Jessie had no means of escape when she was abandoned in her old home without food or water.
When she was found, she was hungry, malnourished and in a bad state. The police took her to the RSPCA where, since then, she has flourished.
She obviously likes carrying things in her mouth as, when she came out of her pen during my visit, she found an unopened sachet of cat food and, like her rabbit, started carrying it in her mouth.
She is friendly, sociable, loves to play and deserves a lot better life in the future than she’s had in the past.
If you can home the lovely Jessie (and her rabbit!), go and see them at the RSPCA Southall Cat Adoption Centre, Burket Close, UB2 4JS.
If you like an excuse to dress-up, Hounslow Animal Welfare Society is holding another of their magnificent Afternoon Tea Parties. This time, it’s at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham Court Drive on Sunday March 22 (2pm -5pm). Anyone who’s been to a HAWS Tea Party before will know they are wonderful occasions with delicious food as well as news of cats they have happily homed. An exclusive selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and home-made cakes will be served in the beautiful 18th century club house. There will also be a string quartet and raffle with fantastic prizes. Tickets are £25 each and need to be booked at haws-animals.org.uk by March 8.
Not so posh, but equally unmissable, don’t forget the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar takes place on Saturday March 7 (10.30am-4.00pm). There will be lots to buy, talks and food. As well as charities attending for the first time such as PDSA, ever-popular favourites will be returning such as Hen Heaven, Animals Asia and Doris Banham Dog Rescue who rescue dogs from dog pounds. It takes place at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ. Free admission.