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You Should Visit Wood Green #CharityTuesday

Posted on 27th September 2016 in #charitytuesday/ animal rescue/ animals/ cat/ cat rescue/ poke/ Pokemon/ Pokemon Go

Screen Shot 2016-09-25 at 15.31.05Being as I am a *keen animal lover (*nutty, passionate, talks to animals etc etc), it should come as no surprise to you to learn that I tend to get my pets from rescue centres.

What I want to share with you today is that you shouldn’t just go to your local rescue centre when you are searching for a replacement for Tiddles, rather you should go there as an enjoyable day out and an opportunity to teach children about the amount of care pets need.

20160917_190417My local rescue centre, Wood Green, has really embraced the idea of engaging with visitors and welcomes people onto its wonderful grounds for many reasons.What can you expect to find? In addition to a wide variety of animals hoping to be rehomed (dogs, cats, ferrets, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, alpacas, mice, gerbils, rats, reptiles etc) you will find a well stocked shop, a friendly cafe with oodles of gluten free items, toilets, free car parking, a memorial garden, beautiful grounds to walk in and even a wedding area!

They also hold regular events in their arena – dog shows, craft fairs etc. Coming up soon they have a sponsored fire walk and they recently held two very successful #PokemonGo evenings, making full use of their 5 pokestops, gym and abundance of Pokemon (including Charmander, Blastoise, Polliwag and Dratini to name but a few).

IMG_20160924_154307So if you fancy somewhere different to take your children, are looking for elusive Pokemon or just somewhere beautiful to enjoy a cup of tea – head over to Wood Green animal shelter.

As for my pets, well I currently have Max and Chopper who both came from Wood Green.

You can read more about Max’s adventures here.
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Find Jessie A Home

Posted on 15th November 2015 in cat rescue/ cats
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Beautiful Jessie

Could you offer Jessie the ‘naughty torti’ a loving home?

She is about 18 months old, petite, spayed and very affectionate.

In true torti style though she does like to be an only cat and she does nip so will need to be with an experienced owner.

I have met Jessie myself and found her to be an absolute sweetie, very keen to be stroked, tried to get on my lap and had an intelligent engaging face. She did nip me a few times but it was more playful than aggressive and I think it’s just her way of saying no. She did immediately turn around to be made a fuss of again.

If I didn’t already have 2 cats I would happily have taken her home!

Personally I would say this is all part of her charm and an experienced owner wouldn’t find it a problem at all, however she wouldn’t enjoy being around young children.

She is currently at Peterborough Cat Rescue, do get in touch with them if you think this cheeky girl could be for you. DSC_1113

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Warning: Upsetting News. You Must Read If You Live In March, Cambs.

Posted on 21st September 2012 in cat rescue/ cats/ cruelty

 

 

Message from Cat Welfare, Wisbech:

I NEED ALL OF YOUR HELP!!! PLEASE I need you all to pass this message on to everyone you know that has cats in the March Area. I have just had a very disturbing and distressing phone call from the Lady that runs Pet Search. PEOPLE ARE TORTURING CATS!! Cats are going missing, one has been found and the injuries to this cat are absolutely horrific and is now in the hands of the Police. Although it is hard to tell you what happened to it, I think you should be aware of its injuries and tell everyone to keep their cats under close observation until the culprits have been found. The cat was found with its head cut off, by a razor blade, along with all of its other bodily parts. Its whole body had been sliced with a blade and cigarette marks were also present on its body. I shudder to think what this cat must have gone through! It has made me go cold and in total shock that this is going on, what low-life in our society thinks this acceptable I do not know. I am so sorry to have to impart this awful news but you need to know.

Beautiful Cat Needs A Home

Posted on 30th August 2011 in cat/ cat rescue/ maine coon/ rehoming

Update – on 12 September 2011 I am very pleased to say that a new home was found for the cat! Huge thanks to all who RTd and helped to spread the word. :)

Can you help?

I am currently fostering a beautiful stray cat (in Colchester) who is in need of a home. She is a lovely cat, likes being fussed, brushed, stroked and sitting on laps. Wherever you are in the house she will want to be near you. Ideally, she will need to go to someone who is experienced with handling cats and who is prepared to be patient with her. In return you will receive a beautiful cat who is a real home loving girl, very affectionate and loyal.

She came to me about 2 weeks ago when I was on holiday in Carnforth (Lake District), we were staying in wooden lodges and could hear a cat crying so looked outside. Basically she hasn’t left ever since then! When we first saw her she was incredibly hungry and thirsty. She also had tatty, scabbed ears and upon picking her up it became apparent that she has 2 broken ribs.

We took her to a nearby vet who confirmed that she was NOT micro-chipped and that they had not had any similar cats reported missing. After a very quick look, the vet said she believed the cat to be female and possibly around 2 or 3 years old.

We rang several other nearby vets and rescue centres, none of them new of a similar missing cat and all the cat rescues were full. The  reception staff at the park where we stayed said they weren’t aware of a stray cat, however a gardener did say that a cat had been around for a while but that it wouldn’t go to any of them. We decided we couldn’t leave her behind and so took her on a 5 hour trip to Colchester – she was as good as gold for the whole journey!

So, why aren’t I keeping her?

Unfortunately my existing cats haven’t taken to her. One of them is terrified of her and currently slinks about the place trying to avoid being seen and the other one is only coming in for food – if he comes face to face with Tootsie he is very hostile and lots of growling, hissing and eventually fighting ensues. Tootsie always wins as she is big cat who has clearly lived rough and my soft cats are no match for her! I would love to keep her but cannot as it is clearly causing Elvis and Maisy a lot of stress.

I think ideally it would be best if she could be an only cat – although to be fair to her it is my 2 cats who start the fights off, she seems happy to mostly ignore them until they start on her.

Her ears have now healed up and the fur is growing back nicely, she really is a very attractive girl. I did wonder if she might be a Maine Coon cross although I will add that a couple of people have said they don’t think she is. To my untrained eye she seems to match the description very well and is much bigger than my other 2 cats with large paws, tufty ears and a huge racoon tail!

Her fur, although medium to long, is in very good condition and she hardly molts at all compared to my other girl cat!

One last thing

I think probably as a result of being mis-treated at some point, she will occasionally swipe her giant paws at you or on rare occasion bite if she feels threatened. This has lessened every day since she first came to us and I think it will disappear completely in time and with trust. For this reason she must go to an experienced, kind and patient home where she can feel secure.

Of course, being a stray she will try and eat ANYTHING! I’ve seen her attempt chinese takeaway, shortbread and sweetcorn…

She is a very loving lap cat, fully toilet trained, very clean, very affectionate and likes to be either in the house or garden – she is always within calling distance.

Can someone give this lovely lady a forever home and a second chance at life?

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