Tag Archives: cats

Another life for cat Cheetah

19 Sep

Right! Time to bring you some more news and stories from the animal world! Today I want to share Cheetah’s story- a stray ginger tom cat who’s life was saved by the RSPCA after he was run over and left to die on the side of a road.

Cheetah’s leg was completely crushed by a car and it was several days before he was found dragging his broken leg, and taken to the RSPCA hospital in Putney. Unfortunately nothing could be done to help Cheetah’s leg so it had to be removed.

But there is a happy ending! Cheetah has since learnt to walk on three legs and is becoming more confident by the day. A loving new home has been found for him when he is given the all-clear from the RSPCA’s Southall Cattery. It’s great to hear he is doing well! Things could’ve been very different for Cheetah if nobody had found him on that road.

You can read more about Cheetah’s story and watch a video of him in action right here: http://blogs.rspca.org.uk/insights/2013/09/16/animalhospitals-perform-life-saving-operations/#.UjpcKzZwZLM

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Calling all animal charity supporters!

15 Aug

Thank you to all of you who have completed my animal charity dissertation survey so far. I greatly appreciate your help! I still need a few more responses though so if anyone else currently supports an animal charity (either by donating or volunteering) please could you take just a few minutes to fill it in? You’ll be doing me a huge favour!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P65WWMF

I’m super busy at the moment but I promise I’ll be back with lots more exciting animal posts in the very near future!

Thanks again!

Happy World Cat Day!

8 Aug

Today is World Cat Day! This special feline day was founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and is all about celebrating one of Britain’s most-loved pets.

Why not take a look at the Cats Protection website and see for yourself the great work they are doing to help cats in need? You can find it here: http://www.cats.org.uk/

And I will leave you with a lovely quote which celebrates this fine species…

“I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior” – Hippolyte Taine

Happy World Cat Day everyone!

Introducing a new baby to a doggy household

5 Aug

After the arrival of William and Kate’s royal baby, the PDSA have written a helpful article full of useful tips to consider when introducing a new baby to family pets. Cats and dogs can find a noisy new arrival very stressful and can also become extremely jealous that they are not getting all the attention they are used to. This can lead to aggressive and mischievous behaviour.

Tips include:
1) Try to keep routines stable. If feeding and walking times need to change then make these changes gradually before the baby arrives.

2) If you have friends with babies and toddlers, introduce them to your pets before the baby arrives to get them used to having youngsters around.

3) Before bringing the baby home, allow your pet to smell a blanket or item of clothing with the baby’s scent on it so it is familiar when the baby comes home.

Check out the full article and lots more tips right here: http://www.pdsa.org.uk/about-us/media-pr-centre/news/1380_avoid-a-right-royal-disaster-when-introducing-a-new-baby-to-pets

Suri and Eddie find a new home together

1 Aug

A story with a happy ending from the RSPCA today! A six-year-old tabby cat called Suri, who has been at the RSPCA’s Milbrook Animal Centre since last August, has finally found a loving new home!

Suri was featured in a special appeal to find her a new home and sure enough new owner Ian came to her rescue. Ian also adopted Eddie from the centre to help raise her confidence levels. Slowly but surely they are getting to know each other and I have a feeling that Ian, Suri and Eddie are going to make a great team!

You can read all about Suri and Eddie in Ian’s own words right here: http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/rehoming/successes/stories/-/article/rehoming_success_suri

It’s wonderful to hear a story with a happy ending!

Cat thrown over fence is rescued by Blue Cross

15 Jul

A Blue Cross rehoming centre in Southampton was shocked to discover a cat had been thrown over the fence in a cat carrier during opening hours. Instead of taking the poor cat into the centre, she had just been thrown over into the centre’s garden and left there.

Luckily the cat had no apparent injuries apart from suffering from shock. However, it was obvious she had recently given birth to kittens even though none were abandoned with her.

The happy news is that the cat, who has been named Olivia, now has a new loving home with other cats to keep her company. I’m sure she has many happy cat years ahead of her thanks to Blue Cross! It’s still so sad that people can abandon animals in this way though!

A personalised door-key for your pet?

8 Jul

I came across a rather interesting advertisement today on the PDSA website for the SureFlap Microchip Pet Flap. This is a sort of cat flap which reads your pet’s unique microchip number and is therefore being marketed as a personalised door-key for pets.

The Sure Flap opens only for your microchipped pet, therefore stopping any unwanted intruders entering through your door. Apparently it is also a good way to allow dogs to wander out into the garden when they need to go to the toilet, then let themselves back in. Hmm, not sure I’m entirely convinced that letting your dog wander in and out is a great idea, but it could be worth while for a cat which spends a lot of time outdoors.

Do any of you use a SureFlap for your pets? Are they a good investment? If you haven’t come across them before take a look here and judge for yourself: http://www.pdsa.org.uk/shop-online/sureflap