Our work
Our work brings something different every day.
Animals are brought to us for all sorts of reasons, because they're abused, neglected, injured, abandoned and unwanted by their owners, or sometimes kittens left by their mother - the list is long.
The outcomes are different too. Sometimes the journeys are heartbreaking, sometimes, sadly, the endings are too -  but very often the long struggles, endless patience, time and loving care pay off, and healthy, contented and happy pets with new loving homes are the result.
Here are some examples of why we always need your help and donations, and how we put them to good use.
Summer Kittens
This summer's kittens - found living outside at about 6 weeks - very poorly and the second photos show them at 9 weeks having had vet visits, medication and lots of TLC .......ready for their new homes.
Before and After photos.
Tabby Babies
These were the 3 tabby kittens dumped in a recycling bin and only saved by chance - it was touch and go for a while because it was very hot in the bin, but Inspectorate brought them in, Sandra, one of our fosterers, hand reared them round the clock and amazingly all 3 survived.
The pics show them at 4 days, 4 weeks, and ready for rehoming.
Alice, (like so many, but each one, always an individual case), was brought to us in this dreadful state.
With care, patience, veterinary treatment, neutering, and the love she deserves in our care, she's now how she should be- happy, contented and stunningly gorgeous.
You cant leave a leg thats just "dangling" so it has to be amputated right up at the top, but with his usual "true grit" he sailed through the op, and is now getting around quite well.
He has cost a lot of money at the vets, but when something so tiny and helpless has such determination, you just do whatever it takes.
He is a real character, nothing fazes him - thanks to Sandra and the time she's put in with him.
Little George was brought in by Inspectors in August with his little tabby sister when they were just days old, with cords still attached and no mum-cat to be found.
The person who found them, discovered them around some dustbins where apparently there are always loads of rats.
His leg was a raw wound, chopped off above his ankle - so it's assumed that it was probably a rat who got him.
Sadly, his sister died overnight, as they had not been fed.
They were full of fleas and were dehydrated and filthy.....but George from the start was a little fighter.
It has been a long journey for him, with fosterer Sandra hand-rearing him round the clock to keep him going. He had so many parasites that he needed lots of meds and trips to the vets - but eventually at 9 weeks we felt he was strong enough to have the amputation.
Fleas, fleas..everywhere!
These kittens were brought into us covered in fleas (see all those little black dots?), underweight and in need of lots of TLC.
Thanks to the endless care and attention from our Cat Co-ordinator, Jackie, they were brought back to good health, ready for a loving, permanent new home.
Did you know?
Assuming that there are no additional costs due to initial ill health, each cat we foster before adopting to a new home has the standard treatment and regular care shown below, along with the typical costs.
Some of these costs are covered by the compulsory donation you pay when you adopt, and the remainder, funded by money kindly donated to us by the local public.
Bedding, toys, scratching posts are also kindly donated to us by the local public.
  • Microchipping: £10
  • Vaccinations (Flu., Enteritis and the more expensive Leukaemia Vacc.): £29.95
  • Neutering: (Male) £42.95 or (Female) £49.95
  • Flea Treatment (e.g. Advocate): £9.76
  • Worming Treatment (e.g. Profender) £9.03
  • Consultation fee: £26.00
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline AIDS) screening in high risk strays: £42.38
  • Food, heating for outdoor pens, fuel etc for the duration of fostering (£ unknown)
  • Bedding, toys etc
  • Litter, litter trays and cleaning items