Our thanks to local firms
RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk & District would like to thank Birchall Blackburn Law for inviting us to their recent Southport Business Leaders event.
Birchall Blackburn Law not only hosted the event, but also held a raffle, the proceeds from which were donated to our animal centre. A grand total of £445 was raised. We are so pleased that Birchall Blackburn Law picked us as their chosen charity for the evening.
Staff member Jude Storer and Trustee Sylvia Shepherd were delighted to receive such a warm welcome when making a brief presentation to the group on the work that we do, as a local RSPCA charity.
Both ladies had a fantastic night and fully enjoyed meeting representatives from several local businesses.
Every year we put on events to raise vital funds for the animal centre, but by being invited to events such as this, attended by many key businesses in our area, really gives us a boost.
This £445 will now be used to help keep us going through the winter months.
Donations like this mean the world to us, as it provides for food to feed hungry stomachs, toys to ease stress, medication to treat sick animals and blankets to keep paws warm.
I would also like to thank everyone who came to our Christmas fair last Saturday, as it was a great success.
Thank you to everyone who donated items or bought raffle tickets, joined in our festive games and of course came and supported us on the day!
Without your support we wouldn’t be able to do what we do best and that’s taking in and caring for, supporting and rehabilitating cats and dogs that have been rescued from cruelty and neglect by the national society, whilst we find them new and forever homes.
Now before I end this week’s article, I would like to talk about long-stay Betty.
Betty is a beautiful girl who has been in our care for over 290 days, and she has seen over 125 cats leave us in her time so far. All staff and volunteers can’t understand why no-one wants to adopt Betty.
Sadly it is common for black cats to stay in our care longer, but poor Betty really isn’t having any luck.
One staff member felt extra sorry for Betty and is now fostering her.
Fostering helps give Betty a more normal lifestyle; she gets more oneon-one time and gets the comforts of a home. Also, I believe she enjoys sitting on the sofa at night and cuddling up with her foster family.
Betty is also a very playful girl and loves a mad dash around the house.
Betty is looking for a home where she will be the only pet within the household, as sadly she doesn’t like other cats or dogs.
We are also looking for a mature family with older children (12+).
Although Betty has grown in confidence since being fostered and does now sit on your lap, she still very much enjoys her independence and isn’t a fan of being picked up and carried around. Due to this, we feel she wouldn’t be suitable for younger children.
If you have a cat-shaped hole in your heart and think Betty could be the purrr-fect one to fill it, please get in touch on 01704 567624 and we can book you in to meet her.
Please tell all your friends and family about Betty and help us find this lovely girl a furrr-ever home!
The Southport Business Leader night. Pictured left to right: Ben Gilbert of MHA Moore & Smalley; Tony Coates of Birchall Blackburn Law; Lee Forshaw of Watts Commercial Finance; Lynda Flusk Birchall Blackburn Law ; Sylvia Shepherd, RSPCA; Chris Harding of The County Group; Jude Storer, RSPCA; and George Wright of Merseyside Special Investment FundCould you give Betty a home?