Tinker and Polo were both born at NAWT to a feral mother who was incredibly protective of her young.
Due to her feral nature, the boys’ mother made it very difficult for staff to get near to her or her kittens, which meant that Tinker and Polo missed out on a lot of handling and socialisation in the crucial early stages of their life. This resulted in both cats feeling very frightened around people and hiding away from visitors as a consequence.
At NAWT, we never stop caring. We’ll never give up on a healthy animal and once in our care, they will have a place with us for as long as it takes. Clyde’s story is testament to that. His time with us was a journey full of emotion, adventure and surprises! It was a journey that lasted longer than anyone expected, in fact, it took precisely 946 days for Clyde to find his happy ever after. Throughout his stay at NAWT, and to this day, we have never and will never stop caring. Clyde’s story is one that touched the hearts of everyone who crossed his path and one we’re proud to tell.
Callie the Collie arrived at NAWT in May 2018, having already spent several months in stray pounds. Despite her beautiful nature, Callie remained homeless, without a family to call her own, for many months. It was distressing for us to see how much Callie hated the kennel environment; she found it extremely stressful and we could see how this stress was affecting her behaviour.
Poor little boy Max was found abandoned and alone, wandering the streets. He evaded capture for a long time, too scared to accept help from those desperately trying. When finally caught, Max was petrified and consequently too aggressive to handle, leaving his fate uncertain and at risk.
Cfur came into the care of our Watford centre after her previous owner sadly died in 2016.
Left alone and confused, Cfur was brought to us, where she rarely moved from her bed, frozen with fear.
Because she struggled so much with losing her owner, our staff worked extra hard to bond with Cfur and used Open Paw training to build her confidence.
Slowly, Cfur began to show her face with regular staff and volunteers, but she was still struggling to greet any unknown visitors and potential re-homers.