Lancashire Cat Rescue

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January 2018 Newsletter

We had a lovely Christmas and New Year, very restful, thank you for all the gifts of food and toys for the cats and also to those of you who sent a donation in with your cards. We really appreciate you finding the time at this busy time of the year to think of the cats.


Giselle and Fizz, who came into care separately have gone to live together with John and Linda in Fulwood. We were hopeful they would get along and they have become friends and play together on a climbing tower especially built for them in the living room.

Tigger, our very friendly tabby now lives in Ashton with Gail, she needed to see the vet soon after moving into her new home but has recovered and settled well. After her terrible start in life this little girl really deserved a lovely home, Gail previously had a much loved cat from Lancashire Cat Rescue and Tigger will have the best of care.

Robin & Roo, Tiggers kittens now live together in Grimsargh, The couple that offered them a home came for one kitten but saw how nicely they played together and took them both!

Ernie, our last kitten from Eileen’s litter, soon found a home with Frank in Much Hoole.

Gus, our long haired black and white long haired kitten has gone to live with Jessica in Preston. Jessica fell in love with him at our Christmas Coffee & Mince Pie Day, discussed it with mum, one of our long-standing members and offered him a home.

Archie, our handsome black male now has a new home with Mark in Fulwood.

Chip, has gone to live in Newton with Scales to keep Pink company as an out door cat at a stables. I say outdoors but they have beds in a heated store room, and the best of care from Becky. Mrs Potts who was originally homed with Pink has moved into the farm further down the lane as she has made firm friends the little boy that lives there.

Bentley & Mercedes, have found a home with Donna, in Blackpool. They will be going to their new home in the next few days. They have turned into the most beautiful kittens, Bentley has amazing orange eyes and Mercedes is turning into a lovely long haired cat with a smokey grey under coat. Many thanks to Miriam for her help in finding them a home.


Isabelle, was our first rescue of 2018, a small white female found straying and rescued by a twelve year old girl who felt sorry for her. Unfortunately when she took her home her mum did not feel the same way and she was not allowed to bring her indoors. Luckily this lovely girl did not give up but knocked on doors in the area until she found someone willing to take Isabelle in.
Then the cat lovers she found looked after Isabelle who needed to see a vet as she was so underweight and dehydrated. After the Christmas holidays she was brought to us. Isabelle recently gave us a scare by passing quite a bit of blood from her bottom and was rushed to the vets, it was found that she had a very high temperature but luckily after treatment she is recovering well. It will be a few weeks before she is ready for a new home.

Jodi, a young black female was the next arrival, again helped by a young girl who found her limping near the local supermarket. The little cat followed her home and mum who used to work at a vets immediately took her in realising she needed treatment as her back leg was badly injured. Jodi, was taken to the vets the following morning and we were asked to help. Her leg was so badly damaged it had to be amputated and Jodi also had a matted mess around her neck which was removed at the same time. She is such a friendly little girl, and is coping so well on three legs, we think she may have a home to go to.

Hugo, Henry & Hayley, three kittens around 14 weeks old came to us via Social Services as their owner was struggling and we were asked to help find them new homes.

Jasper, Jake & Jilly, three six month old kittens came to us via another charity, removed from a home where there were multiple cats and kittens. They have really bad diarrhoea at the moment and we are having tests done so we know what treatment they should be on.

Sweetpea, is one of the “Cemetery Road Cats”, their keeper moved house and left them behind to fend for themselves.
A nearby resident built them a shelter in her backyard and kept them well fed, her own cats weren’t too happy about these intruders though and we were asked to help. We took them in but because they hadn’t been handled much they were all quite timid.
She is about eighteen months old and has been neutered, vaccinated and chipped. Sweetpea has now come on in leaps and bounds, although still a little shy we feel she is ready for her forever home.

We still have several cats that need outdoor homes, please spread the word and let’s get homes for them. Outdoor homes where they can have human contact if they want and can roam free and safe if they prefer (smallholdings & stables are ideal). They just need food, water and somewhere warm to stay.


We helped a cat who needed an operation on a broken leg, the owners were very grateful and will make a donation towards the cost.


Our Coffee & Mince Pie Day raised £100.00 and lots of donations of cat food thank you to all of you who donated in any way to the cats over Christmas.

Many thanks to Angel and her owners, Carol & Pat for donating part of her fee for modelling for a well known cat food brand. More about that later in the year.


Sunday 11th February Flea Market at Barton Village Hall, 9am until 3pm, we always need volunteers to help on the stalls and in the kitchen.
Please call us on 01772 750263 if you are able to help in any way.

We also have Flea Markets on Sunday 8th April and Sunday 6th May.

We are having a stall at the Preston & Blackpool Cat Show to be held on Saturday 24th March at Preston College Sports Centre, St Vincent’s Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8UR.
Come along and say hello to us on the stall and see the lovely pedigree cats and also household pets looking to win prizes.


Our condolences go to Lesley and the family of Hazel who passed away recently. Hazel was a long time member and supporter of Lancashire Cat Rescue. I first met Hazel years ago when I helped re-home a couple of stray cats she was feeding and she supported us ever since. Whenever I mentioned an appeal for donations, she responded and we are so grateful for her support over the years. There was a Christmas card from her every year, she never forgot us and was an avid reader, we both liked the same authors and I looked forward to the books she donated. Her donations over the years raised much needed funds for the cats in our care.


Please think of us if you have any unwanted presents from the festive season, we would be happy to collect. We always need items for our stall, CD’s and DVD’s sell well and jigsaws are always popular. Wool can be given to the ladies who make cat blankets for us and wine and chocolates are always needed for our Tombola. If you bake could you make cakes for our Flea Markets?
We also need cat related items for our stall at the Cat Show, cat baskets, scratching posts, cat ornaments etc.
If you have any items to donate or can offer help at our fundraising events please ring Christine on 01772 750263, please leave a message if no one answers and we will get back to you.

Best Wishes from Christine

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