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SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - ALFIE

Alfie has been with us for a few years. He was well into middle age when he came to us and he will now be about thirteen. He settled down very well with his foster carer and was quite happy so he became one of the household. After a while we placed him on the register of Oldies. He is not a demanding cat at all and not in the least bit energetic which accounts for him putting on weight over the last year or two. His two interests are eating, which he does prodigiously, and sleeping of which he is an expert. He is in good health and the vet cannot find anything wrong with him. It is just Alfie being Alfie. Alfie does what Alfie does. He goes for little walks but not far at all and he does not hunt or show the slightest interest.
Please help to support Alfie during his retirement by making a donation. Thank you.
Donations can also be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


GIFT FAIR/TABLE TOP SALE - KEELBY VILLAGE HALL.

The Rescue is having a stall at the Gift Fair at Keelby Village Hall on the 3rd December 2017. 11:00am till 2:00pm

NEW ARRIVALS


The little rush of homings has meant there have been several new arrivals. These are now in assessment and will be advertised in due course. 2 of these are Ruby and Rosie.


RECENT HOMINGS—SUMMER 2017


After a slow period homings have picked up very well in the last 6 weeks. During this period at the time of writing we have homed 5 kittens plus several adult cats. See below. I believe the mother and B and W Kitten are still available. The mother needs to be spayed first.


XMAS FUND RAISERS

Up to the time of writing we are booked in on the 12th November at the Limber Xmas Fair In the Village Hall—11am to 4pm.
Others events will be announced on this web site and Facebook page when details are available.

XMAS SHOPPING _ EASYFUNdRAISING

XMAS SHOPPING - EASYFUNDRAISING

EASYFUNDRAISING - As Xmas approaches many of us do our Xmas shopping on line. For those who are already Easyfundraising registered please remember to buy your gifts through your account. For those who are not Easyfundraising registered do give it a try. It is all very simple. Even I can manage it.
Easyfundraising and Easysearch are very good ways for us to raise funds. In the first 3 quarters of this year we have topped £300 which is very useful extra income.
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SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - TABATHA.

Tabatha has been with us for a couple of years now and is very old. She came in with her companion Smudge who sadly passed away a few months ago. Tabatha was too old to home and is now one of our Seniors on the permenent register. She is another of the conservatory cats and is quite content showing no signs of wanting to go outside. She gets on fine with the other old kitties and seems to spend most of her day asleep. Apart from that Tabatha enjoys her food and seems in reasonable health for an old cat. Long may it continue. Please help to support Tabatha during her retirement by making a donation. Thank you. Donations can be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this website.


NEW ARRIVALS


We have taken in a family of mother and 4 kittens of about 6 weeks old. The kittens are not ready for adoption yet and the mother will have to be spayed of course. This is the mother with one of her kittens hiding behind. They are all rather nervous at the moment but will soon gain confidence. More pics in due course.


B and Ms IMMINGHAM FOOD COLLECTION AND DONATION POINT

B and Ms are supporting another charity now and only have limited space so we have had to remove our stand. It has been there for 12 months and done very well so we cannot complain. Thank you to the B and Ms staff and customers for their support in the last year. We are now looking for another good site for it and possibly one or two more along similar lines. There are a few possibilities but if anyone has any ideas please e mail the Rescue or message me on our Facebook page

NEW ARRIVALS

News of these will revealed after the holidays when they are more settled.

RESCUE GARDEN PARTY

The Rescue Garden Party proved a most enjoyable occasion and a great success. Many thanks to all who organised and helped with the event and those who attended.

RECENT HOMINGS

After a quiet period we have homed 2 cats in the last few days. Midnight and Marley (pictured). Midnight had been with us several months. Marley was a new boy. He is about 6 months old and was neutered last week. A visitor took an immediate shine to him and Marley was homed before he got on the website. He has now gone to a life of luxury as a house cat and will no doubt be very content in his lovely new home.


SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - HENRY.

This month we are back on the Oldies. Henry was a former stray from Caistor who came to us a couple of years ago. He was quite old then and nobody showed any interest in homing him so he stayed with us and is now one of our Seniors on the permenent register. Henry now lives in the conservatory enjoying a life of luxury. He is quite happy with the other cats in the household and they all get on OK. Henry does enjoy his food and also everybody elses. He has an extremely hearty appetite put on rather a lot of weight. He has been dieting in recent months which has helped his waistline however. Other than that he seems very healthy in his old age. Henry is a bit camera shy and retreats behind the sofa when he sees a camera which is a shame as he is a very handsome cat. Hope the pic does him justice.
Please help to support Henry during his retirement by making a donation. Thank you. Donations can also be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


RESCUE GARDEN PARTY SUNDAY 16th JULY.

