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Happy endings – a roundup of rehomings during lockdown

The lockdown has certainly been an unpleasant experience for everyone to some extent, but thankfully there have been many lovely rehoming stories to help us look on the bright side and focus on something more positive during these strange times.


For instance, we heard from the owners of sweet old boy Rufus, who spent many years with NAWT before finding his perfect new home. They commented that Rufus has “brightened up our lives during these unprecedented times”, what an exceptional bit of feedback to receive! You can read their full story here.


Another dog who got his long overdue happy ending was Drago, who in his new owners words is “giving our family such joy and fun!” This story is particularly heart-warming, considering the dark and unpleasant past that Drago endured before being rescued. You can find out more about this story by clicking here.

Luna and Harvey:

When covid19 was at its worst, there were two very happy dogs who were too busy becoming the best of friends to think about anything else. The blossoming friendship of Luna and Harvey was a very welcome distraction for our animal carers.

A lovely couple then came forward to adopt them both as a pair. We have since heard that they settled in very quickly, and the new owners described rehoming them as “the best thing we’ve ever done”. Their story is available to read here.

Katie and kittens:

We would all welcome a nice boost during lockdown, and for the NAWT Clacton team, that is exactly what Katie and her adorable kittens did, they all loved caring for them! 

This group of felines were all eventually snapped up by some very grateful families. Each of them said that their new pets were very welcome distractions, taking their thoughts away from the pandemic. More on these furry bundles of joy can be found here.


For many people living alone, their pets are a crucial part of everyday life. They help prevent loneliness and isolation, which are on the rise due to covid19. Poppet is a wonderful example of this, who was rehomed last year to her new owner who lives alone. She told us recently; “I have no idea how I would have got through isolation without her”. 


Muffin the one year old Bengal arrived at NAWT just before the start of lockdown. She was severely underweight and needed plenty of rehabilitative work.

Thankfully, following treatment, she displayed more energy and a playful side, which soon attracted the attention of her new owner. They recently told us that ““We feel very blessed that she has come into our lives”. Find out what else they had to say by reading the full success story.

If you think you can provide an animal with a happy ending like the examples above, please have a look at some of the animals who are still waiting for loving homes.

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