I remember bringing my first cat home when I was a little girl.
After much discussion, I decided to call him…Herbert!
I have no idea why, but as a 4 year old I obviously thought it was a good name.
It suited him.
He loved me best of all and I have so many wonderful memories of him.
I feel strongly that children looking after a loving a family pet is important.
Along with the idea that it teaches responsibility and empathy, a pet provides a friend for a child.
A friend who is always there and offers great comfort.
Head over to their fabulous centre on Saturday or Sunday between 11am and 4pm to meet their cats and kittens.
No appointment necessary!
I found it hard leaving there after my visit on Wednesday without a cat or two under my arm – they have so many beautiful cats.
Here is a sneak peek at some of them…
Bagheera – Black and White (Short Haired), Male, 3 Years Old approx.
Meet Bagheera, a rather handsome black-and-white panther of a cat, who came to live at the centre in June 2013 after he was found living as a stray. Bagheera is a very muscular cat, but – contrary to his tough-guy exterior – he is a big ol’ softy at his core. He loves nothing more than to be around people, receiving as much fuss and attention as he can possibly lay his paws on! Bagheera is FIV positive, and as a result requires an indoor-only home or a home in a remote location – such as a livery or small holding – with no other cats around, unless they’ve also been diagnosed as FIV-positive. He is an adventurous boy and will need a new home with plenty of space for him to stomp-about in – perhaps with outdoor pen or enclosed garden area, though this is not essential. We urge you not to be put-off by his condition as FIV-positive cats are still very capable of living long, healthy lives, much like cats without the virus. If you’d be interested in giving Bagheera a loving new home, we’d be more than happy to give you more information about FIV and the care requirements of the condition at the centre