2016 is nearly at an end and we have had many highs and lows here at the centre this year but would like to focus on some of our happier outcomes, so, we would like to share with you a few of the special cats who's stories moved us in 2016 and who all ended up going to loving homes this year, despite their circumstances.
Megan was found in a multi-cat household crawling around the floor in unsuitable conditions at just 2 days old after being rejected by her mother. It was very hit and miss for Megan during the first 4 weeks but she was a complete fighter and pulled through remarkably with the help of our kitten fosterer (read her story here).
Maxine was one of our biggest characters this year, she came to us as a stray at the beginning of January and sadly didn't find a home until 10 months later! We know the pen environment can be stressful for some cats and this was the case with Maxine who didn't enjoy much of a fuss. We have had updates from her new owner who says she is now a lap cat! This just goes to show what a loving home means to a cat like Maxine :)
Bailey & Victor:
Bailey and Victor came in with man other cats and kittens (including Megan above), they had terrible cat flu and most of them were in our Isolation for months on end. Sadly 3 of their siblings didn't make it through the flu and passed away. We ran a JustGiving page to help pay for some extremely expensive medicine for them as a last shot at hope to save the others lives. As you can see the before and after photos speak for themselves! We were overwhelmed with the donations we received and are so thankful for every single one.
Chloe went missing in 2010 when she jumped out of her cat carrier during a vet visit and ran off. Little did her owner know that she had been taken in by an elderly lady just over a mile away. The elderly lady was sadly going into care and bought the cat into us to rehome, we always scan new cats for a chip when they come into us and were shocked to find Chloe had been registered as missing for 6 years! We rang her owner who was just as shocked as she had heard reports of a similar looking cat being involved in a traffic accident. The pair were reunited and as saw as Chloe saw her original owner she rolled over and started purring!
All the staff at the centre would like to say a big heartfelt thankyou to all our supporters and volunteers. Seasons greetings and all the best for 2017!