We are coming up to the time of year again when people are starting to build bonfires and hedgehogs are looking for places to hibernate. Bonfires should always be checked for sleeping hedgehogs before being lit as piles of logs and twigs are a place for them to go to hibernate over winter.
Hedgehogs in gardens can be fed on dog food and given water to drink until they hibernate. Under no circumstances should they be given milk as this can make them really ill or worse. Piles of fallen leaves and small twigs are ideal for them to hibernate over winter in gardens.
Hedgehogs should not be out and about in daylight. It is a sign that they are in trouble. Hedgehogs can be taken to our local vets for checking over and given any necessary treatment. They will then go to Jane, our hedgehog volunteer, or another hedgehog rescue.
Please see our designated hedgehog page fior more information.
Gorgeous Gigi finds a new home.
Gigi was so tiny when she came into care she lived with a fosterer until she was 13 weeks old. She is still quite small for her age so we wanted her to go to someone really special. Some lovely people came along to adopt her who are absolutely perfect and as you can see she is settling in really well. This picture was taken just one day after she was adopted.
If you want a scarily good night out come to
The Haloween Ball.
(Fancy dress optional)
Fantastic music by Dark Moon.Only £10 a ticket.
All the proceeds will be divided between the local RSPCA and food to feed feral cats in our area.
George & Mildred find a new home!
Two hedgehogs that Jane, our hedgehog carer collected from one of our veterinary practices in June have now both been released on a beautiful site in Kilham which has huge accessible gardens backing on to fields. They are with a lovely wildlife friendly family who encourage wildlife on to their land which has perfect ponds and log piles. Livvy, Gill & Kev's lovely young daughter helped to build a hedgehog house with a sign directing the hedgehogs to it!
Although George and Mildred were housed seperately George has now moved in with Mildred. Jane has received a text from the family saying they had been on a wildlife night watch and the hedgehogs seemed very happy.
Mildred is pictured peeking out of her house at Livvy.
Every cat that comes into our care has a full health check including being tested for FELV. This is really important and especially so if going into a household that has existing cats. All cats are treated for worms and fleas. Our cats are given treatment for fleas and ticks that last for 3 months. With the exception of young kittens all cats are neutered and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Adopters of young kittens are given a voucher to cover the cost of neutering when the kitten is old enough. All this treatment costs our local branch over £100 for a male cat & £140 for a female. We keep cats in our care for a minimum of 3 weeks until they have been given both vaccinations. It costs £37 a week to board a cat so add that to the veterinary care makes the total cost in excess of £200 even if a cat is lucky enough to find a new home straightaway. Sometimes cats can spend many months in our care before they find their forever home. Many cats also need extra veterinary care, (not many come in in tip top condition!)such as dental treatment.
The adoption fee for a cat in our care is £50 so we think this is a very reasonable fee. We do NOT charge more for kittens!
If you are looking to adopt a cat please look at the lovely pictures on our cats looking for new homes page. Ring 07712459857 for more information on cats and kittens.
We have now started rehoming dogs again. The dogs are being boarded and cared for at the RSPCA animal home on Landing Lane in York.
It is not necessary to make an appointment now to see the dogs in our care. You can visit the York animal home Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
For more information on adopting a dog, please see the dog page in the "Animals needing homes" link
Volunteers needed at our charity shop.
We have lost a few volunteers recently because they have either moved away from the area or due to ill health so we really need a few new ones now. We only ask people to work one shift a week which is either from 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4 pm. Our Shop Manager will go through the preocedures with new volunteers and there is a straightforward application form to complete. We have a very simple till system which is easy to use.
If you are interested in helping us please call in our shop, ask for Julie and she will show you round and give you the form to complete and return to us.
RAFFLE & TOMBOLA PRIZES NEEDED
We have got a lot of raffles and tombola's organised this year so we would be really grateful for any unwanted gifts or other items for these. They can be taken to our charity shop on Quay Road or we can arrange to collect them.
Wednesday 24th - 9.30 - 111.30 Coffee Morning at The Ransdale Hotel
Saturday 27th - 10am onwards - Stalls at St Johns Church Burlington Fair.
It costs just £1 a week (£4.34 a month) and there are three cash prizes every month. The top prize is £50. Second & third prizes are £20 each.
The winning lottery numbers for September are
Registered Charity Number
RSPCA 24 Hour Cruelty & Advice Helpline
To adopt a dog or bird
To adopt a cat
To adopt a rabbit or other small animal
Bridlington Charity Shop
Bridlington Fund Raising
Driffield Fund Raising
Dog Warden (East Riding)