THANKS to the idiocy of some and horrendous cruelty by others, the numbers of unwanted and ill treated cats are on the increase, writes Sammy Jones.
We highlight some of those felines in need of new friends weekly in our Citikat column, but actually they are the lucky ones.
They have been rescued and are safe and cared for while they await a new owner capable of giving them the love and respect they deserve.
Cats are a bit like people – there is a special one out there who is perfect for you.
It’s just a case of finding ‘the one.’
With it being the week for hearts and flowers (fellas, it’s Valentine’s Day, forget the fact and your life won’t be worth living), the RSPCA have decided to host another Speed Dating event for cats and potential owners to get their claws into each other.
Albeit not in the literal sense!
This is the fifth time that the MK & North Bucks branch have hosted the opportunity to find the four-legged love of your life.
Romantic music and subdued lighting will help the ambience.
Whether you want a Mystery cat, a Skimbleshanks or a Mr Mistoffollees to cuddle, this is the event where puddy-cat dreams come true.
The branch also has feral cats in need of safe homes – and they are perfect for farms and other outdoor spaces.
If you do fall in love, you will be asked to donate a minimum of £55 to the charity and be prepared for a home visit.
The speed dating event will run this Saturday and Sunday in Newport Pagnell.
To book your session, call MK 611179.
> Today’s cover star is a recent success story from the RSPCA.
Joe was born in a shed in Bletchley before being rescued and adopted by GO! and has turned from a tiny,
insecure bundle of fluff into a proud, happy, inquisitive little boy.
Before giving a puddy a home, remember that it is a lifetime commitment...
1 Get your pet insured
2 Neutering is essential
3 You need to factor your cat in your long-term future
4 Going on holiday? Moggy needs to be looked after
5 Their happiness is essential.