It was difficult not to scoop up Scooby, Skippy and Sammy straight away and bring them home.
They have obviously been much loved pets in the past but their owner recently died due to a house fire so, at present, they are homeless.
Fortunately, the owner had previously registered the cats under the RSPCA’s Home for Life Scheme so, after he died, the RSPCA has taken them in until new homes can be found. All three are missing their owner.
They still have tiny reminders with them of their previous life. There are well-worn collars outside their pen with heart-shaped name tags put on by their previous owner. Plus a picture of Skippy lying on his owner’s bed. Those were happier days but hopefully there will be more happy days to come.
Unless you are looking for a ready-made family of three, the RSPCA would like to home Scooby and Skippy together as they are devoted to each other and Sammy separately.
As soon as I went into see Sammy, he chatted to me and was longing for someone to sit with him. He’s a vocal chunky friendly boy who loves sitting on his scratching post. Scooby and Skippy are beautiful black cats.
Scooby is very friendly, Skippy is more timid but he easily lets you stroke him. It’s not difficult to fall in love with all three straight away.
If you’re ready to lose your heart, you can meet them at the RSPCA Cat Adoption Centre, Burket Close, Southall.
Socialise with kittens and volunteer
I know I’ve mentioned this before but the Adoption Centre still desperately needs volunteers to spend time socialising their kittens.
If you enjoy reading, texting, talking on the phone, you can do all these and, at the same time, help kittens that need company.
All you have to do is sit in their pen for an hour or so at a time to help them get used to people. Of course, you can play with them as well.
If you can do this, phone 0300 123 0746 or call into the Centre (address above) for a volunteer application form.
If you would like to do kitten socialising but live nearer Watford than Southall, the National Animal Welfare Trust at Tylers Way, Watford by Pass also needs volunteers to spend time with kittens. Contact 020 8950 0177 for details.