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Offline LilyandGary

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2012, 18:31:48 PM »
Angie is right to be concerned. I`ve had sucess in homing this week with 4 fosters going to super new homes, one being William the wobbly youngster who has to be kept indoors. However, things have been slow up to now with me. I know Judith is busy as usual, even cute kittens are not being offered homes.

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2012, 17:52:21 PM »
We are starting to pick up now as people come back from their holidays. Although we have 7 cat families due back from their foster homes this weekend (.. and we only have 20 pens in total)  :Crazy:  :Crazy:  :Crazy:

There was a survey once that measured how likely people where to give a cat back that they had adopted from a rescue. 2 factors made a difference. How much they spent on the adoption donation and how realistic where their expectations of cat 'ownership' (usually down to whether they had had a cat before). Lower adoption fee = more people getting cats without thinking about it and more returns. Without consiously thinking they are doing it, some people put more effort into something they have invested more money into...do realise that this isn't everone. most of the cats ruling my house walked into my life without demanding payment and i wouldn't be without them (except perhaps at 5am in the morning).
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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2012, 09:26:17 AM »
they didn't call it a summer sale - thats my take on how it feels.....

mine too        :hug:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2012, 18:45:17 PM »
they didn't call it a summer sale - thats my take on how it feels.....

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2012, 12:17:46 PM »
How on earth can you have a summer sale on little lives  :Crazy:

Placing the cat/kitten with the right people is what is important; I would sooner have my rescues in care a little longer and be sure everything is purrr fect as I am sure most would.

Angie just think how many lives have been saved and wonderful homes found since you began this thread a year ago; There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.Chin up and keep strong  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2012, 11:34:50 AM »
I was going to start a new thread but remembered this one from last year. Same sad story this year. Really slow at the moment. Everyone stuffed to the rafters again.
Local CP wrote a letter to the local rag last night to say they were dropping their adoption to fee to £40 to try and get things moving. We do not intend (at this moment!) to do the same as 1) we can't afford to, vets bills have been stupid high this year b) not sure its the right thing to do to have a 'summer sale', if the adoption fee is such an issue then what will happen when it comes to vets bills etc and 3) can't see it making a lot of difference to homing rates anyway when there are so many FTGH's around!

July/August is slow - are your rates slow and are you trying to do anything about it?

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2011, 18:09:23 PM »
i hope, we have so many beautiful kittens in at the moment and a few more to come now.
Picture of Eve but I think Nicky will rename....I believ she on to "N"s at the moment (could be worse, could be "C"s  :rofl:)

Could you compromise with Niamh (pronounced Neeve)? an Irish name I believe?
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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2011, 21:08:21 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :hug: 

Eve is a beauty  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2011, 18:42:38 PM »
Oh Angie  :rofl: :rofl:

She is sweet  ;D

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2011, 18:23:41 PM »
i hope, we have so many beautiful kittens in at the moment and a few more to come now.
Picture of Eve but I think Nicky will rename....I believ she on to "N"s at the moment (could be worse, could be "C"s  :rofl:)


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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2011, 17:51:23 PM »
Great to hear four kittens have some lovely new homes  ;D  hope this is the start of the rehoming picking up.

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2011, 17:45:11 PM »
Well, two of Hazels kits went yesterday.
I brought the 3 kittens downstairs that I collected last weekend and two of those have been homed to a lovely young couple in kenilworth this afteroon.

free pen you may say?
well, actually picked up a pregnant stray on my way back from the home visit/kitten drp off so pen cleaned and a new occupant for the time being. Nicky has offered to take her on after the weekend.

Well, whats a hoarder to do? :sneaky:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2011, 16:38:02 PM »
Talk about forward 3 paces and back 6!!

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2011, 09:49:28 AM »
Same here too as you know Angie :Crazy:

Tabitha, the mummy of my 4 CovCat foster kittens went back home yesterday having been spayed. Two of the little ones going to new homes on Friday, which made me -3 briefly -

Lois, the one we took in 2 weeks ago when her owner died and she was left on the street with his other (male) cat by the relatives has just given birth to 6 this morning!!!!

She`s doing well, but this is getting beyond a joke. Makes me +3!

