‘Spooky’ sleepover to help cats in need

RSPCA staff in Surrey to take part in cattery sleepover to raise money for moggies in need.

The staff at RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey are taking part in a ‘spooky’ cattery sleepover to raise funds for the 61 cats in their care.

The sponsored sleepover will take place on Wednesday 24 October with four members of staff camping out overnight in the main corridor area of the cattery alongside the cat pods.

The cattery has also been decorated in a Halloween theme and its residents have even been given spooky names.

Mapp is looking for his forever home.

Elizabeth Forbes -Dale, Cattery Supervisor at RSPCA South Godstone, said: We’ve been getting into the spirit of all things Halloween and thought the cattery sleepover would be a great idea to raise much-needed funds for enrichment and equipment in the cattery. We currently have 61 cats in our care and we’d love to be able to provide them with more toys, scratching posts and food.

“We have a collection tin in our reception, but people can also support us by sponsoring the sleepover on Paypal, or they can donate items directly, such as cat and kitten food, scratching pads and activity feeders. Anything they can give is much appreciated.”

As well as the staff getting into the Halloween spirit with bat onesies and pumpkin decorations, the cats have also been feeling festive with some truly ghoulish names.

Kittens Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsey, Gomez, Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne and Velma are not yet ready for rehoming, so they would love some kitten toys to play with during their time at the cattery.

Shaggy, the tabby kitten, was found at just five days old after he had been abandoned by his mum. He had to be hand reared round-the-clock by the staff at South Godstone. The centre then had a litter of kittens in from a multi-cat household and were able to introduce Shaggy to the litter to help with his socialisation.

Pumpkin and Squash, to ginger kittens are now available for rehoming and Cobweb, the two-year-old tabby is looking for his outdoor home.

Mapp is a ten-year old black cat looking for his forever home who was taken into RSPCA care as a stray. He was unsure about life in the cattery at first but has now become a very affectionate boy. He is really mischievous and is hoping for a treat rather than a trick this Halloween.

To sponsor the sleepover on Paypal, you can do so via the email Darren.parrish@rspca.org.uk. And for more information on rehoming a cat in their care, visit www.rspca.org.uk/south-godstone-animal-centre/findapet.