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Cat Information

If you would like to adopt a cat please search the RSPCA website

The cats and kittens that are available for homing are housed in heated cat pens in the gardens of our fosterers’ homes.

The cats that come into our care are first checked by a vet, treated for fleas and worms, given their first vaccination and neutered.

Unneutered tom cats are tested for the FIV/FELV virus as these are the highest risk category.

All cats must be given time to settle into their new home therefore patience will be required. Cats must be kept indoors with a litter tray for the first three to four weeks.

Annual vaccinations are required as are regular flea and worming treatments.

With milder winters and central heating fleas are becoming resistant to products, therefore we only recommend products supplied by vets.  These include Advcocate and Stronghold for fleas.  We also stock Indorex Household Flea Spray, which is a very effective flea control product.  We stock Drontal tablets and Panacur paste for treating worms.

Elderly cats can be wonderfully rewarding to give a home to. They don’t require a lot of attention, only tasty meals and lots of cuddles. When a cat reaches an elderly age, they also develop a fantastic character, are loving, grateful for a warm home and they love the soaps. We nearly always have ‘oldies’ in residence, waiting in the wings to be adopted. Most of them will mix happily with other cats

A home is for life. Not until they grow up, not until they get unwell.

Please consider carefully all aspects of pet ownership before taking on a pet.


Each year thousands of unwanted kittens are born

Please don’t add to the epidemic

PLEASE GET YOUR CAT NEUTERED NOW

We offer subsidised neutering vouchers to pensioners and people on a means tested benefit (excluding tax credits).


Help a stray cat

stray_catWhat to do about a stray? Your heart says one thing, and your head probably says another…

If you find a lost or stray cat – Please give it some comfort until a shelter space can be found

Most of us at some time will have encountered a stray or lost cat, either just hanging around or more likely trying to find food.

If you cannot take a lost or stray cat into your home while welfare enquiries are made, please provide food, clean water and shelter to prevent it from succumbing to hypothermia.

A simple cardboard box covered with a bin liner, and filled with straw or towels etc will provide adequate shelter.

If you use towels they will need to be changed regularly in cold weather, as they become damp outside. Cat carriers (please remove the door) can also be turned into emergency shelters, as can increasingly popular plastic storage boxes. Polystyrene, newspaper and straw are good insulators to make a nice warm bed.
Make sure your shelter is in a safe place, weighted down against the wind, or tucked under a bush for stability. Meanwhile you can take the car to a local vet to be scanned for a microchip, you can look on Facebook local ‘lost and found pets’ pages and contact your local vets and animal rescue centres in case the cat has been reported missing.

If the cat has not got a microchip you should ask for them to be added to our waiting list and contact other animal rescues for them to be taken in as soon as a space is available.

A full step-by-step guide on helping lost or stray cats can be found here: www.catchat.org/lost.html

For details of vets in your area go to: www.any-uk-vet.co.uk

For details of rescue shelters across the UK go to: www.catchat.org/adoption

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Contact us on 01279 306058 or email: clinic@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

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