confident rabbit handler.
Tamara is looking for a home as an indoor rabbit either on her own or paired with a neutered male.
Tamara was neutered on February 11 and is ready to be paired with a bunny now.