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Cats Protection Bridgend Adoption Centre urges public not to dump cats.

29 January 2018

Cats Protection urges public not to dump cats after 2 incidences of cat abandonment on the common at Bryncethin in the last 2 weeks.

Harley and Davidson where found on the 18 January by some bikers off roading on the common, they had been abandoned in a cat carrier and were hungry when found but otherwise in good condition. They are approx. 10 months old and very friendly.

Chicken spotted by a driver along the road by Rockwell on the 21 January, she had escaped from the box she was in but had become entangled in the towel. The driver stopped to help her but she became free and ran under his car, another passer by helped catch her. The driver was transporting chickens at the time and he had to place her in a separate compartment in the cage they were in, hence the name. Chicken is a 5-year-old female; she has been left traumatised by her ordeal but is slowly learning to trust again.

Susan Dobbs, Centre manager said “These cats were lucky to have been found and brought into our care un-harmed, sadly this isn’t always the case and abandoned cats have been run over on the common or found dead close to death. Although we operate a waiting list, we do prioritise urgent cases and will work with the owners to resolve the situation ASAP. Stray cats take longer to admit as they have to be advertised in the area first and paper collars put on them to ensure that they are not owned. We would also urge owners to get their pet cats neutered as they are such prolific breeders. Just one unneutered cat can produce up to 18 offspring in a year so neutering will help to prevent more unwanted kittens like these in the future.”
Cats Protection and currently working in partnership with the RSPCA offering £5.00 neuter and chip scheme to people on benefits and low income, to apply for a voucher please call 03000 12 12 12.
Harley, Davidson and Chicken will be available for adoption in the next few days, in the meanwhile if anyone has any information about them, please call the centre on 01656 724396