Urgent warning to dog owners! (23/11/18)
East Riding of Yorkshire Council have issued a warning about yellow/white substance (see above) that has been washed up on our beaches. They are looking into it but in the meantime we are advising people not to take their dogs on the beach. Update 10/12. The Council have removed the parafin wax from the beach but a lot of it had broken up into very small pieces so it is still wise to take care when walking dogs down there.
Rosie re-united after 6 years!!
This adorable girl went missing in Nafferton on the 23rd of October 2012. We don't know where she has been for most of this time but she turned up at a house a few weeks ago and the occupant contacted us recently. When she was scanned for a micro-chip her address was in Nafferton and fortunately when the mobile number was rung it was still valid but Rosie's owners had moved to Scotland a few months ago! They couldn't believe their luck when told we had Rosie in our care. They made an 11 hour journey down from Scotland to Bridlington to collect her and take her home.
Another wonderful story and a very happy ending thanks to a micro-chip. Without it Rosie's owners would never have been found through a local advert.
Rosie pictured settled in in Scotland with her delighted owners.
Sponsored Dog Walk raises £105 for local funds.
Six friends, Anthony, Kian, Luke, Mary, Wan & Will organised and took part in a Sponsored Dog Walk to raise funds for our Branch recently. They chose our charity to support through their involvement with the National Citizens Service and we are very grateful for their support.
The veterinary practices participitating in this offer are:
Aldgate Vets in Bridlington & Driffield
Bridge Street Vets in Driffield
Priory Vets in Bridlington, Driffield & Beeford
Owners must take in proof of a means tested benefit and it must be in the name and address registered at the veterinary practice.
This is Dennis. He is a lovely kitten who was in a very poor state when he came into our care and he was looked after brilliantly by one of our fosterers from the age of 10 weeks. He came on in leaps and bounds under her care and now is such a gorgeous boy. He was adopted by lovely people when he was 4 months old and they sent us this photo to show us how well he has settled in.
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.
Autumn & Tilly, our two longest stay cats have gone to their new home today. (4th November) They came in last May and we are all delighted that they have now been adopted. They are such lovely girls who are devoted to each other so we weren't prepared to split them up. We just had to wait for the right people to come along who wanted them both.
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.
Another Happy Ending!
Alfie was adopted recently and his new humans contacted us to say thank you for all our help to them in adopting Alfie. He has settled in really well and is a much, much loved member of the family. Their son Dominic has bonded with Alfie so well and he loves snuggling up on the sofa and playing gently with the boys.
This message was sent from Jenny, Craig, Dominic & Jeremy.
A happy ending for Nova.
Nova's new owners contacted us to say what an amazing addition she had made to them, that she had settled in really well and that they had all fallen completely in love with her. They also said that having rescued her made it all the more special. We are thrilled that Nova has found such a wonderful new home
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.
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.
Saturday 1st 10am onwards - Craft fair at Park Rose, Carnaby
Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd -
Collecting in Pets at Home for the Santa Paws Appeal.
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 November 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)