St. Francis Hospice For Cats : Blog

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This great capture was taken by Natasja who is one of our volunteers. Here she has caught Will keeping his eyes on the incoming pigeon near the fabulous catio area. I love how well Natasja has captured the action as the pigeon is in full flight and about to land on the bird feeder which we have in the back garden. Thanks goes to one of our online supporters Jo for purchasing the bird feeder for us last year. It has certainly helped to keep our residents occupied over the summer months when neighbouring birds come to visit for a snack.

This great capture was taken by Natasja who is one of our volunteers. Here she has caught Will keeping his eyes on the incoming pigeon near the fabulous catio area. I love how well Natasja has captured the action as the pigeon is in full flight and about to land on the bird feeder which we have in the back garden. Thanks goes to one of our online supporters Jo for purchasing the bird feeder for us last year. It has certainly helped to keep our residents occupied over the summer months when neighbouring birds come to visit for a snack.

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It’s nearly a year now since we had the catio area built. It really has been a big success with our residents. Pictured here we have Bobby, Francis, Ace, Sylvester, Solomon and Joy. 

I think they would all like to say another thank you to Chris who made this possible 😸😻😺😸😻😺

It’s nearly a year now since we had the catio area built. It really has been a big success with our residents. Pictured here we have Bobby, Francis, Ace, Sylvester, Solomon and Joy.

I think they would all like to say another thank you to Chris who made this possible 😸😻😺😸😻😺

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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’™.