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Summer’s here but it’s raining kittens in Tenerife 

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We have in excess of 50 kittens needing loving, permanent homes as soon as possible. If you like the idea of a new family member it’s a decision not to take lightly or impulsively.

Owning a cat is a financial and emotional responsibility lasting anywhere from 14 to 22 years typically. Your cat will depend on you for its health, happiness, safety and well being.

Renting?

Check with your landlord that you are allowed pets and consider that even if you are, your next landlord might not.

Costs

The reality is there is a lifetime of expenses asso-ciated with caring for a cat. Healthy food, litter, toys, a carrier, scratching post, but most of all veterinary costs.

Preparing for and cat-proofing your home

Even if your cat is allowed access to outside, there are many potential hazards in the home. Put away all medicines, household cleaners etc safely out of reach. Cover any electrical cords and sockets that cats can bite and chew. Beware of house plants, some are poisonous.

Cleaning, food, water

Litter trays should be cleaned daily as cats are very fussy about being clean. Fresh food and water are needed daily.

Holidays

Who will look after your cat when you’re on holiday? Can you afford a pet sitter or cattery?

Emigrating

If you leave the island, the cost of taking your cat with you is expensive particu-larly to the UK and its incredibly difficult to rehome cats here.

If you are still looking to adopt a cat or kitten then please contact us as we are sure to be able to help you. All adult cats and black kittens are provided with free kitten injections, micro-chip and neutering as is the second kitten if you adopt two kittens of any colour. Contact us via our website www.cats-welfare-tenerife.com or ring or WhatsApp Maria (English) on 646629129 seven days a week 09.00 until 18.00 or Sandra (Spanish and Ger-man) after 18.00 671282773. All cats and kittens go on trial so you can be sure you’ve made the right decision.

Donations

Something to donate? Items can be dropped into the shop on San Blas in Golf del Sur (Behind Hiperdino). It is open 7 days a week 10.00 until 18.00 but Saturdays closes at 16.00. If you don’t have transport please ring Mark on 636590557 and he will arrange collection from you.