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Re: For cat lovers only...

Postby rebbonk » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:01 pm

...they are victims of society,"


What a reflection on society that is! :fuming:
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Postby dutchman » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:13 pm

Cat can't get his advent calendar from the Post Office because he doesn't have ID

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Ted the cat can't get his advent calendar from the Post Office because he has no ID.

His owner Brittany Maher-Kirk missed the delivery when a postman tried to deliver the parcel.

Her mother sent it as a joke, addressing the gift to her tabby tomcat, Ted Maher-Kirk Lindsay - who we can only presume was too busy sleeping to open the door to the postman.

And when Brittany went to collect it from Royal Mail, they would not give her the parcel because it is not addressed to her.

But clearly, as he is a cat, Ted does not have ID.

Brittany wrote on Facebook: "So my mum posted the cat an advent calendar. Unfortunately, we missed the delivery and the post office won't give it me as the cat does not have ID.

"I've got to ring up the Post Office Head Office and explain that my mother has sent the cat an advent calendar, addressed to the cat, and he can't pop in to pick it up himself or lend me his ID to do it for him."

Strict rules at the Post Office mean proof of identification is required to pick up deliveries.

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Postby rebbonk » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:58 pm

My Akita dog is equally judgmental.
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Postby dutchman » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:37 pm

Championship cat show comes to Warwickshire

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The annual joint championship show for the Coventry and Leicester Cat Club and the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Cat Club will be held on Saturday February 27 2016.

This will be the show’s fifth annual year at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre and organisers expect over 700 exhibitors and visitors to arrive on the day, with over 500 pedigree and non-pedigree cats to take part in the competition.

Visitors will also be able to purchase supplies and treats for their furry friends from various exhibits, including essential and non-essential items for cats and their owners within the trade section of the show.

Entry to the show will be from 11.30am and will be expected to conclude at 4pm. Admission from 11.30am is £3 for adults under 60 and £2 for adults over 60 and children. Family tickets for four are also available to purchase at £7.50.

The venue offers free parking and a restaurant on site.

For more information, visit coventryandleicestercatclub.org.uk

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Postby dutchman » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:39 pm

Elderly cats who needed their ears amputating looking for the 'purrr-fect' home

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A cat shelter is looking for the ‘purrr-fect’ home for two elderly cats who need a bit of extra TLC after having half of their ears removed.

Coventry Cat Group hopes to rehome two elderly, white cats, nicknamed ‘The Polars’, after their owner passed away.

According to the shelter’s trustees, Billy and Bobby, who are 14 and 16 years old, have been overlooked by potential owners who prefer to adopt kittens.

Others have overlooked the cats after they had the tips of their ears removed to stop the spread of cancer.

Brenda Cartwright, a trustee of the charity, said: “At present we have two beautiful white cats with a very sad story.

“They are elderly and were on the point of being put to sleep, due to the death of their owner, when we rescued them.

“Since they came to us they have had to have the tips of their ears removed because of cancer.

“They are now fine and ready to be re-homed.”

Brenda explained vets, who removed the cancerous growths, called the group as they didn’t want to put healthy cats down.

“They’re getting overlooked because they are older,” she said, “but they are so lovely.

“They really are lovely cats and they deserve a very special home.

“They need calm surroundings and relaxation. We want them to go to a genuine cat love, maybe an older person.”

The trustee went on to explain that it’s not just ‘The Polars’ who need rehoming, but a lot of other cats and kittens.

She said: “We’re looking to rehome all of the cats at the moment. The charity is now bordering on overcrowded due to a couple of emergencies.

“They cost a fortune to feed so we need donations of food.”

Anyone looking to rehome The Polars, or another one of the group’s cats, should contact Coventry Cat Group by clicking here.

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Postby dutchman » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:43 pm

Cats from all over Europe travel to Coventry for annual show

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More than 150 cats were ‘feline’ fine as they did their owners proud at the All Breed International Cat Show in Ryton.

People from all over the UK and Europe took their marvellous moggies to the two-day show hosted by The Viking Cat Club at Sports Connexion and kept the judges busy as their cast their expert eyes and hands over a number of different breeds, including Siberians, Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats, Exotics, Sacred Birmans, British Shorthairs, Cornish Rex, Burmese and Siamese.

Exhibitors even travelled from as far afield as Sweden, Belgium and Germany to compete for the coveted award of Best in Show.

Winning cats are able to qualify for the Annual Felis Britannica Winners Show and also the Annual FIFe World Show, which this year will be held in Vienna, Austria, on the last weekend of October.

