Fram & Sax Cat Care and News October 2019
01 October 2019
The busy summer months for all our fundraising and fostering volunteers are behind us. We now prepare for the autumn and winter finding homes for the kittens and cats who are now ready for their new lives, and getting ready for the forthcoming Christmas events. Don’t forget, if you have some time to spare, please consider joining us; we have many fun volunteering opportunities.
Diary dates: Come for a chat, and support us by buying gifts, Christmas cards, diaries and calendars:
Sunday, 13 October – Craft, Gift and Maker’s Fair, Farlingaye School, Woodbridge.
Tuesday, 15 October – Edinburgh Woollen Mills at Dobbies Garden Centre, Woodbridge.
Saturday, 9 November – Fram & Sax Christmas Fair, Reydon Village Hall, Southwold (New Venue).
Don’t forget to celebrate National Black Cat Day on 27 October!
Life Stages of a Cat - Adopting a cat of any age is your commitment to care for your new feline friend for the rest of its life. For their size, cats live quite a long time. For example, a mouse has a very short lifespan, and a dog between seven and 20 years depending on its breed, size, activity, or both. Cats aren't much bigger than rabbits, but whereas the rabbit may live about eight years a cat, on average will live for about 12–14 years, and it's not unusual for cats to reach their late teens or even their early 20s.
There are 6 life stages for cats:
Kitten – up to 6 months: a period when the young cat is growing rapidly.
Junior – 7 months to 2 years: during this time the cat reaches full size and learns about life and how to survive.
Prime – 3 to 6 years: mature physically and behaviourally, a cat is still normally healthy and active, and making the best of life.
Mature – 7 to 10 years: the cat is equivalent to humans in their mid-40s to mid-50s.
Senior – 11 to 14 years: takes the cat up to the equivalent of about 70 human years.
Super Senior - 15 years and over: often categorised as ‘geriatric’but many cats reach this stage without showing any signs of being at all geriatric!
To ensure your cat gets the best of all these life stages, it is important to have regular health checks, flea and worm treatments and vaccinations. Cats Protection and your vet can offer lots of advice for keeping your cat happy and healthy throughout its life. You will also now find a vast range of foods and supplements suitable for each life stage, too.
Looking for a home: Polly is a pretty ginger and white six year old who is very sweet, affectionate, lively and happy. She loves a cuddle and playtime, but also enjoys exploring. Polly is looking for a safe loving home with a garden, well away from busy roads. Could you provide her new start in life? See Polly on our Adopt a Cat Pages.
See our website: framandsax.cats.org.uk or telephone 01728 723499 for more information about adopting cats in our care; event dates; neutering; cat-care leaflets; how to become a volunteer fundraiser or fosterer and other ways you can support us. Also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.