Monday, 23 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Scrapper came to Axhayes back in August; he was part of a large group of cats that were rescued from a flat in Bristol. Due to the sheer numbers of nervous cats just like him, we appealed for help. We were grateful when someone who had adopted cats from us before came forward. Scrapper packed his bags and went to live in a foster home. Fostering is a great way to seeing how these nervous cats cope in a home or cats who just can’t cope in a pen situation and become depressed.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
- Cat/kitten food
- Cat treats
- Cat toys
- Cat biscuits
- A Christmas card to the cats
- Maybe a monetary donation
- And let’s not forget the volunteers and staff who look after the cats 365 days a year.. maybe some chocolates, sweets, biscuits.
You can either drop it off our Adoption centre, or please go to one of our drop off points which are listed below….
The Co-operative Food, 160 Sidwell Street, Exeter, EX4 6RR
The Co-operative Food, 61-63 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter, EX1 2RJ.
The Co-operative Food, Cowick Street, St Thomas, Exeter EX4 1AJ.
We would like to thank all those listed for kindly agreeing to support us in the Santa Paws Appeal. Drop off points will be open between 9th December 2013 and 21st December 2013.
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Our Feral garden/enclosure officially opened last month on the 23rd September. There was a small gathering of some of the Friends of Exeter Axhayes Group and a few members of staff to celebrate the feral gardens completion. This feral garden wouldn’t have been possible with the generosity from our supporters over the years. We would say another HUGE thank you to everyone who made this possible.
Our first three cats to stay in our feral enclosure were Minnow, Hello Kitty and Polly, they moved in during the summer. They have been enjoying the tranquil open space with lots of scrubs, long grass, cat mint, tree stumps to sit on and tunnels to hide in. In the evenings a newly built warm cosy house with comfy beds and meals delivered by our cat carers.
We are pleased to tell you that these lovely ladies soon found an outdoor home together two weeks ago; we are so pleased for them. Now our feral garden is looking for new residents to move in. We are always looking for outdoor homes for our feral cats. If you interested in recruiting some out of work mousers, please get in contact us our centre via our website or facebook page.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
- New building first opened in September 1987
- First cat homed from Centre was called Bagpuss
- Officially opened on 14th August 1988 by TV Personality Johnny Morris
- In 1989 our centre had some special visitors from Russia (former Soviet Union) – The Moscow Cat Club filmed around our centre, this film was shown cinemas across the USSR.
- In early days, Axhayes not only re-homed stray & unwanted cats & kittens, but a wing was dedicated to boarding cats until the mid 1990’s.
- There is an on-site surgery where the vets perform basic operations such as neutering, this was upgraded in 2007
- Outside chalets & pens have been rebuilt & refurbished over the years, the Centre now has a dedicated Isolation block
- During the 25 years Axhayes has re-homed in excess of 17,000 cats & kittens and helped thousands more through our neutering support programmes & advisory services
- We are always looking at new fundraising ideas and in November 2010 the Friends of Axhayes Group was formed and has since held many fundraising events including a Firewalk & our infamous annual Easter Extravaganza!
- These funds raised have not only helped maintain the upkeep of the centre but has enabled us to build our Feral Enclosure – to be opened very shortly
- Several of the staff are taking part in ‘Puss in Chutes’ Skydive in October. We are hoping these funds will help our future cats and kittens.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Bob came to Axhayes on 26 March after being handed into St Davids veterinary surgery by a member of the public. He was straying in Exeter and had some obvious injuries that needed to be treated by a vet.
|Bob resting his weary paws|
|Bob and I enjoying a cuddle|
|Bob with his cute smile on adoption day|
Monday, 13 May 2013
Etcha (4 year old female black cat)