Cats Protection’s Downham Market Adoption Centre, in Stowbridge, is caring for Jack Rose, Jagertee and Jazmin Sour until they are old enough to be adopted but need help covering the cost of their care.
Staff from the centre were alerted to the kittens on Monday 1 July by workers who were carrying out maintenance at the end of the charity’s property. Found covered in fleas, the trio need some much-needed TLC.
“At five weeks old, the kittens are far too young to be separated from their mum. Our team of Cat Care Assistants are having to encourage them to go to the toilet and eat solid food”, said Lindsay Tempest, Adoption Centre Manager.
“We believe the kittens were dumped as, apart from being covered in fleas, their long coats are in great condition and they are super friendly.”
One of the charity’s neutered resident mousers, Selby, who helps with rodent control, was found curled up with the kittens.
“Selby must have spotted the kittens in need and snuggled up to them for protection,” added Lindsay.
Named after cocktails, Jack Rose, Jagertee and Jazmin Sour will remain in Cats Protection’s care for a few weeks before being found new homes.
“I urge anyone who is no longer able to care for their cat or kittens to get in touch with us. We understand that life can change drastically and rapidly, so there’s no judgement when cats and kittens are handed over to us - we just want them to be safe and well.
“It also helps if we can be given as much information as possible about a cat or kitten’s history, personality and likes or dislikes which we can pass on to future adopters. Without such information, the vital role played by our cat care assistants (CCAs) can truly be seen. Supported this year by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, CCAs here at the centre are now finding out everything an owner would be able to tell us in a few minutes, it’s a gradual but important process which ensures they have the most nurturing time here at the centre before being matched with the ideal home.”
Jack Rose, Jagertee and Jazmin Sour will not be available for adoption or reservations until they are ready to go to their forever homes, which won’t be for at least another four weeks.
Anyone interested in giving them a new home can keep an eye out for them on the centre’s website: www.cats.org.uk/downhammarket
Anyone who would like to help Cats Protection’s Downham Market Adoption Centre pay for the kittens’ care can donate £5 by texting DOWN to 70577. Alternatively, to make a smaller or larger one-off donation, visit: www.cats.org.uk/donate/?b=365
For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at email@example.com, or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.