Saturday, 1 February 2014
CAT NEWS SUMMARY FROM ANIMAL KRACKERS
Since I first put up the list Animal Krackers Cats Needing Homes (see link on sidebar) the average re-homing rate of one cat a week has gone up to three a week -13 in total since December 27th- and I'd like to think that the list had something to do with it. Of course new cats are always arriving. I've been tinkering with it since it started and have managed to keep up my promise of updating it the same day a cat either arrives or is re-homed. It's not perfect, of course, suffering from the limitations of being a blog post but I'm still pretty pleased with it.
We have a few regular cat cuddlers, though more are always welcome, and I introduced Kelly, a new volunteer to the cats just this morning. The name is a bit twee but it's a very important job as they help maintain cats socialisation over months of being in a pen and help nervous cats settle in. Thank you one and all, you really are appreciated so please don't stop. Bring a friend, your partner, your children, other relatives, all are welcome.
Some cats can be with us for months. Willow, a lovely friendly tortoiseshell, was only just re-homed recently after over a year with us. Blue, a kitten handed in to the shop (see recent post) and then over to me, was only with me for four days before finding a new home.
The same people are interested in adopting another kitten I took in last Monday (see photo below) but, apart from being a little loose in the bowel department, isn't very good at licking her bottom clean so I'm stuck with her until she is. It also means that I have to... well, I'm sure you get the idea. Nice little thing otherwise.
Here's no name kitten.
I also lost Max, who I was fostering, to cancer a couple of days ago (see previous post).
I'd love to find a home for Lucy the traumatised stray cat who had to have most of her tail amputated. She's frightened of other cats but, when she gets to know you, very affectionate. She needs a quiet home as house cat.