The plight of cat rescue centres

A couple of months ago an abandoned cat walked into our lives and upset the balance within it. Ben was very upset as the stray understandably tried to usurp him, for he was only 7yrs and Ben nearly 14. But, I am happy to report that Shudel- he informed me this was his name, has at last found a loving home, and things have returned to normal in our household.

However, When he first arrived I contacted all the cat rescue organisations I could think of and the answer was the same…….”We have no room for him,we are so full that it will be at least 3 months before we can take him in to find a new home for him”. Poor Shudel,this spurred me on to find a home for him myself as my cat’s well-being was at stake (as well as my shredded nerves) knowing that Ben was unhappy and all Shudel wanted was love and a roof over his head which for the sake of my cat, I could not offer.

I had no idea that there were so many unwanted cats AND kittens in Dorset. I was told that this past year the situation had become unbearable for all concerned. I am sure if you are reading this that you have had your animals neutered but if not, please do. Shudel accepted that if he wanted a new home he had to go through this procedure, so please for the sake of all those unwanted animals, ensure yours are neutered too.

Whilst writing, I would like to sing the praises of the Feral Cat Society in Dorset,who ensure that all captured stray cats are neutered and microchipped before being released again to lessen the burden of unwanted animals. And of course, all animal shelters throughout the world.



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