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If you went down the Old Kent Road yesterday – you were in for a spooky suprise!!


October 29th, 2017

Our friends at Pets at Home Old Kent Road pulled out all the stops to support us over the Halloween weekend. We really appreciate the warm welcome and hard work the team put in to help us raise funds to keep rescuing Persian cats in distress.

Bertie gets into his Halloween outfit 

Here you can enjoy the fun  – in fact alongside a very special pumpkin, three witches, a mad doctor and an axe murderer (or was it murdered?) we even had a dinosaur!!



August 18th, 2017

Do You like lovely paintings ? if so we are selling the prints below for £10 each to raise urgent funds for the charity. Interested? contact Barbara in the first instance or check us out on Preloved

 


Cat Cuddle Day 2 at University of East London May 9th 2017


May 21st, 2017

We had a fabulous day with the students at the Stratford based East London University. Barbara and other Trustees took Fly, Bertie and Hector (the Tooley ~Street Gang) along to meet all those stressed out at exam time for some therapeutic cuddling.

The cats were really laid back as were the students after their bonding sessions!

It is always a pleasure to work with Shona and thee team.  More pictures to follow shortly

 

 


Cat Cuddles Day at City University


January 23rd, 2017

 

Barbara and the Tooley Street gang were doing their bit for the lovely students at City University last week. Everyone knows how stressful studying and sitting exams can be so a lovely cuddle with a furry purry is the purrfect stress buster!!

All of Barbara’s cats are very used to being handled and meeting new people. Bertie is often found at our fundraising events at Pets at Home Old Kent Road, Hector has been on a photoshoot with our Patron Twiggy and Fly went to a micro chipping tutorial and was queen of the day amongst all the dogs! When when Laura from the City Students Union called to see if we could support ‘Cat Cuddle Day’ Barbara was delighted to say yes and joined by ‘kitten’ a little moggy Barbara was socialising before rehoming the gang set off for a heartwarming day.

We were surprised at the amount of people who attended, and there was still a queue when sadly we had to end to give the cats (and Barbara) a rest.  Here are some of the lovely students having a cuddle 


Ambrose Tumbletoes two years on……..


January 16th, 2017

We get so many people who still ask us about Ambrose the little Persian who lost his eyes and survived against all the odds.

Here are the latest pictures from ‘Mum’ Olive who says that Ambrose is still the king of the castle and enjoying his ‘chillax’ time as much as every.

 


Whopping good News from Pets for Adoption, plus Fundraising Fun at the the Wapping shindig


June 29th, 2015

We have had the most  amazing few weeks on the fundraising front. First we received the wonderful news that our  application to Support Adoption for Pets had been approved. The fund is run through Pets at Home, and the sum they have given us means we have a desperately needed slush fund to support   the additional costs we incur due to the special needs of the Persian breed. Due to their short noses, small jaws  and very long dense coats, almost all of the cats we rescue require  dental work and coat removal prior to re-homing. Even tiny kittens like Furla pictured here need  these procedures, which must  be carried out under general anaesthetic by our vet. This means that with chipping and vaccinations it can cost us over £300 to home each cat, which is on top of the transport costs, costs of food and litter and routine things like claw trimming that we incur as a matter of course before rehoming can begin. Thank you so much to Adoption for Pets – you have made it easier for us to make more new beginnings and happy endings possible for these  beautiful, gentle and loving cats.

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With more money available for cats coming in for rehoming,  we have a slush fund for emergencies or very elderly cats who we cannot rehome but can make  comfortable for their remaining years lived out with Barbara or our foster Mum Sue.  Thank you so much Pets at Home Adoption for Pets for helping us make even more new beginnings and happy endings.

It’s Shindig time again  in Wapping!!

We like to do some fundraising locally here in London and the Wapping Recycling Community Event has become an annual  tradition. Trustees  Jane & Keith are our dream team when it comes to EBay, Boot Fairs and anything else that involves finding, sorting and selling donated items. Alongside  their brilliant volunteers and fortified by Barbara’s coffee and yummy cakes,  Jane and Keith pulled out all the stops to raise over £200  –  even torrential rain did not stop play.

Here’s Bertie &  Barbara with Nick from Pets at Home Old Kent Road with our cheque, and Jane Keith and Barbara in their Ambrose tee-  shirts ready to sell our donated items at the Wapping shindig.

 

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We are now part of Pets at Home VIP club – please support us when you shop


January 23rd, 2015

Sign up to the VIP club to help us collect much needed Lifelines…

The VIP club means you can enjoy money-saving offers on food, toys and accessories for your pets – and support us at the same time

When you register you’ll receive a VIP card, a 10% off voucher† and you can look forward to regular offers, tips, advice and a free magazine.

Each time you swipe your VIP card you can support our work by collecting Lifelines. Every three months our Lifelines will be exchanged for Pets at Home vouchers which we’ll spend to help the animals in our care.

Join the club today at your local Pets at Home store or at petsathome.com/VIP

To Help us help  more Persians

Log into your account online & remember to select a home store from the list

 †Terms and conditions apply – please see voucher for details

*Changing your Home Storehas no impact on where you have to shop as Lifelines can be collected in all Pets at Home stores & online.

VIP Helpline 0800 328 4204

Terms and conditions apply – see in store or online for details


Celebrating Pets at Home Old Kent Roads first birthday with cake and Bertie in his Bee coat!!


August 27th, 2014

Here we are Pets at Home Old Kent Road celebrating the stores first birthday. We are so grateful to Rachel, Nick and all the team for the fundraising and vet care they provide for us. As a small Rescue with no paid staff all our money is used to re home our rescued Persians. Thank you so much Pets at Home, not only do you offer 7 day a week vet care through Vets4Pets, you have a heart as big as your brilliant product range.

 
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Thank YOU to Pets at Home


July 23rd, 2014

Pets at Home Old Kent Road store have raised £1300 for us this year so far! We are so grateful because now we have been able to use this money to purchase some lovely new pens for the Rescue. Whilst we let our cats have the run of the rescue in order to see how they behave with other cats in a home environment, we need safe private accommodation for shy and nervous cats, cats recovering from a visit to the Vet or mums and babies. Here is Barbara (who hates her picture being taken) with Nick the store manager receiving the cheque.

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