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
Does anyone recognises this poor baby?
Found straying in pencoedtre barry, shivering under a bush in the snow and limping.
Safe with me but would love to hopefu...lly reunite him with his owner.
I'm hoping he's lost but I have been told he's stray.
If you recognise this boy please pm me, thank you.
EDIT*** THIS IS NOT THE CAT THAT WAS FOUND BY ROBBINS LANE***
If anyone sees Rocky please let me know, he's gone missing😩 usually only goes out to do his busin...ess then comes back in as he's not really an outdoor cat anymore but hasn't come back been two full days and nights now and I'm worried as he's not in best of health (lost weight) recently and needs to go vets. Weather wont help his health😟😞 keep an eye out please, usually hangs around park crescent way thankyou
Saxo from the Colcot Barry area
Please can everyone keep an eye out for Angelina (photo is of her as kitten to show her markings)
Nearly 3 years old not neutered from the dinas powys area.
We believe she has been abandoned.
Well, we think CAT WINSTON looks very festive in his Christmas Santa Paws collar - despite what BABY FABS appears to be saying!
The animals here at SHUA know something is happening.......we started to put the marquees up this evening and all our christmas decorations are being put in place - including stockings for the kittens and cats wanting nothing really but that 'forever home'. Hopefully it will remain sunny and dry , even if it's cold, there are plenty of furry friends here to cuddle up to!
Hope to see you THIS SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER xxx
Well, the sun was shining today even though the temperature was dropping - the Council Gritters are out on the roads in Barry tonight. PABLO here, pictured modelling this years latest fashion in seasonal knitwear, is all prepared for the cold snap and ready and waiting for kisses and cuddles with those of you who are planning to come on this SUNDAY 3rd December to our KITTEN MAS OPEN DAY.
We are so sad to say that TWO of our regular and most popular residents - BEANO (Albino) and FLORENCE will sadly be unable to join us all on this Sunday 3rd for our KITTENMAS Event.
For those who knew him best, it has been most apparent that Beano has been unwell for quite some time, the immensly swollen abdomen, increased allergies - though NO change in that constant shouting and complaining of "not enough food in my bowl"!! We decided last week that another trip to the vet..., possibly his last was in order. The appointment was made for four days time: His 'girlfriend' and inseparable 'bowl mate' Florence took to her igloo bed and refused to come out....for THREE days. We fed her in the igloo and worried but it wasn't until the day before the APPOINTMENT that she came out and sat on the floor with Beano - she clearly was sick too.
At the vets, all too clearly it was apparent that Beano had a MASSIVE Liver tumour which was now incompatable with life: Florence, on examination (difficult as she never would be handled) was found to have a 'mass' in her chest and was filling up with fluid - affecting her ability to breath. Within minutes of each other, both were cuddled, kissed and put to sleep - I do hope thay caught up with each other to cross the Rainbow Bridge together , to the end, Florence would NEVER let Beano out of her sight. Sorry, still in tears as I type this.xxx
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR INVITATION YET?
Everyone trying to look busy and festive here getting ready to see you all next Sunday - 3rd December for our last Christmas Open Day - whereas in reality most of the furries are snuggling up on their heat packs or in their hay boxes while Kay and I rush around like idiots!
It's a Cats Life at SHUA xxxxxx
Your continued support for us here at SHUA shows no boundries. A huge debt of THANKS goes to all of you who helped us raise the much needed extra funds for those tricky operations this month. I think we can safely say today, that little ANNI has made a complete physical recovery from her surgery for that massive umbilical hernia - psychologically - well that's another story.
For those of you who arn't aware of ANNI and her plight - this little girl was deliberately thrown out... at about only 7-8 weeks old because she had a MASSIVE umbilical hernia which needed intricate and expensive repair surgery - if she even lived that long: the risk of further prolapse or strangulation was so great, not to mention the pain..... ANNI was discovered by a friend and supporter of SHUA when she took her children for a film matine at the Cardiff Bay Cinema complex. (Ciara always manages to find a feline in need! ) On approaching the security guards, it was discovered that this baby had been dumped there and was struggling to not just survive but avoid the night time foxes. The guards were trying without success to catch and rescue her as they couldn't bear to see her plight. That very evening, Ciara & guards,with trap, cought the baby - filthy, starving, petrified and in pain.The hernia was the largest we and our vet had seen in a kitten. She has been with us at SHUA since the beginning of September, sadly she has had to be contained in a large cage (in our lounge - for social interaction) to allow her to grow sufficiently for the surgery to be carried out - the bigger she was the safer the procedure. Unfortunately, every day we had to gain her trust to cuddle her then massage the distended intestines and push them back inside! This was so unpleasant for ANNI, uncomfortable to say the least,the prolapse was almost the size of my fist and caused all her social progress to shoot back to zero every day. The only good thing was she was safe and was making soooo many furry friends here - who all came to sit by her cage and play through the bars with her. The stitches came out last week, the buster collar removed, the cage door opened. She is now one of the SHUA permenant residents. She has been through too much to disrupt her little life any more, and as you can see from the face picture, she is certainly 'at home'.
THANKYOU ALL xxxxx
Our deepest gratitude to Paul from Clydach for that amazing delivery of cat food this evening. I'm sure Tesco were smiling BUT not as much as us and all the furbabies will be over the coming weeks. I can't begin to explain how desperately needed it is. Thankyou again.x