Sebastian Kitten

Description

Sebastian, has just gone to his new home with his little sister lilo

This sweet little baby will be looking for a new home around 7th November.

Thankfully now in a loving foster home, she’s learning to trust people and is a gorgeous affectionate young cat.  She enjoys playing with her little brothers and sisters and we always prefer kittens to go into homes where they will have either human or playful cat company most of the day.

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Re homed on our Premium Rehoming Package. Neutered, flead, wormed, microchipped, vaccinated and come with 4 weeks insurance from PetPlan.

Our re-homing fee is £95.00 which includes so much, all that is stated in the package.

Kittens must be neutered when old enough which is included in your adoption package.
Thanks to Cat Protection – here is some GREAT advice

Download the Cat Protection Leaflet ”Caring for your cat“ here

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.

Thanks to Cat Protection – here is some GREAT advice Download the Cat Protection Leaflet ”Caring for your cat“ here

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)