Saturday, 31 December 2011

We Need More Cat Homes.

Many  of our cats have been at the shelter for a year, this is  a very long time for an animal to be incarcerated, even at a shelter where they receive lots of love and everything a cat could wish for it is not an ideal situation. They  - need freedom and a home to call their own. If anybody can help distribute posters requesting homes, it is available as a download on our website.I would appreciate people spreading the word as much as possible/
I am focusing on four such cats who are in desperate need of homes and  will be promoting them as much as I can. The local papers do occasionally feature our animals but we seldom have a response from the articles so we need to think of another way to promote ourselves to the media and encourage more people to offer homes. All suggestions welcome. What often worked at the Liverpool shelter fails to work in this area unfortunately but please get in touch with ideas. I will also be putting them on the catchat website under the Top Cats section.
Pictured are the four cats I have opted to promote this month. Harry the white and tabby is four years old ( his owners moved overseas )and we admitted Harry and several of his pals(some also still here) Then there are Bobo and Annie,  sweet natured middle aged cats who must stay together and timid Poppet the grey and white who fails to attract attention from visitors as she is shy and holds back when strangers come into the cattery. All have been here over a year now and we need to work together to try and place them in suitable homes. Please spread the word about our many lovely cats.


We have had some success today , two of our older kittens have been adopted, and Molly the lurcher too. Her foster mum Alison has done a great job with her, she has greatly improved from the trembling little dog we first saw and I have heard from the family who took her brother Iolo and he too is coming along well. When they are  so young it takes a very short time for them to lose their fear so I am pleased they were admitted before their nervousness became a long term problem. Pictured here is Molly and her new family and canine friend(Molly is on right) The two dogs hit it off well  and don 't they look similar?
We have had 5 ex farm dogs on our waiting list for several weeks and today we admitted three pups from one of the females. Thanks to the new Dogs Trust Scheme of offering free neutering  to farmers for their working dogs, we were able to suggest this to the owner and he has booked all of the adult dogs in for spaying/neutering which will be a great help to us when they arrive here. Sometimes we have to wait two weeks for an appointment  and if they are already neutered, they can be rehomed that much quicker. The pups are in good condition and are red and white like their mum. A lot of people like this colour ((more like the original Welsh Sheepdogs)so they should find loving homes pretty soon.
Suggestions for names will be welcome, there are two boys and a girl.The girl is the one on the right at the back.

Like so many people who keep in touch with Freshfields via facebook, I was so angry about the pregnant lurcher thrown over their fence. Yes ,the owner at least abandoned his dog where she would be taken care of but to hurl a pregnant bitch from the boot of his car over the fence is cruel to say the least. I am pleased she already has been offered a home and that the pups she is  carrying appear to be unharmed.

A few days ago I received an impassioned pleas from a lady called Claire  who had lost one of her elderly ponies. The surviving pony was becoming very depressed without his longtime companion and she wanted to know if we had a suitable pony she could have.  After a chat with Rosie and Mei, it was decided that Caspar the little grey whose own companion Honey had died a few months ago, might fit the bill.
The home was checked for suitability and passed, and yesterday Caspar went off to his new home in Anglesey. I rang to see how he was doing and he has made friends already with his new pal; the two are already following each other around the paddock and Claire is delighted to see her old pony brighten up again
22 years old  Caspar pictured (pn left) is seen here with his old companion Honey and Rocky the coloured horse.This was taken a year ago at the shelter .I think Caspar  will be happier with a special companion of his own, he is a sweet natured little pony and will have plenty of attention where he is now.

6 comments:

von said...

Holly, Bella or Bonnie for the girl pup. Jester for the little man with the white face. Ben for his brother who looks quite shy....

kim said...

The pups are so adorable im suer they wont be left too long without a forever home. Names ....Faith ....Hanson.Buddy......Maveric..Buddy.....Hope..Dasy.Adam Eve... There we go.My contribution to the list xx

June Davies said...

Happy New Year to all . . There have already been some smashing suggestions for the collie pups'names. I could only think of Copper for the boy at front of the pic, Rusty for the white-faced pup in the middle and Amber for the little girl. Good luck and happy lives to them all x

June Davies said...

Happy New Year to all . . There have already been some smashing suggestions for the collie pups'names. I could only think of Copper for the boy at front of the pic, Rusty for the white-faced pup in the middle and Amber for the little girl. Good luck and happy lives to them all x

Silvey said...

Oh my. Seriously considering the puppy boy at the front.. Rusty, we'd call him.. he'd fit in nicely with our Welsh collie girl.

June said...

I've had internet connection probs so am late with collie pup names. There have already been such good suggestions, I could only come up with Copper for the boy at the front, Rusty for the white-faced pup and Amber for the little girl. Good luck and happy lives to them all!