Rudy the shelter managers cat who was hand reared from a day old. He is now 2 years old and has taken on the role as supervisor around the shelter, he helps out volunteers and regularly tries to break into the Retirement Village and is always keen to play with kittens and other cats. He does also go on toy stealing missions when the gift shop is open on event days, he is not the only cat to spot a opportunity to get a new catnip toy Pongo and Maya are just two of the free range residents who spy and take up the opportunity as soon as volunteers backs are turned.
Rudy has recently taken on a new role and this is to report news from around the shelter, Rudy has been checking on the recent rise in calls for assistance and the amount of kittens that have arrived over the past couple of weeks. Last weekend our total topped 52 kittens and Rudy was keen to help out by reporting the news, to help get the word out there we have a kitten appeal for funds to help provide food and veterinary care for the kittens both orphaned and those with their mums. Thirteen of the kittens arrived after being found on a neighbours drive, Rudy of course helped volunteers write a post for social media asking the person who left them to either get in touch with us as we would offer assistance with neutering the mums and to ensure the mums are ok. If they didn’t want to contact us we urged them to seek help from another charity.
Rudy helped out with being the reporter for the Kitten Appeal video that takes you through stories of the cats and kittens who are being cared for by our devoted volunteers. He tells the story of the two sisters who arrived together heavily pregnant and didn’t take to being separated so they were given a pen together with two birthing boxes. The sisters gave birth within a day or so of each other and doing so in the same box they helped each other through giving birth and have progressed on to taking it in turns to feed the kittens. It really is beautiful to witness and a true representation of how female cats in feral colonies will share caring responsibilities.
As a charity we urge people to get in touch if they are struggling for any reason and unable to neuter their male or female cat. It is so important cats are neutered to not only prevent unwanted pregnancies but also for their welfare as unneutered cats will roam further and be at more risk of fighting and obtaining injuries.
Our admin volunteers are working really hard to keep up with requests for help and requests to adopt and they will respond as soon as possible. We are so fortunate to have such willing and dedicated volunteers.
To watch Rudy’s Kitten Report head to our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZQohxdcmUE
If you would like to support our appeal to help pay for the kittens food, litter and veterinary care we would really appreciate it https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/shropshirecatrescuekittenappeal
If you feel you are interested in adopting from us then please apply via our website https://www.shropshirecatrescue.org.uk/adopt-a-cat-application
If you need help with rehoming your cat/s then please complete our enquiry for help form
If you need assistance to get your cats neutered then please email email@example.com