Tuesday, 30 August 2011
We have decided to enter Sandown's Illuminated Carnival tomorrow. This will help to further promote the good work that we do here at the Isle of Wight, Cats Protection Adoption Centre. In previous years Sandown Illuminated Carnival has been cursed with bad weather but we are hoping to have a good night tomorrow so fingers crossed everyone!
Please come along to support us and the carnival. The procession moves off at 9pm from the bottom of the High Street.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Cats Protection staff member Alex Harrison, adopted a young ginger male from the National Cat Adoption Centre in Haywards Heath last week. Little did she know that 'Mojo' had a little secret: an unusual fondness for showers.
Take a look at this video taken earlier this week.
Friday, 26 August 2011
We have been working hard this week in preparation for Ryde Illuminated Carnival and we have some more surprises up our sleeves to make this entry even better than the last. Ryde Carnivals are a great way to spread the good word about Cats Protection and also a lot of fun as well. Currently we have 100 cats and kittens desperately needing homes. If you would like to adopt a cat or know someone who might then please get in contact with us. For more information about adopting from us then please visit our website.
Don't forget to look out for us again the Illuminated Carnival is on Saturday 3rd September . The procession moves off at 8.30pm.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
On Friday we entered Ryde's childrens carnival as 'Cat in the Hat'. Sadly we didn't win a prize but a great time was had by all involved. A big thank you to everyone who took part and to everyone who came out to watch the procession. The photo on the left shows Deputy Manager Jo and her son Frank dressed up as cats in hats!
On Saturday we also took part in Ryde's Main Carnival. We will be putting up photos of evening on our blog within the next few days.
Please look out for us at Ryde Illuminated Carnival on September 3rd. The procession moves off at 8.30pm.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Toby and Snowy have been here at the adoption centre for along time and we have no idea why! They are two gorgeous, playful, fun-loving boys in need of a home together. Toby and Snowy were paired together from separate litters after all of their other litter mates went to homes.
They were both lonely and needed a friend and now they are inseparable.These two boys would love a home with a garden to explore. All they want is too feel the grass between their toes.
They have been in care almost their whole life and they are both a year old now. Toby is also very special because he is polydactyl which means that he has extra toes. We think that this is awesome! Please, please, please come to the centre to and meet these two adorable lads.
They are desperate to find a home and they could be the ideal family cats for you. Please contact us on 01983 562609 if you are interested in adopting Toby and Snowy. We are open everyday from 11am-3pm so please ask to visit these two!
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Please come and adopt a cat and help us give unwanted cats and kittens a future.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
In the last installment we told you how well Precious seemed to be doing. Unfortunately over the last few days she started to take a turn for the worse, and eventually stopped eating completely. Fiona, our vet, saw Precious at the centre on Monday morning and decided that she should be taken to the surgery for further tests that afternoon. We dropped Precious off soon after, not knowing what the outcome would be.
Later that afternoon we received a call to say that Precious was ready to collect, along with her long list of new medications. Whilst at the surgery, a further blood test was taken which revealed that Precious was anaemic, and possibly had Lymphoma. The various medications we were given for her were an appetite stimulant, an antibiotic, and two liquid suspensions to try and settle her stomach in the hope that she would start to eat again. She had her first appetite stimulant that evening.
When we arrived in the morning we were dismayed to find that she had not eaten anything over night, and it was clear that her illness had defeated her. The decision was made that it would be kinder that Precious was put to sleep. She went really peacefully, and we will all miss her.
Monday, 15 August 2011
Sunday, 14 August 2011
How can you resist Gorgeous Tia's stunning yellow eyes? Tia has been here at the adoption centre for six months. Tia and all the staff here at the centre have no idea why no one has shown an interest in her. She is a young, beautiful and playful girl. She is also very friendly and loves attention she would make an excellent family cat.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
We were also told that she had a possible tear in her trachea, leaving a large amount of air trapped underneath her skin.
We transferred her into one of our baskets to take her back to the Centre, where Fiona our vet, was still here after a neutering session. Where she was so swollen it was difficult for us to recognise her straight away, but after checking the microchip details we found out who she was. Her name is Precious,a fourteen year old Black and white female who was homed to Cowes two years ago with her best friend Oscar. We were told that Precious had been straying for the past six months without Oscar.
As soon as we arrived back Fiona was waiting to meet us. Straight away she noticed that Precious had a broken jaw and a possible break to her pelvis or spine. Mel took her over to the surgery immediately for some X-rays and a proper examination.
The X-ray revealed a break in the base of her spine, which has left her tail dead, as well as the slight break in her jaw. She also has Emphysema due to the tear in her Trachea and is unable to control her bladder herself. We were told to keep her comfy, express her bladder for her a few times a day and keep a very close eye on her. Unfortunately at this stage it is just a case of wait and see.
We will continue to post updates on how Precious is doing, so keep an eye out for the next part of the diary.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Could Holly be the purr-fect cat for you?
Holly originally came from East Cowes so she can't be re-homed there but can be re-homed anywhere else on the Isle of Wight. Please come along to the adoption centre to meet this beautiful girl.
We are open daily from 11am-3pm. Our address is 122 Marlborough Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1AW. Or please call us on 01983 562609 we will be very happy to hear from you.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Yesterday we visited Bembridge Village Hall to raise awareness about Cats Protection. We took a few of the cats along with us. But sadly Boisey, Dora, Khani, Binx and Tia did not find a home on the day. However we have better news this morning Khani has a lovely home to go to! We also raised £383, fantastic job everyone. Thank you to everyone who supported us and helped out on the day.
Monday, 1 August 2011
We will use this space as a diary of our day to day activities. We will include interesting stories, the latest news and upcoming events with an aim to provide an insight into our work here at the adoption centre.
Tomorrow our staff members and volunteers we be at Bembridge Village Hall for a 'Cat Chat'. Tea and cake will be available whilst our knowledgeable team will provide advice on all things cat related. Several of our cats which are looking for homes will be there for you to meet. We hope that you can make it.
Bembridge Village Hall, 9am-12pm, Tuesday 2nd August.
We have 96 cats and kittens currently looking for homes and we are unable to take any new arrivals.
We desperately need your help to find homes for them.
The adoption centre is open 11am-3pm daily.