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6 / 3 / 2012

Smokey rose to fame through promoting a spaying and neutering Campaign for the British National feline cat charity 'Cats Protection'

Smokey and her owner Ruth attended the BBC radio Northampton studios for an interview on the John Griff afternoon show along with Diana Johnson a volunteer from the Cats Protection Northampton branch. Ruth had sugested holding a phone in purr competition to raise public awareness to the need to spay and neuter your cats.From this very simple idea an Internatinal publicity campaign to promote spaying and neutering imerged and Smokey ended up setting a Guinness World Record for purring.

Smokey has now been featured in every UK National newspaper and on television stations and radio staions all around the world.Smokey has even purred on the BBC World Service.

Smokey is now to be featured in an ITV documentory about Guinness World Records and is interviewed talking about the spaying and neutering campaign and Cats Protection. This will be broadcast nationaly in summer and should be a tremendous boost to the spaying and neutering campaign.

If a female cat is left unspayed and she is allowed to have kittens, then at 5 months of age her 6 or 7 kittens could then have kittens themselves and with in 1 year 1 cat could lead to up to 45 kittens.There simply are  not enough homes for all the resulting kittens and many end up as unwanted stary or suffer terrible distress.

Cats Protection see that a programme of Spayng and Neutering is the only way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK.




Cats Protection offer financial assistance if required to complete this procedure

for more details please contact

Telephone 03000 12 12 12

web site

Spaying should be carried out at around 4 months of age.There is no need or benfit to the cat allowing her to have a set of kittens first.

Neutering is the operation which stops male cats from fathering kittens.

Spayed and neutered cats live longer and have happier lives. They do not tend to stray or get in to fights and there is a lower risk of certain cancers developing. They also should call out less.This is and spray scent mark territories less.Smothing neighbours may apreciate as well.Please consult your ver or ring the Cats Protection for more details.

Cats Protection also have hundreds of cats and kittens needing to find new homes.Check out their  web site to get details of your local branch to find out what cats are available. You never know what you may find.Smokey is a rehomed rescue cat. So rehomed cats can be stars in their own right.


I am making contacts with branches of CP so that I may post a few pictures of cats on Smokey's web site for adoption and perhaps run a weekly welfare column.

Keep happy, Kepp purring and please consider Spaying or neutering yor cat if not a pedigree especially  used for breeding purposes.

Thanks xx

6 / 3 / 2012

Help the RSPCA with building the Animal Hospital rehoming centre for Birmingham


The RSPCA has been active around the Birmingham area for the last 150 years. The current animal hospital in Barnes Hill was opened in 1962.

In 2010 the RSPCA in Birmingham answered over one million phone calls from animal lovers and RSPCA inspectors rescued 7,000 animals.

Sad news is that in 2099 the RSPCA in Birmingham saw a 14% increase in the number of cruelty investigations in the area.

The current facilities at the Animal hospital in Birmingham are very out dated and are in desperate need of replacement. Originally built on a land fill site, some buildings have subsided over  the years and are now unsafe. The RSPCA are currently in the process of building a new animal hospital and animal rehoming facility for Birmingham. The new site is less than 4 miles away from the current site near the M5.

The new RSPCA Animal Hospital & Centre will reach more animals by providing:

Rehoming for up to 160 cats and 60 dogs plus birds and small animals.

There is to be a night tme arrival centre for animals rescued out of normal working hours.

A large animal hospital facility/veterinary centre with surgery facilities and isolation units will be located on site.

The Animal centre will also have a cafe, visitors centre and education rooms and will provide ample grounds for dog walking.


It will be the 2nd largest animal hospital facility in the UK but funds are still needed. The centre is costing roughly £9 million pounds to build and will cost around 1 million pounds each year to operate.The RSPCA relies on donations from the public to operate and is not State funded. So far an amazing £7 million pounds has been donated towards the facility but the RSPCA need another £2 million to finish the building works and then another million for the first years running costs.

Altough these figures are huge they can be acheived if a lot of people all make a small effort to donate to the cause. It could be a wonderfull oportunity to think of some community project for joint fund raisning.May be a sponsored dog walk, cake baking sesson, or pet show.So be creative and think how you can help and look at the appeal website

Please take a look at the web site to see how you can help.

Smokey has been invited to tour the New Facility when building work has nearly finished and we will invite members of the press to film Smokey and the New Hospital facilities.This is truley an amazing project and an incredible asset for Birmingham.

Please rally around and help out the RSPCA with the 'leaps and Bounds Appeal'

Please ensure any donations WHICH are being given to a genuine source! so that they reach the RSPCA and the animals which need it so desperatley

30 / 12 / 2011
missing ragdoll cat, female, from brixworth,Northampton, Please help

18 / 8 / 2011

18th August 2911

Contact details for Northampton branch of CATS PROTECTION for adopting cats

Help line 0844 700 3251

18 / 8 / 2011
Northampton Branch of Cats Protection are currently after finding a home for : Rosie, A very attractive semi long haired female about 3 years old, tortie and white. She can be a shy girl but likes affection and attention on her own terms. She has recently been caring for her two lively kittens but would now like some peace in her own home as the only pet. Ideally Rosie needs an owner who has the patience and experience that will make her a happy and contented cat. Needs mature family.

Super siblings (from Cats Protection)
2 / 8 / 2011
Brother and sister Robin and Rose came into the care of our Gateshead & District Branch at the age of only six months when their owner, a young man in his twenties, was tragically paralysed in a traffic accident and could no longer look after them.

The two cats had been well cared for and loved and consequently were extremely friendly and affectionate. They are inseparable so it would have been unthinkable for the branch volunteers to try to rehome them individually.

Thankfully the duo’s charms didn’t take long to work their magic and they had soon found a new home with a couple whose grown-up daughter had left home taking her own cat with her, leaving their cat Millie feeling lonely. Robin and Rose have now already made themselves thoroughly at home and have proved to be great companions for Millie, now that her other feline friend has moved out.

Winnie’s onto a winner (from Cats Protection)
2 / 8 / 2011
Winnie was only ten weeks old when she was found cowering alone in a hedgerow. She was starving, soaking wet and was understandably feeling very sorry for herself. Fortunately for her, a kindly passer by contacted our Bridgend Adoption Centre and she was soon taken into its care.

The poor kitten was terrified to begin with and couldn’t stop shaking; it was obvious that she had gone through quite an ordeal. She was put in a Cat Cabin where the warmth, good food and, of course, plenty of care and attention soon resulted in a dramatic change in her appearance and demeanour.

She soon started to come out of herself and her condition improved greatly her so it was time to put her up for adoption. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for this resilient little cat to find the ideal owner and she is now happily settled in her new home with her worries behind her.

Little star (from Cats Protection)
2 / 8 / 2011
Twinkle came into the care of our Montrose & Brechin Branch when she was only four weeks old. Sadly, she was unable to use her back legs normally and moved about more like a seal than a kitten. Her back legs were splayed out and she could not stand up properly, never mind walk.

We took Twinkle to the vet, but were not sure if they would be able to do anything – things did not look good. The vet diagnosed Twinkle's problem as developmental. Treatment was new ground for the vet, but very simple – her legs were bound together to hold them in such a position to allow her to walk and also to allow her bones to grow correctly.

Amazingly, she could stand up and walk for the first time. The leg ‘hobbles’ were changed twice after two weeks and were finally removed after six weeks. Twinkle ran, jumped and did everything a normal kitten could do. She is now happily homed with three other cats and Charlie the dog. To look at her you would never know there had been a problem.