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- Pets · Cats · Hobbies

THE team at Wood­lands An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary in Holmeswood come across many dif­fer­ent sce­nar­ios where cats be­come un­wanted and at times ne­glected, be­fore they are able to find sanc­tu­ary with them.

How­ever, some sit­u­a­tions can pull at the heart strings of the ex­pe­ri­enced team more than oth­ers. Not least when they know­ingly take in cats who through no fault of their own have been aban­doned and, the team know, will be over­looked time and again in favour of a younger, cud­dlier, more at­trac­tive coloured cat.

Not only is this heart­break­ing for the cats but also the team, who see the cat re­treat more and more into them­selves as they are passed by once again. For as in­de­pen­dent as cats can be, they are still just as re­cep­tive as us to feel­ing loved or not.

The team are there­fore un­able to turn these cats away, even though they know they will be in their care far longer than they should be and will cost them more, sim­ply due to the length of time they are with them.

The beau­ti­ful Mil­lie and equally hand­some Jack are both cats who un­for­tu­nately for them, fall into this cat­e­gory of be­ing over-looked sim­ply be­cause of their colour and sen­si­tive na­ture.

Mil­lie ar­rived at Wood­lands all the way back in Fe­bru­ary, pre-lock­down era! Mil­lie was found as a stray and taken to Ruf­ford Vets to be health checked and looked af­ter be­fore be­ing ad­mit­ted to the char­ity.

It was found that Mil­lie has a mild heart mur­mur which could be­come more of an is­sue for her in the fu­ture. She is also on spe­cial food be­cause she has a ten­dency to throw up when given reg­u­lar food.

She has, of course, been health checked, vac­ci­nated, mi­crochipped and spayed prior to be­ing given the all clear to be re­homed and the vets sug­gests that this lit­tle lady is still only six or seven years old.

Al­though she has a cou­ple of health con­di­tions, she is a beau­ti­ful, friendly cat who adores to be stroked, which leads to the cou­ple of in­cred­i­bly en­dear­ing habits she ap­pears to have when be­ing stroked! She will walk like a crab while be­ing stroked and will talk to you with the cutest meow you will ever have heard!

WOULD you like to play the lot­tery but don’t feel like you have a good enough chance of win­ning?

By play­ing the lot­tery that Wood­lands An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary run in con­junc­tion with Unity Lot­tery you have a 1 in 63 chance of win­ning a prize from one of the four win­ning com­bi­na­tions and a fab­u­lous 50% of the money you spend on the lot­tery will go straight to Wood­lands so as they can con­tinue their life sav­ing and life-chang­ing work.

This will di­rectly af­fect more than 1000 an­i­mals per year that the char­ity welcomes through their doors and have in their care.

By sign­ing up to play their lot­tery you will be help­ing to guar­an­tee the in­de­pen­dent self-funded char­ity a steady in­come, which is so im­por­tant to them, es­pe­cially at this time, with the lack of abil­ity to hold fundrais­ing events and with the na­ture of fundrais­ing ef­fec­tively changed for­ever.

Their lot­tery has a grand prize of £25,000, which could be yours if you match all six num­bers in the draw, but even just match­ing three num­bers still wins you five en­tries into the next draw.

Draws are held weekly and Unity will con­tact you di­rectly should you win, so

Mil­lie does, how­ever, need an un­der­stand­ing home that will still give her all the love she is long­ing for.

Jack, mean­while, came to Wood­lands in mid-March with his friend, who un­for­tu­nately had health is­sues and could not be saved, when their own­ers moved abroad and could not take the cats with them.

Jack is par­tic­u­larly timid and can be very nervous. The ded­i­cated team have done all they can to help Jack to ad­just to his new, al­beit tem­po­rary en­vi­ron­ment, but he has sadly lost his con­fi­dence in hu­mans. The team have there­fore taken the de­ci­sion that Jack should only be re­homed to an out­door en­vi­ron­ment, one where he can have his own space and rou­tine, but knows he has a guar­an­teed food sup­ply, some­one to watch out you don’t even need to re­mem­ber to check your num­bers! So, from as lit­tle as £1 per week you could win big and their chick­ens will get their din­ner!

From hedge­hogs to horses, cats to chick­ens and guinea pigs to goats, the team at Wood­lands are cer­tainly busy and ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing the lives of the an­i­mals who come to them.

Not only do their an­i­mal care team look af­ter the an­i­mals, but they are also in­volved with fundrais­ing as much as they can and of­ten brain storm new ideas to help bring in much needed funds.

The army of vol­un­teers who are also in­volved with Wood­lands and as­sist with most as­pects of life at the sanc­tu­ary are also in­valu­able to fundrais­ing for this amaz­ing cause.

And so if you would like be­come a mem­ber of the Wood­lands fam­ily, but don’t have much time to help on site, or do­ing col­lec­tions, then sim­ply by play­ing their lot­tery you will be giv­ing them in­valu­able help while also be­ing in with a chance of win­ning big your­self.

Find out more about the lot­tery and sign up by vis­it­ing: https://www.unity­lot­tery.co.uk/causes/wood­lands-an­i­mal-sanc­tu­ary/ for him, should be be­come poorly and some­where safe to shel­ter when he needs it.

A sta­ble farm, small hold­ing or sim­i­lar would be ideal, with some­one who is happy to al­low Jack the free­dom he needs to en­joy his life again.

 ??  ?? Mil­lie ar­rived at Wood­lands all the way back in Fe­bru­ary, pre-lock­down era
Mil­lie ar­rived at Wood­lands all the way back in Fe­bru­ary, pre-lock­down era
 ??  ?? Jack came to Wood­lands in mid-March with his friend, who un­for­tu­nately had health is­sues and could not be saved
Jack came to Wood­lands in mid-March with his friend, who un­for­tu­nately had health is­sues and could not be saved
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