Great North Run

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I have tickets available to buy at shop too. Please support Karen in her fundraising we are absolutely over run with kittens right now.  http://www.justgiving.com/KarenGNR2016

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Ferals in need of safe homes. 

Neutered Feral Cats. 
Places sought for feral cats, Do you have a farm, stables or small holding. Do you have problems with vermin. Have you ever thought of having a feral cat to help out with the problem. 

Very often, just the mere presence of a cat will deter vermin from eating your valuable foodstuffs. All they need is a warm, dry, undercover place to sleep and two meals a day from you.

Feral cats are distinct from pet cats in their attitude toward humans; whereas a pet may approach humans and can be handled easily, feral cats typically resist prolonged human contact. 

We always have feral and semi feral cats looking for homes outdoors in stables farms etc. We don’t ask adoption fee for ferals but donations always appreciated, we usually home feral farm cats in pairs as find they are happier and work better with company but understand if you only want one. We would expect you to feed twice daily to ensure their good health. They would need to be kept confined for a week or two, preferably near spot where they will get their daily feeds, until they settled, after which it would be a case of leaving access open till they confident enough to venture out which usually happens at night. Due to the nature of feral cats we usually bring them to you rather than arrange pre adoption viewing as if you were to visit them in foster pen they will likely hide. 

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Our fundraising store is on the move. 

On the move still some unpacking to do so please bear with us, we will be open 10 am in the morning until 12noon. At South West Durham Business Centre, Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2QN

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Why such intolerance? 

I got a call from a man who was  very worried about an injured stray he had seen in the area he said it looked to have and Eye injury and a hole in its side he said its fur was very matted dirty and it looks in a really really bad way so could we help him. We immediately arranged for a trap to be used to try and catch this poor cat but first in trap was this young queen who on arrival at vets was found to be a nursing mum cat so she was neutered and released back to her kittens.


Once again attempts would be made  to capture the injured cat but again no luck, this time it was a solitary kitten caught.

Terrified but young enough to come into care and old enough to be weaned.

Trap once again set for injured cat but again no luck this time it was another young nursing mum who would be neutered and returned., trap set once more and two more kittens caught but still injured cat wasn’t going in trap though was seen hanging around.  Once more trap was set and this time a battered Tom cat was caught, neutered and returned to colony.

A week had passed and still no luck catching the injured cat, this went on another week and still no luck.

The kittens were starting to flourish.

But thoughts of the injured cat still out there were depressing us more and more, luckily the man who first reported the cat to us was still trying to catch it and had started to put food out to feed the colony which he had no idea existed until trying to help the suffering cat he had seen.

Finally after three weeks the injured cat was caught, injured eye was apparent and it was originally hoped an eye removal operation and recovery would follow.

 Darlington vet clinic would operate the next day after administering  antibiotics to calm the raging infection.

The next day though upon X-ray it was discovered this poor cat had been shot three times in the head  and because of position of shots she couldn’t be saved 😓.

The vets were upset and horrified someone could do this to a poor defenceless animal and we were heartbroken,  the man who had first alerted us to her was also devastated.  A little feral no one cared about and someone wanted to kill had touched our hearts, did she hold back going into that trap until her daughters and grand kittens were helped ?

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Kittens galore

These are just some of the kittens we currently have in care, some were feral, some abandoned and others unwanted, whatever their story they all get the same care. Some are ready for adoption now others will be ready in the coming weeks, all are wormed, flea treated, micro chipped, had first vaccination and vet checked, adoption fee is £60 per kitten, neutering included when old enough, adoption fee doesnt cover anywhere near the cost of a kittens time in care so please consider even a small donation. https://www.paypal.me/CatsRUs

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Ready for adoption 

Ready for adoption black queen really friendly as is ginger and white Tom, tortie friendly but jumpy with strangers.  Ginger boy still not keen on humans and much prefers company of other cats. 

Unless we know you. Anyone interested in adopting must first fill in our adoption questionnaire

 https://www.facebook.com/notes/cats-wear-valley-darlington/adoption-questionaire/10153858848690376

Only then if home compatible with chosen cat or kitten would arrangements be made for you to meet and possibly adopt a kitten /cat.

 We dont have a centre all cats / klittens are privately fostered.

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