Monday, 17 December 2012
Katniss was a pregnant stray from Ryde and now all she longs for is a family of her own. Katniss is a playful, mischievious girl who will entertain you when there is only repeats on the telly. Katniss needs to be the only pet as this little girl wants all the pampering for herself. Her "Puss in Boots" like eyes will hynotise you into loving her forever!
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas, may all your Christmases be merry and bright by adopting me and us having lots of fun together. I was abandoned in Havenstreet and left to take care of my kittens all alone. Now " All I want for Christmas is you!" Please take me home, I'm waiting for you.
Hi my name is Badger. I'm a very handsome boy and I've lived here at CP since I was 7wks old. I have never had a home, garden or Christmas Tree and all these are all on my wish list for Christmas. I am friendly and purry and perfect for snuggling yp to on these cold winter nights. I would love a family to call my own. Please come and meet me...
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Shy, sweet girl. Bella has had a turbulent start in her short life. She had a home but her owner moved away and left her behind.
"I came in with my two brothers Fred and George, George has been...
Friday, 7 December 2012
This lovely sweet girl was found wandering the streets of Ryde homeless, abandoned, unwanted, unloved. Her eyes lit up when the girls put the Christmas decorations in her pen for this photo. I wondered if she had recalled a happy time in her life? Please come and offer this beautiful cat a home before Christmas!
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Pandora is the most adorable old lady cat. She came into the centre a few weeks ago and her fur was all matted. She has since been shaved, pampered and seems to be enjoying all the TLC.
This photo was taken after we shaved off her knotted fur the day she came in! Older long haired cats do tend to get knotted fur especially on their back, belly and hind legs. Its a good job that Pandora didn't mind us clipping her fur, there was rather a lot that had to be removed.
If you have a long haired cat at home please remember to brush them daily to avoid the fur getting knotted. Otherwise the only option is to shave the fur off.
Another downside to being an older cat is that their teeth can start to deteriorate. Poor old Pandora had to have a dental last week as well. She had a very painful hole in one of her gums and a few teeth that needed to be removed. She is now on medication and she is being spoilt rotten with posh food.
We will continue to keep you updated on how lovely Pandora is doing. We would be so happy if someone would take her home. She is a little dear and would make a lovely companion in a quiet household. So please come and meet her.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
"She's running around with Fergus, and has taken to jumping onto him. She also growls if we try to take away her toys, or if anyone disturbs her while she's eating. She's such a character, and we can see that her and Fergus are going to get on really well."
Thank you for adopting one of our unwanted black kittens they are often overlooked. If anyone would like to adopt one of black and black & white kittens please contact the adoption centre.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Sadly over the last few months we have had an increase in the number of cats returning to our centre. Here are some of the cats we currently have who are back for their 2nd or even 3rd time here with us. Please help us find a permanent home for these poor cats.
Gorgeous snowflake flurry came back this week after her owner became allergic.
She has such a lovely nature, but does need to be the only pet.
Flurry loves attention and is a lap cat, she would make a lovely companion in a quiet household. She is ready to snuggle up to you in the cold nights ahead.
Can you believe that this handsome boy has been here three times? We can't and we feel so sorry for him.
He came back in the past because he was neglected and now he is back because his owner became allergic.
He is such a wonderful cuddly boy who loves a tummy tickle and a brush. A gentle boy who needs to find a permanent home this time.
Just look at those piercing eyes, how could you resist his charms?
Big personality Bubbles has been in and out of the centre for the last year, its her third time here.
She is a typical tort with bags of character. She needs an understanding owner and cannot be re-homed with children or other cats. The poor girl is probably so fed up of coming back here.
Bubbles is also a very affectionate and loving cat when she wants it. She loves being brushed and as a long haired cat this is important. Please spread the word about her, she would be suit a quiet household and would make a loyal companion to someone.
