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lollipop7 Wed 04-Oct-17 09:23:25


This is so sad for me to write but I have no choice 😓

I've had to leave an abusive relationship. I did have a local charity ready to foster my cats through Women's Aid,before I left the area but my ex refused to allow the, to collect them. He instead dumped them where I am now living at my mother's house. She is terrified of cats and has very reluctantly put them up for a few weeks but she's becoming ill and anxious in the house so I need to find new homes for them.
I have two ten year old British Shorthair Tabby girls. The only two of a litter. They are inseparable and would just pine to death for the other so I can't separate them. When one was at the vets recently the other paced the floor crying, until her sister came back, it was heartbreaking. I don't have many recent pictures but will try and upload some today, this is of one of them asleep the other day. They are beautiful, gentle cats. They are called Bella and Dolly. All they really need is a warm sunny window sill and some food, they are remarkably self contained happy little potterers.

The other cat is just a year old and a solid black British Shorthair Female. She is called Marty . I had a home for her but the other cat didn't take to her so I let them bring her back as it wasn't right on either animal. She is ultra affectionate and a real lap cat at night happily sitting on your knee for hours.

They have generally been indoor cats but have been outside in enclosed gardens. They have all lived our dog and are used to noisy households with babies and young children too all are placid.

All three are spayed and up to date with advocate and vaccinations. They have all recently had dental checks and whilst the older ones have had some extractions still cope admirably with dry food which they consume with gusto.

The two older cats are microchipped but the younger one isn't.

I am trying to find either a longish term foster home for them until I am on my feet and have my own place again or a new home for them either all together or the younger one on her own as she would be fine.

If anyone is interested please do get in touch via PM or ask any questions on here.

I live in Durham in the North East of England.

UnbornMortificado Wed 04-Oct-17 09:26:18

Could you try stray-aid at Langley Moor? I have heard of them helping in similar situations.

User19 Wed 04-Oct-17 09:29:38

Try contacting you local RSPCA, they have something called PetRetreat in collaboration with Women's Aid. They foster pets of those escaping domestic abuse until you are able to have them back.

There are several charities that do this:

Longdistance Wed 04-Oct-17 09:32:04

Aww, your beautiful fur babies.

I wish I lived near you, as I'd help you out.

Hope you get the help you need flowers

cakesandphotos Wed 04-Oct-17 09:36:26

I wish I could help! We live in Northumberland so not that far but I doubt DH would want another two cats sad
Can you try cats protection? They usually have cats foster homes

slippermaiden Wed 04-Oct-17 09:46:56

I hope you manage to sort something out, your cats look lovely and you must be feeling so sad having to do this xx

Vinorosso74 Wed 04-Oct-17 10:34:03

Cats Protection have a fostering scheme called Paws Protect
Sorry you're going through all this flowers

EachandEveryone Wed 04-Oct-17 11:17:00

I hope you find somewhere for them and you will be reunited one day x

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 04-Oct-17 12:29:46

I'm so sorry you're going through this.

It might be worth having a word with your local vets. When my Mum died and I was looking to rehome George they were going to look for foster homes for him if I couldn't find something permanent.

Good luck flowers

fenneltea Wed 04-Oct-17 17:00:53

Stray Aid at Coxhoe might be able to help, they take cats as well as dogs now. Unfortunately I'm at capacity with my six or I'd have taken them in for you.

I hope you get sorted soon, it must be very stressful for you.

lollipop7 Wed 04-Oct-17 17:45:34

Thanks everyone for such lovely and helpful replies it has really touched me

I will look into the suggestions and see how it goes 💐

NC04 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:23:04

Sorry I can't help but I really hope you find somewhere.

If I ever will the lottery I want to buy as many houses as possible so that people in your situation have somewhere to stay with their pets. One day.

lollipop7 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:46:38

@NC04 what a smashing idea. I totally concur.
Going through all this has made me want to help others more too. Just got to have this baby, get my little chicks all safe and find our feet again. Then I'll have a go I think.

NC04 Thu 05-Oct-17 09:42:12

I came up with the idea a few years ago when I tried to get help for someone else in your position. I did find someone who was willing to take her dog, but it turned out she had more than one, unvaccinated and unneutared, so the guy couldn't help (which was fair enough). I concluded that what was needed was a network of flats and houses equipped with hutches and cages, and stocked with various pet foods and hay etc, so that people who had nowhere else to go could shelter for up to 6 months at a time with the pets. I'd want to do in in conjunction with Women's Aid and Men's Aid.

At the moment, though, I can't afford to buy a house for myself, let alone anyone else. But the current Euromillion's total would help!

lollipop7 Fri 06-Oct-17 07:48:07

Thanks everyone for the lovely messages and support.

Unfortunately there is nothing local up here that can help, and lot of those links aren't national. Even the rspca one has stopped.

So a shelter it is. I'm heartbroken but mum went downstairs this morning and one of them had pissed all over her new carpet and she went bonkers. The baby will be here soon and she's had enough.

I did my best.
Thanks once again 💐

EachandEveryone Fri 06-Oct-17 08:52:45

Poor thing must've been confused have they got a tray there? I hope everything works out for you all.

NC04 Fri 06-Oct-17 09:07:43

Did you get my pm?

NC04 Fri 06-Oct-17 09:12:39

There's in the Manchester area

lollipop7 Fri 06-Oct-17 11:20:34

Yes they normally have a tray each but not the space so two decent covered ones in different areas. They're eating well and playing / snoozing.

rexcat Fri 06-Oct-17 14:40:53

You could try the British Shorthair Cat Club, they will have a re-home officer who should be able to help. Or you could try the local cat clubs, which will be Northern Counties Cat Club or Durham Cat Club. They will have a committee member who deals with welfare on behalf of the club.

I really hope you manage to get something sorted, they’re beautiful.

lollipop7 Fri 06-Oct-17 20:31:56

I've contacted some of those clubs thanks for the advice and tips, rexcat

EachandEveryone Tue 10-Oct-17 10:37:09

Any progress?

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