Need a home? Tabby Abby and Scooby do!
HAPPY New Year! We hope you’ve all had a joyous Christmas. We’ve really appreciated the gifts and donations you have been bringing to the animal centre.
As Southport, Ormskirk & District Branch of the RSPCA – a separately registered charity, which receives no government or national RSPCA funding – all running costs have to be met by generosity of the public.
You play a massive role in helping us to care for the cats and dogs whilst they wait for a new and loving home, so thank you.
Some of our cats and dogs had their Christmas wishes come true too, by finding their forever homes.
However, not everyone has been so lucky, so I’m going to focus upon them in this article.
Scooby is a six year-old German shepherd cross who came to us in October 2018, as unfortunately his owner had died.
He’s a friendly, laid-back dog who loves being around people.
He can get lonely on his own, so he’s looking for a nice family who will have a lot of time to spend with him.
All Scooby really wants is an easygoing home, where he can put his paws up at the end of the day.
Scooby is able to live with children who are aged 10-plus, another chilled-out dog, but no cats.
Abby is an eight year-old tabby cat who has sadly been with us since February 2018. Ten months is a long time in kennels.
She came into our care after her elderly owner moved into sheltered accommodation and hasn’t had much luck since.
Abby was very frightened when she first arrived, as didn’t understand why she wasn’t in her own home anymore.
She has since grown to trust us and we have seen a sweeter, more relaxed side to her.
We are looking for an experienced adult only home for Abby, where she can settle in at her own pace, without any pressure.
Here at the centre we always try extra hard to find our long stay animals loving homes, because we know they deserve them and we find it very rewarding when an animal finally finds their forever home.
Now, moving on to a lighter subject.
We know that the New Year can often bring about a tidy-up of any old or unwanted items. We are always grateful of anything you may donate to sell in our charity shop, or use here at the animal centre.
From old kitchen appliances to old towels, we will always find a use for your unwanted items.
We also know from watching the Martin Lewis/Money Expert programmes on television that there also lots of unwanted Christmas presents in circulation. I know “it’s the thought that counts” but for those of you who didn’t take his advice of not to buy them in the first place, don’t hold on to them, donate them to us and make that thought really count.
We could really make some use of them in our charity shop and turn them into much-needed care for our animals.