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Animal charity Wood Green is looking to recruit more feline-foster carers, also known at the charity as Moggy Midwives.
Every spring, the organisation witnesses an influx of cats at its units in Godmancheser, London and Heydon – including many in the late stages of pregnancy. To help cope with the demand on their resource, and to ensure mother cats are found the most calm and comfortable birthing environment possible, Wood Green introduced its Moggy Midwife initiative back in 2002.
It places pregnant cats, or those who have very recently given birth, with willing and loving foster families who can help socialise the animals and make this special period a very relaxed and nurturing time.
Wood Green provides a foster family with all bedding, boxes, toys, feed and litter for the cat and her kittens, as well as covering all medical requirements and being on the end of the phone for any issues or concerns.
“The feedback we get from families is just superb,” said Genevieve Samson, fostering development officer at Wood Green. “In fact, many of our Moggy Midwives are on a constant cycle of bringing back one litter and being asked to take away another.
Wood Green is keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming a Moggy Midwife. Typically they would expect to have a cat and her kittens for up to 12 weeks, and most cats will give birth to between two and six.
Mickle makes a macquackle
A husband and wife in India say they are going to leave all their money to their pet monkey.
Brajesh and Shabista Srivastava say they owe their wealth and success to the primate, who they believe has enriched their lives.
The couple, who have no children, want to make sure Chunmun is looked after if they die before he does so they have set up a trust fund for the long-tailed macaque, which they adopted after it was orphaned and consider to be like a son.
Chunmun is 10 years old but its breed has been known to live up to 40, so it could well outlive the Srivastavas.
The couple own their own home in Northern India and have a number of businesses, all of which are named after the monkey. The animal lives in style, with its own air-conditioned room where it enjoys Chinese food and tea and mango juice.
After Chunmun dies, any money left will go to a charity that looks after the welfare of monkeys in India.
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