Be a responsible cat owner and get your kitten or cat neutered (spayed, castrated, snipped)!!
Kittens should be neutered by 4 months old - to prevent accidental matings and unplanned litters of kittens. Cats are prolific breeders and many people don’t realise that female cats can become pregnant from as young as 4 months old, when they are still kittens themselves.
The cat population is still continuing to grow, and there are not enough homes. Surplus cats are already being euthanased in the UK as a result.
Stray and abandoned cats & kittens already struggle to survive on our streets in growing numbers as animal charities struggle to help them all. Cats and kittens become sick & injured whilst living stray and many die a terrible death.
Male cats need neutering too!
- To protect him from getting lost
-To prevent fight injuries
- To reduce the risk of infection with FIV.
- To prevent spraying.
- To be a good neighbour
Male cats should also be neutered at four months old, but can be neutered at any age. They are never too old!
***NO EXCUSES!!*** - if your cat or kitten (male or female) is not neutered – GET IT DONE!
(If you are on benefits or low income, you may be eligible to receive help with the cost of neutering your cat - see www.cats.org.uk/worldspayday for further information)
Lucy, Robbie and Conker are three very gentle, gorgeous and friendly cats. Lucy and Robbie, both black & white, are brother and sister; and Conker, who is a brindle tortoiseshell, is Lucy’s daughter. They have been through a very stressful time recently, so would dearly love a new forever home together.
Lucy first arrived at Katz Castle after their owner died, and she had been very sadly left behind to fend for herself outside when another charity took in the other two cats. It then transpired that the other charity was going to put to sleep both Robbie and Conker for no apparent reason, but luckily they have now been rescued and are now safe and have been reunited with Lucy at Katz Castle.
Lucy and Robbie are both 12 years old and look extremely similar. Lucy is currently the more outgoing of the two and is particularly affectionate but they both really love to be stroked. They apparently have a heart murmur but this does not require any medication. Conker is a pretty girl - she is seven years old and very sweet.
The cats are not used to living with children and would not like a dog, but they would be fine with another gentle cat . After what they have been through, we would love it if Lucy, Robbie and Conker, who are very attached to each other, found a new home together. Could it be yours?
Katz Castle has been nominated for the Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) 2015 Animal Charity Awards, which celebrate the outstanding work of staff and volunteers in animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.
These inspirational awards recognise teams and individuals within the animal charity sector who have gone that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. The nominations are judged by an impartial and independent panel of key industry representatives.
Last year Katz Castle owner Ann Knowles won Pet Plan's Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year award and was recently featured in the Daily Mirror. You can read the article here.
If you have bought some new ones or are having a clear out - please drop off any old towels you no longer need at the shelter during opening hours. Thank you!
This is Striper checking out the latest food donations from some of our very kind supporters. All the cat food people donate helps feed the large family of cats we look after and find new homes for. We are very grateful for any donation, large or small, and you can drop them off during our opening hours - and meet some of the cats while you are here!
This means you can also help us care for the many cats looking for homes, and our residents, by shopping online and having the donated items delivered direct to Katz Castle. You can choose from food, treats, scratching posts, toys, and bedding, although cat food is always a priority please. Please click on our Amazon Wist list to see what the cats at the shelter would currently like to receive.
All donations - big and small, are gratefully received by our cats. Thank you also to all those generous people who continue to send cat food from our wish list.