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What Happens When The Rescue Centers Are Full? #CharityTuesday

Posted on 25th September 2012 in #charitytuesday/ animal rescue/ animals/ cat/ kitten/ kittens

If you’ve ever read my blog or tweeted with me you will be aware that I am an animal lover.

As such, during a recent trip to a fun day at Wood Green I seem to have accidentally acquired a new kitten! (See here for pics of her and help us name her?!) My little kitty was found at 3 weeks old in a terrible state and with no sign of her mother. She and her siblings had clearly been dumped, incredibly distressing for them and the poor mother cat.

During the process I overhead the ladies in the cat homing section say repeatedly to callers that they were ‘full’. I asked them about it and they explained that they literally were full, they had no available pens to put cats in so they’d had to set up a waiting list.

I then noticed on facebook that the local cats protection were also full.

Ditto the RSPCA.

Even the BBC news saw fit to highlight this as a problem.

So, if they are all full, what will happen to all the abandoned cats and unwanted kittens?

If you’ve been thinking about getting a pet, now could be a really good time to visit your local rescue center and rehome an animal.

Also, if you are thinking about getting a cat, how about getting a black one? Sounds mad but black cats and black & white cats are harder to rehome. http://www.cats.org.uk/news/full-up-with-black-and-black-and-white-cats

Before you point out that my new kitten is tabby, I also have a big lump of a black rescue cat at home too – you can read more about him here.

No matter where you live in the country, a cat charity called Cat Chat has a website with a list cat rehoming shelters and often details of the currently available cats, click here to take a peak! Go on…

If you aren’t in a position to offer a home to cat there may well be other ways that you can help. Most cat shelters welcome input from volunteers – could you spare a morning to help with feeding and cleaning their pens? Could you foster a mother cat and kittens until the shelter has room for them? Or could you afford a small monthly donation?

Above all, if you’ve got cats please get them neutered.

Cool Cat Names

Posted on 24th September 2012 in cats

In our quest to find the right name for our as yet un-named kitty, we’ve amassed quite a sizeable list of potential cat names! Still don’t know what to call her (suggestions welcome) but hopefully the list might be of use to someone else! Picture of her cuteness at the bottom of the list.

Huxley

Wellington

Pickles

Tootsie

Grizzabella

Bella

Mathilda

Mephistopheles

Shanoulia

Isadora

Mrs Kitty Whiskers

Millie

Molly

Tilly

Matilda

Sadie

Harriet

Henrietta

Maisie

Mellie

Elvis

Enid

Chloe

Coco

Hobbes

Hettie

Hattie

Jess

Hathaway

Hemmingway

Hennessey

Remmy

Magoosie

Tiger-Lily

Lola

Lottie

Hilda

Bertha

Bertie

BooRadley

Catticus

Harper

Poppy
Tabitha
Tansy
Tinkerbell
Dill
Sir Charles
Cindy
Tiggy
Jack
Mog
Boo
Possum

Mittens

Mitsie

Maggie

Cat

Asha

Aura

Misty

Tia

Lucy

Shadow

Smokey

Sapphire

Sheba

Ella

Cringer (then Battle Cat)

Roche

Spangles

Cleo

Mocha

Joey

Leelu

Evie

Zara

Bojangles

Jessie

Misha

Siren

Blur

Shasta

Beatrice

Blaze

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