Cat Care in the Snow
With lots of snow forecast in the UK, national cat charity Cats Protection have advice to keep your puss warm & safe.
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Make sure you have plenty of supplies in for your cat - cat litter, cat food and any medication. Then if you do get cut off and can't get out, or supplies can't get into your local area, your puss is well catered for. There are plenty of online pet stores - Pet Supermarket, Pets at Home, for instance - who will deliver to your home, or to their local outlets for you to pick up. Plan ahead.
If you have elderly neighbours who have pets, please ask them to see if you can help with their shopping & get some pet food in for them, while you're shopping for yours. Elderly people have a very unique & special bond with their pets & they will find carrying extra tins or pouches of cat food around difficult, impossible or very exhausting. Helping them out with a bit of pet care when the weather is bad could be one of the most important things you can do to help animals & people alike this winter!
If going into work isn't a wise move, stay at home & enjoy some quality time with your cat. Snuggle up together, give him a groom, play cat games - you could even try training your cat to sit
If you haven't got a cat at the moment, please consider getting one from a cat charity or even offering to foster. Many cat charities are being inundated with cats for re-homing - and it's better for most cats to be in foster home than catteries, so please, if you can, offer your services!
For further advice on keeping cats safe, please call Cat Protection's national Helpline on 03000 12 12 12 or visit their web site And there are plenty of opportunities to get active & volunteer to help cats all around the UK, as you'll see from their site, so please see whether you can help out. Cats need you!