4 October 2019 Halesworth & Southwold Community News
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Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal
Wangford Veterinary Clinic have just launched their annual Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal which will
run until 11th
November and in addition to our usual red clip on poppies we hae, for the fi rst time, a beautiful new Purple Poppy which has become a symbol of remembrance in the UK for animals that served during wartime. As in the past few years, we
are asking pet owners to show their
support by displaying
one of these special poppies, red or purple on their dog’s collar or harness. The Purple Poppies are made of a thick embroidered felt and fasten to the collar via Velcro, the red poppies are fl uorescent plastic and have a small metal clip to affi to the collar. oth are perfectly suitable for a dog to wear.
Dogs truly are man’s best 0
friend, they have for many years and still do serve alongside soldiers so it’s appropriate that we should, in return, show our support and thanks by commemorating them in this way.
The money from the Red poppies will be going to the Royal British Legion and the money raised from the Purple Poppies will go to Hounds for Heroes. The Royal British Legion support serving and ex- serving personnel of the armed forces’ community and their families. Hounds for Heroes provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and the ‘blue-light’ Emergency Services.
Their aim is to
provide the help and practical support that leads to enhanced quality of life. To further show your support for our wonderful charities go to https://www.wang
fordvetclinic. com/gallery/17409/gallery- poppies-on-paws and upload your dog’s, cat's or even horse’s photo proudly wearing their poppy, to our special gallery. All Poppies, purple and red, are available from the reception of Wangford Veterinary Clinic. We also have some
bandanas in various sizes available and purple poppy key-rings.
News from Framlingham and Saxmundham Cats Protection
THE busy summer months for all our fundraising and fostering volunteers are behind us. We now prepare for the autumn and winter fi nding homes for the kittens and cats who are now ready for their new lives, and getting ready for the forthcoming Christmas events. Don’t forget, if you have some time to spare, please consider joining us; we have many fun volunteering opportunities.
Diary dates: Come for a
chat, and support us by buying gifts, Christmas cards, diaries and calendars: Sunday 13th October – Craft, Gift and Maker’s Fair,
School, Woodbridge. Tuesday 15th October – Edinburgh Woollen Mills at Dobbies Garden Centre, Woodbridge.
Saturday 9th November – Fram & Sax Christmas Fair, Reydon Village Hall, Southwold (new venue). Don’t
National Black Cat Day on October 27th!
Cat Care: Life Stages of a
Cat - Adopting a cat of any age is your commitment to care for your new feline friend for the
rest of its life. For their size, cats live quite a long time. For example, a mouse has a very short lifespan, and a dog between seven and 20 years depending on its breed, size, activity, or both. Cats aren't much bigger than rabbits, but whereas the rabbit may live about eight years a cat, on average will live for about 12– 14 years, and it's not unusual for cats to reach their late teens or even their early 20s. There are six life stages for cats: Kitten – up to 6 months: a period when the young cat is growing rapidly. Junior – 7 months to 2 years: during this time the cat reaches full size and learns about life and how to survive. Prime – 3 to 6 years: mature physically and behaviourally, a cat is still normally healthy and active, and making the best of life. Mature – 7 to 10 years: the cat is equivalent to humans in their mid-40s to mid-50s. Senior – 11 to 14 years: takes the cat up to the equivalent of about 70 human years. Super Senior - 15 years and over: often categorised as ‘geriatric’ but many cats reach this stage without showing any signs of
being at all geriatric! To ensure your cat gets the best of all these life stages, it is important to have regular health checks, fl ea and worm treatments and vaccinations. Cats Protection and your vet can offer lots of advice for keeping your cat happy and healthy throughout its life. You will also now fi nd a ast range of foods and supplements suitable for each life stage, too. Looking for a home: Polly is a pretty ginger and white six year old who is very sweet, affectionate, lively and happy. She loves a cuddle and playtime, but also enjoys exploring. Polly is looking for a safe loving home with a garden, well away from busy roads. Could you provide her new start in life? See our website: framandsax.
or telephone 01728 723499 for more information about adopting cats in our care; event dates; neutering; catcare leafl ets how to become a volunteer fundraiser or fosterer and other ways you can support us. lso fi nd us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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