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    Homes needed for 500 cats - can you help?

    NewsCat RehomingTuesday 13 March 2012
    UK cats
    We're appealing to anyone thinking of getting a cat to please consider adopting one of the 500 cats currently being cared for at our branches and centres throughout south-east England.

    We are caring for more cats than ever before that have either been neglected or unwanted and abandoned by previous owners.


    So today we're launching a regional campaign to find them fantastic new homes, with the help of cat-loving comedian and RSPCA supporter Ricky Gervais.
    The comic, who has his own cat, is only too happy to help us persuade people to adopt a rescued cat and make a difference to an animal's life.

    Ricky said:
    I would encourage everyone who can, to think about adopting a cat from the RSPCA.

    There are cats and kittens that are really crying out for a good home.
    Just some of the cats hoping to find their new home
    Grey and white cat Teddy who survived being hit by a train ©  RSPCA

    Miracle survivor Teddy, a stunning grey-and-white cat, was hit by a train at Lancing station in West Sussex last month. Horrified commuters saw him drag himself to the side of the track before we were called to the scene.

    He underwent £1,000 worth of surgery and sadly his back leg and half his tail had to be amputated. But itsaved his life and he is happily now ready to go to a new home.

    Abandoned black cats Mini and Molly © RSPCA
    Mini and Molly
    When black cats Mini and Molly were found abandoned at our Southall Cattery, they were immediately taken to our Putney Animal Hospital as they both had eye injuries. Sadly Mini had to have an eye removed, but she's recovered well and both are now ready for adoption.
    Abandoned tortoiseshell cat Toffee © RSPCA
    Abandoned cat Pudding © RSPCA
    Toffee and Pudding
    Sweet cats Toffee and Pudding were abandoned in a house in Shepherd's Bush when their owners moved out and left them behind. 

    Tabby cat Norman with veterinary nurse recovering in RSPCA care after being found injured ©  RSPCA

    We rescued tabby cat Norman after he wasdiscovered in a garden shed in Whitstable, Kent, on Boxing Day suffering from horrible injuries

    We took Norman to a vet where he was treated for his injuries and he has now made a full recovery in our care.
    Can you help?
    Give a home to a cat that needs it most
    Cats can make wonderful pets and through pet adoption you can make a real difference to an animal's life.

    Our rehoming process aims to make sure pets and owners are perfectly matched.

    If you're interested in adopting an RSPCA rescue cat, including those featured above, all you need to do is:
    • Call our special adoption hotline: 0300 123 8484.

    • Alternatively use our pet search to find cats for adoption in your area.
    • Or browse our special appeals which feature some of our long-stay cats.
    RSPCA adopted cats are vaccinatedmicrochipped and neutered – all included in the adoption fee, and an initial pet insurance is included as well.


    Source: RSPCA


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