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RSPCA Shropshire Branch’s resident cat, reporting on recent activities at the cattery.
What a busy time we have had lately.
4 kittens came in from RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital. Branches try to help the larger RSPCA establishments out when they have space. These kittens were all from separate litters and were rescued for a variety of reasons. One had been thrown from a car, fortunately it wasn’t hurt. Another was found in a park shivering and wet, she was only 5 weeks old.
The kittens were a little worried at first but soon settled down and began to play.They soon began to explore their adventure play pen and my goodness do they like to eat.
Amber the tabby and white girl has already gone to her new home with Lisa and Duncan and Pebbles a black and white girl has gone to live with Tina.
Elvis the shy black one has a visitor this Saturday (we all hope she likes him ) and Charlie the black and white one also has a visitor this Saturday.Charlie is so energetic, when he’s picked up he purrs like a motorbike engine. I remember how I used to be like that when I was a kitten.
A shy black cat came in with a severe flea allergy.She has been called Milly.Her owners hadn’t treat her fleas at all. She hardly had any fur.She was very shy at first and hid away, now she is eating and beginning to like being gently brushed and stroked. Her fur is growing back well. She is only 12 months old and our carers say she will make a lovely pet for someone.
Simon the blind cat is a real character. Sandy one of our helpers came to take his photograph, he wouldn’t stay still he was very mischievous, he even swung on the camera strap! The only photo she managed to take was one of his tail, he moved so fast.He may not be able to see but he doesn’t let it stop him from getting about. He can even go up and down his ladder now. Everyone loves Simon he is so friendly. He greets everyone with a nuzzle and a kiss.We all hope he will get a home soon.
Simon and Fern went to their new homes in Stipperstones and Rafiki the Bengal has gone to Leek with his new family. He sent a photo back to us of him lounging on a cushion on a settee, lucky boy!
Of course I am still in charge, greeting all the new inmates and showing them how to behave.
Simba the Siamese has needed a few tips on coping with people he doesn’t know. He’s learning very quickly and will soon be ready to have his photo taken so we can show him to people.
3 or 4 of our cats are ready to go and live on farms or smallholdings. They will appear on the website soon I heard my carers say the other day. There are 3 black ones and a tortoiseshell one. Watch this space for further details.
I must go now as typing ruins my claws and I do like to keep them in pristine condition.It’s the same with my fur a girl can never take enough time over her appearance can she?
My name is Misty , I am a long term resident cat at Rspca Shropshire Branch.I cannot be rehomed as I have a few problems, unfortunately I have some very sad news to report to everyone. Tommy our lovely Branch cat has died from a type of stroke.The vets think it was all related to his cerebral palsy problems.
Tommy was a very special little cat who welcomed every new inmate and helped them to settle. He was never aggressive to other animals.
He taught me how to greet new cats with my tail upright, to touch noses gently and never to hiss or growl at them.
I am going to carry on Tommy's work to try and help all the cats who come to stay with us feel welcomed and wanted.
My carers miss Tommy greatly.They say he was a cat with superb 'purrsonality'..and he was very handspme.However they think that I will be able to carry on doing the same important job that Tommy did.I hope so....
From time to time I will report back to let everyone know how I am doing.
I have greeted 3 cats already and things seem to be going well.
Love from Misty xx
Our successful 2014 re-homing programme continues into the New Year.
In January the Branch re-homed 12 cats (over a three week period) and a further six have been re-homed so far this month.
Some of our recent “residents” who have found their forever home …
Betty aka Betsy in her new home. Lovely Lulu has settled well in her
What a beautiful cat she is! new home
A few more of our recent re-homing successes
11 year old Pixie in her new home. 8 year old Gizmo, now named Ziggy
A big thank you to Moira for re homing relaxing in his new home.
this lovely cat.
Hello everyone you may remember me, Tommy, RSPCA ‘s Shropshire Branch cat. I suffer from Cerebral Palsy, but I don’t let that stop me at all.
Life here at the cattery has been pretty hectic over the last few months. We have had dozens of cats in for a variety of reasons, all needing new homes. Fortunately the wonderful people of Shropshire and surrounding counties have come to their rescue. Since January 2014, 78 cats/kittens have now been successfully adopted and another 8 are reserved to go. Our new Facebook page is also helping us to spread the word about the work we do.
I have a very important job to do. I go up to new inmates to speak to them and find out all about them. My carer says I am such a friendly boy with no aggression ( whatever that is !) in me at all.
Recently I have been helping Caramel a tortie girl with a broken pelvis. She was in a road traffic accident. She has been encouraged by me to get up and walk a few steps. She has been on cage rest for 6 weeks now and has told me that she wants to come out and walk around with me. My carer says she can come out for 5 minutes walking next week. We have to walk about in a carpeted pen though so Caramel’s legs don’t slip. I like the carpet I can dig my claws into it.
I have been enjoying the beautiful weather, playing in the garden and trying to catch flower petals, I’m not very good at it as my eyesight is a little wonky, just like my legs. However I am good at chasing round after my carer’s little dog who loves to wash me
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