Fire at Life4Cats Rescue – Fundraising


On the 22nd October, one of the Life4Cats rescue’s buildings burned down due to arson in Romania. The organisation, which is Buy Rope’s partner charity, has suffered a lot of damage and lost some essential equipment and space dedicated to helping abandoned cats. Charity facing crisis As police records suggest, local children were responsible for […]

Furless Felix is Looking for her Fur-ever Home After Four Months Being Rehabilitated in RSPCA Care

Felix was rescued by the animal welfare charity and taken into the care of RSPCA Warrington in July Felix was bald, covered in scabs, underweight and living in poor conditions when she was rescued by the RSPCA from a multi-cat household. She came into the care of the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helen’s branch […]

Keeping Cats Safe: Antifreeze

This article first appeared on iCatCare here. During the winter we try to prevent freezing by using ethylene glycol, otherwise known as antifreeze, in car radiators and in some screen washes and de-icers. Every year during the winter months there is an increase in the number of cats poisoned by antifreeze. How are cats exposed […]

How To Safely Use Essential Oils Around Cats

How To Safely Use Essential Oils Around Cats by Emma Carter Have you ever wondered how your cat feels when you’re using essential oils in your home? Some aromatherapy oils are dangerous to the wellbeing of your cat due to their chemical compositions. Cats and humans are different! Cats can very easily perceive the smell […]

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 381)

Hello everyone, Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! The easiest way to enter is by sending them in via Or just leave a comment with a link to the post / photo you’d like us to use on this blog post. Meet Murrli who can often be spotted on The Meowfactor! 😀 […]

Five Popular Pet Superstitions Debunked

Think your furry friend might have a sixth sense? Following on from last months’ spooky season, an expert from leading vet charity PDSA sets the record straight and breaks down some of the most popular superstitions we have about our pets. See below for PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing’s take on five freaky myths:     […]

Golden Oldie Cat is Rehomed After Waiting EIGHT MONTHS in Cattery Thanks to Tearjerker Poem

The RSPCA Cat Hub rehomed Harry, now Bucky, thanks to a sweet poem Ten-year-old cat Bucky had been in the care of the RSPCA Cat Hub for eight months and the staff had tried everything they could to find this poor golden oldie a home but he kept being overlooked. That was until Sophie Moran-Barker, […]

7 Steps to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprints

While we are all looking at ways to contribute to reducing climate change, what can we do to help offset our pet’s carbon pawprints? Janet Hughes, Head of Sustainability at the UK’s first carbon-neutral pet insurer, Agria Pet Insurance, shares some statistics and tips to help our four-legged friends become better for the planet: Did […]

Abandoned cat Shut Inside Cabinet

Cat shut inside cabinet in communal hallway with belongings dumped outside The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was abandoned and shut inside a cabinet in the communal hallway of a block of flats. RSPCA animal rescue officer Chloe Wilson was called to a block of flats in Croydon on Sunday (31 October) after residents […]

Best Cat Fence for Your Yard

Letting cats outside is important for your cats’ health and has many advantages that allow them to feel free by climbing and running in the open air. This helps cats to remain active and healthy, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, outdoor cats face many dangers when roaming the streets, which may be a major threat […]

Guest Cat Star: Haakon’s Story

Hi everyone, Please find below a guest story by Marie: Haakon was my first adopted and oldest cat who initially came to me as a foster cat. I knew he would stay with us before we met him as I had a ghost of a black cat that followed me for years but then stopped […]

iCatCare Courses: Becoming a Cat Friendly Homing Centre

Our next programme will start on the 22nd February 2022. To book please visit our website here. Do you work in a cat welfare organisation, that homes pet cats? Enrol in this programme and learn how to celebrate what you do well and discover how to improve your centre to benefit the cats in your […]

Cats LOVE Grass

It’s true, cats do love grass. It’s good for them, it’s fun to nibble, and it helps get rid of hairballs. Here’s everything else you need to know about cat grass. Did you know you could get grass specifically for your cat? That’s right. Our fuzzy feline friends are so happy chomping down on our […]

Purrsday Poetry: IRISH CATS from LIMERICK

Hi everyone, Today’s Purrsday Poetry post comes from  Les Noble). IRISH CATS from LIMERICK A cat is a creature with pins on its paws; A rather nice set of sharp fangs in its jaws; You make them disjointed Responses are pointed – You pause with the jaws and the claws as the cause! When love on […]

‘Potter Pets’ Hope Their Magical Names Will Conjure up Spell-Binding Homes

Expecto Patronum! Potter pets hope their magical names will conjure up new homes as the franchise marks its 20th anniversary These magical pets are hoping to cast a spell over the hearts of prospective adopters and conjure up new homes this week, as the Harry Potter franchise celebrates a huge milestone. The RSPCA has named […]

Rescue cat Moves Into Cow Shed as she Lands on her Paws in Forever Home

‘Inbetweener cat’ Daisy’s introductions to the cows on the farm went very smoooothly It’s been third time lucky for a black cat who had two homes by the time she was seven months old as the farm cat has now settled into her forever home – and even befriended the cows! Poor Daisy came into […]

Felinology Cat Show with Feline Star from “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” in Maidstone, Kent This Weekend!

