Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Factory cat clocks off for good

Sometimes one of our branches is preparing to take a cat into care when someone steps in to rehome them.

That’s just what happened with Mya (now Katya) the Glasgow factory cat. Her story is so heart-warming we had to share it with you!

Earlier this year our Glasgow Branch took a call from a company called Howden Compressors. A little cat had appeared at the factory one day; the staff thought she must be a stray as she was so friendly.

Two of the office girls started feeding the pretty tabby, tortie and white cat and Mya was content to stretch out in the smoking shelter, wandering into the factory in bad weather.

Katya has a comfortable new life, thanks to her kind owners
Our Glasgow Branch supported and advised the staff while they tried to track down Mya’s owner. While the vet found she was microchipped, her owners did not want her back. So Glasgow Branch prepared for Mya to come in to their care.

Howden Compressors’ staff had grown fond of the little cat, though, and before that was necessary one of the company’s staff came forward with an offer to adopt her. "We had kept cats previously," says Jim Baillie. "It was a while since our last cat died so we decided to take Mya. She seemed very friendly and house trained."

Katya's factory days are behind her
The cat, renamed Katya as Jim's neighbour already had a cat called Mya, is enjoying her easier life in Paisley. 

"She is a very inquisitive cat," says Jim. "As soon as a cupboard door is opened she is straight in to investigate and rummage around!"

He adds: “Katya appears to have settled and is happy to go out to explore the garden and golf course…Her favourite place to sleep is on my son’s computer chair. She jumps up as soon as my son gets off the chair and glares at him if he wants back on!

"Katya appears to be happy staying with us and we are happy to have her.”

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Littermates saved from landfill

Cats Protection is caring for three kittens that were seemingly tossed out with household rubbish.
Our Ipswich Branch is looking after Scrappy, Dusty and Rusty; five-week-old kittens saved by workers at a landfill site on 6 November.

(l-r) Scrappy, Dusty and Rusty. Photo: David Garrett Photography, Ipswich
Branch Co-ordinator David Smith, who is caring for the little cats with his wife Sheila, said: “They were absolutely traumatised – very dirty, shaking and distressed. But with plenty of TLC they have already bounced back and are lovely, playful kittens. They’ve just been given a clean bill of health by the vet so their future looks bright.”

The tiny kittens were found among household rubbish by workers at Ipswich’s Viridor Foxhall Landfill site.

David said: “There was no way they could have known the kittens were in the wheelie bin, but they spotted them as soon as the truck tipped the rubbish out. They took them to a portacabin and kept them warm and dry. It was touching to see how concerned they were.”

Scrappy, Dusty and Rusty should be ready for rehoming in around five weeks’ time. If you would like to adopt the kittens, please visit
www.cats.org.uk/contact-cp and complete the form, mentioning ‘Ipswich Kittens’ in the comments box.

Ipswich Branch is just one of Cats Protection’s 290 branches and adoption centres in the UK caring for and rehoming abandoned and unwanted cats. Will you help us carry on the good work? To donate, please visit
http://www.cats.org.uk/support-us. Thank you for your support.