Socks can be a great fit

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Animal Matters -

SWEET Socks came into our care through no fault of his own, ac­com­pa­nied by his older brothers.

This warm-hearted boy loves to be fussed, and es­pe­cially en­joys head and chin rubs, rub­bing back against you in re­turn. Socks has a very lov­ing na­ture but he can be very shy, es­pe­cially with new peo­ple as he has been moved around a lot.

Socks is look­ing for a quiet for­ever home that will give him the time he needs to set­tle in com­fort­ably and al­low him to come out of his shell, so that he can show you how car­ing and kind he re­ally is. Socks can live with older chil­dren and pos­si­bly an­other cat as he is used to the com­pany of his brothers. Is there space in your heart and on your sofa for lovely Socks?

Tinker­bell is still look­ing for her for­ever home and is cur­rently our long­est stay cat, hav­ing been with us since Oc­to­ber. This lovely 10 year old lady de­serves bet­ter than to be stuck in a cat­tery just wait­ing for that spe­cial some­one to come along. She would dearly love to find a quiet re­laxed home and some­one car­ing to share her life with.

She is such a sweet and friendly fe­line, who adores fuss and at­ten­tion and is happy to re­cip­ro­cate with lots of licks and rubs. Tinker­bell would pre­fer a home with­out other pets where she can be the cen­tre of at­ten­tion and have that all-im­por­tant lap space all to her­self.

Ob­vi­ously, she will need reg­u­lar groom­ing to keep that beau­ti­ful coat in good con­di­tion. Do you have all the home com­forts, love and com­pan­ion­ship to of­fer our won­der­ful Tinker­bell?

You may have seen our re­cent ap­peal for help with the cost of surgery re­quired by our lovely English bull­dog Ro­man. Just to up­date ev­ery­one, he has had a lovely Christ­mas in his fan­tas­tic foster home, where as you can see he has been en­joy­ing some healthy treats.

Many thanks to ev­ery­one who has do­nated to­wards his treat­ment and care, we’re so grate­ful. He came in to our Hilling­don Clinic just be­fore New Year for a progress check-up and for his foster mum to be briefed on the sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures and the af­ter­care that will be re­quired.

Ro­man’s ini­tial op­er­a­tion will be in Jan­uary and we’ve got all paws crossed that this will go well for our lit­tle man who has been suf­fer­ing on­go­ing skin, res­pi­ra­tory and eye prob­lems.

Even the small­est amount of an­tifreeze can cause kid­ney fail­ure and death when in­gested by cats. Ac­ci­dents from ac­ci­den­tal spillages can be avoided by stor­ing bot­tles safely, cleaning up spillages in­stantly and dis­pos­ing of an­tifreeze prod­ucts re­spon­si­bly.

Signs of an­tifreeze poi­son­ing in cats in­clude vom­it­ing, a sleepy or de­pressed de­meanour, a drunk-like and un­co­or­di­nated state, as well as seizures and dif­fi­culty breath­ing.

Signs can be­gin to show af­ter 30 min­utes post-in­ges­tion, with kid­ney fail­ure in­di­ca­tors show­ing af­ter two or three days. We ad­vise that you con­tact your vet im­me­di­ately if you sus­pect poi­son­ing.

Most peo­ple are un­aware of the dan­ger to pets from an­tifreeze poi­son­ing.

Ingest­ing the small­est amount can cause kid­ney fail­ure and death, es­pe­cially in cats. Please take care and keep your pets safe this win­ter.

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.

Socks

Tinker­bell

Ro­man

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