Spending time with Pinky and Perky is like watching synchronised swimming. Heads turn in unison. Bodies curl together.
But they don’t do everything simultaneously. If there’s anything to explore, Perky goes first and Pinky follows behind, once she knows it’s safe – sensible girl.
This brother and sister, now nearly five months old, came into the care of the RSPCA as semi-feral kittens in late March.
Regular readers will know that between two and eight weeks of age is a crucial time in the development of a kitten with regard to how well socialised they are likely to be as adults.
By the time Pinky and Perky came into care, they had missed out on socialisation experiences during their early weeks but the RSPCA has worked hard to make use of any window of opportunity left.
After arriving at the Cat Adoption Centre they spent two weeks being fostered in a home where they had positive contact with older children, dogs and cats. This helped them get used to being with people and other animals as well as becoming familiar with normal household activities.
But they are still timid and the RSPCA is looking for an indoor home for Pinky and Perky where the owner understands they will take time to settle. If this could be with you, come and meet these two beautiful tabby cats at the RSPCA Cat Adoption Centre, Burket Close, Southall .
The Adoption Centre desperately needs more volunteers, particularly for sitting with shy kittens. It makes a huge difference to kittens, like Pinky and Perky, if someone spends time with them.
If you have time to spare and would like to make a real difference to the quality of life for the cats and kittens at the Adoption Centre either call into the Centre (address above) or phone 0300 123 0746 for a Volunteer application form.
Alternatively, if you want to do a different sort of volunteering, the RSPCA is looking for volunteer drivers to take wildlife and small domestic animals such as rabbits to rehabilitation and rehoming centres.
Drivers should be over 21 with a clean driving licence and be available during the week.
It would be preferable if drivers lived within a reasonable distance of Putney Animal Hospital. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer driver, should email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.