Haslemere Cats Protection

Haslemere Cats Protection's abandoned kitten appeal

Fundraising for Cats Protection
raised of £1,500 target
by 73 supporters
Cats Protection

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We are here for every cat to keep them happy, healthy and safe.


Please donate and help us to care for Bramble, an abandoned kitten found in Haslemere.

Four sick kittens were tied in plastic carrier bags and dumped like rubbish on a Surrey common within a few days of each other.

On 23 July, a dog walker saw strange movement coming from a shopping bag near the Canadian war memorial on Bramshott Common. Closer inspection revealed a pair of tiny whimpering kittens inside.

The frightened kittens were rushed to Cats Protection’s nearby Haslemere Adoption Centre where staff alerted a local vet. They were in a sorry state; barely four weeks old and malnourished with stomach upsets and sticky eyes.

As if that were not shocking enough, the same man spotted a second bag of discarded kittens while out walking on the common just a few days later. These two kittens, found only metres away from the first pair, were also taken to Haslemere for urgent care.

Sadly, only one kitten survives. Despite the best efforts of vets, its three siblings were already too sick to live more than a few days after being found. Named Bramble by carers, this tiny warrior is being cared for by an experienced kitten fosterer.

Adoption Centre Manager Suzie Zyta said: “The kittens were in a really bad way and in need of urgent vet attention. They were lucky to be found that night, but even that wasn’t enough. Three kittens perished unnecessarily.

“Bramble is quite spirited and has a lot of fight in him, which is probably what’s kept him alive. He’s a noisy little thing and already causing mischief. We’re far from out of the woods yet, but we’re doing everything we can to give him a good chance of recovery.”

Bramble will be kept under the close watch of the kitten fosterer until he builds up some strength and has a real chance of a better life. All being well, Bramble will remain in care for a few months, receiving vaccinations at nine and 12 weeks old, before being neutered and microchipped ready to be homed.

Cats Protection’s dedicated carers have remained #HereForTheCats throughout COVID-19 restrictions. During this time, cats from Haslemere have been adopted through the neighbouring Mitcham Homing Centre, but the centre hopes to begin rehoming its own cats by the contactless Hands-Free Homing process in September.

Each cat and kitten we care for receives the best possible support we can provide, but this comes at a cost. If you can, please donate to help us look after Bramble so that this tiny kitten can thrive and eventually find a kind and loving home.

Any funds raised above and beyond our target will be used to help other cats and kittens in our care at Haslemere Adoption Centre.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:

Homing - Finding good homes for cats in need

Neutering - Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats

Information - Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care

Achieving this vision is only made possible due to kind cat lovers who support our work. 

Visit www.cats.org.uk for more information.

About the charity

Cats Protection

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We share our lives with cats. They bring happiness to millions of us every day. Yet too many cats don’t get the care and kindness they deserve. At Cats Protection we stand up for every cat to make life better for cats and the people who care for them.

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