Four more of our older cats, ages ranging from 8 -12 years, have now been
chosen. Harvey and Basil had joined us because their owner had moved to a
residential home, and Janet because her owner had too many cats. Caesar (a lovely
three-legged ginger boy) who had previously been re-homed by us had come back into care
because his owner had moved and her landlord would not let her keep him. We are
delighted that these lovely cats have all settled in their new homes. Although
several of the younger cats have also either been chosen or left for new homes we still
have cats available whose ages range from 6 months to 12 years.
When people ring to advise they have a stray cat in their garden we always ask them to
make sure it is not someone else's cat. We ask people to check with their neighbours, and
if possible, attach a paper collar to the cat, asking owners to contact them. Most cats
reported as strays do have homes and it can be very distressing to the owners if they are
taken into care. This ocurred recently when a cat on our Waiting List was taken in
by another charity (not local). Even if the cat does not look well it does not
necessarily mean it is a stray. It could be someone's elderly pet undergoing treatment for
thyroid or renal problems. Although not in the best of health these cats are still
inclined to roam. Once again it is best to check with your neighbours (they may be
searching for their cat) or your local vet who may be treating the cat.
If you are looking for a cat, call Stephanie on 01692 535858. Alternatively you can
visit our new website at www.northwalsham.cats.org.uk
for a description and photographs of the cats before giving her a call on the above
ANNUAL HORSE RIDE RIDES AGAIN!
BREAK Charity will once again be holding their annual Stody Horse Ride on
Sunday 11 June - 10am until 2pm. The eight mile course is suitable for all ages and
abilities. This fun local fundraising event will raise funds to provide holidays,
short breaks and respite care for children and adults with special needs.
Liz Holman, Community Fundraising Officer and event organiser for BREAK said,
"This is our third year of this event and we are delighted that it has become an
annual occasion. Each year we get more and more people taking part and helping us to
raise funds for BREAK and local people who need our support. Come and take a break
with us on Stody Estate and give others a break too!"
Entry donations of £20 per horse and rider entry, or alternatively raise sponsorship so
that you can collect more money for this locally based charity. Refreshments for
horses and riders will be available on the day and St John Ambulance will also be in
For more information, to book or for a sponsorship form please contact Liz Holman,
Community Fundraising Officer on 01263 820710.