Many exhibitors from the UK will be making the trip over to Austria for the chance to gain the title of World Winner.

More details at the Viking Cat Club website

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Postby dutchman » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:36 am

Every advert in a London Underground station has been replaced with cat photos

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Dream big – and you could raise enough money to redecorate an entire tube station with photos of cats.

An inspirational group of cat lovers have done exactly that and we salute them, raising a paw.

The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS, if you didn’t get that) started a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to replace the standard adverts for new protein shakes and mortgage apps with pictures of, well, cats.

We reported on it back in the wishing and hoping stage, and now the plan has blossomed into the beautiful thing it is today, with more than 60 adverts displaying cute kittens and cats from every angle at Clapham Common tube station.

Or should we say CAT-ham Common.

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At first, the plan was just to put up pretty pictures of cats.

But after thinking things through CATS decided to display photos of animals in need of loving homes – so many of the pictures you can see are cats from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home or Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity.

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‘This isn’t a clever marketing stunt for a pet food brand, or a guerrilla campaign for a new TV series,’ organiser James Turner said in a blog post explaining it all.

‘The people behind it are volunteers who raised the money on Kickstarter. We want to inspire people to think differently about the world and realise they have the power to change it.’

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Postby dutchman » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:49 pm

Can you find a home for cross-eyed Coventry shop cat Bob in time for Christmas?

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This cute cross eyed abandoned cat would love to have a home of his own in time for Christmas.

Black and white puss Bob was abandoned by his owners and now lives in a Radford newsagent.

But as Christmas approaches he would love to swap his chair in the stockroom and office behind the shop for a sofa in a family home.

A year ago he was living with his owners near McColl’s newsagent and general store in Jubilee Crescent. But when his owners moved they left him behind and since then he’s been fed and looked after by the shop staff.

his cute cross eyed abandoned cat would love to have a home of his own in time for Christmas.

Black and white puss Bob was abandoned by his owners and now lives in a Radford newsagent.

But as Christmas approaches he would love to swap his chair in the stockroom and office behind the shop for a sofa in a family home.

A year ago he was living with his owners near McColl’s newsagent and general store in Jubilee Crescent. But when his owners moved they left him behind and since then he’s been fed and looked after by the shop staff.

hey tried local animal charities only to be told they had no space for another abandoned cat.

Manager Sarah Meadows said: “I can’t have him myself because I’m out all day and it wouldn’t be fair. It would be so nice if he could have a home for Christmas.”

Coventry Telegraph sales development executive Thelma Romaniuk, who met Bob while promoting the paper in the shop, said: “He’s really friendly and his cross eyes make him look so cute.

“I don’t know how old he is but I would guess about four or five.

“If we could find him a home by Christmas it would be such a nice story.

“His name is Bob but I always call him Clarence after Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion from the children’s programme.”

Anybody who would like to give Bob a home should visit the shop to meet him.

He needs an owner who can not just offer him a sofa but make sure he is neutered, gets regular medication to prevent fleas and worms and has annual vaccinations against killer disease cat flu.

He’s used to being able to go outside so he needs somewhere with a garden or open space.

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Postby dutchman » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Boutique cattery in Hawkesbury on the market for nearly £1million

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Bored of your everyday, 9-5 job? Then why not buy a cattery - it will only cost you a cool million.

Le Chateau Cattery in Shilton Lane, Hawkesbury, is up for sale for just £985,000.

Included in the price is a four bedroom house, two one bedroom apartments and a detached log cabin.

The business is currently licenced to house 40 cats with agents Meridian Business Sales saying that this could be doubled.

The boutique style cattery is housed in a separate building with workshop and two isolation wards.

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All rooms have an indoor heated area, as well as a sun lounge area.

The property boasts high security and electric gates into the cattery.

At present, the cattery is open all year round with cats being monitored 24 hours a day - rooms are cleaned twice a day, grooming is given and two meals are served a day.

The cattery has an advised annual turnover of £45,000, which is supplemented by a turnover of £24,000 from renting out the holiday lets.

The holiday lets comprise of two apartments adjoined to the main house and a separate cabin with a private pond and garden.

According to the sales brochure, “the letting rooms are all decorated beautifully with the highest standard of furniture, allowing each guest to feel comfortable and at home”.

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Potential buyers will also get “over one acre of land with the potential to develop” and “excellent storage facilities and a large workshop”.

The guest house and cattery was first established in 2010.

Over the past six years the property’s owners have renovated and developed the premises, as well as the business, to make it “modern and attractive to customers”.

The business is now up for sale so that owners can take “a fully deserved retirement”.

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