St. Francis Hospice For Cats : Blog

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Can you help?

Hi, we were contacted the other day to see if we could help in finding Taz a new loving home, as Taz’s owner has had a very difficult year. 

Although due to our ongoing difficulties as a charity we cannot unfortunately take Taz in ourselves, I am hoping that we can help by reaching out to our great followers to spread the word in the hope that we can find a loving home for Taz. 

If you can help please get in touch directly with Robert on 07967 844259 . At the moment Taz is living in Newark in the UK, so it would be ideal if we could find a home close to him. 

Below is a description that Robert has done.

Taz is nineteen and in generally good health though he did have problems with his teeth last year. He is very friendly, a bit of a lap cat. Because of his age he is a bit confused at times, walking through rooms without purpose but he isn’t stressed by this and is very happy. Taz still goes out but doesn’t wander far. His slight confusion can cause issues with the cat litter tray on occasions.

I haven’t worked since my wifes death in January, but have to return to work soon and will not be able to look after Taz so I am seeking someone to take him on for the last part of his life.

Please get in touch if you can help.

Can you help?

Hi, we were contacted the other day to see if we could help in finding Taz a new loving home, as Taz’s owner has had a very difficult year.

Although due to our ongoing difficulties as a charity we cannot unfortunately take Taz in ourselves, I am hoping that we can help by reaching out to our great followers to spread the word in the hope that we can find a loving home for Taz.

If you can help please get in touch directly with Robert on 07967 844259 . At the moment Taz is living in Newark in the UK, so it would be ideal if we could find a home close to him.

Below is a description that Robert has done.

Taz is nineteen and in generally good health though he did have problems with his teeth last year. He is very friendly, a bit of a lap cat. Because of his age he is a bit confused at times, walking through rooms without purpose but he isn’t stressed by this and is very happy. Taz still goes out but doesn’t wander far. His slight confusion can cause issues with the cat litter tray on occasions.

I haven’t worked since my wifes death in January, but have to return to work soon and will not be able to look after Taz so I am seeking someone to take him on for the last part of his life.

Please get in touch if you can help.

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And here they are settled down a couple of minutes after I took the video. These two really are the best of mates, although Zak is still in charge 😸😺

And here they are settled down a couple of minutes after I took the video. These two really are the best of mates, although Zak is still in charge 😸😺

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I took this video last night, it does make me smile which is what I need right now 😺

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Wanted to share a few pictures of Rufus as he really was such an adorable old gentleman πŸ™πŸ’™

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Rest In Peace Rufus

Today has been another sad day for SFHFC as we have had to say goodbye to Rufus who was one of our fostered cats. 

Some of you may remember that just over two years ago we were looking to find a home for Rufus who was an elderly gentleman with a thyroid problem. Due to the fact that he wasn’t FIV+ we wanted to find him a home where he could wander outside freely if he so wished. We were blessed to find Jane and Chris who have been wonderful offering him a loving home. Over the time he has spent with them I know that Rufus has been blessed with love and has spent two very happy years with them.

Sadly over the past couple of months Rufus had started to show signs of his old age. On Sunday Jane started to have concerns that his health was deteriorating so this morning he visited our vet. The diagnosis wasn’t good with his kidneys in a bad way and he had become very dehydrated. Following a discussion with our vet it was decided that the kindest thing we could do was to let him go peacefully and without pain. This is so difficult to take only a day after losing Zoe with virtually the same symptoms.

Although I hadn’t seen Rufus for a while I will still miss him as he had spent 8 weeks living with Claire and myself before we found his foster home. He really was a special old chap with a loving nature. I hope that he has met up with Zoe and our other dearly departed friends.

Our thoughts go to Jane and Chris at this sad time πŸ™πŸ’™.

Rest In Peace Rufus

Today has been another sad day for SFHFC as we have had to say goodbye to Rufus who was one of our fostered cats.

Some of you may remember that just over two years ago we were looking to find a home for Rufus who was an elderly gentleman with a thyroid problem. Due to the fact that he wasn’t FIV+ we wanted to find him a home where he could wander outside freely if he so wished. We were blessed to find Jane and Chris who have been wonderful offering him a loving home. Over the time he has spent with them I know that Rufus has been blessed with love and has spent two very happy years with them.

