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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Made any New Year resolutions?

Is one of them to give back to your local community and do you love animals?

Well if you answered "yes", we have the solution.

The Kidderminster & District branch of the RSPCA are looking for volunteers to help out.

In 2018, we have a series of fundraising events planned, but we need helpers to make these events happen. The help you give will be completely on your terms and can be as little or as much as you want.

It could be meeting and greeting at our Golf Day, selling raffle tickets, marshalling at our dog show or dog walk or serving refreshments at our Barn Dance.

All of the money raised at our events goes to helping out animals in the local area.

Have we pricked your interest, but you want to know more?

We are hosting a volunteers day on 3rd February 2018 between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Faded to Fabulous Coffee House, Exchange Street, Kidderminster DY10 1BT. Please feel free to pop in for a cuppa and chat to some of our existing volunteers and Committee members, we know you won't regret it.

If you can't make the above date, or have any questions, please contact janis.rspca@btinternet.com or call 07715201239 (between 6pm and 8pm).

We look forward to welcoming you on-board.

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Coffee morning fundraiser

Our recent coffee morning held at Wesley Methodist Church raised over £143.00. We would like to thank everyone who attended and made it such a lovely morning.

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Is it the right time for a new pet?

The RSPCA does not advise the giving of pets as presents unless it is known that the person receiving the pet is willing to take on the responsibility of having a pet, can afford to do so and can give them everything they need to be happy and healthy throughout their life.

The RSPCA would urge anyone thinking of purchasing a pet - whatever the time of year - to consider the long-term commitment required to properly care for an animal. People need to take into account whether they have the time and money to care for that pet for the rest of its life.

Christmas, in particular, can be a busy and hectic time for many households. Unusual noise, activities and extra demands upon the household can make it difficult for any pet to settle into their new homes so it is not always the best time to introduce them into the household.

However, for some people, the festive period is a calm, quiet time and may well be a good opportunity to introduce an animal into the home as families tend to be around the house with more time to spend with them.

If you are confident that you can meet a pet's needs, then please consider visiting your local RSPCA centre or branch to pick out a pet that best suits your lifestyle

Hero Dog

bella hero dog

Meet Bella. Bella came to us when she was 8 weeks old BUT we were not her first owners!

She originally went to a family who very quickly decided that they could not cope with a puppy. Luckily they knew a couple with dogs who agreed to foster her.

At this time we as a family had been looking for a rescue dog to adopt but without success. We had tried many dog shelters but either the dog wasn't suitable for us or we weren't suitable for the dog. It seemed that we would never find a dog to become part of our family.

A friend of ours who knew of our search then contacted us one weekend to say that his brother and sister-in-law were temporarily looking after a puppy (Bella) and did we want to go and look at her. He sent us a photo on the phone and gave us directions to go and see her.

It was an October evening when we went to see her and there was a power cut in the area. Our first introduction to Bella was by candlelight being held in her foster mom's arms. She was a staffy with two tone colouring and very pretty. We each had a turn holding her and that was it - she came back with us that night.

Her first evening at home was spent following a very excitable puppy around with kitchen roll and wipes to mop up the puddles. She spent her first night downstairs in the kitchen and settled very quickly. By the second night there wasn't even a whimper.

We registered her at our local vet and she went to a puppy party there and then joined the "Jolly Juniors" which she loved. Even being spayed didn't put her off going to the vets but now a few booster jabs later and she is not quite so keen!

We also enrolled in puppy training classes when she was 4 months old. After a dodgy start she excelled at the training and gained her certificate, though it all goes out of the window when she sees a squirrel to chase!

Over the nearly 2 years since, she has developed into the most loving, gentle and good natured dog you could wish for. She gets on brilliantly with other dogs and has many doggie friends that she has met on her walks. She loves to play football with our two boys and pesters them to play it all the time. She is dearly loved throughout our family and friends and has many "second homes" where a water bowl, toys and treats are kept for her! She runs off the lead in the local park but never goes far away from us and comes back when called.

