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Rita loses 1 of her 9 lives

09 October 2014

A lucky Hatfield cat survived losing one of its nine lives in collision with a car – but has racked up more than a £1000 bill for the heroes who came to her rescue. The cat was taken to Village Vets in Hatfield Garden Village on August 15 by a concerned member of the public who had found her in Chelwood Avenue in the Birchwood area of Hatfield. The animal was in shock and vets believed she would not survive – X-rays showed she had a smashed pelvis and a broken ...

Tripod Triumph

10 August 2014

A cat who was at the vets to have a leg amputated was taken home by the vet to care for whilst he convalesced. Regrettably, the cat managed to escape his temporary convalescence home and the distressed vet called our helpline for assistance. Posters were made, distributed and put up around the area he had escaped from. Surely someone would spot a very distinctive three-legged cat? From various sightings reported by kindly members of the public a couple of traps were set up. Whilst out ...

Suspected poisoning in Nursery Hill, WGC

07 August 2014

A cat was picked up today by the RSPCA from Nursery Hill, Welwyn Garden City and taken to the vets where it was thought that the cat had been poisoned, probably with anti-freeze. Unfortunately there was nothing they could do to save the cat and it was therefore put to sleep. If anyone sees a cat in distress around this area please either get the cat to the vets as soon as possible or call our helpline on 0845 3711855 immediately so that our Welfare Officer ...


20 January 2014

The RSPCA carried out some research to try and discover the reasons why people don't neuter, who doesn't neuter and how to better target campaigns to try and persuade cat owners to neuter. We thought it would be useful to share some of their findings. Nationally 86% of female cats are neutered, but to stabilise the current population 92% of female cats need to be neutered. The shortfall to achieve this higher rate of neutering is currently c.30,000 female cat ...