If you read the blog last week you might remember I was hopeful that Nev might find his new home at the beginning of the week.
|Sweet natured Nev|
I'm pleased to tell you that he did. He will be a lovely addition to his new family and I'll really miss my cuddles!
The good news doesn't stop there, it's been a busy weekend at the Shelter. The main reason being an article published in one of our local newspapers 'The Star' entitled, ‘At crisis point as cats are abandoned'. The piece echo's many of the points raised in my Shelter post from 2 weeks ago. Whilst the article also quotes 400 on the waiting list, it is now estimated that this figure is likely to be nearer to 1000 cats and kittens. The paper also has a lovely picture of Cat Care Manager Kim with some of the kittens.
In total 5 adult cats including Tootsie, Ellie and Missy went to new homes yesterday. Bella was also collected this morning after being pre-adopted on Friday. In addition there were also 3 pre-adoptions yesterday too. Pre-adoptions are available when a cat or kitten is not yet available to go straight to a new home. It's usually when they are waiting for their second vaccination or for some treatment to be completed. Cats who are available can not be reserved or pre-adopted, so if you want a cat, you need to be prepared to take him or her home on the day (subject to adopters fulfilling the shelter's adoption criteria)
So what did I get up to today? I was in Infirmary where I met some new and some old faces.
First there was Bella, who was waiting for her new family to collect her.
|Bella in Room 2 last week|
Next we have Eddie. He's a lovely sweet nature but is showing signs of not being very happy, including not eating very well. The Shelter staff are keeping an eye on his progress. I stood with him for a while to try and encourage him to eat and he managed a little bit of the white fish he'd been given.
|Eddie and his fish|
His fur is in need of some TLC so I had a bit of time brushing him. He sat for a while before he wandered off. He'll get more from the Shelter staff later today.
Next we have Andy. He had a trip to the Vets with Kim while I was cleaning. There is an abscess under his chin and the Vet lanced it for him.
|Andy with his poorly!|
As you can see the aftermath is not a pretty sight but it should make him more comfortable and he didn't seem to be in any discomfort.
We've met Millie before in holding. Such a big fur ball!! She came out for a fuss and I attempted to give her a little brush too. She tolerated me for a few moments and then told me off!! Here's the result of her photo shoot at the Shelter (much better than my efforts!!)
|Millie (photo by Sheffield Cats Shelter)|
Finally to Charleston a very striking white cat with odd coloured eyes. One blue one green/yellow. Unfortunately, he was being camera shy! A very sleek pure white cat, beautiful.
My featured room this week is number 5 and you might recognise the names on the board?
|Room 5 occupants|
It's been a few weeks since I've see these two and it was lovely to see how they have come on. I first met them on the 7th July
Salam is looking much healthier, his coat is starting to thicken up and the colours are so beautiful. Although still quiet, he has lost the nervousness.
|Salam looks much more confident|
Those ears are in a much better position now.
Hot off the press:- 3 kittens were adopted today :) Here's hoping that the rest of the week sees more of these lovely cats going to new homes.
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