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Category: Pets

Katesgrove’s biggest cat toilet now open!

40 Silver Street – 13 April 2019

The cats of Cat’s grove have welcomed their new and spacious temporary toilet facilities on Silver Street. The archaeological site has been recorded and documented, and the trenches filled in, leaving a vast expanse of bare earth.

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Meet Reading’s animal warden at Whitley Wood Rec on 25 July

An American foxhound and a black Labrador retriever playing with a stick. Photo: Peter Wadsworth, via Wikimedia Commons.

Reading’s animal warden Lisa Clements is on a tour of the town this summer. She will be at Whitley Wood Recreation Ground, on Basingstoke Road, at midday on Wednesday 25 July to give advice and support to pet owners and to increase awareness of the problem of dog fouling.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Midnight (the Dark Marauder)

Midnight is a black cat who prowls Boults Walk.

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Lady La-La, a resident of Cat’s Grove, 2000-2017 RIP

Lady La-La, a classy kitty who loved to lounge and who featured in our Cats of Cat’s Grove series, died on 8 December 2017 following an illness.

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Cats’ Grove cats for International Cat Day

To celebrate International Cat Day, here is a gallery of the cats of Cats’ Grove who have told their stories to the Whitley Pump.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Dave (or ‘Arry)

Dave of Boults Walk
Dave, who might actually be ‘Arry, lives on Boults Walk with his daughter and niece Tinkerbell.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Frankie

Frankie of Boults Walk

Frankie is a five year old black male cat who lives on Boults Walk.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Roosevelt

Roosevelt

Roosevelt (aka Pelé) is an eight year old long haired brown tabby gib cat who lives on Milman Road.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Kernow

Kernow

Kernow (aka Germaine) is an eight year old female silver tabby who lives on Milman Road.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Lady La La

Lady La La

Lady La La is a black and white cat who lives on Boults Walk.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : The Empress Natasha

The Empress Natasha

The Empress Natasha is a Russian Blue who lives on Boults Walk.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Monty

Monty of Boults Walk

Monty is a nine year old ginger cat who lives on Boults Walk.

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The cats of Cats’ Grove : Baxter


Baxter of Boults Walk

Baxter is a seven year old male tuxedo cat who lives on Boults Walk.

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