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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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Cat News 14/08/2018

In February we rehomed Freddie and Spice with Pat and Tony and felt confident that these two boys would be fine together in the lovely home we had found them as they had spent quite some time together in our cat pens here. Unfortunately after a couple of weeks Spice became very unsettled and was going for Freddie. He was taken to the vets and found to have cystitis probably brought about by stress. He...

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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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Dog News 14/08/2018

Frankie, our staffie cross who is in long term foster care with Audrey recently had two suspicious looking lumps removed which was quite a big operation for him. Fortunately these lumps turned out to be less sinister than they looked. Frankie is now over his ordeal and is back to the best of health.

In our last newsletter we received a report from Ellie who was fostering Pippa. This girl had been though quite a lot...

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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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Fundraising News

We always consider March to be our “New Year” as far as Fund Raising goes, although things are being planned well before this we appreciate that everybody, helpers and supporters alike, need the chance to get over the hectic Christmas period and to start looking forward to the lighter nights and better weather. This year was no different when we started on two consecutive Thursday evenings, March 15th & 22nd, as the guests of our...

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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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