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Cat News 18/03/2019

Cat wise there has been a lot going on. Just after our last newsletter went to print little Charlie, the last one of Sabine’s kittens, went off to join the Pollard family who already have one cat they got from us as a kitten. Sabine was returned to the people who had been feeding her as a stray when she was pregnant. Sabine gets on well now with their other cat and has made herself...

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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 18/03/2019

We had great hopes for Shannon in our last newsletter and we weren’t disappointed in November when she was officially adopted by Lindsay and John who had been walking her every weekend for months. After taking her home for a couple of weekends to see how she settled they decided to take the plunge and give her the forever home she deserved. It is true that there were one or two teething problems but Lindsay...

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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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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

As we are about to start another year of fairs and dog shows we would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer at one of our events. If anyone feels they could sell raffle tickets or run a stall please get in contact with us. We are also in need of raffle and tombola prizes as we have quite a few events to cover. However if you are unable to volunteer...

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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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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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2018 Christmas Cards

   

We now have a new selection of Cards available for 2018 which can be bought at all our upcoming events or they can be posted to you.

 

Shown above are the internal / rear details of the cards.

Please Note; Postage &...

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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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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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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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