Sunday 17th - Fundraising stall at Park Rose Cafe 11 am onwards
Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th - Fundraising stalls in
Pets at Home Bridlington 10am -4pm ( Sunday 10.30 - 4pm)
Foster home needed for Daisy
Daisy has spent many months in our care as she has had various health issues that have needed dealing with. These have all been resolved now with one exception. Because of this she has had to be kept away from the other cats and she is getting depressed now being on her own. It is thought she is not able to fight off this last health problem as she is stressed and research has shown that stress can hamper recovery. We are hoping that if we can find someone to foster her in a home environment she will make a full recovery. She does have toys to keep her amused but it is not the same as having company all the time. She needs to be in a home with someone who does not have any other pets or young children and she needs to be kept indoors. All food, litter and veterinary care will be provided by us.
If you think you could be just the person to help Daisy please ring Julie on 07712459857.
Daisy is a lovely cat and we want to give her every chance to have a normal happy life.
Pets at Home Santa Paws Appeal
Our local Pets at Home store have presented some of our volunteers with a cheque for an amazing £1980.50!! This was raised by customers buying a pets dinner for 50p when they shopped in the store in the weeks before Christmas. Our thanks to all the customers who supported us and the staff for their enthusiasm in promoting the event.
A very happy ending for Sweetie.
Sweetie was brought into our care by an RSPCA Inspector. She was covered with some sort of caustic substance which had even burnt the inside of her mouth. She was also pregnant! After a lot of veterinary care she went to live with one of our dedicated fosterers and gave birth to her kittens there. Her kittens were rehomed and Sweetie was transferred to our cattery where she soon found a new home. Her new owners sent some pictures to show how well she has settled in. She is now called Maud.
Three black beauties all get a new home together!
Cassy, Cilla and Ebony, three adorable black cats have all found a new home together by someone who loves black cats!! We are so thankful to the lady who has adopted them as all three have been in our care for quite a while.They are setting in their new home really well.
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 January 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)