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LEXI AND HER KITTENS

 














LEXI and her kittens were found quite by chance. We were told there was a stray cat hanging around, it was a long way from us but I knew I would be close by the address after sorting another cat problem. The caller was at work, so I had a look around the garden. No sign of a cat, then suddenly Lexi(our CP name)was rubbing round my legs. Really friendly girl, nearly jumped into my arms. I am sure she was giving herself up and asking for help. I soon spotted she was feeding kittens but where were they. I couldn't take Lexi without her kittens. There was a sort of home made rabbit hutch in the garden, the caller had said she had looked in there, but it did look as though it could have been where Lexi had appeared from. I couldn't see in and didn't really fancy risking a bite or finding goodness knows what. I had the brilliant idea of taking a photo of the inside of the hutch. Thank goodness for digital cameras. Fist photo showed a bit of fur, so a different angle gave me the photo below. I was now happy to reach in but first thing to do was get Mum into a cat carrier. Even though Lexi seemed a lovely cat, you will all probably know a cat can turn into a different cat once it sees a cat carrier and I could also upset her if a kitten squeaked. Lexi didn't argue one jot, as I say I think she wanted to be rescued. Kittens were easy to get hold of but it meant I had very dirty knees as had to kneel in the mud, jeans will wash. Straight to the vets for a health check. Lexi looked fine, passed her bloodtest for Feline Aids and Leukaemia, but the kittens were a bit of a worry. One we called Lucky couldn't suckle from Mum, he had a sore on his tongue, he was much smaller and dehydrated. Another day and I think we would have been too late for Lucky. Some treatment all round and then Lucky had to have two Mums. I did the 2 hourly feeds with special kitten formula and Lexi did the keeping warm and toileting and cleaning.
 With such a poorly boy its always a worry that he could be worse at the next meal time. It was lovely to be able to count four contented kittens. Slowly but surely Lucky  got stronger, he put on weight and now at nearly seven weeks old he has nearly caught up with his brothers and sisters. We nearly had to change his name to Lazy, his tongue ulcer soon healed but he was more than happy to take milk from a bottle as much easier to get loads in one go rather than suckle from Mum. Now managed to wean him onto just one Mum and now he is eating lots of kitten food as well. So Lucky the lucky kitten has made it and lived upto his name. Him and his gang will be ready for homing about the middle of February, it would be lovely if the kittens could go off in pairs, don't forget Lexi she too needs a home, been spayed and microchipped just waiting to start her vaccinations. She must have had a home once as such a lovely natured cat, but either got very lost or sadly one of the many abandoned cats we find. If only her owner had got her neutered on time, she may have coped on her own but not with kittens.

If you have a cat and cannot afford to get him or her neutered because you are on Benefits or low income then contact us. If you are not in our area we can put you in touch with right person who can help.
Just keep you cat indoors until neutered to keep it safe, If you have know of a neighbour or anyone who cannot afford to get their cat neutered then the same applies, get in touch with us, you may need to be the go between. Don't let kittens like Lucky suffer, kittens should not be born outdoors. If  a pet owner cannot afford to get their cat neutered then they will not be able to afford to vet treatment for kittens or the vital kitten food, defleaing and worming procedures. Next time the kitten may not be as lucky as out Lucky.








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FELIX TOKENS

Do your cats eat Felix? If so, you can help Wharfe Valley branch by collecting the tokens on boxes, tins and treats. We will get 1p for each token so as there are, for example, 8 tokens on a box of 12 pouches we will get 8p!
You can put them in our food collection bin in Guiseley Morrison’s, drop them off at our shop in Horsforth or at Baildon vet’s or post them to us at Cats Protection, c/o 20 Renton Avenue, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8EE. They soon add up and the money we receive will go towards helping all the cats and kittens in our care



Lottery ticket

Cats Protection has just launched a weekly lottery. Each entry costs £1 per week, giving you 100 chances of winning. Weekly prizes range from 95 prizes of £5, prizes of £50, £100, £150, £200 up to the jackpot of £1,000. During the year there will also be 4 super draws, giving you the chance to win an amazing £5,000!

Why not buy a year's subscription as a gift for a cat-lover you know?

If you sign up through our branch, we will receive funds to help us to look after the cats and kittens in our care.

For more details and an entry form please contact us on the usual number or send us an email at wharfecat@talktalk.net
 


 

 

 

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Our Education Team is looking for volunteers to spread our education messages in the following areas…

- Greater London
- West Yorkshire
- York
- Northern Ireland

The Role
We are looking for volunteers to help us:

- Give talks to adults and children promoting cat welfare
- Contact schools and community groups, setting up talks
- Promote our education activities and materials 

No previous experience is necessary, just an interest in contributing towards our vision: a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

Full training and excellent support will be given. You will gain experience in presenting to an audience, learn about cat welfare, office administration, PR and marketing plus it's great evidence of experience for you CV! All expenses will be fully paid.

For more information, please email education@cats.org.uk


Owing to the amount of feral cat work that we deal with as a branch, it is not suprising that we come across some difficult or far from ideal situations. We try our very best to trap, neuter, health check, flea and worm feral cats before returning them to site, however this is not always as straight forward as it sounds.

Here is one of our feral colonies enjoying the sun and some food!There are times when we are alerted to cats living in places that are unsafe or where they are unwelcome and at risk of persecution or starvation. Of course it is then impossible to return them. We are therefore hoping to find a home for 5 cats who are currently living behind some flats in Leeds. They have already been terrorised by a dog, and soon their feeder will be moving house. If anybody can help we need a small holding, stables, or a site with a large garden away from built up areas to relocate this family. They will make sure that any mice/rats stay at bay!

Please get in touch if you can help or spread the word, as this group of cats will not be the only ones who will need a new outdoor home this year. This group of cats were in a bit of a state when we were called to help. Since neutering they have blossomed.

Once they lose their food supply they will soon end up in a state again. Don't let this happen to them again. Even if we had room to take in these cats it isn't what they want. They are outdoor cats and don't want to be locked up in a pen.They deserve a safe place so they can continue to enjoy life.

Please get in touch if you can help or spread the word, as this group of cats will not be the only ones who will need a new outdoor home this year. This group of cats were in a bit of a state when we were called to help. Since neutering they have blossomed. Once they lose their food supply they will soon end up in a state again. Don't let this happen to them again. Even if we had room to take in these cats it isn't what they want. They are outdoor cats and don't want to be locked up in a pen. They deserve a safe place so they can continue to enjoy life.