St. Francis Hospice For Cats : Blog

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Here is Francis just settling down for a snooze on his and Zak’s favourite sofa. I’m sure he is missing Zak lots at the moment, as are our other residents. We are keeping our eyes on all of them at the moment and doing our best to give them some extra TLC, thanks to our cat carers and volunteers πŸ™.

Here is Francis just settling down for a snooze on his and Zak’s favourite sofa. I’m sure he is missing Zak lots at the moment, as are our other residents. We are keeping our eyes on all of them at the moment and doing our best to give them some extra TLC, thanks to our cat carers and volunteers πŸ™.

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And here is Houdini’s mate. I love this picture as I think he was looking up at me as if to say, ‘yes I’ll pose for you too’. Just so you know Jiminy was thrown a life line coming to SFHFC as he was actually in line to be euthanised…..that was early in 2010 and look at him now. So if anybody out there is thinking of having a cat as you read this, please please please look into homing an FIV cat. It really can be such a happy rewarding experience πŸ™πŸ±πŸ™

And here is Houdini’s mate. I love this picture as I think he was looking up at me as if to say, ‘yes I’ll pose for you too’. Just so you know Jiminy was thrown a life line coming to SFHFC as he was actually in line to be euthanised…..that was early in 2010 and look at him now. So if anybody out there is thinking of having a cat as you read this, please please please look into homing an FIV cat. It really can be such a happy rewarding experience πŸ™πŸ±πŸ™

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Here is the un-cropped photo of my previous post. Looking at what a handsome and healthy looking cat he is, it is hard to believe that hundreds of cats like Houdini are euthanised every day, just because they are FIV+. I mean look at him, how could anybody put this guy to sleep????? Yes, he has a terminal illness, but he is a happy cat who was at SFHFC for a few years before our trustee Joyce fostered him. He now lives a very happy (and spoilt life) with his furry companion Jiminy.

Here is the un-cropped photo of my previous post. Looking at what a handsome and healthy looking cat he is, it is hard to believe that hundreds of cats like Houdini are euthanised every day, just because they are FIV+. I mean look at him, how could anybody put this guy to sleep????? Yes, he has a terminal illness, but he is a happy cat who was at SFHFC for a few years before our trustee Joyce fostered him. He now lives a very happy (and spoilt life) with his furry companion Jiminy.

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This picture brings back just how photogenic Houdini is. I love taking photo’s of this handsome fella πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΈπŸ‘

This picture brings back just how photogenic Houdini is. I love taking photo’s of this handsome fella πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΈπŸ‘

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The other day it really was lovely to see my old mate Houdini. I was at the hospice when he was bought to SFHFC. It was so lovely to see him in a normal home environent πŸ˜ΈπŸ‘.

The other day it really was lovely to see my old mate Houdini. I was at the hospice when he was bought to SFHFC. It was so lovely to see him in a normal home environent πŸ˜ΈπŸ‘.

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Here is our adorable Shy-Annie. I mentioned yesterday that we are a bit worried about her ear tumour. At the moment she is still doing ok, although after a chat with our resident vet last night we have changed her daily medication to see if this helps her. We will be keeping a close eye on her as always. It’s hard at the moment to keep a positive outlook after the past few months, but we will definitely do all that we can for her while she is happy and comfortable. Shy-Annie is a real fighter and has defied the odds before, so paws crossed for her. I also want to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you who take the time to put kind comments on our posts, they really are appreciated πŸ±πŸ™

Here is our adorable Shy-Annie. I mentioned yesterday that we are a bit worried about her ear tumour. At the moment she is still doing ok, although after a chat with our resident vet last night we have changed her daily medication to see if this helps her. We will be keeping a close eye on her as always. It’s hard at the moment to keep a positive outlook after the past few months, but we will definitely do all that we can for her while she is happy and comfortable. Shy-Annie is a real fighter and has defied the odds before, so paws crossed for her. I also want to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you who take the time to put kind comments on our posts, they really are appreciated πŸ±πŸ™

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2014 has been such a sad year for SFHFC. We have sadly had to say goodbye to so many of our furry residents. We have lost two of our foster cats and seven of our residents. This has bought a lot of emotion and sadness to all involved at SFHFC, including our online supporters and followers who have not had the privilege of meeting our residents in person.

Although in previous years we have lost more than nine residents in a year, we always used to have a lot higher number of residents and were continuously taking new cats in.

In more recent years we have, as a charity had many difficult hurdles to overcome but have always kept the health and happiness of our residents as our number one priority. 

It has been difficult to deal with all
of our sad losses but we have to remember that we are a hospice caring for elderly and ill cats. Here are our nine adorable furry friends who have sadly left us this year.

Rocky 16 years old and been with us 6 years, including 1 year being fostered.

Shai 16 years old and been with us 13 years.

Libby, 16 years old and been with us 11 years.

Winston 19 years old and been with us 9 years.

Zoe 20 years old and been with us 16 years.

Rufus 19 years old and fostered under SFHFC for 2 years.

Bobby 15 years old and been with us 6 years.

Pendle 19 years old and been with us 18 years.

Zak 17 years old and been with us 15 years.

Although some of these ages are approximate, the total number of years that these 9 residents had been with us is an astonishing 96 years. So in that time we like to think that we have offered them the second chance they deserved along with plenty of love and caring along the way.

So please like this post in celebration of the years which these elderly and ill cats have been able to live out there lives in comfort with us at St Francis Hospice for Cats. 

They are all missed very much, but will never be forgotten πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’™

2014 has been such a sad year for SFHFC. We have sadly had to say goodbye to so many of our furry residents. We have lost two of our foster cats and seven of our residents. This has bought a lot of emotion and sadness to all involved at SFHFC, including our online supporters and followers who have not had the privilege of meeting our residents in person.

Although in previous years we have lost more than nine residents in a year, we always used to have a lot higher number of residents and were continuously taking new cats in.

In more recent years we have, as a charity had many difficult hurdles to overcome but have always kept the health and happiness of our residents as our number one priority.

It has been difficult to deal with all
of our sad losses but we have to remember that we are a hospice caring for elderly and ill cats. Here are our nine adorable furry friends who have sadly left us this year.

Rocky 16 years old and been with us 6 years, including 1 year being fostered.

Shai 16 years old and been with us 13 years.

Libby, 16 years old and been with us 11 years.

Winston 19 years old and been with us 9 years.

Zoe 20 years old and been with us 16 years.

Rufus 19 years old and fostered under SFHFC for 2 years.

Bobby 15 years old and been with us 6 years.

Pendle 19 years old and been with us 18 years.

Zak 17 years old and been with us 15 years.

Although some of these ages are approximate, the total number of years that these 9 residents had been with us is an astonishing 96 years. So in that time we like to think that we have offered them the second chance they deserved along with plenty of love and caring along the way.

So please like this post in celebration of the years which these elderly and ill cats have been able to live out there lives in comfort with us at St Francis Hospice for Cats.

They are all missed very much, but will never be forgotten πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’™

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Here is our adorable Shy-Annie. I’m nipping into see her after work later as her ear may be bothering her a bit. I really hope it’s nothing, but will give it a bathe and see how she is doing πŸ™πŸ’™.

Here is our adorable Shy-Annie. I’m nipping into see her after work later as her ear may be bothering her a bit. I really hope it’s nothing, but will give it a bathe and see how she is doing πŸ™πŸ’™.