Saturday, 24 November 2012



A few weeks ago a cat came into our centre as a stray from Ryde, we called her Abbie. After a few days we began to notice that she seemed rather uncomfortable on her back legs. She saw the vet and it was decided that an x-ray was needed to find out what the problem was. 

We soon found out that Abbie had Osteoporosis a disease of the bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. Abbie is now having a good quality diet and regular exercise. She seems none the worse for it and is quite a happy little cat. For the time being she is still under veterinary care and is not quite ready to go up for adoption. 

This photo was taken of Abbie last week, she would simply not stay still, a pleasant surprise for a cat with weak bones! So apologies for the poor image! We will continue to keep you updated on how she is doing.

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Dear old girl

Pandora is the most adorable old lady cat. She came into the centre a few weeks ago and her fur was all matted. She has since been shaved, pampered and seems to be enjoying all the TLC. 

This photo was taken after we shaved off her knotted fur the day she came in! Older long haired cats do tend to get knotted fur especially on their back, belly and hind legs. Its a good job that Pandora didn't mind us clipping her fur, there was rather a lot that had to be removed.

If you have a long haired cat at home please remember to brush them daily to avoid the fur getting knotted. Otherwise the only option is to shave the fur off.

Another downside to being an older cat is that their teeth can start to deteriorate. Poor old Pandora had to have a dental last week as well. She had a very painful hole in one of her gums and a few teeth that needed to be removed. She is now on medication and she is being spoilt rotten with posh food.

We will continue to keep you updated on how lovely Pandora is doing. We would be so happy if someone would take her home. She is a little dear and would make a lovely companion in a quiet household. So please come and meet her.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New Friends

Florence meets Fergus

One little unwanted kitten came into our adoption centre looking for a new home, her name was Smokey on arrival (now Florence). We're delighted when people send us photos of cats in their new homes.

The new owners were looking for a friend for Fergus who had a traumatic start. Fergus is currently living with two elderly, retired cats who lack the energy to play all day. Florence has more than made up for this as you can see from the owners comments.

"She's running around with Fergus, and has taken to jumping onto him. She also growls if we try to take away her toys, or if anyone disturbs her while she's eating. She's such a character, and we can see that her and Fergus are going to get on really well."

Thank you for adopting one of our unwanted black kittens they are often overlooked. If anyone would like to adopt one of black and black & white kittens please contact the adoption centre.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Returned CP cats

Some familiar faces return

Sadly over the last few months we have had an increase in the number of cats returning to our centre. Here are some of the cats we currently have who are back for their 2nd or even 3rd time here with us. Please help us find a permanent home for these poor cats. 


Gorgeous snowflake flurry came back this week after her owner became allergic.

She has such a lovely nature, but does need to be the only pet.

Flurry loves attention and is a lap cat, she would make a lovely companion in a quiet household. She is ready to snuggle up to you in the cold nights ahead.


Can you believe that this handsome boy has been here three times? We can't and we feel so sorry for him. 

He came back in the past because he was neglected and now he is back because his owner became allergic. 

He is such a wonderful cuddly boy who loves a tummy tickle and a brush. A gentle boy who needs to find a permanent home this time.

Just look at those piercing eyes, how could you resist his charms?


Big personality Bubbles has been in and out of the centre for the last year, its her third time here.

She is a typical tort with bags of character. She needs an understanding owner and cannot be re-homed with children or other cats. The poor girl is probably so fed up of coming back here. 

Bubbles is also a very affectionate and loving cat when she wants it. She loves being brushed and as a long haired cat this is important. Please spread the word about her, she would be suit a quiet household and would make a loyal companion to someone. 

If you are interested in adopting one of the cats featured please come up to the centre. We are open everyday from 11am - 3pm. Please do consider that their next home has to be the right one for them. We know these cats really well and we can advise whether your home will be the right one for them. We want their next home to be their last. They have been through enough already, thank you.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Wilma and Bam-Bam

Happy ending

Wilma and Bam-Bam did not have the best start in life. As some of you might remember Wilma and her tiny kittens were thrown out of a moving vehicle. Sadly all of the kittens died apart from Bam-Bam.

Wilma has gone to her new home today. She is finally getting the love and attention she needs after her traumatic start in life. We did all we could to make her happy here but nothing compares to a home. 

Bam-Bam has gone to live with Rowan one of volunteers, she is fostering him for the time being. We felt that Bam-Bam needed some extra TLC in a home environment. He has been gradually gaining weight and his personality is developing. He is turning out to be quite the naughty, cheeky boy. He has endless energy and is loving all the home comforts. 

Bam- Bam will need a very special home and he will be available for adoption very soon.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Charity Shop now open



We now have a charity shop open on site from 11am - 3pm. Selling quality goods, books, household items and much much more.


Come and see for yourself, there is something for everyone! Everything is at bargain prices.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Abandoned at Firestone Copse

Left to fend for themselves

These three little kittens were found in Firestone Copse by someone taking a walk. They were brought to us in a cardboard box looking dazed and confused. 

They are the cutest little bundles of fluff and have been settled down into a pen in our admissions unit. They were not the only unexpected arrivals of the day either. Almost every week we have people bringing up cats and kittens that we are not expecting. 

We would like to stress to people that taking a cat of the street and bringing it to us is not always the best thing to do. The cat could have a worried owner and doing a bit of detective work could find out whether the cat is owned or is a stray. If you are worried about a cat's welfare then please contact the RSPCA. 

Please also take into consideration that we have countless calls daily asking us for help. In our current situation we are unable to have a waiting list due to the high demand, the list was getting out of control! We are asking people to be patient with us and call in everyday other day, our spaces available are on a first come first serve basis. We are trying to help as many people as we can.