**Taps fingers impatiently**

So we’re all currently on tenterhooks….waiting, waiting, waiting….for little Belle to ‘pop’.

She was confiscated at the same time as Gina and Flora – so, towards the end of January – and was in a pretty smelly way too.

Utterly terrified.  When released from the carrier, she tried to hide under the kitchen roll, bless ‘er little paws.  Then under a magazine.

But our rather AMAZING fosterer, Kendall, works miracles on a daily basis, she does….and, before long, Belle calmed down and turned into a super-friendly, purry little thing.  Tho’ CLEARLY pregnant.

VERY pregnant.

And we’ve all been waiting….and waiting….and waiting….

This will be her last litter…no more fighting off the chaps.  She’ll be neutered and chipped once her babbies are weaned and then we’ll find her – and her little ones – FABULOUS new homes.

I was SO SURE it was going to be Sunday morning….but, no.

Kendall has now installed CCTV at her home in order to be able to keep an eye on her.  And her picture indicates just how fed up  little Belle is herself….but she’s still eating heartily and no signs just yet.

If the kittens are ginger and fluffy, I know I’ll hear Kendall cheering with delight from here….if not, well, they’ll be just as welcome!

….but… how… much…. longer…??!!

C’mon, pretty Belle – Kendall’s waiting for a house full of kittens again…!

Musings from a fosterer

Hello.  Starting a little light-hearted blog from me – as a fosterer with the South Beds RSPCA. Continue reading Musings from a fosterer

Same branch, new website

Our website has had a overhaul and has been brought right up-to-date. We are still RSPCA South Beds Branch but now with a new look! We hope you like it Continue reading Same branch, new website

Fireworks & Animals

Fireworks are enjoyed by people but can be a source of fear for many animals. Continue reading Fireworks & Animals

Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are small sociable rodents. There are many breeds and varieties. Continue reading Guinea pigs

Like a Duck to Water

Millions of ducks farmed for meat in the UK are being denied access to one of their most basic requirements – bathing water! Continue reading Like a Duck to Water

Hot Dogs

All too often, owners make the mistake of thinking that it is sufficient to leave a bowl  of water or a window open for their pet but this is not enough to protect your pet from heatstroke, which can have fatal consequences. Continue reading Hot Dogs

Neutering Pets

Neutering prevents female animals coming into season, when they may attract unwanted male attention or become pregnant Continue reading Neutering Pets

Caring for, and animal stories

Welcome to this months newsletter from the Bedfordshire South Branch of the RSPCA. This month we have tips on caring for animals, some interesting animal stories, animals needing new homes also read up on the latest campaign, find out what the RSPCA are up to and much much more. Continue reading Caring for, and animal stories