Friday, September 28, 2018

Visit to Cats Protection Adoption Centre and Commentathon.

Earlier this month we had an invitation to visit the Cats Protection Adoption Centre in Cornwall for their sponsors day which was being held as a thank you for our sponsorship.
After refreshments we were arranged into three smaller groups, ours being the first consisting of eight people, and then we were taken by Libby, the Adoption Centre manager to see the cats.

Below are photos of some that are awaiting their Forever Homes and the details that go with them.


Dave: Male domestic medium haired ginger/white. 16 year old Dave is a lovely old boy who is looking for a quiet home to spend his retirement. He needs to be an INDOOR cat as he is a little unsteady on his feet and is really rather deaf! He could possibly live with older cat friendly cats or dogs. He enjoys his food and a fuss so if you have a nice warm spot for Dave to curl up and enjoy his twilight years please get in touch.


Gustav: Male domestic tabby shorthair. is a 10 year old gentleman who is seeking a home where he can relax and stretch his paws out. It doesn't take long before he's padding away and purring whilst giving you head bops! This sweet chap would like a home without other animals, and older children if any. He really does have a charming personality so pop on in to meet him.


 Hazel: One year old female DSH. POSSIBLE INDOOR ONLY Hazel is an affectionate 1 year old girl looking for a loving, quiet home. She has a really sweet and affectionate personality but is struggling to show it off here amongst the hustle and bustle of the centre - but with some reassurance Hazel will soon jump down from her shelf to come and say hello! Hazel loves a fuss and once in the home is sure to come out of her shell even more and show her new owners what a gorgeous personality she has. Understanding owners will be rewarded with a real beauty!


Katie: Tortie and white DSH. Sweet Katie is a 1 year old girl who has a quiet, gentle nature. Give her a minute to build up some confidence and she'll soon be up looking for a fuss. Katie came into us as a stray with her babies, who quickly flew the nest, so now she is looking for a loving home where she can have some peace and quiet on her own! She would prefer to be the only pet in an adult only home.


Melvie: This lovely tabby and white DSH needs a special home as he is diabetic and indoor only.  Gorgeous 10 year old Melvie is looking for a family happy to give him all the love he deserves! He adores attention, cuddles, a lap to sleep on, and a good play with some fun, crinkly toys. If you're looking for a laid back moggie, Melvie will definitely suit you! He would need to be the only feline in the home, but could possibly go with a calm dog and older children. Melvie is diabetic and so requires daily care - please speak to a member of staff for more information.

After we had seen and talked to the cats we were given lunch, and then Lewis Coghlan, the Director of fundraising for Cats Protection nationally gave a very interesting talk.

What we didn't realise is that although there are other independently run centres, this is the only adoption centre in Cornwall and is one of the smaller ones. They have eight paid staff, but only three or four plus the volunteers at any one time, and  we were very impressed with what a wonderful job they are doing.

The two Homing Blocks where the cats ready to be adopted are kept are right in front, and to the right is the holding block. Further down and out of sight with restricted access is the Isolation Block.

The block on the left houses the cats undergoing treatment. There was one poor old ginger boy who had come in with a huge abscess taking up half of his face, but now he is making a good recovery.
They help and rehome over 400 cats a year at this adoption centre alone.
At a national level the charity helped over 193,00 cats and kittens including 28,000 ferals through homing, neutering and education in 2017. That is more than 520 cats a day!

They also have the Cat Guardian's scheme and Flopsy's story is below.
"This year saw us rehome our first “Cat Guardians” cat, beautiful 17 year old, Flopsy. A family member contacted the Cornwall Adoption Centre and signed Flopsy up to the scheme over a year ago as her owner had sadly developed dementia. Within days of her owner going into care and the Cornwall Adoption Centre being contacted, a member of staff collected Flopsy and brought her in to be rehomed .

Flopsy was in need of a full health check and as a result required a thyroidectomy operation, a dental and a dematt. She was also placed onto a special diet, for early renal disease. Being an older girl and deaf as a post the centre advertised for an indoor only home for her, possibly with a calm dog. After just a few weeks Flopsy was offered a loving new home.

