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Cat News 15/08/2017

Unfortunately we have some sad news. Billie, a very friendly puss who had been fostered by Katie, Mike and family for some time has also had to be put to sleep. It was found that he had a mass in his mouth; the kindest thing for him was to let him go to sleep. Billie had a lovely happy home with Katie and Mike and we would like to say thank you for having him.

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Dog News 15/08/2017

We had been hoping for a perfect home to come along for our special boy, Harry the greyhound. He required someone to spoil him and treat him like a baby but also someone who was strong enough to hold on to him when something small and furry crossed his path!

Our dreams came true in April when Mr. and Mrs Sellars came along to meet Harry. They had given a home to one of our dogs,...

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Fundraising News

Well here we are in August and after a few quieter weeks we are now preparing for our next major fundraisers as advertised on the back page of this newsletter. That however is not to say that we haven’t been busy on the fundraising front since our last report. As we entered March we received a very generous donation from our friends at Marple Veterinary Centre who had held a raffle on our behalf and...

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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 5

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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Alice Kitten's Story | Part 4

Well, Alice is now 2 years and 3 months. She is a very small cat with a very big personality and has far exceeded expectations of her long term future which in the early days looked quire bleak. She was diagnosed with rickets but didn’t respond to medication and was on increasingly high doses of Vitamin D and calcium.

Alice was having weekly blood tests, twice daily doses of Vitamin D and calcium carbonate and daily...

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Staff Changes

At the end of December, Sue, who has worked at Otterspool for many years decided to hang up her wellington boots to go and work for her husband Tony. We wish Sue well in the future and thank her for all the hard work and effort she has put in over the years.

We would like to welcome Sarah on board who will now be helping with the cattery. Sarah had only been with us a...

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Hot Off The Press

As this newsletter was about to go to print we received a call about a mother cat with four young kittens who desperately needed to find a place of safety, fortunately for them we had a spare pen and we were able to accept into our care Charlotte and her four, five week old, kittens. There are two boys and two girls. This new family had been taken into the vets and we were told...

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Alice Kitten's Story | Part 3

Alice Kitten is now 18 months old, full of character, bright, alert and continuing to explore her environment, done with some caution as she can still get very easily spooked and react badly. Rain storms and hail on the roof can cause her some distress as she cannot gauge where the sound and movement come from. For that reason she has to remain a house cat but has lots of stimuli in the form of...

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Rocky's Story | Part 5

Rocky Yorkie is now 11 years old, this information pieced together from what little we were told by his previous owner’s son. He likes to behave like an elder statesman most of the time, settles himself on the comfiest cushions on the sofa, checks all the food bowls before starting his own meal and likes to sit on the back seat of the car. He challenges my two young daxi boys, especially if they are...

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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 7 dogs, 15 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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Fostering News

Well, little Alice kitten is now officially a grown up cat having celebrated her first birthday in November! She has been with me for nearly a year and what a year of highs and lows it has been. When she first moved in she was a tiny little thing, very unsure of herself and with a strange head wobble which was under investigation by her vet. She had to spend sometime in her crate which...

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Otterspool News

We get many phone calls asking for help, there are certainly more cats than dogs needing help as besides the fact that people don't get then neutered it is a lot easier to move house and leave them behind. Also if there owners get fed up with them and stop feeding them cats are very resourceful and will often move on and find someone who will feed them!

This was the situation a lady that contacted...

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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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