We frequently get asked if we can take in cats on a
temporary basis while their owners are unable to look after them for whatever reason.
Unfortunately this is one area where we cannot offer help as there are always cats
needing to come in to be re-homed from our waiting list. We usually suggest the
owners contact local catteries to see if they can offer the accommodation they require.
Most catteries will, however, insist that the cat is fully vaccinated before they
can take it into their care. Some catteries are only too happy to continue to
administer pills, ointments, etc., if its vet is treating the cat. Some catteries
will also inject cats suffering from diabetes. It is therefore important for your
cat to be fully vaccinated if you do not have someone who can look after it in an
emergency. You may also need to contact several catteries to find one with
vacancies. Obviously, if you know there is going to be a problem at a future date, you can
make arrangements for the cat's care in advance.
Andy, a 10 year old black fluffy boy recently came into care having been found straying.
He was very thin and on taking him to the vets we discovered he was suffering from
hyperthyroidism, a disease caused by an overactive thyroid gland. There are several
treatment options for this disease and our vet recommended that Andy's thyroid glands were
removed to permanently cure the condition. Andy has now had his operation and is
making excellent progress. He is now available for re-homing.
If you are looking for a cat or kitten, call Stephanie on 01692 535858.
information available at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
or collect leaflets from the
14 Waterbank House,