Flopsy’s new owner commented on the scheme saying “It must provide current owners with enormous peace of mind that their beloved pets will be safe, cared for and carefully rehomed should they become unable to continue their care”, adding “Flopsy is a delightful cat and already loved by everyone who meets her. She can now put her feet up in her forever home and we feel privileged to provide it for her.” If you would like to know more about the Cat Guardian’s scheme please visit http://www.cats.org.uk/cat-guardians-service or pop into the centre for a leaflet."

The Cats Protection receives no government funding and relies on volunteers, donors and fund raising so I am holding a commentathon.
Please leave a comment even if you usually read and go without leaving one, as I will make a donation of 50p. for each comment to the Cornwall Adoption Centre.The commentathon will end on Friday 5th October at midnight BST so that gives 8 days.

The Commentathon has now ended. Thank you to everyone who left a comment for my donation.

          

82 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

What a wonderful shelter and the cats are so sweet.
WE loved their stories and the knowledge that they are happy.We also purr they will get their own home like Flopsy did.
That is a lovely shelter that you support!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Whiskeratti said...

Everyone is so wonderful, but we never met kittehs who weren't. We hope they get find their forever homes very quickly.

Poppy Q said...

What sweeties, and it was kind of you to visit the sweeties. We hope they all find loving homes.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

What a wonderful post--we are happy these little ones found a place to be cared for while they wait for a furever home. We were SO happy to read Flopsy got a real home again! XOXOXO

meowmeowmans said...

What an amazing shelter. Thank you for sharing about your visit, and about the incredible work Cats Protection is doing to help so many kitties.

Kari said...

Love hearing about this wonderful shelter. I’m a fan of elderly cats and it’s heartwarming to know that they are well cared for and are finding new homes. Dave looks like such a sweetheart.. Love the happy ending to Flopsy’s story.

Mark Muller said...

I'm glad there is a good place for all feline friends wehere they can wait for their furever furmily... and we hope they find such a furmily soon. We specially love Gustav, he reminds us of a man with the same name who drove the schoolbus...with having always a cigar in his mouth LOL

Summer said...

This sounds like an awesome place for kitties to be while they're waiting to be adopted. I can see why you have chosen to be one of their sponsors.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Thank you for telling us all about your visit and the wonderful work being done there!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

What a fabulous post about all the sweet cats waiting for their forever homes and the wonderful work the centre does. It really does sound a very wonderful and caring place. Thank you for showing it to us and thank you for sponsoring. X

Holly said...

I love the cat guardians scheme. So glad the kitties are able to find a real home again. I could see the culture difference too, being in the states. Here it is assumed an inside home is the plan and the shelter notates if the adopter needs to be where indoor/outdoor is available. Most adoption services require placements to be indoor only. I hope you get a ton of comments in support of Cats Protection.

CATachresis said...

I love Cats Protection and the wonderful work they do. How lovely to be able to visit them.

Catio Tales said...

What a wonderful place - and the Cat Guardian scheme is excellent. Thank you for sponsoring this amazing charity and we hope you get many comments to help support them.

Veikko

Catio Tales said...

I agree with Veikko.

Seppo

Catio Tales said...

Me too!

Sampo

Catio Tales said...

And me.

Jura

Catio Tales said...

Yup yup.

Jaava

Catio Tales said...

I would love it if we could have some of those kitties here.....

Mesi

Catio Tales said...

British charities are most excellent - I came from one many years ago.

Lewis

Catio Tales said...

So did I.

Aila

Catio Tales said...

I totally agree. Äiti was a CatGuardian for me

Roosa.

Catio Tales said...

Orange mancats rock.

Pekka

Catio Tales said...

I shall sit on Äiti now to stop this- but is all in a good cause. I was also from a rescue, and support Every Kitty's Right to a good life.

Mirsku.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

We love reading about all the kitty stories. Thank you for sharing them with us. It is a wonderful program. Every kitty deserves to have a home and 💗. The ginger senior would be ours in a heartbeat. Sending you some cozy cottage love from Miss Hope

Pam and Teddy said...

