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Furry Friends Fortnight

Could you offer a forever home to a furry friend?

We've teamed up with Aston Clinton Vets for Furry Friends FortnightEvery day we're going to introduce you to a pet in a local shelter who needs a permanent home.

So if you're looking for a four legged friend we might just have a match for you!

Find out more about our friends and how you can help below.

Fergal

Fergal is looking for a new home full of love!

He was found as a stray in Chesham and he's had a rough time whilst living on the streets. He is building in confidence and since joining Twitter he has friends following his story all over the world!

He is looking for a forever home where he is the only pet and he's not around young children. He is also FIV so he needs to be an indoor cat. Fergal is on the look out for a family who can give him lots of attention and love!

If you think you can offer Fergal a forever home contact Chiltern Cats Protection:

 

Fun Facts about your furry friends

Here are some fun facts from our friends at Aston Clinton Vets:

Cats:

  • Cats can run 3mph faster than Usain Bolt
  • Cats sleep so much that by the time they are 9yrs old, they have only been awake for 3yrs of their life
  • Cats sweat through the pads of their paws
  • The ridged pattern on a cats nose is as unique as a human fingerprint
  • Cats purr at the equivalent rate of an idling diesel engine (up to 26 purrs per second)
  • The longest cat in the world is over 42 inches long
  • The longest ever living cat died at 38yrs and 3 days old
  • A cat can jump about 6 times its own height
  • The oldest breed of cat is an Egyptian Mau

Dogs:

  • A dog has between 125 million and 300 million scent glands depending on breed, compared to a human who has 5 million
  • Petting a dog can lower a humans blood pressure
  • Corgi is welsh for ‘dwarf dog’
  • Leaving your dog a piece of clothing which smells like you can help stop separation anxiety
  • The Basenji is the only breed of dog that can’t bark – it yodel’s
  • Bloodhounds are able to trace scents that are over 300hrs old
  • Dogs have at least 18 muscles in each ear
  • The Beatles included a whistle that is only audible to dogs in their hit song ‘A day in the life’
  • Dogs love paddling pools in hot weather