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Cats Protection urges owners to take care of kittens as three more are found roaming the streets alone

03 October 2017
Cats Protection urges owners to take care of kittens as three more are found roaming the streets alone

After finding three kittens dumped in Kessingland two weeks ago, volunteers at Cats Protection Anglia Coastal have sadly picked up three more individual kittens found roaming the streets alone.

The sad thing is that no-one seems to have missed them or be searching for them. If you have a kitten, please take care to keep him or her safely indoors until they are at least four months old and until they have been neutered and microchipped.

Should you lose your kitten or your cat you need to notify all vets local to your area as they may be taken in to be scanned for a microchip. Obviously if they are microchipped the vets will contact you but if you haven’t yet had them chipped it is even more important to file a description and date of loss with the vets.

You can also contact Cats Protection, preferably via their Facebook page by searching for Cats Protection Anglia Coastal or by calling the Lost and Found line on 07709543466. If your call is not answered someone will call you back.

You should also post a photograph and details on Lost Cats pages on Facebook, leaflet your neighbours and all houses with gardens backing onto yours as often cats become trapped in sheds and garages, and call the local council as cats involved in collisions are often collected and details recorded by them.

Cats Protection will keep all found cats for a period of 14 days before rehoming them.

Two cats recently taken into our care who sadly have not been reunited with their owners are Oreo who is 11-years-old and would really love a new home to call her own and eight-year-old Bob who sadly has been diagnosed with FIV so will now need to live as an indoor cat and cannot live with another cat. He would like a fairly large house and owners who are not out all day as he really enjoys human company and likes to trot around with you as you go about your daily chores.

The feline FIV virus (similar to human HIV) depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus and living indoors away from sources of infection, many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus. FIV can only be transmitted from cat to cat, not to humans or other animals.