What a wonderful facility....it may be "small" but it's mighty in the area there helping rehome and reestablish kitties who are in need of their "forever". The story of Flopsy is so heartening and sweet - bless the family who took her into their hearts. There are so many who need help to live a happy life that they so richly deserve. Thanks for sharing and caring.

Love, Pam and Teddy too

Marg said...

Wow, that sure is a wonderful place. We really like the fact that they do older cats.Thanks so much for telling us about all of this. Hope all those cats find a home.

Colehaus Cats said...

Cats Protection Adoption Centre sounds and looks like a wonderful place, and thank you for posting about it and THANK YOU to the wonderful volunteers who do so much to make the kitties there feel loved and cared for! Wishing for homes for all!

Brian said...

Such a wonderful place and such a nice bunch of sweeties too!

Random Felines said...

we love hearing about different rescues all over - glad you had a chance to hear more about them and meet some cats!

Meowers from Missouri said...

What a variety of beauty of face and purrsonality! We know what sterling quality cats come from there😺. Thank you for sharing this crop with us!

Just Ducky said...

Wonderful story about the shelter, so kind and caring. Did you find a new kitty for yourselves?

Cathy Keisha said...

Awww! I think you need a little Dave in your life. I hope they all find homes.

The Florida Furkids said...

What a wonderful story about Flopsy! We have to admit that we had the same thought Cathy Keisha had when we saw Dave.

The Florida Furkids

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That is just a fabulous place and oh the story of Flopsy was just wonderful.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place with us. They are look so adorable. We hope every one of them find their furever homes and live a great life with a loving family. Good luck to all you little ones. Have a great upcoming weekend.
World of Animals

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a great place! I hope these cats find their perfect forever homes. Thanks for sharing your visit with us!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz !!!!! we think thiz iz total lee awesum lee mega grate yur mum N dad iz gonna doe natez sum green paperz...we wish ALL de catz de veree veree veree best in findin ther foreverz...N flopsy a MOST happee gotcha day two ewe ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ yur centre iz amazin bye de way ~~~~~ ☺☺☺

Forty Paws said...

So kyoooot! We are glad that you showed us photos. We hope that they all find forever homes!

Bionic Basil said...

What a brilliant post, and we will purray extra hard that all of those beautiful, delightful and gorgeous kitties all find their fureffur homes asap!

Purrs

The B Team xox

The Island Cats said...

What beautiful and handsome kitties! Cat Protection Adoption Centre sounds like a great facility.

My Mind's Eye said...

Hazel and Katie with their pink noses remind me of Madi.
Such a beautiful post with such adorable furries
Hugs Cecilia

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

They are all so darling!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Such a wonderful caring place I am sop glad Flopsy got a home. I pray all these other beauties will soon. XO

Marie Symeou said...

Great post! Thank you for helping those kitties. We hope they find a forever home soon. We will share :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Sherri-Ellen T-D. said...

WOW Jackie what a wonderful place this Shelter is. They truly care about the cats & to have separate quarters to rehab the injured/sick cats speaks volumes to me. I love all the cats; but my fave is Dave...I swear he is the feline version of my 2nd ex-hubby (you guessed it; named Dave!)
Hoping everyone finds new forever homes.
Much Love Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

Jean Neilson said...

I like this shelter. It's neat and clean looking. A true sanctuary for the furries.

Jean

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are happy to join our comments and thanks so much for a great review of a wonderful shelter. Purrs as always to you Jackie and Ivor. And our favorite Angels Eric and Flynn. Love you all
Timmy, Dad and Family

Mary McNeil said...

What a great organization ! Thank you for sharing these lovely kitties with us, and for having a commenthon !

Dash Kitten said...

It's taken me days to get Google to work but here I am to comment.I would adopt all of them right this minute. Thank you for being a sponsor.

The Menagerie Mom said...

This adoption center has such a wonderful mission, and it warms my heart to know these kitties found their way to this safe place while they await their forever homes. Every single kitty you shared here absolutely melted my heart. We are sending all of ours purrs and prayers to them! And thank you for what you're doing for them!

Kaz's Cats said...

