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Cat News 06/11/2019

As August came to an end we had more people considering giving a home to a cat or a dog. Although we have some happier tales to tell we must start with some very sad news about Stan, a larger than life boy who had been with us for some time and was extremely fit and healthy. At the end of September for no apparent reason Stan took a turn for the worse and went...

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Alice's Story | Part 7

Alice is, as ever, full of beans, a very lively little cat who still thinks she is a honorary dog! Recently
she has been more amenable to allowing petting from people she doesn't know well which is a real
breakthrough. She really is as bossy as Rocky and together this odd little pair rule the roost here at
Laneside Towers!

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Dog News 06/11/2019

We have known Rosemary and Phil for many years here at Otterspool; they have owned and loved many dogs. When we received an email from them asking what greyhounds we had for re-homing we were more than confident that Ros was just the girl for them. We took Ros along to meet her prospective parents and to do her own home check. Though Ros had spent her life in kennels she was perfectly clean in...

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Rocky's Story | Part 9

Rocky is still going strong and remains the elder statesman of the family. He has had a few minor health issues but has always managed to bounce back! He is treated with the greatest of respect by my daxi boys and my very elderly cats know to keep a respectable distance from him. He has the most comfortable bed in the house, well what more would you expect for someone of his stature, and wow...

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Fundraising News

As another year end approaches so we wind down our fund raising events with now just the Xmas Fair to go. I think that some of us will be glad of a few weeks rest before things start to take off again in the Spring. That said there is still plenty of fund raising work goes on in our charity shop all year round so there is very little respite there for all our wonderful...

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Help Wanted!

With upcoming events, fund raising fairs and Fun Dog Shows on the horizon, we would be pleased to hear from anyone who can turn their hand to a spot of baking and perhaps help out by donating a home baked cake, buns or scones for us to sell at these events. The home made cake stall is always very popular at these events and is more often than not the first stall to close down...

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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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A Thank You From Us

This year we are sorry to say goodbye to three of our loyal supporters who have decided that the time is right for them to retire.

Linda Paice who first started out as a dog walker for us, many years ago, who then stepped into the breach as a kennel hand when Sue, who also used to work for us, broke her arm. Linda has been an above & beyond duty volunteer as she said she...

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2019 Christmas Cards

We now have a selection of Christmas Cards available for 2019 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 a couple of years back.

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Rocky & Alice | Story Update

Both are doing well and are still ruling the household!

Alice has decided she doesn't like my oldest cat who is 17 so there have been a few noisy spats but currently they both seem to have called a truce.

Rocky is celebrating his fourth year as an Otterspool foster and continues to amaze us given his early history when he required surgery and months of veterinary care. He really is a special boy!

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Morag's Story

Morag first came to us she had recently lost her best friend whom was an older gentleman that has passed away. We related as we had recently lost our beloved fur baby. At first she was very shy and stayed hidden behind the
dryer and many other hiding spots that we didn’t even know existed in our house. She was coming out at night when we weren’t around as we could hear racing around upstairs...

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Tortoise News!

On Easter Sunday we had a new addition to Otterspool of a little tortoise. It is not the first one we have had; this little one was found roaming the streets. He had been advertised but as no one came forward for him here he was on our
doorstep. Fortunately for us and him our neighbours here at Otterspool had the last tortoise we had from us and agreed to take Tiny, as he was...

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Shannon's Story

We took Shannon on late last year after taking her for weekly walks for several months. She is such a powerful and determined dog that we knew we'd have our hands full, but what we didn't expect was to see such a loving side to her straight away. The bond with her grew very quickly and we soon realised what an absolute 'softy' she could be!

When we first brought her home she would almost knock...

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Pablo's Story

You will have read earlier about Pablo, who is presently in foster care with Lisa & Matt, from the reports we are getting it sounds like this little boy is proving to be a real character, so we asked his “Foster Mum” to write a few lines to let us all know how he is doing;

Pablo is a miniature pincher who has stolen our hearts. He loves life and is always up for playing fetch...

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Frankie's Story

I first saw Frankie when he came into Otterspool kennels approximately 9 years ago. I was a dog walking volunteer for the charity and had walked many dogs over the years. All were lovely dogs but Frankie stood out and I was greatly drawn to him from the start. He is a Staffie cross not sure what with but after studying his physique and personality I think it is probably Labrador.

Dogs came into the kennels...

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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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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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