Every Penny helps so even if you can just give 50p please donate

Every Penny goes to helping Needy Cats so please consider Donating even if its just 50p it helps us a lot!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

This year 2011 has seen a huge surge in Feral cats, kittens born in all kinds of dangerous locations, we work tirelessly to help these Cats, taming these previously unsocialised  kittens isn't easy but is very rewarding. We are in desperate need of homes for some which with time and patience could become lovable yet shy pets, others we need outdoor homes for somewhere with shelter and someone willing to feed and keep an eye on their welfare. Please contact us if you could help

Monday, August 29, 2011

Isolation Pen

Our new isolation pen, its very important we isolate new arrivals away from other cat chalets and somewhere we can closely monitor behaviour and health before and after vet check.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thousands help paralysed lion

Thousands help paralysed lion

Thousands help paralysed lion

13:30 AEST Thu Jul 14 2011
By ninemsn staff
Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses Ariel. (AAP)
Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses Ariel. (AAP)
Also on
FALLEN STAR

A 140kg lion suffering from paralysis in all four of its legs is receiving treatment thanks to tens of thousands of dollars worth of donations from internet supporters.

PHOTOS: Campaign to help paralysed lion

Three-year-old Ariel suffers from a degenerative disease which affects its motor functions, leaving it unable to walk, Associated Press reported.

The lion was born healthy in an animal shelter in the Brazilian city of Maringa, but started showing symptoms of paralysis and pain when it was 10 months old.

"He was a perfectly normal and docile lion that slept with me until he was 10 months old," owner Raquel Borges said.

But Ariel started limping one day, before rapidly becoming unable to move its hind legs.

Surgery to remove a herniated disc left the feline paralysed in its front legs as well.

Donations from more than 35,000 people, who found out about the lion online, have allowed Mrs Borges to continue Ariel's $12,500-a-month treatment in the city of Sao Paulo.

Veterinary neurologists from Israel travelled to Ariel's home in an effort to discover the cause of its paralysis.

Despite a grim prognosis, Mrs Borges is optimistic Ariel will be able to walk again one day.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lost Cat


went missing on 7th June. His name is Yoshi and he is a 1 year old neutered male. He is moggy but long haired, black and white, with black patch over one eye and a small black patch under chin. Missing from Binchester Hall Farmhouse, near Bishop Auckland. He is very affectionate and much loved. contact beverley.ann.still@googlemail.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan's pets have rescuers, too - USATODAY.com

Japan's pets have rescuers, too - USATODAY.com

With all the other emergencies Japan is facing, we're glad to see pets aren't being overlooked and are being taken care of during this tragic time. And in the video below, watch two dogs help each other out. Such pals!

Many people in Japan have pets and treat them like family. Treehuggerhas a great post about groups who are helping rescue pets in the earthquake areas. One of the groups, Japan Cat Network, wrote on their website:

"We are all greatly saddened and have been continually horrified by news of the devastation, following the recent earthquake here in Japan. We, the kitties at the JCN Kansai shelter, and the shelter itself, are all fine. However, we remain very concerned about the animals in the severely affected areas who may be overlooked in the midst of so much immediate need to address human concerns. We are working with two other no-kill organizations to coordinate plans for getting animals from these areas out to safety, and have already begun helping people with pets in crisis."

And as you can see in the YouTube video below (sorry no translation), the animals are looking out for each other also. Both were rescued.

The Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support group has afacebook page with more information.

READERS: Hope that the families in the vicinities where they have to stay inside because of radiation scares can find a way to keep their pets inside as well. Indoor bathrooms for all!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Starting the day juggling cats

Trying to sort out a little cat  described as gone feral since she came into heat strange they said as she was really friendly the first 2yr they had her but then they thought she was a tom as that's what they were told when they got her! These folk must have no sense of smell, of course its a multi cat household but the other two toms and this cats mother are all spayed ........
Don't envy whoever I get to go pick this one up :-( 


They said vet wouldn't spay her when she came into heat and as she has been straight back in again they never got her done and now she is attacking them, she hasn't been outside so cant be pregnant they say. Oh how I wish I wasn't such a cynic :-) 
Though do believe about the vets as we hear that time and again about not spaying while in heat yet in some circumstances we feel its worth the risk. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Felix the Feral Finder

Felix the feral finder brought another one home last night, just before bed when he came in for the night I could hear the cat howl for him, went out and fed it and will have to set trap tonight, another late night to try and get him. Felix is very territorial like all cats yet seems to have this thing about bringing young uneutered toms home!