Thank you for sharing about your visit. Naturally I want to adopt all the kitties,
Mum Karen and Slash

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Well, hey there, Miss Hazel. If only I lived on the other side of the ocean.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a wonderful post ! It's great that you help them by being a sponsor ! Purrs

Marv Marvelous said...

Gosh! What a wonderful centre! We are so happy that you guys are sponsors and we so enjoyed seeing some of the cats in the centre and some that have been adopted!
Thanks for sharing Jackie!
Love Barb

Pam Greer said...

Oh, I wish I could give every kitty a home.

Cleo said...

Ooohh La La, I'd take Dave if I could. And Gustav. And Melvie. And what a wonderfully sweet story of Flopsy and her new furrever home. Wonderful all around.

Comedy Plus said...

I hope they find a forever home and soon. All our sweet babies deserve that.

Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

John Bellen said...

What a good cause - and a well-organized rescue and sanctuary. I'd love to work in such a place.

SuziQCat said...

They are all beautiful. I would take Dave in a heartbeat!

The Church Cat Family said...

Sending lots of purrs to your kitties with hopes they find homes soon. Amazing facility with lots of love shared. - Tom x

Cats Herd You said...

What a beautiful cats! The Cat Guardians program sounds like a great idea for people who need a way to be sure their cats are cared for when they cannot. It's great to know such a caring organization is there for so many deserving cats.

Anonymous said...

Rescue cats are the best. Both Milo and Alfie were rescued. PURRS.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos

Laila and Minchie said...

What a wonderful shelter! Must be hard to leave without one of it's sweet residents.

Lily said...

Sounds like a wonderful shelter! Thanks for helping them out!

Aimable Cats said...

Such pretty kitties.

My Parker has grown accustomed to being the only cat here, but I sometimes need to see and pet other cats.

Little Binky and Granny said...

What a lovely place, miss Jackie and the kitties are so sweet. If I wasn't such a loner, Granny would have take Dave in or another kittie. Will send Good Luck Pawkisses and purrayers to find a furrever home soon for all the kitties💗💗💗

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Have we commented to make you pay more? We need to make sure we do that. This looks like a wonderful rescue and we love the cat guardians.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy to know so many cats are going through there and being re-homed, even older cats like Flopsy.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wow, what a wonderful place!

Katie Isabella said...

I am so happy there is a commentathon and thank you ever ever so much for that. These babies are precious.

Susie said...

They are all adorable and deserve furever homes!

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful shelter...Praying these precious babies find loving forever homes asap...Sending love and hugs to Jackie and Ivor=we still miss your adorable boys very much and hope you guys will find another sweet soul to share your loving hearts and happy home with soon...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

Teddy Westlife said...

I am here to do my parts for sad cats that need a home! That could have been me if my mum and dad didn't adopt me from the streets!

Lone Star Cats said...

What cuties - hope they get their furever homes soon.

Maggie said...

Looks like a terrific shelter- and you did a great job showing and profiling the cats. Thank you.

Zoolatry said...

I guess my heart goes out to all the senior cats the most, truly hoping each and every one finds the loving home they so deserve. This seems like a wonderful and caring facility for cats in need, thank you, Jackie, for supporting them ... God bless you! Hugs, Ann from Zoolatry

Marg said...

Hi Jackie, just wanted to answer your question about where Loo came from etc. There is a big group of feral cats right down the road from me that a friend of mine and I are trying to catch and at least get fixed. Loo is one of the ones and of course I fell in love with her. There is another cat in the room with her. The other cat whose name is Boo stays under the bed so haven't seen much of her. WE are up to six that we have had fixed and most of them are back at the place where all the feral cats are. Unfortunately one of the ones that got fixed was run over by a car. We are trying to catch that cat's children at the moment.So of course we are nervous about putting them back out there. But it is almost impossible to find homes for feral cats. Loo is getting tamer and tamer but it is going to take some time
I also want to thank you for what you are for that shelter. Take care Jackie and thanks for asking.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're so sorry we didn't comment sooner! We meant to comment right away but our mom got caught up in work. Thank you so much for doing this.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Oh,Dear we just missed this post...so sorry...but what a great adoption/shelter.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Don't worry, I've included you.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Thanks!