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Kitty phone home: cat found shut in phone box

Alfie with his owner

A missing moggie found trapped in a telephone box has been reunited with his owners all thanks to his microchip. 

Alfie, a silver tabby from Forest Hill, was found trapped inside a phone box in Canada Water when thankfully a passerby saw him and he was taken to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's south London centre. Staff there carried out a routine microchip scan which thankfully revealed Alfie's owner's details. 

The phone box Alfie was found in was a considerable five miles away from his home, making it a real mystery how he turned up so far away. It was very lucky that his owner Luke Price had microchipped Alfie for peace of mind, making it easy for Battersea to reunite them.

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Cat competition!

Win 1 of 4 Igloo Starter Kits!

This week we're giving away an Igloo Starter Kit to four lucky readers. The Starter Kit includes includes the 2 in 1 Igloo cat loo and carrier, eco liners, filters, one month's supply of Igloo Snow Litter, a scoop and Crystal Clean Cleaner and Ice Fresh Deodoriser - everything you need to keep your kitty (and your home) clean and happy! The winners can select their chosen colour from the nine colours available.

The Igloo 2 in 1 is a unique cat loo and carrier. Designed in a unique shape unlike other carriers and litter trays, it is the perfect shape for your kitten to turn comfortably and arch his back, as well as being enclosed to eliminate smells. When it is used as a carrier to collect your kitten, he will already feel in a safe environment and will be unafraid of getting in for those little trips to the vet in the future. 

The Igloo comes with eco-friendly liners and filters along with the starter kit which includes Snow Litter - a fine silica that instantly coats the faeces, so all you remove is the faeces, ensuring there is no waste. It absorbs and dries quickly so there is no smell - and it doesn`t stick to paws so no tracking around the house!

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Help with the Your Cat website

main siteWe hope you like the website. Our design has been chosen to reflect modern day web browsers on both traditional computers and tablets (as well as smartphones).

You can now use Facebook to log into our forum and community area. Don't worry if you don't have a Facebook account or would like to keep the two separate... you can still register with us in minutes and be part of the cat fun!

Here are some helpful tips to get started:

1) How do I log in or register?

If you signed up on the old Yourcat.co.uk website, your username is active and you should have received an email from us with a new password. You can log in via the email link.

If you are new to the site, in the top menu you will see 'Members Area'. You will see options to log in or register here. You can register on the site, or if you are a member of Facebook, you can log into yourcat.co.uk via your Facebook log in details and this will then allow you to feed your activity from yourcat.co.uk to your Facebook profile.

2) How do I log out?

If you are in 'Cat Community' there is a little green power button on the right hand side of the menu options. If you are in 'Cat Forum' there is a log out option at the top of the forum threads.

3) My username or password is not working

You can have your password sent to you by clicking on the 'lost password' option during login (and same for your username if you have forgotten that). During the site upgrade, your usernames were transferred across but your passwords were reset therefore your old password will not work and you may get redirected back to the homepage. You should have received an email from us with your new password. Once you have logged in, you can change your password to something more memorable.

4) I saw an error message or I was diverted to the homepage!

As with all new sites, there will be bugs! Try it again, but if you do come across something that isn't working in the way it should, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know! We will try to fix the problem or reply back to you as soon as possible.

5) What is the Cat Community and Cat Forum?

There are two social areas on this site. The forum (click here to go to the Cat Forum) is an upgraded version of what you are used to on the old site. Please note we have been unable to take old threads with the move so we are starting the forum afresh! The forum is ideal for asking other users about problems you may have with your cat and for general advice questions. The forum can be dived in and out, you are able to pick up on threads as you wish.

The Cat Community is new (click here to go to the Cat Community) and works slightly differently. This is for more real-time status updates, uploading photos and videos, commenting on stories, joining/creating groups, and to be honest we are looking to you to see how it is used! With feedback and a few weeks of usage, we will assess how the Forum and Cat Community work together and what our members think of it.

Cat health

Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Many cases of diarrhoea are mild and short-lived, only lasting for a few days, and will resolve on their own.

Does my cat drink too much?

Does my cat drink too much?

If you want to determine how much water your cat is drinking, allow her only one source of water, our expert explains.

Cats in the home

How to entertain indoor cats

All cats need exercise, entertainment and stimulation, particularly those who don't have outdoor access.

Should I play with my cat?

Play is important to cats, particularly those kept indoors. Here are some top tips and game ideas...

Outdoor cats

Which lilies are toxic to cats?

We explain why lilies are a big 'no no' for any cat owner's garden and home — and the symptoms of poisoning.

How to make a garden safe for cats

From plants to hiding places, it's essential to ensure that your cat is safe and secure in your garden.

Kitten care

VIDEO: A safe kitten home?

Watch our video to find out how you can prepare your home (and make it safe) for the arrival of your kitten.

My kitten has a suckling habit!

Does your kitten suckle on material? Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini explains this odd kitten habit.