Cat  Action  Trust - Lanark & Central Branch   

Success Stories - Some feedback on cats we have rehomed 
Do keep them coming.... 

Jess  is a gorgeous, friendly, short haired, brindle tortie girl of 7-8 months old. She’s looking for a relatively quiet home, as she can be a bit shy when she first meets you, but only initially with strangers though. But not for long until she gets to know you better. She is very easy going, really friendly, loves to play, will join you in bed, likes to head butt you and is a real cutie. Not a small kitten any longer, but a lovely kitten all the same. She would be good with children of 7 plus, has been used to other cats and a cat friendly dog. Her brother Reggie has just been homed, so she’s a bit lonely now and longing for his own indoor loving home with safe access to outsides, eventually to come and go, as she pleases. Her de-fleaing and worming treatments are up-to-date, she’s been neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. If you think you can offer this beautiful young lady a loving, permanent, forever home, then please contact Karyn in Kirkfieldbank, Lanark as soon as possible on 07702273347 or e-mail:- [email protected]

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

BEN. Hi cat lovers. Ben above here. I am a very friendly, black and white 6 years old neutered boy cat. Sadly, due to a change in family circumstances, I am looking for my forever, purrfect home. I love sitting on a lap and getting cuddles and I am an expert at giving head butts. I am a very easy going guy. I am looking for an indoor home in a quiet residential area, away from busy roads, as I love to go out and explore. My worming and flea treatment is up to date. I could live with children over 5 years of age. I can live with other cats. I would love the chance to make you the centre of my universe. I am currently living in Wishaw, South Lanarkshire. If interested the contact for Ben is Diane Tel 07964 747-379 or email [email protected].

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:- [email protected]. Or contact Karyn in Kirkfieldbank, Lanark on Tel:- 01555-664867, 07702273347 or e-mail:- [email protected]