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A busy few months

Cat trapper’s diary The life of a volunteer trapper is certainly never dull and the last few months have been pretty full-on. Cats seem to do the most random things. One day I went to take a look at a colony of feral cats living near an electricity sub-station. In the scrub surrounding […]

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Feline Pancytopenia

Information from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC): The RVC is investigating the sudden increase in feline pancytopenia in cats in the UK. After noticing an increase in cats presenting with pancytopenia (a severe reduction in all major types of blood cells) in May, we started gathering data from UK vets. […]

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Do gooders and B&Q cats

A number of years ago a member of the public alerted us to stray kittens on the scrubland near the B&Q store by the Chiswick roundabout. In a joint venture with the Ealing branch of Cats Protection (CP) a trapping operation was mounted. It was incredibly difficult as the site […]

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Valentine’s surprise

Hot on the heels of their very generous donation to us from their Christmas fundraising, the charitable arm of Pets at Home, “Support Adoption for Pets”, made us another surprise gift for Valentine’s Day.  You can imagine how thrilled we were to receive £2,000 and we extend our thanks to […]

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Dustbin babies

Late one Friday evening recently we had a call that a lady had found a litter of kittens under a bin in the communal bin store. It was dark and pretty wet so she had picked them up and taken them indoors in a box. One of our volunteers stepped straight up […]

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Cat adoption applications

In early March we had to place a stop on accepting applications for the adoption of cats and kittens. We had a huge number of applications coming in during the Covid – 19 pandemic, as many as 10 to 20 a day, and a back log had built up which we […]

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Temporary stop

Effective 26th February 2021 Our small team of volunteers is working overtime to tackle the adoption application backlog caused by an overwhelming number of people contacting us to adopt felines in recent months. If you have already applied to us to adopt a cat or kitten then you will be […]

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Rabbit tales

Harry and Meghan  After a difficult start this nervous brother and sister adjusted well to life together and settled in their foster home to life as a duo. They were two of four siblings from an unplanned litter who came to us at 10 months old having never been handled. Quick and […]

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Covid 19

Adoption guidance During the Covid-19 pandemic the team at HAWS have been looking for ways to safely re-home cats and kittens, adhering to the government’s advice to maintain a distance of two metres between people. As you can imagine this involves major changes to our usual re-homing process and our […]

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RSPCA closures

10 year strategy of restructuring Last summer (2020) the RSPCA announced proposals which included the closure of Putney Animal Hospital, Southall Cattery and Clinic, the Lockwood Equine Centre and South Godstone Animal Centre. These proposals were presented as part of a ten-year strategy to restructure RSPCA services and make the […]

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