Whinnybank News

Sue has had many calls from people concerned their cats are not eating in this extreme heat – she recommends giving them plenty of fresh water – they will eat more once the temperature cools down. An update on the Ladybank cats from last week – Sue trapped one of the brothers and he has been neutered and returned, and one of the pregnant females was caught – she has now had her kittens safely at Whinnybank. Unfortunately the pregnant mum and her other pregnant daughter have had their kittens out in the wild where they are at risk from predators. If kittens are born at Whinnybank we are able to recoup some of the vet costs through donations received when they are homed (as is also the case with domestic adults). However, those born in the wild are usually beyond taming so there are no donations to help with the costs of neutering, worming etc, plus, if they stay at Whinnybank there are the life-long costs of food, other vet bills and so on. Sue feels like she is sitting on a time bomb just now as these cats are coming in un-neutered and the hot weather is when cat flu and feline enteritis can rear their ugly heads! We are in need of cat food please and any spare carrier bags would be much appreciated.

If you can offer a home to a cat, help at fundraising events, in our shops or at the sanctuary, please call Sue on 01337 840414, or see us online at www.catchat.org/whinnybank and www.whinnybank.org.uk