Posted by Lynette Hammond on 16th Oct 2019
The RSPCA is working hard on a rehoming appeal to try to reduce the number of cats they have in their centres throughout the UK. The RSPCA rescued 22,000 cats in 2018, which is the equivalent of 60 cats per day. This figure is four times more than dogs and is more than any other animal. The rehoming drive is taking place throughout October, or ‘Adoptober’.
Cat Care is Often Lacking
Alice Potter, Cat Welfare Expert, said that cats are often a victim of poor care as they are commonly misunderstood. The public report their concerns over cats every day and the number requiring being rescued is too high. Cats are often victims of air gun attacks, deliberate and accidental poisonings and over breeding and population are also problematic.
The RSPCA encourages all cat owners to neuter their cats as soon as possible (around 4 months of age). The purpose of the neutering is mainly to reduce the number of unwanted pets ending up in the RSPCA and other cat shelters and rescue centres in the UK.
Choose to Adopt
Anyone considering getting a cat is encouraged to reach out to their local RSPCA centre or rescue centre. Cats are there waiting to find their forever home. One of the problems some people have when trying to adopt is the home inspection. Houses without secure gardens or close to busy roads will commonly be refused the chance of adopting a cat. Thankfully, cat fences, catios and cat enclosures provide the ideal solution that will secure the garden area and provide new cat owners and cat rescue centres the peace of mind and confidence when placing a cat in a new home.
Find out more about the rehoming appeal here: https://www.rspca.org.uk/-/adoptober-more-cats-rescued-than-any-other-animal
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