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Cat News 12/03/2018

We were very sad to have to say goodbye to Mimi at the end of 2017. Mimi came into us in 2013 at the age of 16 when her owner passed away. She spent a short time in the cattery before Carole, one of our loyal supporters, offered to foster her. Mimi was on treatment for both thyroid and kidney problems but still flew around the house like a spring chicken. She was very happy...

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Dog News 12/03/2018

In our last newsletter we thought we had found the perfect home for Pip, our greyhound. Unfortunately though Pip had not put a foot wrong she found herself back in kennels. Sometimes things happen for the right reason as it was only a couple of weeks after Pip had returned that we received a phone call from Rick who had given a home to Rizla, a lurcher that we had some seven years ago. Rick...

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Fundraising News

Since our last newsletter we have not got a great deal to mention of our Own fundraising events as we do tend to “hibernate” for a month or so either side of Christmas, however we can report on our Christmas Fair which was held on Sunday 12th November at the usual venue, The Hollies Scout Hut in Heaviley.

As ever we had yet another good turn out for this event, with many of our regular supporters...

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Kilimanjaro for Otterspool Animal Haven

Please meet a good friend of ours Andrew Green, who in June 2018 will be climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, with an elevation of 19,340 feet (5,895 metres) it has a prominence of 19,308 feet (5,885 metres) is the most prominent mountain in Africa and is located in Tanzania, East Africa.

Climbing Kilimanjaro requires no technical climbing or mountaineering experience. However it is a long trek from base to summit. Some parts of the...

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Rocky's Story | Part 8

Dear old Rocky is still going strong and still maintaining his position as the elder statesman of the house. When he came into my care three years ago it became evident that in his life he had been taught some tricks and he has what we call his routine, balancing on his back legs then racing round with toys and rolling on his back. He still commands respect from my daxi boys and gives the...

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Alice's Story | Part 6

Little Alice is getting curiouser and curiouser rather like her namesake, and recently caused me to have palpitations and a sit down with a strong cup of tea! Alice has to be a house cat because her neurological problem causes her to have occasional erratic behaviours when she gets spooked, which can be a loud noise or sudden movement. She doesn't respond to her name so has access to my kitchen and conservatory and is...

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Sponsorships

Most animals come to us with “excess baggage” problems and experiences that they need to put behind them. With plenty of “TLC” we are usually, in most cases, able to achieve this aim and in the fullness of time when the right opportunity arises, re-home. We presently have 4 dogs, 14 cats in our care, some of which have been with us for several years, and others have joined us more recently:-

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2017 Christmas Cards

We now have a selection of cards available which can be bought at all our upcoming events or they can be posted to you. ~ Card “A” is a bespoke card of our very own Greyhound “Harry” who found his forever home earlier this...

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Alice Kitten's Story | Part 5

Alice, little grey girl, is as demanding as ever and still hates my old cats but loves the dogs, who are amazingly tolerant of her.

She has a selection of toys and particularly likes the large wicker ball we bought at the autumn fair. Her health is good and she only requires minimal checkups from the vet.

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Rocky's Story | Part 7

Rocky, the elderly yorkie, is still a cheeky old boy, very full of himself and ruling the roost in the house, selecting the best beds, cushions and baskets; my daxi boys never argue with him!

So far this year his hearing and sight have deteriorated but he manages well, with a bit of help on stairs and a bit of sign language to get him in for meals. He looks very smart having been to the...

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Frankie's Story | Part 1

Frankie has been in long term foster care with Audrey for some time now and we only see him occasionally at the kennels if Audrey goes on holiday.

However in October Frankie went with her for a week in Rhosneiger, Anglesey which he really enjoyed. Frankie had his sun hat ready for his holiday!

As far as we know he had never been to the seaside before so this was a real treat for him. We believe...

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Santa Paws Appeal

Can you spare a few hours in December?

Throughout December Pets at Home in association with their charitable arm, Support Adoption For Pets, are running their annual “Santa Paws Appeal”.

As we are the nominated charity for the Altrincham branch of Pets at Home we need to have a presence in store for a minimum of 3 days or 6 half days during the appeal in order to qualify for a charitable grant from the fund.

Could you...

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Fostering Update 15/08/17

Rocky, the yorkie has now been with me for 3 years. 4 lots of surgery and some troublesome skin and ear problems down the line and the old fellow is still going strong! This year he has had a small cyst removed from his eye and as with all his previous operations recovered in record time and I was summoned post haste to collect him before he tried to dig his way out of the...

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Rocky's Story | Part 6

Yorkshire Terrier Rocky is the elder statesman of my family. He has had a few health problems in the past few months and at one point was tested for Cushing’s syndrome which proved negative. His very large appetite was eventually put down to him simply liking his food and lots of it, in spite of having no teeth!

Rocky loves his walks always on lead as he is becoming increasingly deaf and will wander off. On...

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Gone But Never Forgotten

Many of you know Winston who has written Winston’s Words in our newsletters for many years. We are sad so say that in May, Winston was put to sleep whilst his Mum, Julie, held him in her arms. Winston had recently enjoyed a holiday in Llandudno with his Mum and Auntie Linda. He had been to see a cardiologist before this as his health was deteriorating.

We must now remember the happy times that Winston had;...

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