Hatty and Hetty

Description

These 2 balls of fluff have now gone to their new homes.

This fabulous pair of cute black and white kittens are now looking for a new home.    They dont have to be rehomed together if you have a suitable home but they do so love each other it would be great if they could be.

We are looking for a home, hopefully where they could go and be rehomed together.  They love each other and enjoy playing so much it would be a shame to not let them find a home together.  We will certainly try.

Hatty and Hetty have had their vet checks and looking for a safe responsible home where they won’t be left for more than 4 hours as kittens LURVE attention and many toys.

Hatty and Hetty if re homed together will have a Rehoming Fee of £160 which is reduced as we normally ask for £95.00 for each cat or kitten. This is how much it costs us per cat.  We reduce the price, in the hope people would responsibly take on two kittens so they have friendly company unless they have a suitable companion or stay at home. (See notes below).   Included in our package they will be neutered once old enough – far too many kittens in the world so no more needed.

(ps – Hatty is the one with the white snip on her nose)  Other than that they are almost identical.

If you have read and happy with our re-homing criteria    CAT REHOMING CRITERIA      Please complete the HOMEFINDER FORM

Re homed on our Premium Rehoming Package. These kittens will be neutered when old enough,  flead, wormed, microchipped, fully vaccinated and come with 4 weeks insurance from PetPlan.

 

See below some advice about Kittens, kindly provided by CAT PROTECTION (thank you guys so much).

Kittens

Adopting Kittens, Some Words Of Advice

Kittens are often rehomed around 8 to 10 wks of age and will be started on their vaccinations.  Kittens that are with us at around 16wks of age will be neutered prior to rehoming.

Download the Cat Protection leaflet on “Neutering” here

If you adopt very young kittens that are not yet neutered then you will need to agree to neuter kittens  when they are old enough, as this is part of our rehoming procedure. You will also be responsible for having the second lot of vaccinations due three weeks after the initial vaccinations, this can be done at your local vets. Please be aware of the financial responsibility of taking on kitten/s its actually quite alot and gets more expensive almost yearly.  Fine when puss cats are bouncy healthy and young, but what about when they get older and maybe get sick so we always advice for you to take out insurance if you feel you may need it and ensure you read the difference between Annual and Life Time Cover.

We generally like to rehome kittens in pairs mainly for companionship, but as with people, some kittens show a personality whereby they like being the centre of attention. Kittens are hard work and generally if you have a job that involves long hours and you are not home much, kittens lose out from companionship.

We do not object to placing suitable kittens (or cats) into a home with young children who are respectful of animals. The soft, unformed and malleable bones of kittens are very vulnerable in rough hands (of any age) and without doubt rough and thoughtless handling can adversely affect an animal’s temperament and kittens and young cats will scratch and bite and you find yourself with one too scared to be handled ending up you taking them to the vets to be put to sleep (yes it does happen!). We are thus very careful to educate new owners to be prepared that kittens will get up to all kinds of playfulness and mischief but that involves scratching as part of their early fun.  Badly socialised kittens turn into badly socialised adult cats.

Equally, giving any animal to somebody as a gift  (even with the best intentions) is something that we don’t particular agree with. Surprise birthday gifts are a recipe for disasters and some of those unfortunately puss cats end up back in rescue because no one wishes to take on the responsibility or welfare of them when they fall ill, when they go on holiday or when someone moves house. Everyone in the family should be in agreement when you take on a kitten (or a cat) as it could potentially be around a very long time, long after your young children get  older and maybe become a bit bored with it or when a teenager moves house and leaves puss cat behind for you to take on the financial and welfare responsibilities?.

Equally rehoming a kitten as a companion to an elderly cat isn’t always the best thing. Senior cats like the quiet life and they may not take kindly to having a bouncy kitten in their home. We therefore don’t normally recommend rehoming a kitten with a senior puss. Think of it this way, how you would like it if you were 92 yrs old person and someone thought to bring a toddler into your house! Not just to visit but to stay forever!

Also do think about your existing cat (if you have one). Kittens need to be kept indoors until they are neutered (baring in mind female cats can become pregnant at around four months of age!). The logistics of keeping a kitten indoors (especially if you have a busy family, children do leave doors open!) while maintaining access for your existing cat, isn’t something people think about.

Dogs and cats do get on. Kittens may be easier to introduce a dog to but adult cats that have come from homes with dogs (or laid back strays that we have in our care) can equally be re homed with dogs that are feline friendly. So much depends on the breed and age of the dog, which is often why we make a point to ask. Sometimes it is easier to introduce a cat to a dog then it is with a cat to a resident cat. For more information about how to introduce a new feline into your home with resident dogs or/and cats check out the articles under behaviour on the International Cat Care website www.icatcare.org

Finally neutering. The many problems caused by unspayed or unneutered pets each year are part of what has prompted numerous rescue societies to require that any adopted animals be promptly spayed or neutered as a condition of adoption.  It really is very simple, by getting your cat neutered when it reaches the appropriate age you save the “lives” of many other puss cats out there, and any true animal lover would surely wish that.

It is our policy to promote the neutering of all cats and kittens. We therefore do make sure that neutering of kittens is carried out when they are of a healthy weight and usually around five months of age.

For some great information and advice about adopting kittens please see the articles on
CATCHAT “WANT A KITTEN?”
Download the Cat Protection Leaflet on “Kitten Care” here

Finally!!  There is a kitten season officially from April to late Autumn, and that is when you will find most kittens in rescues. Mother Nature makes it much more difficult for a mum cat to produce healthy kittens in the depth of Winter, but you will always find people who realise that there is a very large gap in the supply and demand chain which they can easily plug, by letting their mum cat produce kittens all year round. They then sell the kittens on at a very tidy profit, to the general public that may not be aware that they are contributing to a market that does not have the best interest of mum cat in mind. How would you feel if you were pregnant all year round?  Do not give money to people for poorly bred, unhealthy and unhandable kittens! Do not be fooled when you are told kittens are wormed, vet checked or had their jabs without seeing proof! Or you could just be patient and wait for kittens to come into rescue where you are guaranteed that such puss cats have had full health checks and are have been socialised with our foster carers!

All animals in Rain Rescue care are

    Vaccinated, microchipped, flead, wormed and neutered

    Examined by a vet and treated according to their instructions

    Assessed by an experienced member of our team to determine what type of training and education they need

    Assessed to help match them with their right new home and owner

    Re-homed with 4 weeks free insurance from Petplan

    Option to take Petplan Covered 4 Life policy (depending on Petplan criteria even for older dogs)