In a scary year that has been both isolating and lonely for so many people, the companionship offered to us by animals has become increasingly highlighted and celebrated.
This year, as part of our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal where all donations will be doubled, we are raising money to pay back the debt we owe to these loyal, caring and faithful companions.
Never before have so many of us collectively felt the benefits that animals can bring to our physical and mental wellbeing.
It’s therefore only right that we help those animals who have been terribly unlucky and fallen on hard times.
Animals like Ella and Etta, who were devastated when their loving owner sadly lost her life to the awful Coronavirus in early April. As a result, they found themselves homeless.
As there was no family around to care for these beautiful ladies, an animal rescue centre would be the only place they could seek shelter. Thankfully, the team at NAWT Clacton were able to take them in as an emergency case.
These cats were clearly lonely after losing their beloved owner of 11 years, so it took them a while to settle into life at the cattery. They really missed their home comforts, so they were given lots of gentle love and care during their time of turmoil.
After about a month, the girls started to get used to cattery life. They also made it clear that they were independent characters, who preferred to have their own space and a pen each.
Centre Manager, Lizzie, describes them at the time: “They are both lovely, affectionate cats with completely different personalities. Etta is calm and quiet, and takes it slow as she gets to know you. Whereas, Ella is immediately confident, energetic and talkative with everyone she meets”.
“They are both very well socialised, having lived in a loving home for the majority of their lives. They are also more than happy to be handled, both of them absolutely love a fuss and a groom”.
After staying at the centre for around two months, Etta was the first to be rehomed to a loving new family who adored her. Then after one more month, Ella also found a wonderful family who loved her to bits and gave her the home she fully deserved.
They are now both settled and happy in their new homes, to the absolute delight of all the staff at the Clacton centre who cared for them during their stay. Everyone will miss spending time with these two gorgeous ladies, but are thrilled with the brilliant news they were waiting for.
Stories like this are an important reminder that no matter what is happening in the human world around us, our animal friends continue to rely on us, so it is our duty to protect and care for them.
This is why NAWT’s project as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, is to continue to improve the lives of homeless animals during the Coronavirus pandemic. From midday on 1st December 2020 – until midday on 8th December 2020, every donation you make to our campaign on the Big Give website will be DOUBLED at no extra cost to you.
Please help us in our mission to give back to all our furry companions, who have done so much for all of us this year, by supporting our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal from midday on 1st December 2020.