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Cats Needing Urgent Help - Info for this section
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 13:25:20 PM »
This board is specifically for cats in Urgent need and will help us notice the cats that need immediate help

For example the following can be classed as urgent, ie cats in danger:
PTS in x days
About to be left by owners in x days
FIV and cant find a rescue place
Stray who had nowhere to go to

Not to be included are:- Cats safe in rescues, fosters or at a home unless there is a problem and an urgent transfer or place is needed.

Here are some points to consider in your post.

   Your name and contact details. Please bare in mind this is a public forum so not wise to leave contact details in the post - If you are not a Purrs regular, please send an admin or moderator an email address or a phone number by private message.
   Where about you live and where the cat/s are if the location is different.
   Name and age/s of the cat
   Colour, long or short haired and breed, if it is a pedigree
   Posting photographs really do help.
   Cat's background (i.e did you get the cat/s from a rescue etc)
   Cats  general health or special needs (such as diet). Please be honest!
   Brief circumstances as to why you need to rehome cat/s
   Character of the cat, is puss a lap, nervous, timid or an independent soul? What puss likes and dislikes.
   If more then one cat do they need to be rehomed together or on their own?
   Does puss get on well  or been living with children (if so what age range) other cats or dogs?
   Is puss an indoor or an outdoor cat?
   Current status of vaccinations? (bare in mind that vaccinations are usually done on a yearly basis, so if they are not up to date and you don’t have any vaccinations records you may wish to state when say  if you are prepared to get them done or not)
    Is he/she neutered? Microchipped

All this information will help potential “new adoptors” . Please also state if you wish a homecheck or Veterinary referece to be carried out prior to rehoming (Highly Recommened)

Extra info is especially important if the cat in question is a 'specialist' puss - a recognised breed, FIV or FeLV+, very old or very young, feral, medical needs etc as this could mean that s/he is particularly (un)suitable for certain potential rescuers.

If you're not a Purrs In Our Hearts regular - please leave us some other way to contact you by sending an admin or moderator an email address or a phone number by private message, it can difficult if there's an urgent message and the only way of getting in touch is leaving messages for say "LuvzCatz" on a thread.   

With urgent cases, we can help further by placing a news item on the main page with a picture, If you would like this, please contact admin on email

Please be aware - re Private rehoming we don't allow cats to be "sold" for personal gain but we do allow cats to be rehomed in return for donations to cat rescues from the adoptee. Pet ownership is a privilege and requires a committed owner. "Free to a good home" rehoming can encourage casual cat owners who don't take it seriously. A new family's willingness to pay a donation to a cat rescue helps to demonstrate that they're financially able and willing to provide proper care for your cat.

Please note - Any requests/ notices of donations/funds must be have permission to be posted by a member of staff. 

Best of luck with all rehoming needs, we will try to help all we can.
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« Last Edit: November 14, 2010, 14:00:59 PM by Tan »


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