Keep up the great work without you Skye and Noel would be without a loving home and still on the streets.
I am a trustee of SHUA and I have worked for SHUA since it began over a decade ago.
It is bizarre that you have apparently
If you actually read my email, you'll see that first of all we recommend that your friend puts her pet on the waiting list for a rehoming centre. We then make suggestion
We advise this because that's precisely what WE deal with as an EMERGENCY cat rescue facility - pets that HAVE been abused by unkind owners or abandoned or thrown out by owners, kicked by people, hit by cars etc. If you had seen and dealt with even a small proportion
I fail to see what you find shocking about this advice.
Update: I have received the following written response to my request for a phone call from management
We have reviewed all of the email correspond
She did not advise that your friend has her pet put to sleep EXCEPT as a final resort (re-read her first email please!!) and, yes, this is SHUA's standard advice. Thousands of healthy animals are put to sleep every year in the UK and the vast majority of these have no behavioura
As Sally says in her first email, if your friend doesn't want to keep the cat because it urinates on the bed and attacks people, why would you think that someone else would? It is hard enough to find homes for healthy, friendly, issue-free
SHUA itself has a non-destru
As Sally points out, we would hope that your friend would do the right thing and wait for a space at a bona fide rehoming centre to come up but, if she will not do this, then we believe that it is kinder to have the animal put to sleep than to risk trying to rehome it to someone you don't know or to 'put it outside'. The risks Sally mentions in her first email are sadly all too real.
This cat has an owner and so, as Sally points out in her second email, this decision (whether to wait for a bona fide rehoming centre to take her in or to put her to sleep) is theirs and the responsibi
Sally has run the email for over a decade and dealt with literally thousands and thousands of emails. We do not feel that there is an aggressive
EDIT: I have now advised SHUA that I do not want to discuss this complaint further as the tone of their messages is unpleasant
EASTER CHICK UPDATE.................
We think FOWLER & ROCKY are now on the right road to success; Rocky has had a difficult past 10 days - he was struggling to eat, barely moving or walking, sleeping constantly. We put a separation panel in their cage (to stop Fowler bouncing all over him) and put them both on a short course of antibiotics, half of Rockys milk feeds being replaced with Glutolyte rehydration fluids. What a transformation within 24 hours! He must have come dow...n with a little virus which was making him feel soooo poorly!
Both boys are now completely recovered, back together, eating and playing well AND have started to use their 'training pads' for weeing! Their personalities are now really showing - they are like chalk and cheese: Fowler is "FULL ON" hyperactive, vocal, demanding, constantly up to mischief when awake then adorable when lounging and wanting his tummy tickled. Rocky is a far more serious explorer of everything - wanting to sniff, lick and examine everything he discovers. He does love a cwtch and tickle but then settles down to sleep usually cuddling his teddy bear (away from his boistrous brother who is usually STILL running on Duracell batteries?)
Today is VINYL RECORD SHOP DAY - and for all you vinyl enthusiasts, a very kind supporter of SHUA has donated some of her 1980's vinyl - 12' dance hits for us to sell and raise some desperately needed funds! Records should be in our window before lunch today