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2011, 23:26:21 PM »
2 og hazels kittens are reserved for next weekend .... sort of makes u for the 3 new little ones that arrived today (and their friends  :sick:)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011, 00:11:56 AM by Angie (covcats) »

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2011, 23:10:55 PM »
its the same in Brighton all resques are full to the brim down here,  we have 60 kittens and cats at the moment, :Crazy: but I'm sure things will pick up soon :-:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2011, 13:53:24 PM »
Most of the rescues in our area all seem to be homing. We have visited three and they seem to be snapped up which is good but disappointing if you are looking!! Litterally the RSPCA we went to have pens full of homevisit cats and a couple of cats that need to be sole cats. So it was positive that people do seem to be homing.
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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2011, 00:21:50 AM »
 lost cats have homed 4 little ones this week and hopefully one indoor cat going out on munday but we have had 4 cats and a mum and kittens in and w3e are bursting at the seems  :Crazy:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 11:41:10 AM »
Reading this has made me sad :( seems like all rewcues are having a bad tiem of it lately people just afford pets atm. I wish i could rehome, if i had my way id have at least another 2 but with working fuill time and the two dogs and twix i just havent the time or money. Hope things pick up for every one soon though, sending rehoming vibes to all xx

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 11:18:21 AM »
Our vets bills are scary too :scared: . We have 13 kittens aged 3-7 wks, 4 aged 4 mths (black + b/w so they ain't going anywhere soon and will need neutering), 16 young adults, 3 ferals who can't make up their minds if they're going to be feral or tame and 3 oldies in permanent care.  They all need feeding and medicating and we haven't had a single homing enquiry for nearly 2 weeks.  I had to turn 8 away yesterday alone.  We also do a lot of village fetes at this time of year to raise funds and profile but even they have been less profitable or are washed out altogether!   

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 23:12:03 PM »
its the same every where, ten kittens and about 40 cats in total and 2 mums waiting to drop, and still the phones keep ringing with cats wanting to come in, and things are really getting bad with the food running out people cant afford to put food in our food basket in the stores, so every pennies count at the moment, just paid last months vet bill nearly £2ooo cant keep up with what the vets costing its all beginning to frighten us :scared:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 20:06:28 PM »
We're not homing either  :( We have 60 cats and kittens in at the moment, all with fosterers (we've got 10 fosterers including me) I've got 5 adults, one of which I've had here since Feb  :( Think we only rehomed 1 in June, don't know what the numbers for July are yet, we do an audit at the end of each month, but I kow from our coordinator that we are just not getting the enquiries to home cats - only calls for more cats to come in, but we are really all full to brim now.

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 11:22:53 AM »
... and we are full up. ....

Have you read that Judith!
Nicky just emailed me  :she did it:  :busted:


adults - 28 one of which is ready to pop.....
kittens past sell bys - 7 (ie about 4 months old)
kittens ready to home (or near enough!) 27
babies - 7
Oldies - 12

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Sorry Judith, I did shop us to Angie the other night!

But on the plus side, 3 semi-ferels homed a few weeks ago after 11 months.

Hopefully things will pick up when the hols come to an end. I just cannot believe my little Harry is still looking, very cute at 15 weeks old. Not even a very fetching picture of him with the dog has done the trick.

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 15:36:13 PM »
We were the same until about a week or two ago when we managed to virtually empty the pens (in time for the next batch of hungry mouths of course...). Nothing for ages and then suddenly a shelter full of new faces. It's soul destroying going up there and watching the kittens growing up in a cage rather than playing with a loving family.

Hopefully people will be coming back from holidays and wanting to welcome a new furry family mamber soon x
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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 07:51:29 AM »
Blimey Ange! That is sad  :(

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 23:31:52 PM »
... and we are full up. ....

Have you read that Judith!
Nicky just emailed me  :she did it:  :busted:


adults - 28 one of which is ready to pop.....
kittens past sell bys - 7 (ie about 4 months old)
kittens ready to home (or near enough!) 27
babies - 7
Oldies - 12

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 21:36:22 PM »
Hope things pick up for you soon  :hug:


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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 17:41:26 PM »
Traditionally July is a bad time for rehoming and rescues bursting at the seams, holiday time is just around the corner so few people are going to take on a new pet; dont despair ladies the homes will come.
We havent homed for ages and I was so despondent but yesterday we homed 3 pairs, guess what I am trying to say is there is always light at the end of the tunnel  :hug:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 17:13:38 PM »
Things are really bad in Gateshead too Angie, last month was our first with no homings at all and this month doesn't look much better :( We have quite a few kittens not ready to go yet and our adult spaces are full including one single and one pair of FIV+. From what we hear it's really bad all over. Hope you get some good homes soon :hug:

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 14:52:18 PM »
I hope some homes are found soon.

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 14:35:59 PM »
Yes. very sad. Hope things improve x

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Re: Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 14:02:57 PM »
oh Angie that is so sad, especially the 4 month olds

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Anyone homing at the moment?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 14:01:26 PM »
homing is very slow here and we are full up. Koschka gave birth yesterday to 7 kittens and not counting those we have -

adults - 26
kittens past sell bys - 7 (ie about 4 months old)
kittens ready to home (or near enough!) 27

This does not include Brenda's two as they have homes lined up (hopefully!) or the mums due to go back somewhere.

Jill is also stuffed, currently running with about 12 oldies.

Any good homes in the Coventry area anyone??

 


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