Southend cat charity is inundated with kittens

Kittens – in need of a home

Kittens – in need of a home

First published in News

A CHARITY which takes in unwanted cats and kittens is running out of space.

Southend Cats’ Protection has warned owners to neuter their pets to prevent the large numbers of unwanted and abandoned cats coming into its care.

Pet owners can have their cat neutered at a fraction of the usual cost via the charity’s National Neutering Scheme.

Vouchers worth £26 for females and £20 for males can be used towards the cost of neutering. Anyone living in postcode areas SS0 SS1 SS2 SS3 SS4 and SS9 can apply and their are no exceptions.

A spokesman for the charity said: “Last year we were inundated with kittens and at one point, had about 80 in our care.

“We want to try and prevent this from happening again and hope that people will take advantage of our scheme before unwanted pregnancies occur.

“Most vets will accept the vouchers and we recommend that cats are neutered at around five months – this may seem young, but kittens can become pregnant at this age.

“Neutered cats live longer and healthier lives and some cancers can also be prevented.”

To take advantage of this scheme, call Alison on 01702 864438.

Call Rita on 01702 710630 if you would like more information on adopting or just go ý Kittens – in need of a home along.

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1:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

I hope all the little kitty cats and big cats find loving happy homes.
I hope all the little kitty cats and big cats find loving happy homes. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 8

4:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

I think it would be in the CPL best interest to invest in a massive leaflet drop around the area. I STILL speak to people who have no idea they can get help or sometimes even free neutering for their cats.
A "Did you know!" campaign is needed in peoples letter boxes and large signs in Vets waiting rooms.. of course perhaps the Vets don't want people to know they can get help?
I think it would be in the CPL best interest to invest in a massive leaflet drop around the area. I STILL speak to people who have no idea they can get help or sometimes even free neutering for their cats. A "Did you know!" campaign is needed in peoples letter boxes and large signs in Vets waiting rooms.. of course perhaps the Vets don't want people to know they can get help? TheaWells
  • Score: 6

4:46pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.
Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems. Jack222
  • Score: -10

6:55pm Wed 5 Mar 14

essextoppy says...

When I wanted to adopt a kitten from the Cats Protection, I was told that their policy meant I could only adopt 2 kittens or 1 older cat. I was only interested in a kitten and only wanted one, not two. Responsible cat ownership incurs significent costs and I was only able to afford one. So I got my kitten from a small ad in the Echo. Surely if they want cats adopted, they should be a bit more flexible and accept all offers unless there is reason to believe the cat will come to harm.
When I wanted to adopt a kitten from the Cats Protection, I was told that their policy meant I could only adopt 2 kittens or 1 older cat. I was only interested in a kitten and only wanted one, not two. Responsible cat ownership incurs significent costs and I was only able to afford one. So I got my kitten from a small ad in the Echo. Surely if they want cats adopted, they should be a bit more flexible and accept all offers unless there is reason to believe the cat will come to harm. essextoppy
  • Score: 9

8:33pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Lesley Jayne says...

Totally agree with THeaWells'comment. Unhelpful contribution from Jack222. Obvious cat hater.
Totally agree with THeaWells'comment. Unhelpful contribution from Jack222. Obvious cat hater. Lesley Jayne
  • Score: 5

10:43am Thu 6 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Jack222 wrote:
Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.
A Cull is needed here, as the cat is hardly an endangered spiecies
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.[/p][/quote]A Cull is needed here, as the cat is hardly an endangered spiecies carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -3

2:52pm Thu 6 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

catsareamazing...inn
it larns
catsareamazing...inn it larns profondo asbo
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Thu 6 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.
A Cull is needed here, as the cat is hardly an endangered spiecies
prefer the banker cull
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.[/p][/quote]A Cull is needed here, as the cat is hardly an endangered spiecies[/p][/quote]prefer the banker cull profondo asbo
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Thu 6 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

Jack222 wrote:
Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.
what like wiping the backsides of the benefit claimants?
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Put them down if no-one wants them. The world has more important problems.[/p][/quote]what like wiping the backsides of the benefit claimants? profondo asbo
  • Score: 2

6:53pm Thu 6 Mar 14

wonga says...

Do they ever get inundated with dogs or fish at that Cat home? Or is it just kittens they get inundated with?

Oh and is it raining outside? I hate it when it rains inside don't you?
Do they ever get inundated with dogs or fish at that Cat home? Or is it just kittens they get inundated with? Oh and is it raining outside? I hate it when it rains inside don't you? wonga
  • Score: 0

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