Felinology in association with TICA and Dr Elsey’s is proud to present a 2 day, six-ring International Cat Show at the Maidstone Leisure Centre in Mote Park. Taking place on Saturday 20th of November and Sunday 21st November 2021. Come and watch your favourite breeds, our Feline Superstars being judged by 6 International Judges and […]

Street Cats of Vis 2022 Calendar Fundraiser

Christmas is coming, and what better gift for your cat-loving friends (and yourself) than a beautiful cat calendar? If you choose this one, you’ll be directly supporting the work of Street Cats of Vis, a small, volunteer-run project on the island of Vis, in Croatia. Street Cats of Vis works year-round to help people help […]

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 380)

Hello everyone, Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! The easiest way to enter is by sending them in via Or just leave a comment with a link to the post / photo you’d like us to use on this blog post. “Hi, this is Rosie from the blog I would love […]

Youths Threaten to ‘Burn’ Terrified Kitten at Hendre Lake

A dog walker stepped in to rescue the black and white male kitten after hearing ‘distressed noises’ coming from a bag A kitten is recovering from a terrifying ordeal after a member of the public said she saw three boys threatening to ‘burn’ him at Hendre Lake in St Mellons. The woman was walking her […]

Paws for Traffic: Five Ways to Protect Your Pets as Evenings get Darker

This Road Safety Week (15-21 November 2021) a national vet charity is urging pet owners to be aware of the dangers that roads and traffic can pose to our four-legged friends. Here, PDSA Vet Lynne James offers her top tips on how to keep your beloved pets away from dangers on the roads: “Before you […]

Kittens Born Two Different Times in Same Closet

A couple of years ago my friends’ cat Oreo gave birth to four kittens in my apartment closet. Time passed and these kittens were given up for adoption. One stayed a lovely female called Silky. She grew up and when she had five kittens she birthed them on the Fourth of July 2021 in the […]

Curious Cat Rescued From 60ft-High Ledge Above Tunnel is Reunited With Owner

Police, firefighters and the RSPCA rescued the ginger cat from a perilous ledge Police, fire crews and the RSPCA launched a large rescue mission to save a cat stuck on a 60ft-high ledge at Ramsgate Tunnel. RSPCA Inspector Clive Hopwood was called to the tunnel, in Kent, on Saturday (23 October) to the stricken ginger […]

Oliver: My Favourite Place…

Hello again friends and followers! Did you know  that my favourite place to rest on was and is… THIS BOX? You are wondering where it came  from? Japan! 😀 Unfortunately my sister has scratched it up a bit… I guess we shall have to send the humans back to Japan to get another one of […]

Guest Star: Princess the Talking Cat

Hi everyone, Please find below a guest story from Catherine about her cat Princess: My Princess is very smart. She does tricks and whips through complicated puzzle boxes like the wind. She almost uses her paws like hands. She’s very food motivated which made training her so easy. She’s definately cat royalty. My rescue named […]

Adventure Cat, the Next Instalment in the Award-Winning Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series

Mollie Hunt launches Adventure Cat, the 8th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery I love writing the Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series! My hero, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer, never means to get herself in trouble, but that cat-like curiosity of hers has a different plan. Adventure Cat takes up five years after my Cat’s […]

More Magical Fish Shaped Cat Toy from Japan arrived!

Hi everyone, It’s me Rennie and have purrtastic news. The humans just received their quaterly delivery of the magical fishes from Japan! And there are even some Sakura ones in this lot. We now have cat-safe beer bottles, ramune, breads, baguettes, sweet potato, and even ice cream-shaped toys. You can find the full range here. […]

Purrsday Poetry: Dear Cat

Hi everyone, Please find below our latest entry in the Purrsday Poetry series by Pooky’s Poems, this was originally posted on her own Blog here. Don’t forget if you have a cat poem you’d like to publish on our Blog do send us an email to 🙂 Dear Cat Stroking your fur, I sink […]

Happy Home for Winnie Following Collar Injury

A sweet-natured cat has found her forever home after recovering from a nasty collar injury thanks to a South Wales cat charity. Three-year-old Winnie came into the care of Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre as her owners were unable to afford the vet treatment required after her leg got caught in her collar. The location […]

RSPCA Appeals for Information After Kitten is Killed by air gun in Shropshire

Marley was found dead in the garden under the family’s trampoline A family from Telford have spoken about the loss of their much-loved pet who died after being cruelly shot with an air gun. The RSPCA is investigating the death of ten-month-old Marley, who was found in the garden of his home in Ardern Avenue, […]