The Rescue Garden Party will be on Sunday 16th July 2 till 4 pm. The venue is 4 Bigby High Road, Brigg DN20 9EZ which is just past the level crossing on the road out from Brigg going towards Brigg Garden Centre. It promises to be a grand family afternoon with various stalls, BBQ etc etc and lots of interesting people cat to mingle with. Please feel free to pop along. If the weather is not so good there is plenty of cover but the long range forecast looks to be fine.

INCOMINGS AND OUTGOINGS

We have recently homed another of our kitties locally and have four new arrivals which will be up for homing after assessment.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT - STANLEY.

Young Stan came to us sometime ago. He was living in someones garden but they could not keep him as they had two dogs and he was very nervous and fierce and also causing unrest with the neighbours. He is now living with me in my spare room. He is a very aggressive cat and will not tolerate anyone getting too close. We think this is due to him being abused when he was a youngster.
He is unhomeable at the moment however but I am working make him more amenable and have made some progress.
Stanley has settled down to his new life very well and is quite happy when left alone and shows no sign at all of wanting to go back outside. He plays with his toys and looks out of the window and is an extremely tidy cat who is fastidious with his litter and has not damaged anything at all. He quite likes to see the my other cats when they wander in and shows polite interest. His main interest however is sleeping which is the only time I have really been able to get a good photo of him.
Please help to support Stanley during his rehab by making a donation. Thank you.
Donations can also be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


SECOND CHANCE CAT RESCUE SUMMER GARDEN PARTY. Sunday 16th July 2pm to 4pm.

Following the splendid success of last years event Gill Hunt is organising another Garden Party at her house to raise funds for the Rescue. This will be on Sunday 16th July 2016 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Group members and supporters are invited.
Refreshments will be provided for a small donation. There will be several stalls and a barbecue. Flowers by the Spotted Dog Flower Co.
The venue is 4 Bigby High Road, Brigg DN20 9EZ which is just past the level crossing on the road out from Brigg going towards Brigg Garden Centre.
It promises to be another very enjoyable social occasion and will be a good opportunity to meet up with fellow supporters and cat lovers.


QUEENS SAPPHIRE JUBILEE GARDEN PARTY - 4th JUNE - GREAT LIMBER

The Rescue will be having a Gift Stall at this event taking place at Great Limber Village Hall on Saturday the 4th June. The event starts at noon and goes on all afternoon and into the evening although the stalls will probably finish around 4 or 5 pm. The Great Limber events are always very enjoyable and it is a very nice venue so why not come along. There will be afternoon teas, a BBQ, ice-cream and licensed bar available. Also Live Music, car boot etc

SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - SOPHIE.

Sophie is new and is a healthy 17 year old. She came to us quite recently. The circumstances were unusual and no fault of the previous owner who was most upset to have to give her up. At the moment she is being fostered by me. She is extremely friendly and sits on my lap quite happily. She is in our care for now but is the right person comes along she is up for adoption or permanent foster and will make a lovely companion. Please help to support Sophie in her retirement by making a donation. Thank you. Donations can be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


PETS AT HOME

Many thanks to Pets At Home for their donation of litter and some food. A pallets worth. Also thanks to the Pets At Home Store at Grimsby for arranging the pick up and being so helpful. There were 3 cars loads. This is all useful stuff. Litter and food is never wasted.

FOSTER OR ADOPT AN OLDIE OR SENIOR

We have several old cats in our care who will benefit from being in a home environment and require volunteers who would like to act as long term fosterers. The people we have in mind will be experienced cat carers with no young children and have a quiet home. We will be responsible for the vets bills for any age related issues.
These cats are mostly around 15 years of age or over. Some require regular medication. Old cats are most undemanding and if they do go out will certainly not go far. Oldies sleep most of the time anyway but are always very affectionate and appreciative of the care and attention they receive in their declining years.
Anyone interested contact Brenda on 01469 561000
1/ The personality of an older cat is already known - making it easier to match you with the right cat!
2/ Older Cats are generally less demanding than youngsters, and need less supervision, so if you work outside the home, an adult cat is much better able to content itself while you are out than a youngster.
3/ Most older cats are seeking little more than a warm lap, regular food and love!
4/ Adult cats from a rescue will be neutered, litter trained, and calmer than a youngster.
5/ If you have an older cat already, another oldie, carefully introduced, can be less stressful for him/her than a kitten.
6/ The older cat is less likely to catch birds and mice than a youngster, or at least much less often.
7/ Cats regularly live into their late teens these days, so most seniors will have many years of life and love to give.
8/ A senior puss is unlikely to leap up on your shelves and knock your ornaments off, or to climb up your curtains!
9/ Mature Mogs are so grateful to have found a loving home again - they will repay your love ten-fold!
10/ And last but by no means least... Senior Kittizens Rock! (between naps)
Adopt a Senior - Some of you may like to adopt a senior cat rather than foster an Oldie and we have several kitties in the 10 to 15 age group who will make excellent companions and there are always new ones coming in


GARDEN PARTY

Following the marvellous success of last year’s garden party Gill is organising another for us this year. The venue is in Brigg again and the date will be a weekend at the end of July. Further details will be announced in May but just bear it in mind for now.

SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - GEORGE

The next Oldie on the list is George who is one of our long term residents and has been with us several years. He is probably about 17 but we are not sure. He is certainly very old and is starting to show his age but are not we all. George is happy enough and is a friendly cat. At the moment he is sharing a pen with young Freddie and they get on fine. George is a mature steadying influence on a younger kitty so that works very well. Please help to support George in his retirement by making a donation. Thank you. Donations can be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - BONNIE

The Oldie for the rest of this month and is Bonnie. She has not had a turn for ages and is feeling left out. Bonnie has been with us for about 4 years. She is a 14 year old spayed female and very pretty. This is another cat that came to us through no fault of her own. Unfortunately she is not really suitable for homing as she can be rather grumpy when the mood takes her. Having said that she seems to like having her photo taken. It has been decided she is better off with us at least for now.
Please help to support Bonnie in her retirement by making a donation. Thank you. Donations can be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


SEASONS GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL

Everyone here at Second Chance Cat Rescue (both the "carers" and the cats) would like to say a huge thank you for all the help you have given us in order that more cats can find help in their time of need!
Whether you have been able to give one a new home , fostered one of our lodgers, donated monies or cat food etc or saleable items to us or even passed on our contact details to someone needing help each one of these is important to us.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a "purrfect Christmas".
Thank you again from— Brenda, Elaine, Sheelagh, Emma, Richard, Dave, Margaret, David and all at SCCR—including Clifford.


SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - LILY

Lily is new to the Rescue. We believe she is 17 years old and has been living outside for sometime. Lily did not like living outside and who can blame her. It is cold at this time of year and not suitable for an elderly lady cat at all.
Lily is now in the care of a fosterer and living in a nice warm comfy bedroom and has lots of lovely food and treats. She likes that better.
Lily is quite healthy but in view of her age she has now been added to our list of Oldies. We will look after her and see she is properly cared for in her old age.
Please help to support Lily in her retirement by making a donation. Thank you.
Donations can also be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on our web site.


SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - TABATHA

Tabatha has been with us for about 10 months. She is spayed female and quite old now. 15 at least. Elderly cats are very difficult to home so she is looked after at the Rescue. Tabatha came to us with Smudge when their owner was no longer able to care for them. She is an old lady now but still sharp and alert and enjoys her food. Tabatha is mostly an indoor cat but is allowed out in the good weather under supervision. Long may it continue.
Please help to support Tabatha in her retirement by making a donation. Thank you.
Donations can be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on our web site.


HALLOWEEN and BONFIRE NIGHT


It is that time of year again so keep your cats indoors at night till it all quitens down. Also for anyone having a bonfire please check there are no hedgehogs hiding or sleeping underneath.


XMAS FUNDRAISERS

At the time of writing we are booked in on the 13th November at the Limber Xmas Fair 11am to 4pm. Also The Keelby School Xmas Fair on the 2nd December 6pm to 8pm. Any others will be announced on the web site and Facebook page when details are available.

XMAS SHOPPING - EASYFUNDRAISING

EASYFUNDRAISING - As Xmas approaches many of us do our Xmas shopping on line. For those who are already Easyfundraising registered please remember to buy your gifts through your account. For those who are not Easyfundraising registered do give it a try. It is all very simple. Even I can manage it.
Easyfundraising and Easysearch are very good ways for us to raise funds. In the first 3 quarters of this year we have topped £300 which is very useful extra income.
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SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - THIS MONTH - KIARA

Kiara has been with us for over 4 years. She is spayed female and very old now. 18 at least. Elderly cats are very difficult to home so she is looked after by a permanent foster carer. In recent weeks Kiara has been quite ill but has made a good recovery thanks to our vet and is now much better. She is very frail however and needs careful management. Kiara was a stray who came to the Rescue in 2008. She was homed to an elderly lady for about 3 years but came back to us when the lady sadly passed away. Kiara is an old lady now but still enjoys her food and little walks and is fine with the other cats in the household. Long may it continue.

