Cats are fascinating creatures; here are some fun facts about them that you might not already know…
Eyes and Whiskers
Cats have the most amazing eyes, which can adapt quickly to changing light conditions. Being able to open their pupils wide gives them a strong advantage when hunting at night. Cat’s cannot focus on anything closer than 30cm in front of them, which is why their whiskers are so important in helping the cat sense what is close to them.
NAWT are celebrating all things cats by dedicating August to them for the third year running, renaming it CLAWgust. Cats are the UK’s third most popular pet after fish and dogs, and throughout August, we will be sharing cat information, ideas, facts and tips about all things feline.
To start with meet some of our residents who are keeping their paws crossed for a home this Clawgust…
National “Give Something Away Day” on 15th July is a fantastic opportunity to de-clutter at home and donate to a charity you love at the same time.
A charitable donation can go a long way. All of our centres hold events throughout the year, where donated items are sold to raise funds. Soft toys can be a wonderful prize in a Teddy Tombola, and a good condition dog bed would be perfect for a pet hamper in a raffle.
Last week, the team at our HULA centre arrived to work to something very upsetting. Four young and incredibly sick puppies had been abandoned at the gate with no information to help us determine their age or their symptoms.
The puppies were rushed to the vets where our worst fears were confirmed; all four puppies were suffering with Parvovirus. This is a highly contagious and often fatal disease that is common in poorly bred puppies.
Meet Little Lulu, a very special girl with a lot of love to give.
Lulu was found wandering the streets; abandoned, alone and in an awful condition. Upon her rescue, her fur was totally matted, her skin was sore and she was covered in fleas. There was no choice but to remove all of the hair on her body.