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Responsible Pet Ownership

In support of National Pet Month

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Throughout the year, our rescue centre works relentlessly to help people and their cats with various problems, which can be anything from help with vet bills to sorting out problems with a neighbour’s marauding unneutered cat who may be causing trouble all around the area.

Male cats left unneutered can cause endless problems, cat fights causing damage to other cats and sometimes carrying disease to other cats too.

Kittens as young as four-months-old can become pregnant and if allowed out to roam can get lost too, increasing the chances of a life of constantly producing kittens and ending up with a disease, which in turn passes to her kittens – something we should all want to avoid.

To avoid kittens getting lost, we should all want to get our cats/kittens microchipped. It’s so easy to do and here at the rescue, all of our cats and kittens go to their new homes microchipped, all you as an owner have to do is keep the details up to date.

Here at Sunshine Cat Rescue, we often get calls for help when a cat escapes – it can be an indoor cat that has squeezed out of a window on a hot day, or perhaps a cat on its way to or from the vet. Please remember to check that your carriers are cat safe (not tied with string) and that all the catches on the door are there and working properly – it's too late once the cat has pushed their way out and run for the hills. Cats escaping from the house are easier to catch because they usually stay somewhere nearby, knowing food comes from inside. Therefore, we always suggest to the owner to put the food out, plus a litter tray to encourage the cat back home.

Cats escaping from a carrier is more difficult and a trap is usually the answer but don't give up if he/she doesn't get caught straight away, it can take time (as much as several weeks) and patience, so never give up.

Please be a responsible pet owner, get your cats chipped and neutered, thank you.

For more information regarding adoption, sponsorship or donations please visit our website sunshinecatrescue.org.uk

Charity number: 1154876

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