Kitten Abandoned after Being Bought on App finds Forever Home

Kitten Abandoned after Being Bought on App finds Forever Home

A kitten, who was purchased online from a boot sale app, then abandoned, has finally found the loving home he deserves thanks to Mayhew.

The black and white one-year-old, named Mo by Mayhew staff, was bought online by two young women on impulse. They hadn’t checked the pet’s background and didn’t realise the amount of time, preparation and patience it takes to look after an animal.

Mo is just one of the many animals that have been bought online on a whim without owners considering whether they have the time, money and space to look after them properly. As a part of Mayhew’s Christmas campaign, ‘I am NOT an Impulse Buy’, the animal charity is raising awareness of the worrying trend of many pets ending up in rescue shelters due to impulse buys. Mayhew is urging potential owners to be responsible and consider adopting an animal from a rescue centre instead.

A week after collecting Mo and bringing him back to their home, the women who bought him decided that they no longer wanted the kitten, and so Mo was brought into Mayhew.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, said: “At first they were going to dump Mo with us and run away, but we had to find out the kitten’s history to establish where he had come from. That’s when we discovered that poor Mo had been bought on an app.”

“Apart from obviously being scared, thankfully Mo was in good health.”

Our Head of Animal Welfare, Zoe Edwards, said: “There are already so many unwanted animals in rescue centres like ours that have come from people who buy pets on a whim, without taking into consideration the responsibilities and needs of the pet.”

“When considering a new pet you should always think carefully about whether you will be able to look after them correctly. If owners call us in the first instance, we can help before they reach the last resort of dumping their pet. We are here to assist and advise pet owners on the best course of action for their pet.”

“Mayhew is also a member of the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG), which aims to ensure that pets advertised for sale are done so legally and ethically. It also aims to raise public awareness of the need to act responsibly when buying pets from websites and the need to do research before making any purchase. We ask that owners think responsibly about where they get their pets from and consider adopting a rescue dog or cat instead.”

Mayhew’s Vet Team gave Mo a thorough health check at the on-site Community Vet Clinic, before their Cattery staff settled him into one of the cosy cat cabins.

As soon as Mo started showing off his friendly and playful self, he quickly found a new home.

Mo’s new owner, Nicola, said: “We were looking to get a cat for a while, and when we met Mo, we knew instantly that he was the right cat for us. He was friendly with the children and very outgoing.”

“For the first couple of weeks, he would follow us around everywhere and wouldn’t leave our sides. We’ve now had him for a couple of months and he has settled in really well.”

“Mo is great fun to have around; he can be very playful, but loves to have a snooze on our laps too. I’m so glad he has become a part of our family.”

Thankfully Mo found the perfect new home, but there are thousands more animals in rescue shelters still waiting for their happy ending. This year, Mayhew has collaborated with Ravensbourne University to produce a campaign video, ‘I am NOT an Impulse Buy’, to raise awareness of the increasing trend of buying pets impulsively online and via apps and later ending up in rescue shelters.

Lack of research before getting a pet means many owners have an incomplete understanding of what a pet needs for a healthy, happy life. They should be aware of the five animal welfare needs that must be met, which include the need for a suitable diet and environment and to be protected from pain, injury, disease, and suffering.

Instead of purchasing an impulse buy, Mayhew is urging people to consider a donation to help even more animals like Mo find a loving home – you can make an instant donation by texting “PAWS32 £5” or your chosen amount up to £10 to 70070.

For more information on Mayhew’s I am NOT an Impulse Buy campaign, visit www.themayhew.org/notanimpulsebuy/

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Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 181)

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again.

We have setup a Katzenworld Forum and would like to encourage everyone to make their entries for Tummy Rub Tuesday on our dedicated Tummy Rub Tuesday post. Simply leave a comment on the post and attach the image you’d like to use. If you’ve got more than one image to use, make multiple comments!

Alternatively you can still send them in via info@katzenworld.co.uk. Or just leave a comment with the link to the post / photo you’d like us to use.

Meet Corky who was sent in via email by Mary! 🙂

Meet Dougy! This fluffy tummy was sent in by our good friend Doug from weggieboy’s Blog.

 

 

Naja only likes to tease people with her tummy but nonetheless she is adorable! Thanks so much for entering this goes to Rose from RoseyToesMeows who entered via our forum.

This time Andy just has to be the center of attention especially for Tummy Rub Tuesday! 🙂 Thanks to Larry for sending his photo in via email.

Meet Obei who was entered by our good Twitter friend LondonCats.

And in case you missed last week’s post click here to see the full list!

Now we need ALL of you! Do you want to see your cat featured and join our fun blog roll? Follow the steps below. 😀

All you need to do is post a photo or photo story of your fur-friend on your own Blog and add your post link and photo into our Tummy Rub Tuesday post within our Forum.

Simply leave a comment on the post and attach the image you’d like to use. If you’ve got more than one image to use, make multiple comments! 😀

Should you not have an own Blog you can participate by sending us an email with your photo to info@katzenworld.co.uk – just let us know what you would like to have listed as source! 🙂

And to make it fair your cat photos don’t have to be a tummy shot we do understand that not all cats like showing off their belly! So any fun photo story will be fine but tummy ones will be even better 😀

And on next week’s #TRT we will be posting photos with links back to all you guys in the weekly Tummy Rub Tuesday post!!!

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Catnip Wars – Day 11 The Barn residents troubles

Day 11

So, my two ‘nip-heads are starting new problems in the barn. Oh, they are still feeling mellow, no longer fighting. The problem is with the other residents of the barn. The sheep don’t mind the black light posters, and while they find the sitar music annoying, they are willing to deal with it. The problem, they say, is that Tiggy and Casey don’t clean up after themselves when they have an attack of the munchies. The sheep are tired of tripping over pizza boxes, potato chip bags, pigeon feathers, etc.. As for the chickens, they haven’t complained much. In fact they were acting pretty mellow, themselves. I am concerned the hens are getting a contact high. Not sure this new peace between Tiggy and Casey is worth the bad influence on the sheep and chickens.

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