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We have 8 pens all with electric for the winter months
We are always full up and in one day we can use 36 sachets of cat food and get through 3 bags of litter, more if we have kittens in.
Our biggest outlay is veterinary fee’s
In the winter all the sleeping area’s of the pens are heated, this costs a great deal of our funds
We have a minimum donation of £65 per cat/kitten (more if a pedigree) which does not cover our costs, please think carefully about your donation
We have a NO KILL policy
A pallet of cat litter costs us £536.76p which is 88 bags, we have at the very least 4 pallet’s a year!
Every cat/kitten that comes into our shelter is vet health checked, wormed, de-flead. vaccinated, neutered (if not already) and microchipped plus any other treatment they may need. We neuter and chip kittens at 5mths this is free of charge providing you bring back to our vet at Bridgefield Vet Surgery in Wem.
We are completely self funding and raise money for the cats by regular stalls and attending at fetes and shows
10 most toxic plants for cats
1. Tiger Lilies are probably the most poisonous plants for cats. All the parts of the plant are toxic, and able to cause renal failure. Cats that have ingested this plant will vomit, be lethargic, lack appetite or have increased thirst. If left untreated, the poisoning will cause kidney failure within 24 to 72 hours after ingestion.
2. Raw plants from the potato family. The potato family of plants, scientifically known as Solanaceae or deadly nightshade, is potential poison for cats. The toxic substance is called Glycoalkanoid Solamine, and may be found in the leaves and stems. Some plants from this family are the potato, the tomatoe, the egg plant, chili pepper or paprika. If you grow these, keep your cat away from the garden.
3. Poison Ivy causes ugly rashes and may be really toxic to cats. Not only poison ivy is poisonous to cats, but also Boston ivy, Glacial ivy and heart ivy.
4. Mistletoe. Cats ingesting mistletoe may get poisoning. The berries are the most toxic part.
5. Chrysanthemum is a common houseplant that may poison your pet. Even if the cat touches the plant with his skin or mouth, there will be allergic reactions.
6. The creeping fig and the weeping fig are temping for the cat and can be toxic if ingested in high quantities.
7. Azalea is frequently used as a landscape plant. Ingesting leaves or flowers may cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps or repiratory and kidney problems in your cat.
8. Juniper Shrubs. The ingestion of too many juniper shrubs can lead to abdominal pain and kidney problems.
9. Daffodils and Bulb Plants. Daffodils are poisonous for cats, especially the bulbs. They will cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and may be even fatal. Cats may be at risk when ingesting any type of bulb plants (i.e., tulips)
10. Onion Plants. If you grow onions in your garden, the cat shouldn’t have access to this place. The toxic substance in these plants is the N-propyl disulphide, which may cause Heinz anemia.
Other toxic plants include aloe vera, asparagus fern, cladium, elephant ears, english holly and the umbrella plant.
Chocolate is toxic for both cats and dogs
Cats should not drink milk as they are lactose intolerant this can cause stomach upset, cramps and gassiness, if your cat begs for milk a small amount of cream may be ok a couple of times a week (the more fat in milk the less lactose) or give goats milk.
You cannot use a dog flea treatment on a cat they have different compositions.