Even though it's not my official day for phone duties, I thought I'd ring in to check seeing as Thursday's person is a young chap who may be suffering a bit of a headache and forgot...
Good job I did as I found an urgent plea for help from Dover branch's welfare lady. They are packed to the gunnels, cats stuffed in every room in the welfare officer's house.
They have had two 8 month old kittens dumped on them suddenly this morning by social services. (CP being the only organisation locally who doesn't pull the plug on the phone Christmas week
) All catteries are full with Christmas bookings, vets closed for the holidays and no other rescues are answering the phone.
The kittens' owner was a young man (single parent) who died very suddenly overnight.
His young daughter will spend Christmas in the care of social services.
She says the kittens are distressed at the sudden upheaval but looking healthy. But there's not even a cupboard in Dover left to stuff them in and they are sitting hunched in carriers.
Luckily our welfare officer is a smart lady and held back her pen as she just KNEW this kind of event was going to happen.... so kitties will be spending Christmas with us in Canterbury in a nice heated pen.