Author Topic: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area (Unknown Outcome)  (Read 2239 times)

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As there‚Äôs been no update I will move this to sorted  :)
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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2016, 07:44:03 AM »
Any news please?
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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2015, 12:07:09 PM »
Taking them with me isn't an option.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 10:27:37 AM »
Is it worth considering taking them with you? I moved a 13 year old cat to Italy with me with no trouble. It was stressful move more so for me. We drove all the way from Cornwall and stopped in pet friendly hotels on the way. We used the channel tunnel as I wanted to be with her all the way. I did lots of research at the time and I believe you can take cats in the cabin on planes in America although not sure if that would include flying from UK airports. Some friends of ours flew their very old cat out in the hold and she was fine. Maybe you could get your vet to check their health and see if he thinks they would be ok.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 18:21:23 PM »
Hiya,

No, nothing yet.  I've sent about 150 emails to rescues and sanctuaries all over the country and they have been listed on as many cat re-homing websites as are willing but the combination of kitten season, their age and, always unbelievably, their colour means nobody wants or can take them on.

Other than one person who backed-out almost at the last minute, there's been no interest whatsoever.

Frankly I've run out of ideas.

Thanks for the kind words.

Mark
« Last Edit: June 16, 2015, 18:22:08 PM by Mash »

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 12:36:57 PM »
Any news? have you contacted rescues in your area Mash or have you got this sorted? They are both beautiful cats.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 23:03:57 PM »
It's OK, Gill.  I feel the same, too, and if there was any way to avoid having to do this, I'd be on it in a heartbeat.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 20:18:28 PM »
Sorry but just find it so sad that they are being left without their human companion who is all they have known for so long.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 15:52:41 PM »
Mymblesdaughter: It was so long ago, I don't have the original documentation to prove where I adopted them from nor check whether that condition applies or not. Plus they're Scousers by birth and taking them back there would be impractical at the moment.

Thanks, though.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 15:17:47 PM »
They are lovely  :Luv2: I do hope you manage to find them the home they deserve.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 14:22:06 PM »
Have you contacted the rescue that you got them from? I had to sign to say I would return mine to the rescue if I ever rehomed them. Lots of the rescues will re home straight from you. So they wouldn't need to go into a centre. I don't imagine it will be easy finding homes for cats their age but some people, like the lovely Mary, who's a member of purrs always goes for the oldies.

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Re: Retirement Home Needed for 2 Elderly Cats - Manchester Area
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 19:21:51 PM »
I hope you get a fab home soon for these 2 beauties. X
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Hi,

I really hope there's someone out there who can help.

I'm moving to the US later this year so, with great regret, need to find a loving, new home for my pair of old and faithful cats; Eric and Treacle.

They're both short-haired black cats with yellow/green eyes, have been with me for over 19 years and have been through several, domestic house moves during that time but, at this stage of their lives, a 12 hour flight and relocation to another country might be asking a bit too much.

They are in great condition considering their age with no medical conditions whatsoever, are microchipped and had their vaccinations updated in October 2014. Eric's slowed a little and is down to his last big canine tooth while Treacle still looks and behaves like a 6-month old kitten.

Other than the occasional escape through an open window during the summer, they're both lifelong house cats.

Individually, Eric is big, daft and friendly who will try to follow you everywhere. He does prefer a diet based on small chunks in gravy, however. I'd name the current brand but, because he's a cat, sod's law says he'd suddenly go off it if I did. Treacle on the other hand, is more shy or standoffish...except when she's hungry (and will eat pretty much anything) or wants to be played with.

Despite being siblings, they aren't close. They don't fight but definitely prefer their own space and I don't think they'd mind/notice being split-up if they found separate new homes. They can both be a bit vocal, usually before breakfast, but other than that, are very low maintenance and undemanding so long as they have full bellies and clean litter.

Because of their age and how they've lived the majority of their lives, I don't think a new home with young children or other pets would be be a good idea.

They both have their own carriers that have only been used a handful of times which can be kept by anyone generous enough to adopt the cats. They were a lot bigger than I imagined - one could comfortably accommodate both of them - and could be used as safe, sheltered beds while they settle in.

I've shared almost half my life with these two and the decision to give them up is one of the hardest I've ever made. I absolutely do not want them to see out their remaining time stuck in a small cage at a rescue centre like where I found them so hope there's somebody out there who can give them the lifestyle they deserve during their twilight years.

Many thanks.

Mark

Just remembered, here's some photos of them:

http://i.imgur.com/sNiAh73.jpg

Eric - http://i.imgur.com/iGW6FQr.jpg

Treacle - http://i.imgur.com/lHKfe0q.jpg
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