Fist time this happened was around 4yrs ago and there has been a steady stream since even though we moved house 2yr ago this bringing home of strays continued. He certainly doesn't show the same tolerance for neighbouring cats that have a home.
Here he is thinking through his next strategy to find the lost and homeless.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cravendale - Cats with thumbs

Cravendale - Cats with thumbs
Ever wondered why cats stare while you're pouring milk? It's because they know that it is only a matter of time... That time is the only thing between them and opposable thumbs. An army of cats with thumbs is forming and they are after your Cravendale...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cats R Us | easyfundraising.org.uk

Cats R Us easyfundraising.org.uk: "Cats R Us

Help Cats R Us raise money, just by shopping online.
It's very easy - use easyfundraising to shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay, John Lewis and many more and whenever you buy something, the retailer donates money to us. Yes - it really is that simple.
It's completely free and your shopping won't cost you a penny more."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Social Deprivation has a huge impact on animal welfare

Had to pick these up from a terrible situation this morning, domestic violence, squalor etc but felt so sorry for the woman as these poor cats were her only comfort she was distraught but knew son was abusing them too and council was involved because of state of house so they had to go.
No sign of Council worker who was supposed to meet us there so decided to just go in, it all went OK.

Am thankfull these cats are out of there but the human plight affect us too. Social Deprivation has a huge impact on animal welfare :-(


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Teddy Tabitha Flo and Felix relaxing on a Sunday Afternoon


Feeding Ferals

Today as usual we support Ferals, let me tell you about one set of Ferals which we wouldn't really call a colony as they are a mish mash of Strays.

The old Girl Clio used to visit regularly in her youth, as there are houses nearby we knew she had a home and indeed one day spoke to her owner who told us all about Clio how old she was and everything. Now as the years have passed Clio has stayed in the warmth of the greenhouse on her favourite chair. The owner seems to have disappeared as despite us looking we couldn't trace her when Clio first showed signs of old age and needed help so we got Clio flea allergy treated and have since funded dental work for her.

There are two or three black strays who regularly turn up for food, then there is the little feral queen who a national charity spayed and helped kittens but couldn't return back to site due to it being to dangerous, she lays low but again enjoys shelter warmth and food provided.
A big Grey and white boy turned up last year looking very the worse for wear but he is a lot better now.

Today over the roof of one of the sheds sashayed a very sleek black cat wearing a posh Diamante collar, we had to smile as we debated if she had come to show it off to us all :-)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

CatsRus

CatsRus
Helping Cats one cat at a Time, networking cat lovers to help each other! Stray Cats, Kittens, Lost and Found Cats, Cats Needing Homes.

Our Comunigate Web Site

CATS - R - US 

Strays 

Press Cuttings

Instructions for Administering CPR to your Cat

Feral Cats

TOYSRUS threatens CATS-R-US

Ways To Help

Pussy Willow

Starfish

CATS-R-US Visitors Photo Center

Lost A cat

Indoor or Outdoor Cat

Rainbow Bridge

Maneki Neko

Cat Dreams

Cat Age Chart

Kitty Astrology

Cat Rescue Workers feel the Strain

How to help Feral Cats



What does a feral need, they need food, water and shelter most of all but they also need to be spayed/neutered.

If there are Feral cats where you live then you can be sure that they will multiply and what may be a small problem today will be a huge problem in a few months.

What can you do?

A plastic dustbin with the lid off makes an ideal dry shelter for a feral, placing warm bedding and food inside will encourage the cat to go in.

If a nursing queen has kittens in one of these shelters then at five weeks old try and catch them inside the bin and take them inside to be tamed and homed.

The mother cat should be trapped and spayed as soon as possible, local councils will often provide a trap free of charge and your vet may give a discount. There are also vouchers available from the Cat Protection towards the cost of spaying.

To trap a feral you need to bait the trap with strong smelling food, normal cat food doesn't work it needs to be smelly like sardines or mackerel.

We can all make a difference by trying to help solve the problem.

"My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the
power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the
guilt." ~ Anna Sewell 

"Prayer Of A Stray"

"Prayer Of A Stray"

Dear God please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain.
And Dear God I pray as I run in the rain,
"That someone will love me and give me a home.
A warm cozy bed I can call my own
My last owner neglected me and chased me away
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God I'm tired and hungry and cold.
And I'm afraid that I'll never grow old.
They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
While I run in the streets just looking for bones!
I'm not really bad God, please help if you can.
For I have become just a "VICTIM OF MAN!"
I'm wormy Dear God and I'm ridden with fleas and
All that I want is an owner to please!
If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good
I won't run away and I'll do as I should.
I don't think I'll make it to long on my own,
Cause I'm getting so weak and I'm so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
Cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die!
And I've got so much love and devotion to give,
That I should be given a new chance to live.
So Dear God PLEASE, PLEASE answer my prayer
And send me somebody who WILL really care...

Adapted from John Quealy Prayer of a Stray
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So when does a Stray become yours and your responsibility ??

Believe it or not I have had calls from people to help rehome strays they have been feeding for years, so I ask myself how long does it take before a Stray becomes the responsibility of the person who is feeding it?

I mean they feed the stray everyday and even watch kittens arrive year after year but don't class the problem as theirs as it wasn't their cat in the beginning.

They could have chose to get the stray spayed, taken it into their home, taken to a rescue.

My opinion is that if you start something you should do it properly and see it to the end, quite often numerous people in an area will be feeding strays which are breeding yet if they all gave a £1 a week for a few weeks they could pay for the stray to be trapped and spayed.

If people continue to turn their back or expect rescue groups to always pick up the pieces then the problems will only escalate where as if everyone pulls together and tries to make a difference we can achieve miracles.