When we were looking for a rescue dog, a staffy was not a breed I was particularly keen on. However, having had Bella I think the whole family is converted to them. When she puts her paws round your neck and gives you the traditional "staffy cuddle" you couldn't ask for more!

Bella will be attending the 'Big Walkies' event on the 25th September.

Can you give a home to a sporty kitten?

Nine abandoned kittens given Olympic names

New homes are being sought for nine kittens which were abandoned in a cat carrier in Kidderminster.

The kittens were found by a school teacher who was on her way to work on the morning of Thursday 14 July, at the side of Dunley Road, in Stourport-on-Severn.

They have now been taken into the care of the RSPCA’s Kidderminster and District branch, where they have been given Olympic-themed names in recognition of Rio 2016. The four females have been named Olympia, Lizzie (Armitstead), Jessica (Ennis-Hill) and Ellie (Simmonds), and the five male kittens have been called Goldie, Mo (Farrah), Bradley (Wiggins), Tom (Daley) and Louis (Smith).

Janis Borley, rehoming officer at the branch, said:

“The kittens were huddled together in a pink cat carrier, very scared and weak. We don’t know how long they were there for but we’re glad that they were found when they were as they they are so young and vulnerable - anything could have happened to them. Their Olympic-themed names seem very apt as they are all very lively and active - there is definitely something very athletic about them!

We are desperately looking for new homes for them. Anyone who is interested in rehoming one of the kittens can contact me on 07715 201239 between 6pm and 8pm.”

Every year the RSPCA and other animal welfare charities see a spike in kittens being abandoned in the spring/summer months after unplanned pregnancies result in unwanted litters.

Janis said:

“At the branch we run a neutering and microchipping scheme for just £10. Neutering is a very simple operation which can prevent unwanted litters from being born. If your cat hasn’t been neutered then please contact us for a voucher.”

Anyone who has any information on who dumped the kittens should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

RSPCA cat welfare expert Alice Potter said:

“Sadly we do see kittens being abandoned during ‘kitten season’ - this is the time of year when most kittens are born. We strongly believe the answer lies in loving cat owners neutering their cats before they can get pregnant, so avoiding unplanned pregnancies. We urge people to do the responsible thing as soon as possible. At about four months of age, female cats will start to attract the attention of males so it is important to get your cat spayed before this point to protect her from getting pregnant while she's still a kitten herself. Subsidies are often available to help with the cost.”

The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3. (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message.)

RSPCA BIG Walkies - 25th September 2016

RSPCA Kidderminster - Big Walkies

Forthcoming Events 2016

Thank you, to everyone who supported our Autumn Bash on Saturday 22nd November 2014, we raised a fantastic £1,733.64. We would like to thank all the generous businesses that donated auction and raffle prizes:

  • Pets at Home, Kidderminster
  • The Carpet Museum, Kidderminster
  • The Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham
  • Elm Lodge Golf Club, Ludlow
  • The Granary Hotel, Shenstone
  • Hair Technique, Kinver
  • Michelle Bake
  • Blakedown Beauty Rooms,
  • Mecure Feel Good Health Club, Bewdley
  • The Hop Pole, Bewdley
  • Bettacar Care, Kidderminster
  • Les Powderhill
  • Bromsgrove Domestic Appliances
  • Kath and Miles Morton
  • Bewdley Pines Golf Club
  • New Leaf Health
  • Mid Counties Co-operative
  • Equestrian & Country Lesiure Ltd
  • K9 Kutz, Kidderminster
  • Sammy Southall Photography, Kidderminster
  • Health & Beauty, Stourbridge
  • Andrew Hipkiss
  • Geoff Hill Ltd, Amblecote

 

We would also like to thank the Starving Rascals for the great music and all our volunteers and supporters who made the evening such a great success.  

Successful fundraising at Sainsbury's

On the 23rd August we raised £178.70, which was great. Thank you to everyone who donated and thank you to Sainsbury's, Kidderminster for allowing us to collect at their store.

 

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