The plight of leaving kittens on the street
Do people realise just how many kittens are being born every day on our streets. We get at least 5 – 7 calls every single day of people reporting cats and kittens in their garden. We can’t cope with the strain – we are only a few people trying our best – we aren’t a massive organisation – just want to save suffering.
Whenever we hear of young mums – probably only 6 or 7 months old themselves – giving birth to kittens in car parks, under hedges, in scrap yards, by canals, in supermarkets – we try to help as much as we can BUT we can’t do it all.
All rescues are bursting under the strain of cats and kittens explosion.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TOM AND FEMALE CATS ARE SPAYED – kittens will be being mated at 4 months old. Tell your neighbours and your friends. The cats left on the streets are in such bad states, most need to be trapped and urgently see a vet – their teeth are rotting in agony and falling out – weeping sores from being attacked by other toms – infected and running eyes so painful on every blink – and this is happening to kittens as well as adults.
PLEASE – if you see stray cats in your garden – find out who owns them
ARE THEY SPAYED – if not make sure that they are done
IF THEY ARE STRAYS – GET A PHOTO OF THEM AND A NICE WRITE UP – AND PUT IT UP IN THE LOCAL VETS OR PET SHOPS to find them a home before the cold sets in. These aren’t proper feral cats and kittens – they are tame domestic ones gone wild due to some wicked person moving house and closing the door on them.
THIS IS ALL OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP not just leave it to the rescues – stand up and help them please – because we can’t do it all.
Rain Rescue volunteers