William comes in from the cold

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William is a big cuddly boy, estimated to be about 18 months old. He has Teddy Bear looks with a chubby cheeked face, round expressive eyes and a pink nose. His fur is dense and is an appealing shade of grey with white. Continue reading

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A timid twosome

mia and star 1Coming into care can be a traumatic experience for cats, and Mia and Star, who are the latest residents in Cats Protection Brighton and Districts outdoor pen, have so far been quite timid and a bit jumpy. Star (pictured above) in particular has taken a long time to become settled, although each day she becomes a little bit bolder. Continue reading

Does your cat deserve an award?

Most cat lovers think their feline companions deserve a medal. But do you think your Brighton moggie might deserve a National Cat Award?

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Entries are open for Cats Protection’s National Cat Awards 2018. Now in their tenth year, the Awards celebrate the difference cats make to our lives, highlighting heart-warming stories of devotion, companionship and courage. Continue reading

Pebble wants to play

 

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Pebble has winning ways

Pebble arrived on New Year’s Eve as an urgent case and a little bit worse for wear. He had a wound on his tummy, probably from a cat fight. He has responded extremely well to Cats Protection care and is now making himself at home in his snug cat hotel room.

He is a really lovely boy winning over everyone who meets him and throws himself into play time with great enthusiasm. Continue reading

Betty is a black beauty

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Betty, a sleek black beauty, came into Cats Protection care on 11 December 2017 and will be ready to rehome from Christmas Day.
She is a bit of a pampered puss and has her own monogrammed cushion and purple throw. Her super-glossy inky black fur and slightly rounded shape are indicators of how well she was looked after by her previous owner.
Until now, Betty has been an indoor cat, with some access to a balcony and a small walled garden in the past. We would like her new home to be one with access to the outdoors, where she can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
It will take her time to feel comfortable in her new surroundings. She has found it difficult to adapt to our admissions pen and seems anxious and confused at times. However, she is quite chatty.
Betty is very affectionate and loves to sit in a lap. She also likes to be stroked and will sleep on a bed. In her previous home, she was allowed to roam the house freely and found a number of favourite places to sleep!

If you’d like to find out more about Betty, please contact us here:

www.cats.org.uk/brighton/adopt-a-cat or by phone 01273 610 306

Christmas gifts for cat lovers

makeup bagsFor the last-minute shoppers out there, here is the annual cat lovers’ Christmas shopping guide for Brighton and Hove.

An obvious place to start is at the Cats Protection (CP) shop in Blatchington Road, Hove. Not only will you find an array of cat-themed gifts, your purchases will help to raise funds for the work of the Brighton & District CP branch. Gift ideas include mugs, calendars, soft toys, key rings and erasers.

In George Street, Hove, Bert’s Homestore has cat-themed oven gloves for £12.95 and matching tea towels at £7.99. Bert’s Homestores also can be found in Western Road in Brighton and in North Laine on Kensington Gardens.

Further down George Street is Claire’s Accessories (another outlet is at Churchill Square in Brighton). Claire’s has a make-up set in a cat-themed plastic box at £14, a black plush cat-shaped sleeping mask, and a beauty set in a cat-themed drink bottle (complete with straw) for £12. The contents include body lotion and body spray. Claire’s also has iPhone 5 covers at £8 and ear warmers for £12. They are all, of course, cat inspired! There are also ‘back and front’ earrings at £4.50 (pictured below).earrings

In Brighton, Pylones on Cranbourne Street (next to Churchill Square) is a cat lover’s dream come true. The shop is packed with cat-themed gifts, ranging from key rings up to a cat-shaped pendulum clock. There are gifts to suit every budget.

The clock, which is one of the more expensive items, is £29.90. Other eye-catching gifts include a black cat face mouse mat for £11.50, a makeup bag in white or black for £7.50 (main picture above) and small coin purses for £5.90. There are also cat-shaped cat hair removal brushes (£14.90) and cat-shaped mobile phone stands (£5.90).

Other items include cat-themed hooks, glasses cases, mugs, bowls, hairbrushes, back scratchers, pocket mirrors, bike bells, ‘slap watches’, soap dishes, scrubbing brushes and even bicycle bells. If you are shopping for a cat lover, this store could well provide everything you could possibly need.

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If you can tear yourself away from Pylones, North Laine also offers some delights for cat lovers. Io Gallery in Sydney Street has cat-themed jewellery, include a cat’s head brooch for £18 and a wool model, Cat Lying in the Sun, for £40.

Also in Sydney Street, The Graphic Novel Shop stocks How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You and Business Cat: Money, Power and Treats, both priced at £10. Almost next door is Pen to Paper, a stationery shop that has cat-themed wrapping paper, calendars and cards. Don’t forget the Sydney Street Chinese Supermarket (at the Trafalgar Street end of Sydney Street), which stocks many varieties of ‘lucky’ cats and teapots (below).

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Also in North Laine, the appropriately named Pussy Home Boutique in Kensington Gardens offers cat-shaped porcelain biscuit jars for £30 (in gold or baby blue). Other notable items include a gold coloured cat face bicycle bell at £10, porcelain soap dispensers (£15) and the book, Why Does My Cat Do That? at £7.99.

Brighton and Hove are happy hunting grounds for gift shoppers and for the cat lover in your life you should not come away empty handed. Enjoy the crowds!

 

 

Angel delight

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Angel is a Burmese mixed-breed beauty with incredibly soft fur and a very playful nature. The latest cat to come into Brighton & District Cat Protection care, she will be ready to rehome on 10 December.

Around five years old, Angel’s markings are very similar to a tortie point Burmese. Her fur is a warm cream colour with seal coloured. To finish off her good looks, she has beautiful pale blue eyes. The colour of her eyes indicates she is not a pure-bred Burmese.

Despite this, she has a very Burmese-like personality: confident, sociable, outgoing, lively and a little mischievous. She locked her fosterer out of part of the outdoor pen the first morning she arrived. It was possible she had climbed up and tampered with the lock!

Angel needs to be the only cat in a household as she wants the humans all to herself. At her previous home, she would stop the other family cats from coming in via the cat flap. She is very chatty and quite attention seeking.

If you’d like to find out more about Angel, please contact us here:

www.cats.org.uk/brighton/adopt-a-cat or by phone 01273 610 306