Together, we're turning Huckleberry's life around

My name is Claire Jones and I'm the cattery supervisor at RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre.

I'm just one member of the large team of people who are here to help cats in need recover from difficult challenges and find a happy new forever home. From the RSPCA animal rescue officers and inspectors who bring rescued cats to our door, to the vets, animal care assistants and other staff who help them recover and move on - we are all completely dedicated to giving each cat everything they need to heal and thrive.

There's one more vital member of our team - YOU! As an RSPCA Sponsor, you're absolutely at the heart of everything we do to help cats in distress learn to love, trust and find their confidence again. We just couldn't do it without your generous support.

Huckleberry being fedA stray cat called Huckleberry is a fantastic example of the enormous difference your gifts help to make each month. Ten-year-old Huckleberry arrived at the beginning of April, after a member of the public spotted him looking unwell and handed him in to a local vet who called the RSPCA.

Our vet examined Huckleberry and as he had symptoms of highly contagious cat flu he had to be kept in an isolated cat pod, away from other cats. Both Huckleberry's eyes were also badly injured, possibly from a number of fights, so he needed a delicate operation to remove damaged skin inside his eyelids.

After surgery, our animal care assistants and I gave Huckleberry eye drops frequently for the next four weeks, which had to be done gingerly, as he didn't like them. We also gave him natural supplements and calming remedies to help him feel more relaxed.

Huckleberry being combedAs Huckleberry recovered, his personality began to shine. He's such a lively character. He especially adores his little mouse toy and plays happily with it when he thinks we're not watching.

We discovered Huckleberry loves snuggling up and being fussed too, and he soon became a big favourite of mine. Over the months we formed a very special bond, and he gets so excited whenever he sees me - especially if I have a brush, as he loves to be groomed. He really melts my heart.

Happily for Huckleberry, our team's love and hard work - and your fantastic support - are paying off. He's now ready to be adopted by a special, loving family and start a new life.

So thanks again for being an amazing RSPCA Sponsor.

You're at the heart of all we do for cats like Huckleberry, Kora, Tom, Dick & Harry

You're at the heart of all we do for cats like Huckleberry, Kora, Tom, Dick & Harry

For every cat who comes into our care, there's a huge team of people ready to provide them with whatever they need to recover and start a new life with a loving family. And you're right at the centre of that team. It's Sponsorship like yours that makes it possible for us to be there when cats desperately need help.

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Huckleberry's team
  • 1 Vet
  • 1 Cattery Supervisor
  • 2 Animal Care Assistants
  • 1 Centre Manager
  • 1 Receptionist
  • 2 Volunteers
  • You

Thanks to you, Kora's getting all the love and care she needs

Kora was first brought to the RSPCA in 2020 as a stray cat expecting kittens. Thanks to supporters like you, we could take care of Kora and soon found new homes for her and her kittens. Sadly, although Kora's new owners loved her, she had problems with other cats in the area and was returned to us at RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre nine months later.

Kora the cat being combedYour support means our staff at the centre could be there for Kora once again. We gave her a thorough health check and a behavioural assessment to see what type of home would suit her best.

At first, Kora was shy with us but over the months she's really come out of her shell. These days, she's chatty and affectionate, winding herself around our legs. Kora loves spending time with our cattery supervisors and animal care assistants, especially playing with feathers and balls. Most of all, she loves the outdoors and spends many happy hours in the outside area of her cat pod, sunbathing on a chair and watching birds.

With your ongoing Sponsorship, we'll find the perfect new home for Kora, somewhere in the countryside, where she can wander to her heart's content.

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Kora's team
  • 1 Vet
  • 2 Animal Care Assistants
  • 2 Cattery Supervisors
  • 1 Centre Manager
  • 1 Receptionist
  • You

Tom, Dick and Harry have come such a long way with your help

Three vulnerable kittens were found abandoned and alone by animal rescue officer, Kirsten. Seeing the kittens were very lethargic, with their eyes crusted over, Kirsten immediately took them to a vet. Once they were treated, Kirsten brought three-week-old Tom, Dick and Harry to RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre to be cared for, neutered and rehomed, with your help.
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Tom, Dick and Harry's team
  • 1 Animal Rescue Officer
  • 1 Vet
  • 18 Animal Care Assistants
  • 1 Cattery Supervisor
  • 2 Centre Managers
  • 4 Volunteers
  • 1 Receptionist
  • 1 Maintenance Worker
  • You