Cat  Action  Trust - Lanark & Central Branch   

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Listing of current cats and kittens in need of their forever homes..............

POPS. Hello cat lovers. Pops here. I am a beautiful 8 year boy. My owner lost her job and cannot no longer keep me, so I am looking for a special person or family who can offer me my forever home. I have lived with children, a dog and another cat. I am a friendly soul and enjoy sunbathing but need sun cream on my ears. I am used to going on adventures outside so am looking for an inside home with access to the outside. I am neutered and chipped and my fleaing and worming is up to date. I can live with children aged 5 years plus. If you feel you can offer me that forever home, you will not be disappointed. I am currently living in East Kilbride. The contact for me is Diane on 07964 747-379 or e-mail litterickd@gmail.com

Pops is still very much looking for his new forever home. 

Socks - We are looking for a new home for black and white, male semi-feral cat; Socks. He’s about 2-3 years, he's in Stonehouse and he’s up to date with his worming, fleaing and he’s been neutered. Socks is looking for an outside stable, farm or small holding type home, with plenty of shelter and food. Socks is a bit scared, but does not mind his head or chin stroked. He’s just looking for a safe haven to call his own, to come and go as he pleases. He does not seems bothered by other cats. In fact we have many cats such as this, some feral, some semi feral, in desperate need of suitable outside type homes in the Lanarkshire and Falkirk areas. But this is Socks and if you are interested in Socks or indeed another feral or semi feral cat, please e-mail Karyn at vidler390@btinternet.com or contact her on 07702273347. 


Feral Cats Plea!! Toyah’s life started in the worst possible way for a kitten when she was born into an established cat colony in an industrial area of Fakirk. In one way, she was probably quite fortunate for a “colony cat” as she survived those crucial early months of life to grow into an adult. Then her good luck ended as she became pregnant several times, giving birth to her kittens outside, probably in some dark corner where she thought they would be safe. In these situations, cats like Toyah are ill prepared for motherhood as there is seldom a regular supply of food to nourish them and their unborn kittens. Once the little ones were born, she would have to stay with them to protect them from predators and other dangers, whilst all the time desperately needing food and liquid to enable her to feed them. Then, one day, Toyah’s luck changed. As part of an on-going programme of TNR, she was trapped and taken into care to await the arrival of her kittens. It’s fair to say that, at first, she was not at all happy with this situation. For a feral cat, it can be stressful to be away from the familiarity of the colony and to have humans nearby. However, in Toyah’s case, her love of a good meal proved stronger than her natural desire to escape, and so she spent the last couple of weeks of her pregnancy eating, resting, eating, grooming and eating some more! Fortunately, this meant that when her five kittens were born, all of them were strong and healthy, and she was well prepared to care for them. After eight weeks had passed, these playful, socialised kittens went off to their forever homes, safe from a life in the colony, and their mother was taken to be spayed. So, what happened next? Did Toyah’s luck run out? Well, she continues to be a very lucky puss because she has gone off to live in a lovely new stable home, with plenty food and shelter, far from the terrible environment she was used to. From now on, she will never go hungry, never face the danger of heavy machinery and, most importantly, will never have to give birth and care for kittens outside. Unfortunately, there are many cats like Toyah out there; living in dangerous environments, depending on the kindness of strangers for a plate of food, hiding from people who would harm them, sleeping in cold uncomfortable dens, giving birth to kittens outside. We need many more people to help offer feral cats like Toyah a permanent safe environment, such as on stables/farms. If you think you could help to rehome a neutered feral/semi-feral cat, please either contact Jill in Bonnybridge on Tel:-01324-813955, 07801352961 or e-mail:- jillian27.usher@btopenworld.com. Or contact Karyn in Kirkfieldbank, Lanark on Tel:- 01555-664867, 07702273347 or e-mail:- vidler390@btinternet.com.