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On this page you can keep up to date with all the news from our branch and National Cats Protection.

If any sharp-eyed cat lovers in our area spot any item of local news that might be of interest to other cat lovers in the area, we would love to hear from you.  Email us at tenterdencats@gmail.com 

You could hopefully make us your one-stop shop for all local cat news!

FIREWORKS & Cat Safety

21 October 2017

The firework season is upon us, with fireworks on sale from mid-October, with peak activity in the last week of October (Halloween) and the first week of November (Bonfire Night). Fireworks are fun for us, but not for most cats. Like all wild animals, cats associate loud noises with danger, and will be stressed and fearful. We all know how lightning-fast a cat's reflexes are, and the sudden loud noise and flash of fireworks can cause them to bolt for safety, but in their panic it could be in ...

NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY - 27 October

21 October 2017

Nothing is quite as elegant as a black cat - like a miniature Amazonian jaguar, they doze atop the highest point in the area, waking for several hours daily to prowl around hunting for a tasty morsel. But black (and black & white) cats and kittens are often overlooked when animal shelters are looking for new homes, and can be at the shelter much longer than they should be. So why is this? The History of Black Cat Day Interestingly, cats in ancient Egypt ...

A PLEA TO CAT OWNERS!

01 February 2017

For Cats Protection Spring heralds the start of the kitten season. Every year our branch sees upwards of 100 unwanted kittens and their mums looking for homes. This is in addition to all the other cats from youngsters to oldies (and all shapes and size in between) who are also looking for homes. A female cat can in five years be responsible for 20,000 descendants - all requiring good homes. And, it goes without saying, a male cat is involved in this process as well! Cats Protection and all ...

OUR ADOPTION FEE EXPLAINED

01 January 2017

This is to explain why Cats Protection ask you to pay an adoption fee and how, by doing this, you are not only helping your cat, but the thousands of cats that need our care - now and in the future. We do everything we can to ensure your prospective cat has received only the very best standards of love and care whilst they were with us. While the love and attention they get comes free, other aspects such as any veterinary treatment, neutering and microchipping has to be paid for. That's why we ...

CAT ADVICE FOR EXPECTANT MUMS

25 December 2016

UK mums are confused and concerned over the advice they receive about cats and pregnancy according to research conducted by Cats Protection. The study, which surveyed over 1500 mothers or expectant mothers through the website www.netmums.com found that almost seven out of ten women admitted they were worried they could catch something from their pet while pregnant and 60 per cent were concerned that their cat could pass on an illness to their new baby. The ...

FLEA PRODUCT FOR DOGS CAN KILL CATS!

01 December 2016

A FLEA PRODUCT WARNING FOR CAT OWNERS! The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has published on its website a list of dog spot-on products that, if used accidentally on cats, can be fatal. For further information see www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/fsf/adverse_safety.aspx The products listed (we have a copy if you would like us to email it to you) are intended for the treatment of fleas and ticks in dogs only. They contain permethrin, a substance that is safe for ...