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Charities unite to rescue stricken kitten

This kitten got more than he bargained for when he went in search of shelter!

ParasolA member of the public called the RSPCA when they heard the kitten’s meows for help coming from a garden shed in Lewisham, London, and he was found with his head stuck in the parasol hole of a garden table.

The RSPCA called for the service of a nearby Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT) vet - who was working out of hours and was able to sedate the exhausted kitten so the RSPCA could get him out.

RSPCA Inspector Nick Wheelhouse says: "The poor little thing was completely stuck and struggling to free himself.

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Cat competition!

Win a Nobby Avior pet carrier!

The sturdy plastic Nobby Avior pet carrier has a completely removable top, plus a front and back opening, as seen in the August 2014 issue of Your Cat magazine!

It can be secured with a car seat belt, has ventilation grilles to keep your cat cool, an integrated handle, and measures 57cm(L) x 39cm(W) x 40cm(H). It's even got a handy storage compartment at the top, plus a 'care hatch' for you to stroke your cat on the move without the risk of him escaping.

The carrier is easy to clean should your cat have an accident, and is suitable for even larger cats.

Buy it for £19.90 from Zooplus or tel. 01234 430366.

We have one Nobby Avior pet carrier up for grabs!

Win a Nobby Avior pet carrier!

If you receive the Your Cat newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. Click here to register to the Your Cat newsletter if you don't already receive it. The closing date is 12pm on Thursday September 4, 2014. Good luck! This competition is for UK residents only.

Cat health

Should I vaccinate my cat?

Not sure whether you should vaccinate your cat or not? Vet Dr Bradley Viner shares his advice. 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats

Worried your cat is showing signs of IBD? Vet Dr Bradley Viner explains the ins and outs of the condition.

Cats in the home

How do I cat-proof my house?

Before your new cat arrives, you need to ensure that your home is as safe and secure as possible.

Why do cats need scratch posts?

A scratch post gives your cat a place to stretch and exercise, as well as keeping claws in good condition.

Outdoor cats

Creating an outdoor water fountain

Provide an outdoor water fountain and cat-friendly trees to climb, says garden expert Graham Strong.

Why does my cat eat grass?

Many cats enjoy nibbling on grass, but what should you do if your cat takes it to the extreme?

Kitten care

Introducing a kitten to an existing cat

Introducing a kitten to an existing cat can be difficult. Make sure you get it right first time.

How do I choose a healthy kitten?

What should you look for when choosing a kitten? Read our guide to choosing and bringing up a healthy kitten.