Sadly over the past couple of months Rufus had started to show signs of his old age. On Sunday Jane started to have concerns that his health was deteriorating so this morning he visited our vet. The diagnosis wasn’t good with his kidneys in a bad way and he had become very dehydrated. Following a discussion with our vet it was decided that the kindest thing we could do was to let him go peacefully and without pain. This is so difficult to take only a day after losing Zoe with virtually the same symptoms.

Although I hadn’t seen Rufus for a while I will still miss him as he had spent 8 weeks living with Claire and myself before we found his foster home. He really was a special old chap with a loving nature. I hope that he has met up with Zoe and our other dearly departed friends.

Our thoughts go to Jane and Chris at this sad time πŸ™πŸ’™.

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I took this photo a couple of weeks ago in one of Zoe’s favourite spots. Zoe loved to be on this shelf which is just inside the back door. She would enjoy eating her food up on there and would receive many little head rubs as us humans would walk in and out of the room. She really will be missed. A couple of people have asked how old she was, we don’t know her exact age but would guess that she was probably in her early twenties. 

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to make a comment in memory of Zoe. So far 2014 has been a very sad year for SFHFC with us having to say goodbye to five of our beloved furry family. To know that there is love out there for what we do with our residents really does help us at these sad times.

Thank you for caring πŸ™πŸ’™πŸ™

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago in one of Zoe’s favourite spots. Zoe loved to be on this shelf which is just inside the back door. She would enjoy eating her food up on there and would receive many little head rubs as us humans would walk in and out of the room. She really will be missed. A couple of people have asked how old she was, we don’t know her exact age but would guess that she was probably in her early twenties.

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to make a comment in memory of Zoe. So far 2014 has been a very sad year for SFHFC with us having to say goodbye to five of our beloved furry family. To know that there is love out there for what we do with our residents really does help us at these sad times.

Thank you for caring πŸ™πŸ’™πŸ™

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Just wanted to share a few pictures of Zoe. In one of these you can see our beloved Rocky who we also lost earlier this year. I like to think that he will be there to greet Zoe over the rainbow bridge πŸ™πŸ±πŸ’™

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Rest In Peace

Sadly we have had to say goodbye to our adorable Zoe. 

About a year ago Zoe was diagnosed with kidney failure, with medication and regular checks by our resident vet she has dealt with this condition really well. Over the past few weeks however, there had been a decline in her health. So tonight when I took her to the vets I was fearing the worst. Following an examination I had a discussion with Abdul and it was felt that it was now the right time to let her go. 

This decision is never an easy one to make but it is something that we have to do when their health has declined and there is medically nothing more that we can do to keep them comfortable. 

Zoe had been with us since 1998 and will be terribly missed by all who knew her. 

I want to pass on my thanks to all of our volunteers and cat carers who help us to ensure that all of our residents receive the care and affection that they deserve. 

Take care Zoe, and run free from pain. We love you πŸ˜₯πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜Ώ

Rest In Peace

Sadly we have had to say goodbye to our adorable Zoe.

About a year ago Zoe was diagnosed with kidney failure, with medication and regular checks by our resident vet she has dealt with this condition really well. Over the past few weeks however, there had been a decline in her health. So tonight when I took her to the vets I was fearing the worst. Following an examination I had a discussion with Abdul and it was felt that it was now the right time to let her go.

This decision is never an easy one to make but it is something that we have to do when their health has declined and there is medically nothing more that we can do to keep them comfortable.

Zoe had been with us since 1998 and will be terribly missed by all who knew her.

I want to pass on my thanks to all of our volunteers and cat carers who help us to ensure that all of our residents receive the care and affection that they deserve.

Take care Zoe, and run free from pain. We love you πŸ˜₯πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜Ώ

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Shy-Annie is such a gorgeous cat, we really do think the world of her 😻.

Shy-Annie is such a gorgeous cat, we really do think the world of her 😻.