If you are interested in adopting one of the cats featured please come up to the centre. We are open everyday from 11am - 3pm. Please do consider that their next home has to be the right one for them. We know these cats really well and we can advise whether your home will be the right one for them. We want their next home to be their last. They have been through enough already, thank you.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Wilma and Bam-Bam did not have the best start in life. As some of you might remember Wilma and her tiny kittens were thrown out of a moving vehicle. Sadly all of the kittens died apart from Bam-Bam.
Wilma has gone to her new home today. She is finally getting the love and attention she needs after her traumatic start in life. We did all we could to make her happy here but nothing compares to a home.
Bam-Bam has gone to live with Rowan one of volunteers, she is fostering him for the time being. We felt that Bam-Bam needed some extra TLC in a home environment. He has been gradually gaining weight and his personality is developing. He is turning out to be quite the naughty, cheeky boy. He has endless energy and is loving all the home comforts.
Bam- Bam will need a very special home and he will be available for adoption very soon.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
These three little kittens were found in Firestone Copse by someone taking a walk. They were brought to us in a cardboard box looking dazed and confused.
They are the cutest little bundles of fluff and have been settled down into a pen in our admissions unit. They were not the only unexpected arrivals of the day either. Almost every week we have people bringing up cats and kittens that we are not expecting.
We would like to stress to people that taking a cat of the street and bringing it to us is not always the best thing to do. The cat could have a worried owner and doing a bit of detective work could find out whether the cat is owned or is a stray. If you are worried about a cat's welfare then please contact the RSPCA.
Please also take into consideration that we have countless calls daily asking us for help. In our current situation we are unable to have a waiting list due to the high demand, the list was getting out of control! We are asking people to be patient with us and call in everyday other day, our spaces available are on a first come first serve basis. We are trying to help as many people as we can.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Mr Todd was originally homed in 2008 from our centre. At the time he was called 'Gallileo' and he stayed with us for a few months in isolation because he had ringworm.
Sadly Mr Todd or Toddy as we call him had to come back due to ill health. On arrival we checked him over and noticed that he mouth was very sore. He cried and hissed when we tried to have a good look, he was clearly in a lot of discomfort. Today Toddy has been to the vets for a dental and has had four teeth removed. He is on a course of anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications.
Because of the problem with his mouth, Toddy started to associate food bowls with pain. His previous owner told us that he would hiss and growl at the food bowl, but he clearly wanted to eat. We have now started feeding him soft pate type food on a plate, he seems to manage this well. Due to his eating problem Toddy has lost rather a lot of weight and his general condition deteriorated, since being back with us he has started to improve.
Toddy really is a lovely boy, he is now around seven years old. He loves a fuss and is real people cat, he will soon be ready to go to a new home. He is very special to us as most of us remember him when he was here a a few years ago. It is always very sad when a cat has to come back to the centre. Due to his ill health his previous owners were unable to cope, now he has had the required treatment he will be ready to go to a new home.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Working for Cats Protection sometimes questions your faith in humanity and this particular case is one of those times. Poor Lucy was found abandoned in an alley in a cardboard box, cold and alone with another box on top of it so she couldn't escape.
She is now recovering from her ordeal with us at the centre. She is a wonderful little cat who is enjoying the home comforts here with us. She is so quiet and sweet and this cruel event has obviously traumatised her.
She will be ready for adoption shortly and is looking for a very special home. So please find it in your heart to give Lucy that second chance she so desperately deserves.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Lizzie stole the hearts of everyone who met her, a dear elderly cat found as a stray in Ryde. She was found outside Liz Earle, she knew where to go to get some pampering!
We always knew that Lizzie was an old lady and that the time we had with her might not be very long. During her stay she was everyone's favourite, she loved to chat to everyone who walked by her pen. She loved a tummy tickle and a brush, we spoilt her right up until her last day.
Unfortunately Lizzie's health started to deteriorate, she began to slow down and she wasn't her normal chirpy self. We made the very tough decision to have her put to sleep last Friday, we all miss her dearly.
