Home for life cats with the RSPCA

by | 18 April 2020 | Local Charity, Pets, Retford, Rotherham, Worksop

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Looking after a pet means loving and caring for them for life, but it can also mean making plans for them if we pass away. Izzy, RC, Lulu and Teacup all came into RSPCA care together after their owner sadly passed away. Thankfully, their owner had prepared a place of safety with the national RSPCA Home for Life scheme. This means that, in the event of your death, the RSPCA will care for them and do all they can to find them a happy home.

All four cats had been much loved in their previous home and all adored fuss and affection from the team of RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch at their animal centre near Bawtry.

Izzy and RC are a lovely pair of older gents. RC loved nothing more than being cuddled and snuggled up in a blanket in the cat snug. Poor RC had lost an eye earlier in life but this didn’t stop him being an affectionate old lad. Izzy, despite being over 10, absolutely loved a bit of catnip and a play session every afternoon! These two found a home together after only six weeks.

Lulu and Teacup struggled to settle at first but were soon stealing everyone’s hearts. Lulu really enjoyed her daily grooming sessions and always came running to say hello. Teacup was the friendliest boy and would stand on his hind legs asking to be picked up. It didn’t take these two long to find their perfect family, who travelled over 70 miles to meet them. They have settled well into their new home and are still as chatty and loving as ever.

Life for these cats could have been very different if their owner had not prepared an RSPCA Home for Life plan for them. This is one example of how the RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham branch supports the local community and national RSPCA colleagues. Of course, as a charity, it depends on generous public support.

There are many ways you can help the branch deliver its mission to re-home and rehabilitate animals including volunteering, donating cash or goods, sponsoring through the branch’s Safe Haven programme and attending events. There are charity shops at Bawtry, Maltby, Rossington and Thorne as well as an eBay shop. The Animal Centre re-homes animals in its care and has a pet supplies store on site. The centre also provides a pet cremation service and a memorial garden for your beloved pets. To donate £5.00, text ‘RSPCADRB’ to 70085.