It’s always a joy to find new homes
NOVEMBER is upon us and the return of the cold weather has already brought out the dog coats and cosy blankets here at the Animal Centre.
At this time of the year, it means just that little bit more to us when our animals go off to their new homes before the arrival of Christmas, and these last few weeks have been especially successful in terms of rehoming.
We were so happy to wave off one of our longest stay feline residents, Felix, as he went to his new home after a whopping seven months here in our cattery, waiting for his perfect family.
Felix was quite the character with bags of attitude and definitely thought of himself as the king of the cattery!
He showed all the other cats, staff and volunteers who was boss on a daily basis, while reserving just a little energy for a cuddle or two at the end of each day.
We were starting to think he was never going to find anyone to take him and his feistiness on, when along came his new owner who quickly fell in love with him, proving once again that there really is a perfect owner out there for every animal looking for a new home.
Here at the Animal Centre for a shorter time, but someone who really struggled with kennel life was Lola, an 11-year-old greyhound with a sensitive little soul and not built for life in noisy kennels.
Luckily for Lola she was here with us for less than two months before one of our regular volunteer dog walkers fell in love at first sight and couldn’t resist taking her home.
She now has three new best friends in the form of two Jack Russells and a cat.
These days Lola can mostly be found snuggled under a blanket on the sofa with her new family and could not be any happier in her new home!
This week, we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who took the time to help raise valuable funds for the animals, by helping out with the Pets at Home collections in October and November.
From just the two weekends of collecting, we made approximately £630, so big thanks to everyone and particularly to the staff of Pets at Home, as well as to all of the shoppers at Ocean Plaza who kindly donated.
Our next collection will be at Tesco Southport on Wednesday, November 29.
We are once again looking for volunteers who don’t mind giving up a few hours of their time to help out. If you think you may be able to help, please contact us here at the Animal Centre.
Lastly, I would just like to remind our readers of our fast approaching Christmas Fair next month, which is once again being held at Greenbank High School in Hillside, on Saturday, December 9 from 11.30am to 4pm.
There will be all the usual festive favourites for the whole family, such as crafts and stalls, cakes and refreshments.
Even the main man himself is popping over from the North Pole with some presents in tow for any little ones eager to meet him!
This year’s raffle is also one definitely not to be missed as there are more than 25 prizes to be won, with the top prize being a brand new JVC 32in flat screen TV with built in DVD.
Tickets are £1 a strip and winners will be drawn on the day. We hope to see you all there!
Lola, left, snuggles up with one of her new friends
Felix has a home