May Update

With kitten season now in full swing it’s a busy time at Henry’s Haven! We are knee deep in kittens and pregnant mums, and it’s all hands on deck to care for all these new lives.

Smurfie’s surviving kittens

This month we have re-homed a whopping 30 cats, which is definitely something to be proud of. Of course we couldn’t do any of it without our amazing volunteers, so we’re extending a huge ‘thank you’ to all our Henry’s family.

Our homing successes this month included gorgeous John, who has been with us for a long time. We’re so thrilled for him, and he’s settling really well into his new home. Adult cats can get overlooked at this time of year so we are really grateful to Johns new owner for giving him a chance.

John. Just look at that gorgeous face!

Kitten season may come with buckets of cuteness, but there have been some very sad times too. We lost our precious Artemis – the smallest of 12 kittens rescued from the same home – and also lost three of Smurfie’s litter, and Doris’s only kitten. These losses came despite the best efforts of our team, who worked around the clock to give these babies and their mums the best possible chance.

Little Artemis – ‘Missy’ to her friends – gained her wings

All this sadness and loss could be avoided if everyone spayed and neutered their pets. For us this is maybe the most frustrating and upsetting part of kitten season.

With so many mouths to feed our resources are stretched. We would especially grateful for financial donations of any size, as well as food – both kitten and adult – and wood pellet or corn based litter.

A huge thank you from all of us to our Henry’s family and all our supporters for all your love and support this month.

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