We will never find out who she belonged too, we wonder what stories she could have told us. All we know is that her final chapter here with us was a good one. She spent the last few months of her life being cared for and loved. Rest in peace Lizzie, we will never forget you.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Amy & Alice
We have many more black and black & white cats looking for new homes. So please help us spread the word. They are the least likely to be adopted, over any other colour. They are some what out of fashion and we want to change this.
On Sunday 28th October we are holding a Black and Black & White Cat Awareness Day from 11am - 4pm. To find out more please visit our website, thank you.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Wilma and Bam-Bam are a mum a kitten who were allegedly thrown out of a moving vehicle. They have now been with us at the centre for well over a month.
We have been keeping a special eye on Bam-Bam after sadly his sister Pebbles passed away. We are happy to say that both mum and kitten are going from strength to strength. Both are lively, happy and putting on weight. Bam-Bam is becoming quite the cheeky monkey!
Here are a few photos of the them captured during the week. We have been photographing Bam-Bam next to a food box every week to see how much he has grown, due to Tim the vets instruction.
Hopefully this positive progress will continue so that they can be available for re-homing soon.
By Rowan Lathey (Volunteer and fosterer)
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Cats Protection is holding its annual National Black Cat Day on Thursday 25 October to encourage more people to adopt unwanted black moggies.
Following the success of last year’s black cat campaign, the charity aims to raise awareness of the plight of black cats which tend to lose out on homes to more colourful varieties.
The UK’s leading feline welfare charity currently has around 1,300 black cats in its care and says that homes are far less easy to find for black cats than other felines.
“People seem to be more taken with torties, tabbies and other colours - perhaps due to a perception that variety adds spice,” said Danielle Draper, Manager at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre.
“Although it’s lovely to see these cats finding their forever homes, it’s sad to see black cats left waiting in the wings. They make up about 23 per cent of all the cats in Cats Protection’s care and each one waits around a week longer to be re-homed than the average cat.”
To coincide with this annual event we have decided to have our own. Sunday 28th October we will be holding a Black and black & white cat Awareness day at the centre. Open from 11am - 4pm, find us at 122 Marlborough Road, Ryde.
So come along and meet our lovely black and black & white cats, there will also be a kitten information talk at 1pm. We hope to see you there.
To raise awareness the charity is encouraging people to upload pictures and stories of their own black cats, and to change their social media avatars to a specially designed black cat version.
Supporters will also be encouraged to share photos of themselves transformed into black cats on the Cats Protection’s social media sites. This is a call to get creative by dressing up, using face paints or wearing the downloadable black cat mask – and then get snapping!
To find out more about the campaign or to adopt a black cat, please log on to www.cats.org.uk/black-cats or call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12.
On Thursday we set a humane trap in the hope of catching a mother cat and her kittens. They were found at at farm in Havenstreet. The people that reported them were worried for their safety as a near by dog was very aggressive towards them.
The kittens are approximately eight weeks old and surprisingly tame, but nervous. The mother is very friendly, so this has led us to believe that this little family may have been abandoned. A mother cat and kittens born outside would not be this trusting of people.
When the kittens arrived they were looking rather tatty and soggy from the rain. We soon settled them into a warm pen. Safe at last, here are a few photos of the family when they arrived. We will update you on their progress.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Smartie's and Sweety's kittens have recently been diagnosed with Giardia. They had been poorly for a while and a poo sample confirmed this. They are currently isolated from the rest of the cattery and were are barrier cleaning their pens. This means we are changing protective clothing in between pens and thoroughly cleaning each pen before we move onto the next. Giardia is zoonotic which means it can be passed onto people so we are having to be extra vigilant. We are hoping the the kittens will start to feel better soon. They have been re-wormed and are having tribrissen injections daily which treats bacterial infections.
What is Giardiasis?
- Foul smelling stools, often yellowish, foamy/frothy.
- Weight loss
- Abdominal distension