It is a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped, and here at NAWT we think it is equally as important to have your cat microchipped and details kept up-to-date.
Cats are often given access to outdoors, and although some cats are known to stay close to home, this does not stop them from wandering from their familiar surroundings. Since the start of 2017, we have seen over 50 stray cats arrive at our centres.
Tri-pawed Lola was taken to her forever home three years ago, and co-owner Sally has never looked back!
Lola was taken to the Somerset centre after she was mauled by her previous owners dog, which is how she sadly lost her leg, Lola was rehabilitated and then put up for rehoming.
“Lola is really playful and a bit of a diva,” explains Sally.
“She lives with my daughter and is mainly a house cat, but she likes to potter about in the garden from time to time.
“We chose Lola because she is black, and we knew black cats have a tough time being re-homed.
When Petplan asked to come and film rehoming moments for their Animal Rescue Live ad bumpers, we had a fantastic response from the people rehoming pets that week.
Among them was Jamie and Rolo, who travelled back to Watford for the filming just days after the brindle lurcher went home.
Jamie and fiancée Dawn knew that a rescue dog would complete the family. Having children Taylor 15, Jack, 12, and Xaine, nearly 10, at home and another three older children regularly visiting, their ideal family pet was originally a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
As part of our #CLAWGUST campaign, we’re featuring a weekly success story! This week Becca tells us about why she rescued Chelsea.
Becca re-homed her beautiful cat Chelsea almost five years ago – and she’s thrilled she chose a rescue cat.
“Chelsea must be around 10 now. She has relaxed, and she has become ever so loving over the years,” Becca explains.
“I have seen her come from being shy and scared to being bold and craving attention and love all the time.
Our #CLAWGUST featured cat this week is from our Cornwall centre – Flint is a beautiful grey tabby and desperately needs a forever home.
He arrived at the centre earlier this year and came in as a stray, because of this we don't know much about him, but we do know he has a lot of love to give!
Although he is a bit nervous, Flint will come round if you take the time to softly talk to him (treats can do the trick too).
He not only has the most beautiful coat and striking eyes, he will also provide hours of entertainment as he loves playing.