It's raining cats at inundated kennels

Many thanks to East Ord Garden Centre for allowing BARK at its Christmas Fair last week.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 11:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:51 pm
Berwick animal rescue kennels

We had a great time and sold loads of raffle tickets for our Christmas hamper. Tickets are on sale at various places, including our shop, the kennels, Galedin Vets and Direct Pets.

Things are very busy at the kennels, particularly in our cat runs. We have 10 runs, two have a single cat in and the rest have between two to five cats/kittens. On top of this, we have a kitten in need of extra TLC in the office, and three crates in our isolation room, one with a mum with kittens, and the other two cats we have moved out of our runs to make room for multiples – more than 30 cats and kittens in total.

If you have a cat or kittens needing a home, it may take us time, but we do operate a waiting list. Sadly, because some people just aren’t prepared to wait, we have been put in a position of having to put cats in crates. Last week four kittens were left in our reception.

It’s a logistical nightmare, but somehow we get by. If this carries on we will need to consider extra cat runs.

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So if you are looking for a feline friend, or preferably two, please come and see us. Meanwhile, if you could consider a donation of wet cat or kitten food we would very much appreciate it. Thank you.

We took in two super cockatiels this week, one white and grey and one grey and white. They are used to getting out to have a nosey round and would benefit from a large, indoor aviary.

We also have boy guineas looking for homes, one pair, a couple of singles that could bond, and one boy, Ringo, who would need a separate cage.

Surprisingly, Cloud the rabbit is still with us. Although she needs regular grooming, she loves it and is such a beautiful, soft and well-handled rabbit she will make a great addition to any home that has time for her.

We received a great donation from the Belford Hookers of a rag rug hanging. It depicts cats and dogs and has taken pride of place in our kennel reception.