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Battersea sees summer of cruel cat admissions

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has seen an almost 20 per cent increase in the number of cat and kitten admissions coming in over the summer compared to last year. 

One of the many cats to be admitted to Battersea was four-year-old ginger tabby Donald, who was found on a train heading towards Victoria Station. 

Luckily, the train driver noticed Donald in one of the carriages at Sydenham Hill station and brought him into Battersea.

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Cat competition!

Win a handmade cat collar and catnip toy from The Natural Pet Toy Company

This week we're giving five lucky winners the chance to win a fantastic handmade collar and catnip fish toy from The Natural Pet Toy Company

The fully adjustable cat collars have a safety catch and detachable bell, and are available in a variety of striking designs — choose for a boy or a girl!

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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

Is stress making my cat lose his fur?

Fur loss

Fur loss is most commonly caused by ‘over-grooming’, where the cat excessively licks and ingests the hair, says Nikki Gaut...

How herbs can help your cat

Cat herbs

Herbalism has been integral to the medical traditions of cultures in China and India. Vet Holly Mash discusses how herbs can help your cat...

Cats in the home

Will my cat be happy in a town?

Will my cat be happy in a town?

Are you moving to a town and you're worried that your cat won't adjust. Behaviourist Jon Bowen gives his advice.

Should I get another cat?

Should I get another cat?

Do you think your cat is unsociable and doesn't want to spend time with you? Getting another cat may not help at all.

Outdoor cats

What plants will my cat enjoy?

It's not just catnip that cats enjoy. Garden expert Graham Strong lists other plants that felines may enjoy.

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

Adopting the right rescue kitten for you

They may have had a rough start in life, so here’s some advice on making sure adopting a kitten goes smoothly.

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.

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