SWANSEA AND DISTRICT BRANCH OF CATS PROTECTION IS APPEALING FOR PEOPLE WITH A LOVE OF CATS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE CHARITY
It’s that time of year again when the branch is desperate for foster homes for mothers and kittens or just kittens. We are always inun-dated during the summer months when kitten births are at the highest.
In September we still have kittens and some older kittens around 6 months old.
This is also the most difficult time to find good homes for kittens. The main reason being there are so many around that people can get them from other sources other than charities such as Cats Protec-tion and RSPCA.
The rise in unscrupulous people selling kittens often in bad health is made easier by the almost universal access to the internet.
To foster a cat or kittens you need to have a spare room where the fostered cats can be kept separate from your own animals, this is to control any infection from fostered cats to your own and vice versa. Kittens quite often need treatment for cat ‘flu especially if they have come from unhealthy or overcrowded conditions.
Of course if you do not have any pets then the cats can have the run of your house (if you let them!)
All treatment is paid for by Cats Protection, all food and litter is provided or paid for. All you have to provide is a roof over their heads and some TLC.
Fostering for Cats Protection is a rewarding experience when you see the cats going to loving new homes, particularly if the cat has had a traumatic life before being rescued. Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life.
All potential homes are visited and new owners are made aware of the responsibilities of owning a cat and the need to neuter when old enough.
At the time of writing we have just taken in 5 new born kittens whose mother died giving birth. One of our dedicated volunteers is bottle feeding them which involves giving them a feed every 2 to 3 hours in the early days through-out the day and night.
Our next Homing Day at Kenwood Kennels, Llanmorlais will be towards the end of September, date to be finalised, please look at our website or facebook page for details. However if you wish to adopt a cat or kitten you do not have to wait for a Homing Day, just ring our helpline on 0345 260 2101 the operator will take details and a volunteer will get back to you to arrange a home visit.
To offer a cat a home, or if you are interested in volunteering for us, please contact us by one of the following methods:
Helpline: 0345 260 2101 Please note our helpline number has changed
Twitter: www. twitter.com/swanseacats
A SELECTION OF CATS AND KITTENS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR HOMES
PICS ABOVE – Top row from left to right:
Starlight is a lovely, friendly, tabby girl. Her owner had to give her up as she had lost her job and couldn’t afford her any longer.
Finlay is a friendly boy approx. 3 years old. He has been a stray for a while. He was being fed by a family but they were moving and so there would have been no-one to look after him.
Bagheera is a 2 year old male. He is a lively, playful, friendly cat but is not good around young children.
Bumble is a very lively, playful, very friendly youngster who appears to have been a stray. He would fit into most homes.
Bottom row from left to right: Tinkerbell is a pretty young kitten, her siblings are Tess and Smudge, they are all playful, friendly, confident kittens.