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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.

Mary Jane

Ta­mara

Eli

Erica

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