Monday, 26 October 2015

Black Cat success story-Jelly Bean

Back in June 2014, a tiny black kitten was brought into the centre by a kind lady. She was rescued from a farm where she was born. She was only 20g when she came in which was very small for her age.

Jelly Bean at 4 weeks old

She was too little to be at the centre on her own, so CCA Di took her home with her for extra TLC. She needed to be hand fed as she was too little to eat for herself.

Di named her Jelly Bean. In her foster home she really flourished, she gained weight and got into all sorts of mischief. She loved to play with Di's border collie dog.

Jelly Bean at the end of Jul 14 in her pen

Once she was feeling better, she returned to the centre and quickly found a home.

Jelly Bean Oct 15
            We recently received an email from Jelly Beans owner Brigitte...

Good morning all at Axhayes

Thought you would like to see how I have grown. In my photo I'm just about to pounce on the other black cat that shares the house, she warms a spot up then I move her on and settle down. I'm still full of mischief!!

I spend most of my time going in and out exploring my neighbourhood but I get a curfew just before dark. Now it's colder the log burner is lit so I lounge about all cosy and warm.

'I cant wait until that Xmas tree goes up again lol' !!!!

Love Jelly Bean  X x x
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Thursday, 22 October 2015

National Black Cat Day 2015!

On Tuesday 27th October Cats Protection centres all over the UK will be celebrating National Black Cat Day!!! Our CCA Diane, Sue and Deputy Manager Becky have created a special “theatre style” black cat board in our centre to show off all of our black cats and kittens!   
Did you know that, on average, it takes a monochrome moggy 13 per cent longer to find their new home than a more colourful cat? That’s one week longer in care, simply because of the colour of their fur! We’re bigging-up black cats with this year’s National Black Cat Day – let’s show the world what amazing pets black (and black-and-white) cats are and help find them homes faster!

Here are some of our wonderful black and black & white cats available for adoption….  
Maria - 1 year old female black cat
Our Maria is a sweet but shy young lady she is lovely once she gets to know you but can be hesitant at first. She is very playful and would love someone to adopt her who has time and patience to help her regain her trust in humanity!!!
 Penny - 5 year old female black cat
 Penny is a lovely affectionate black cat who deserves a second chance of happiness with an owner who appreciates her. Stroke her and she purrs, feed her and she purrs in fact she is a purrrfect pet cat. Penny came to us when her owner could not cope with having a pet in her home. This young girl needs a quiet home with a safe garden to call hers. Can you love this black fur ball of affection and let her call your home hers too?

 Poppy - 1 year old female black cat

Poppy is wonderfully friendly little lady who turned up at a farm with her brood of kittens. Seeing how friendly they all were they were brought here to find their first real homes. Poppy is very affectionate and we are sure she will adjust to most family situations. She would love a safe garden to explore too!!

Max - 5 year old male black cat

Max came into us when his owner could no longer take care of him. He also came in with his brother Nelson so has been well socialised with other cats. Max is a bit scared of people at present but loves a treat and will accept a scratch on the head. If you have the time and patience to spend on nurturing a lovely cat like Max who would be much happier out of his pen then please ask the staff for more information on how to help!
Tee - 1 year old female black and white cat

As my name suggests I was playing a game of golf with my kitten in tow when all of a sudden I was brought here. In all fairness it was getting boring, it was ruining a good walk. I am now in search of a home where I will be treated with understanding and kindness. In time I am sure I will be a great family pet. Please give me a chance.
Rosie - 2 year old female black and white cat
This dear cat had to share a small flat with lots of other cats, so has never had the time just spent with her. She is in search of a loving home after owner could no longer care for her. If you can offer her the time and patience she so deserves then we are sure you will be rewarded with the best pet ever.
If you can offer any of our wonderful cats a loving forever home, we would like to hear from you!!! Please visit our website for more information about our adoption process, thank you!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Callanish's story

Meet our very special little girl Callanish! She came into our centre with her siblings/cousins after being trapped from a grand country estate. Upon arrival we soon discovered she only had half of her back left leg. Whether we was born like or and lost it due to injury we will never know. After being health checked by our vet on that first week, her deformed leg is fine and isn’t causing her any trouble. She was very frightened to begin with due to lack of human contact in earlier life. As the weeks have gone by, she’s a lot more confident and has the loudest purr.

In her pen she gets around just fine on three and a half legs. She has mastered the ladder from her cabin to the outdoor run. Our CCAs have covered the floor with blankets and towels to cushion her if she should fall. She loves to play with her best buddy Deer too who was also trapped from the same place. He's just as sweet, affectionate and playful!

Deer and Callanish

After a few weeks on our admissions section she is soon to move to our rehoming section to find her new home. She is looking for an extra special home away from busy roads and traffic so she can enjoy the great outdoors safely. She is a wonderful little kitten who will make a lovely addition to your family. For more information about her please visit our website thank you.