Search

Hornchurch animal rescue group asks: Can you give these cats a home?

13:00 21 November 2012

Smudge needs a new home. Can you help?

Smudge needs a new home. Can you help?

Archant

A Hornchurch animal rescue group says it has seen a spike in the number of former pets needing new homes and is appealing for Recorder readers for help.

Hornchurch Animal Rescue and Re-homing are trying to find Pixie a new homeHornchurch Animal Rescue and Re-homing are trying to find Pixie a new home

Katrina Urban, who helps run Hornchurch Animal Rescue and Rehoming, told the Recorder: “We’ve seen a big increase of abandoned dogs and stray cats in the run up to Christmas.

“I think it’s because people think they’ve got better things to spend their money on in the run-up to Christmas, or they can’t afford to look after pets when they have so much financial pressure.”

Two of the felines that urgently need new homes are Smudge and Pixie.

Smudge is around five-years-old was collected by the charity after he kept being found regularly “shopping” in a clothes shop in Market Place, Romford.

The charity then appealed for his owners to come forward, but they haven’t been found.

One-year-old Pixie also needs a new place to live.

Katrina said: “Pixie was badly neglected by her previous owners, during which time she had two litters of stillborn kittens.

“She is a real character and loves ‘talking’ to her foster family, but her absolute favourite thing is to lay on the couch next to her human friends, she loves just being in the company of humans.”

She added: “Pixie was previously in a foster home with a young child, who she absolutely adored.”

The group is based in Hornchurch but operates all over London and the south east.

It also offers microchipping and home boarding services.

Anyone who can help the animals can visit www.hornchurchpetservices.co.uk or call Katrina on 07908 138 509.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

The 'Ho Ho Honut', the stuff of Christmas nightmares

Christmas just got a whole lot better – thanks to a Havering bakery chain.

07:00
Romford Greyhound Stadium

The manager of Romford Greyhound Stadium has defended the track over claims it has the worst dog injury record in the country.

Jade and a couple of her friends are planning to hand out rucksacks full of food to homeless people in Romford town centre - she was inspired by her Uncle who was homeless for 10 years. 
Jade Fenton, with Stevie Smith.

A mother-of-two who was shown the horrors of homelessness when a relative went missing, will be helping those on the streets this Christmas Eve.

Yesterday, 17:16
Milly and Becky at Rainham food bank's Christmas event (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

It’s a festive staple for most, but a basic Christmas dinner is out of reach for much of the borough’s most disadvantaged.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

The mother of seven of the children suffered serious stab wounds. She remains in a stable condition in hospital.

According to the MoD, the answer is a resounded “yes”.

Lewis Hamilton’s metaphor for life is particularly deep, with many turns.