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Cat News 06/11/2017

Fortunately for us things have quietened down on the cat front. We had a full twelve months where we took in litter after litter of kittens. We have been lucky recently to home the last two cats that we took from the home where there were 17 cats and kittens in all.

Volley who had been neutered and vaccinated was already to go when Karen and James came along and offered her a home with Merlin,...

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Dog News 06/11/2017

We have had some luck with the rehoming of dogs though we still have Blitz, the greyhound, looking for a very special home with someone with a lot of patience and understanding. Blitz would be good with another dog to give her confidence but definitely no cats or furry pets.

We also have Shannon who is a very friendly girl with people but not with other animals. Shannon is quite strong and needs someone with a...

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Fundraising News

As Winter draws in we have now finished with our outdoor fund raisers for this year and all the gazebos are safely stored away in our lock up until Spring 2018. However we do have two final outdoor events to report on.

But before that in July we were very pleasantly surprised when one of our regular customers, Joanne, came into the shop with a donation of £50.00 which had been raised by the staff and...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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