Fram & Sax News and Cat Care December 2018
01 December 2018
As another year draws to a close, Framlingham and Saxmundham Cats Protection would like to thank those who have supported us throughout the year. To those who have adopted cats and kittens, donated items for sale, those who have bought our goods, joined our membership scheme and made donations, and to all our volunteers, very many thanks. Without your help and generosity we could not be able to continue the work we do to promote the welfare and homing of cats and kittens. We also wish everyone a very Happy Christmas.
Diary dates: Stock up on CP Christmas cards, calendars, diaries and gifts and help support us:
- 2 December, Woodbridge Christmas Street Fair;
- 2 December, Framlingham Christmas and Charity Market;
- 8 December , Fram & Sax Christmas Fair and Cat Homing Event, (10amto12 noon) Market Hall, Saxmundham. Cats ready for a new home will be available for viewing (subject to availability).
Cat care: Here are a few tips to ensure your cat enjoys the Christmas season as much as you:
Choosing gifts for your cat: interactive toys are fun and stimulate cats while also helping them exercise. Always use toys which have bells or string under supervision to avoid the danger of choking or entanglement.
Christmas Decorations: Keep baubles high up on Christmas trees, to prevent them being knocked off, broken and possibly eaten by felines who may want to play with them. Make sure the tree is secured to something to stop it being toppled by climbing cats or inquisitive kittens! Keep Christmas light leads and plug extension sockets off the floor away from the possibility of being nibbled by kittens, or urinated on by nervous felines.
Visitors: An influx of family and friends in the house, and even the simple change of routine, over the festive season can be stressful for cats. Make sure they have a quiet place to which they can retreat.
Candles: Keep lighted candles well away from the dangers of leaping felines who may knock them over or have their whiskers or tails scorched!
Treats: Feeding your cat a few pieces of Christmas lunch is fine, but take account of these treats in the cat's daily food ration. Ensure that there are no bones in cooked meat; bones, especially cooked ones, can splinter and cause intestinal damage.
Medicine: Keep your hangover cures locked away – paracetamol is highly toxic to cats.
Homeless Cats: Help us to make Christmas happier for cats who do not have a home of their own over Christmas by donating food, toys and bedding to us or other welfare charities.
Looking for a home: Caspar is a sweet young lad who needs a very special indoor home, as an only cat. He is fit and well, but blood tests proved positive for Feline Aids. Caspar is a chatty chap, full of life and will make a wonderful companion. If you can provide his special home, please call to find out more about him and arrange to meet him soon. See more about Caspar on our Adopt a Cat Pages.