Rabbit fosterer Needed
We are in need of at least one new rabbit fosterer. A long standing fosterer has had to give up as a member of the family is ill and needs a lot of care.
We provide all equipment, food etc. For more information please ring Caroline on 07850190397
The veterinary practices participitating in this offer are:
Aldgate Vets in Bridlington & Driffield
Bridge Street Vets in Driffield
Priory Vets in Bridlington, Driffield & Beeford
Vets 4 Pets in Bridlington
Owners must take in proof of a means tested benefit and it must be in the name and address registered at the veterinary practice.
Please note - this offer does NOT apply to pedigree cats or breeders cats/kittens
What a Star!
Star was adopted from us recently and her new owner contacted us to say how well she had settled in. She is so good and loves playing with her new toys. She looks really relaxed on her photograph
New cattery roof
We are so pleased with the new roof on our cattery! Roclad Systems in Hull who did the new roof made a fantastic jobof it. Our old roof was flat and we had a few problems with leaks and as the building is all upvc it got very hot in summer and very cold in winter. The cats were always snuggly as they all have heaters in their rooms but in summer we gave them all cool mats as it got so hot. Our new roof has special insulation that helps to keep it much warmer in winter but also much cooler in summer.
Many thanks to Andy who took the photographs with his drone.
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 for more information.
Every cat that comes into our care has a full health check including being tested for FELV if appropriate. 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 £65 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.
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.
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 December 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
(This number is not to report animal cruelty - please ring the RSPCA helpline for this)
Bridlington Charity Shop
Bridlington Fund Raising
Driffield Fund Raising
Dog Warden (East Riding)