Please help to support Kiara in her retirement by making a donation. Thank you.
Donations can also be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on our web site.


ROYAL CANIN RESCUE CAT OF THE YEAR 2016 - THE WINNER IS FERGUS

Our very own Fergus.


RESCUE FOOD COLLECTION POINT - B and Ms IMMINGHAM

The cat food collection point at B and Ms Immingham has made a good start. When I collected yesterday it was full. Thanks to those who support this and also B and Ms for hosting this facility on our behalf. It is a big help as cat food for all our cats is a very significant expense.


SPONSOR AN OLD CAT - BONNIE - SECOND CHANCE CAT RESCUE KEELBY


The Oldie for the rest of this month and Sept is Bonnie. She has not had a turn yet. Bonnie has been with us for about 4 years. She is a 14 year old spayed female and very pretty. This is another cat that came to us through no fault of her own. Unfortunately she is not really suitable for homing as she can be rather grumpy when the mood takes her. Having said that she seems to like having her photo taken. It has been decided she is better off with us at least for now.
Please help to support Bonnie in her retirement by making a donation. Thank you. Donations can also be made through Paypal direct to the Rescue on the Donations page on this web site.


ROYAL CANIN RESCUE CAT OF THE YEAR 2016 - FERGUS

Penny-Jane has entered her cat Fergus for this competition on behalf of the Rescue.
Fergus was homed from Second Chance a while back and is doing very well.
The prize for the winning Rescue kitty is a very large supply of the excellent Royal Canin cat food.
That will be a big help to us.
This is a Facebook competition so you will have to be registered with Facebook to vote.
Click on this link here VOTE FOR FERGUS


RESCUE FOOD COLLECTION POINT - B and M STORE IMMINGHAM

This was delivered to B and Ms store in Immingham today. Many thanks to the local B and Ms management for agreeing to host this. Also Derek for giving me a hand with the delivery.

RECENT HOMINGS.

In the last couple of months we have homed a number of cats and kittens including Daisys four kittens, Abbeys four kittens, Zac and Mac and Molly who had only been with us a short time. We are doing OK for homings this year but we always need more good homes for our kitties and particularly the older ones.


URGENT - GOOD HOMES AND FOOD REQUIRED

Due to the influx of cats and kittens the last few days we now have 36 kitties on the register. This includes Oldies etc who are not up for homing. Will post more pics at the weekend. In the meantime here is one of 4 kittens born Saturday morning. They are all doing very well and have put on significant weight since that pic was taken. I believe the 2 gingers are provisionally reserved.


FARM CATS and OLDIES

We are always on the look out for people who will take farm cats. Semi ferals who prefer an outdoor life but will have access to some shelter and a supply of food. If anyone has a farm, small holding or stables we will be most interested to hear from you.
Even if we have nothing available we will put you on the list as we get a few of these during the year.
Similarly with Old Cats. These need special care because of their age and often need to be house cats. Some have health issues and we will pay vets fees in these cases.
This will suit someone who is an experienced cat owner and can give the seniors some care and TLC in their old age. Old cats are very undemanding and always most appreciative of the care they are given.
Some have had quite difficult lives. A case in point is George who was a street cat. Poor George looks as if he has been in the wars all his life and does deserves a good home in his old age.
He is about 12 years old and blind in one eye. He also has a skin problem around his eye and ears which need treating regularly with ointment. If anyone can give George a good home at last please get in touch.


CAT FOOD

The recent increase in homings has been most welcome but even so all the Rescue pens are occupied and we still have a lot of cats and kittens in our care. Donations of cat food are particularly welcome at this time. Whether it is tins, pouches, dried food or treats, all donations are very gratefully received. Cat food is always needed and never wasted.
Donations can be made at the Rescue or left at the food collection box at Sainsburys in Grimsby. Alternatively if you contact us we can probably arrange to collect. 31st July 2014

COLLECTION BOXES

We have a number of small plastic money collection boxes available. Why not arrange for a collection box to go in your local pub, café, business or workplace today and start helping us and our cats with the support of your friends, customers and work colleagues. When it’s full, call us and we’ll come and collect it, send you a receipt and replace it at your request. Contact the Rescue on the Helpline 01469 561000 if you wish to order a box. Our thanks also to the individuals, businesses and vets etc who have supported us by having a donation box over the recent years. 31st July 2014

CATS LOST AND FOUND GRIMSBY FACEBOOK GROUP

Cats Lost and Found Facebook Group is a very good facility for people searching for lost cats in this area. Click on the link below to access their web site. This will give further details and link you to their Lost and Found and Homing Pages on Facebook - www.catslostandfoundgrimsby.org.uk

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