Their mum was a stray living on the A40 getting what food she could from people’s houses.
One day she went into the house of one of the people who fed her and didn’t want to leave. The lady who fed her went out but shortly afterwards received a phone call from her son to say the cat was acting strangely. Yes, you’ve guessed it. The cat was in labour and was having kittens. Fortunately for the Mum, the lady contacted a vet who phoned Hounslow Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) and Mum and 4 kittens were taken into foster care.
One kitten had a heart defect and, sadly, died at 4 weeks. One is waiting to go to his new home but Haf and Meri, now 10 weeks old are waiting to be adopted. This lively brother and sister are a beautiful black smoke colour and need to be homed together. If you are able to offer them a loving home contact HAWS on 020 8560 5443 or see more details on www.haws-animals.org.uk . The Mum is going to be rehomed back with the kind lady where she chose to give birth.
HAWS have a special plea for me to share with you. Already this Spring, they have been told of two families of mothers and kittens found in sheds. Now the weather is better and people are starting to use their sheds, they are asking that, if you unexpectedly find a mother and kittens in a shed or garage that you do not disturb them but immediately ring a charity such as HAWS (see above) for advice. If they are disturbed, the mother will often move the kittens, sometimes to a less safe place and they are often never seen again.
If you would like a wonderful day out where you can also support the work of HAWS, then Richmond May Fair takes place tomorrow (Saturday May 11) where HAWS will be having a stall. There will be over 100 charity stalls there and a craft marquee. The venue is St Mary Magdalene Church and Richmond Green from 10am to 6pm.