Community Cats Network, in partnership with Midleton Veterinary Hospital, have organised a neutering week. From the 18th to the 22nd of November you can avail of a special rate for the neutering of your cat: €15 for a male and €25 for a female. The offer is limited to two cats per client/household.
The idea behind the scheme is to encourage pet owners to neuter their cat or strays they may be feeding. Cats can become pregnant as young as four months old and up to three times a year. The problem of cat overpopulation is partly caused by unneutered pet cats and, sadly, there are not enough homes for all the kittens being born. Not only neutering is an effective way to control the feline population, but it also significantly improves the health of the cats and helps to reduce the spread of diseases and lethal viruses such as FIV and FeLV.
All cats neutered through this scheme will be eartipped (the tip of the left ear will be slightly cut off while under anaesthetic). This is a standard practice used with feral cats to identify the neutering status of cats without having to bring them to the vet to undergo a 2nd unnecessary surgery. However, owners can decide to have their pet cat microchipped instead, but this cost will be at their own charge. We encourage early neutering and kittens from 10 weeks old can avail of this offer.
If you have a larger number of cats or cannot handle the cats, please contact Community Cats Network. We are a volunteer-run charity carrying out a programme of Trap-Neuter-Return and assist communities to neuter stray and feral cats at a discounted rate all year round.
Availability for the Neutering Week is limited and booking is necessary. Call Midleton Veterinary Hospital on 021 4623672 to reserve.
This month at The Cat Purrse, we are having an auction to raise funds for TNR in East Cork and West Waterford, where we have been doing ongoing work for the past few years.
The auction will start on April 4th at 6pm and close on April 15thl at 9pm sharp. Every day, we will be adding new items for your to bid on. To bid, simply comment under the photo. There are many jewellery pieces, as well as craft items and art, but also toiletry sets, bags, toys, etc, so check it out and share with your friends!
Note that all items will be posted and that postage will be at your own charge. All items must be paid by the end of the month.
This month at The Cat Purrse, we are having an auction to raise funds for TNR in East Cork. We have helped with some very large colonies already this year and no doubt there are more to come…
The auction will close on the 16th of April and more items will be added every day until then. There are many jewellery pieces, as well as crafts and art, but also toiletry sets, bags, toys, etc, so check it out and share with your friends!
Win this fabulous hamper for Valentine. It is filled with treats for you and your furry friends (cats and dogs!).
To take part, call in to Maxi Zoo in Midleton and buy a line for €2 or 3 lines for €5. All proceeds go towards helping stray and feral cats in East Cork.
The draw will take place in store on the 10th of February at 5pm.
Thank you for your support!
This black and white male kitten was found near the Ballycotton school, but could have been travelling.
He is about 6 months old, unneutered, not microchipped and is very friendly.
Contact 086 1583501
Please, help find his owners by printing the poster and putting it in your local shop or at the back of your car: 12 09 25 Ballycotton
This female cat has been hanging around Gortnamucky in Carrigtwohill for the past few weeks. She is not microchipped, but is spayed.
She is quite friendly, but looks like she has been fending for herself for a while and shows signs of feline dermatritis.
Could you help finding her owners by printing this poster and putting it in local shops and a the back of your car? 12 07 12 Carrigtwohill
This black and white male kitten was found in Ballycotton; however he probably travelled in the engine of a car coming from Midleton as he was oily, his ears were burnt down and he had a few wounds.
He is about 9 weeks old, unneutered, not microchipped and is very friendly.
Please, help find his owners by printing the poster and putting it in your local shop or at the back of your car: 12 07 10 Ballycotton