Message from Byron

Dear All,

Yay! It’s Summer - well, sort of. Mum was intrigued last week when Comet and Sky came in dripping wet and, a while later, Cassie came in as dry as a bone even though it was absolutely pouring. Still, Cassie is a princess so maybe that had something to do with it!

There seems little time to enjoy the sun or the rain at Chiltern CP at the moment as we are all so busy! We have full pens, an ever growing waiting list and many reports of strays. Please, please help us by getting your cats neutered and microchipped so that numbers don’t grow any more.

Cats Protection recommend neutering from four months of age. As well as avoiding unwanted pregnancies it stops male cats from wandering, fighting and spraying. I know, I’ve been neutered and I don’t do any of those things! If you are receiving benefits or are on a low income we can help with the cost of neutering. Please call our Neutering Officer on 07555 154470 for details.

Microchipping really does work as countless missing cats have been reunited with their owners because of their microchips. It is not too expensive and vets often have special offers. If you find a stray cat you can take him or her to any vet to check for a microchip at no cost to you. Alternatively, you can call us on 0345 260 2396 and a member of our Feral and Welfare team will come out and scan the cat with a microchip reader. If the cat is not microchipped we can put a paper collar on it asking the owners to contact us to confirm that it is not a stray. Many cats have two or more homes and who can blame them. I wouldn’t pass up the chance for some extra dinner!

We have a set of double pens available if anyone would like to foster and we have other vacant roles too, so please get in touch if you would like to volunteer in any capacity or if you can offer a home to one of our gorgeous foster cats.

Our next fundraiser is a stall at the Bucks County Show on 31st August. It’s a great day out for the whole family. Hope to see you there.

Until next time,

Byron xx