IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ADOPT FROM PAWS
You will be aware that there is an ever changing situation with regards to lockdown, both in our area and nationally.
Pennine Animal Welfare Trust is working within the current DEFRA Guidance provided to rescue charities. This enables us to continue to safely home animals and take in those who are in urgent need of our care
Our homing procedures during the lockdown period will therefore be:
- Rehoming will continue however this will be on a delivery basis only.
- Animals should be delivered to their new homes as a default, however if this absolutely cannot be done and it is considered reasonably necessary for welfare reasons, the animal can be collected from the centre by the new owner but they will need to abide by additional conditions:
- By appointment only
- Social distancing and other safety precautions must apply.
Owners may only be permitted to come to the centre to relinquish an animal in emergencies or when it is considered to be in the best interest of the animal's welfare. All relinquishments on site must be carried out in a Covid-secure manner.
Social distancing and safe handling protocols must be followed both when taking in animals and when giving them to their new owner.
Please note we will continue to accept PAWS animal returns where there is a safety or welfare concern.
Our staff and volunteers will be putting into practice the 'Hands, Face, Space' measures when meeting the public to ensure we keep each other safe during this period.
We thank you for your patience and support through this challenging period.
Appointments at PAWS are by
PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY
Hi Humans, I'm Taz!
I was a much loved pet, but my human had to surrender me because he lost his job and home due to the virus thing everyone's been going on about.
Just after arriving at PAWS, I showed signs of being poorly - PAWS' vet diagnosed a form of hepatitis (Choanglio) and I was immediately started on a course of treament, anti-biotics, probiotics, boiled chicken & fish, and most importantly - lots of reassurance, love and cuddles from the volunteers!
The illness was caught early enough, I battled through and I'm now healthy and happy. I haven't had a flare up since my initial medication - they say I'm doing brilliantly! I could live as long as a normal cat, but I may have flare ups that can be easily treated through antibiotics - the rehoming lady will tell you more if you're interested in me (click the 'adopt me' button below!) & the PAWS team will be there to support you in future, if you become my new human.
I will need an experienced cat person, I could live with older, sensible children & need to be kept as an indoor cat. I could live with a younger male, or female feline companion, but not a dog.
I absolutely LOVE attention & play - my friends at PAWS have fallen in love with my playful attention-seeking ways - they say I will be someone's friend for life!
I’m roundabout 4 years of age. I'm a big lad, mainly white but with patches of grey.
I've been living with up to 8 other cats for the last few years & whilst I was well cared for & safe - I didn't much like having to share the space, so I was a bit of a loner and tended to stay outside or in the cellar.
I'm being rehomed because my human couldn't cope with so many cats & it got even more difficult for him recently with this nasty virus thing going round.
My previous owner said I wasn't very afectionate toward him, but all the volunteers at PAWS think I'm a lovely, friendly boy. They think my true personality will come out more and more when I am in a new home.
I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas & worms.
Will you be the one to give me my next and final loving home?
I’m five and a half years old. I'm fully black with a patch of white on my tummy.
I need to be rehomed through no fault of my own - my current owner has too many cats because he keeps taking in the neighbourhood strays, and now he can't cope. I used to live at a different house on his street, but they kicked me out for some reason.
I am probably not suitable for a family with children, as I can lash out if something unsettles me. But I would be perfect for someone who wants an independent cat. Apparently I will be friendly if I get to know you really well though.
I love to sleep in cardboard boxes - no need to buy me an expensive cat bed! I like to be outside & I'm used to a quiet residential street, so I'm pretty street-wise.
I am spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas & worms.