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Friday, February 25, 2011

Social Deprivation has a huge impact on animal welfare

Had to pick these up from a terrible situation this morning, domestic violence, squalor etc but felt so sorry for the woman as these poor cats were her only comfort she was distraught but knew son was abusing them too and council was involved because of state of house so they had to go.
No sign of Council worker who was supposed to meet us there so decided to just go in, it all went OK.

Am thankfull these cats are out of there but the human plight affect us too. Social Deprivation has a huge impact on animal welfare :-(


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Teddy Tabitha Flo and Felix relaxing on a Sunday Afternoon


Feeding Ferals

Today as usual we support Ferals, let me tell you about one set of Ferals which we wouldn't really call a colony as they are a mish mash of Strays.

The old Girl Clio used to visit regularly in her youth, as there are houses nearby we knew she had a home and indeed one day spoke to her owner who told us all about Clio how old she was and everything. Now as the years have passed Clio has stayed in the warmth of the greenhouse on her favourite chair. The owner seems to have disappeared as despite us looking we couldn't trace her when Clio first showed signs of old age and needed help so we got Clio flea allergy treated and have since funded dental work for her.

There are two or three black strays who regularly turn up for food, then there is the little feral queen who a national charity spayed and helped kittens but couldn't return back to site due to it being to dangerous, she lays low but again enjoys shelter warmth and food provided.
A big Grey and white boy turned up last year looking very the worse for wear but he is a lot better now.

Today over the roof of one of the sheds sashayed a very sleek black cat wearing a posh Diamante collar, we had to smile as we debated if she had come to show it off to us all :-)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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What does a feral need, they need food, water and shelter most of all but they also need to be spayed/neutered.

If there are Feral cats where you live then you can be sure that they will multiply and what may be a small problem today will be a huge problem in a few months.

What can you do?

A plastic dustbin with the lid off makes an ideal dry shelter for a feral, placing warm bedding and food inside will encourage the cat to go in.

If a nursing queen has kittens in one of these shelters then at five weeks old try and catch them inside the bin and take them inside to be tamed and homed.

The mother cat should be trapped and spayed as soon as possible, local councils will often provide a trap free of charge and your vet may give a discount. There are also vouchers available from the Cat Protection towards the cost of spaying.

To trap a feral you need to bait the trap with strong smelling food, normal cat food doesn't work it needs to be smelly like sardines or mackerel.

We can all make a difference by trying to help solve the problem.

"My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the
power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the
guilt." ~ Anna Sewell 

"Prayer Of A Stray"

"Prayer Of A Stray"

Dear God please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain.
And Dear God I pray as I run in the rain,
"That someone will love me and give me a home.
A warm cozy bed I can call my own
My last owner neglected me and chased me away
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God I'm tired and hungry and cold.
And I'm afraid that I'll never grow old.
They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
While I run in the streets just looking for bones!
I'm not really bad God, please help if you can.
For I have become just a "VICTIM OF MAN!"
I'm wormy Dear God and I'm ridden with fleas and
All that I want is an owner to please!
If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good
I won't run away and I'll do as I should.
I don't think I'll make it to long on my own,
Cause I'm getting so weak and I'm so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
Cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die!
And I've got so much love and devotion to give,
That I should be given a new chance to live.
So Dear God PLEASE, PLEASE answer my prayer
And send me somebody who WILL really care...

Adapted from John Quealy Prayer of a Stray
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So when does a Stray become yours and your responsibility ??

Believe it or not I have had calls from people to help rehome strays they have been feeding for years, so I ask myself how long does it take before a Stray becomes the responsibility of the person who is feeding it?

I mean they feed the stray everyday and even watch kittens arrive year after year but don't class the problem as theirs as it wasn't their cat in the beginning.

They could have chose to get the stray spayed, taken it into their home, taken to a rescue.

My opinion is that if you start something you should do it properly and see it to the end, quite often numerous people in an area will be feeding strays which are breeding yet if they all gave a £1 a week for a few weeks they could pay for the stray to be trapped and spayed.

If people continue to turn their back or expect rescue groups to always pick up the pieces then the problems will only escalate where as if everyone pulls together and tries to make a difference we can achieve miracles.