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Hamish is seeking his ‘forever home’ (and so are his chums!)

Posted on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 8:29 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Hamish.

This article comes from a group of friends working together to help our “next-door neighbours” – currently living under a hedge!

Many readers will be aware of the incident reported in the press last year, where four tiny, new-born kittens, were found in a council recycling collection bag. Thanks to the kindness of the South Glos collection team, the kittens were placed into care, at Rowe Veterinary Hospital

These fortunate little ones turned out to be the latest members of a rapidly growing colony of around twenty or so stray and feral cats, who were living rough under hedgerows, in our Bradley Stoke area.

Feral cats are the offspring of stray or abandoned pet cats and, as the result of pet owners’ failure to neuter their animals, it allows them to breed, uncontrolled. Unneutered female cats can become pregnant from the age of four months, while a single female can be responsible for 20,000 descendants within five years!

Within our group of female and male cats, the boys would viciously fight over fertile females, inflicting serious wounds on each other. Undernourished young females would become pregnant, at as early as three to four months, physically unable to produce healthy kittens and totally unprepared as to how to care for them. Many kittens would simply be abandoned, to die.

The colony had been of long-term concern to our neighbours. Most were generally upset by the nasty mess the cats made around their homes and gardens. Some had tried to help, by offering food, while others befriended individual cats, taking them into their homes, as pets. Meanwhile, the core colony continued to breed and multiply, at an alarming rate!

Our rescue-plan came together towards the end of 2016. With approval of near neighbours, and the invaluable support of Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue and Cats Protection Bristol, we ventured into our programme of regular night feeds and hopeful captures.

More: Five cats still living out in the open »

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Bristol Cat Show to be staged at Leisure Centre

Posted on Thursday 26th April 2012 at 2:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Bristol and District Cat Club's Annual Show.

Saturday 5th May 2012 sees the 10th Annual Cat Show of the Bristol and District Cat Club which, this year, is being held at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

The show is booked to capacity and, as always, visitors will be able to see nearly 400 pedigree cats of many different breeds all ultimately competing for a ‘best in show’ prize.

As well as being able to look at beautiful cats, visitors will the opportunity to visit the stalls and shop for all sorts of ‘catty’ things to take home to their much loved pets.

The Bristol and District Cat Club was founded 20 years ago to encourage both the breeding and showing of cats as well as their health and welfare. The Annual Show, which is held under the rules of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, is the main fund raising event of the club’s year.

Money from the show is donated to a number of local cat rescues who are always in need of support for the excellent work that they do.

The show opens to visitors at 1pm and closes at around 4:30pm. There is a small entrance charge of £3 for adults and £2 for children and seniors.

The club says it looks forward to welcoming visitors and having a successful day!

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