Welcome to the Dove Cat Rescue Sanctuary web site Who and What We Are
We are a caring voluntary group set up to offer sanctuary to all cats of any age. In most cases adopting from us gives our cats a chance of a better life with a caring owner, but not all our cats have been brought in as strays or victims of cruel treatment. Often a change in circumstance - the breakdown of a relationship or the death of an elderly owner for example - can be the reason some of our cats are looking for a new home. The new owner is expected to make some contribution towards the upkeep of the Sanctuary, when he or she takes a cat, particularly if we have had to pay for an neutering or vaccination
CAN YOU HELP US?
At certain times of the year we take in pregnant cats. We can offer them food and shelter and lots of T.L.C, but what they need is a SAFE and cosy place, so they can give birth away from the other cats. All foster families will be provided with food, bedding and cat litter. Any vetinary care expenses will also be covered.
The Sanctuary will be responsible for re homing the mum and kittens, but if you are able to help with the homing that would be an advantage.
If you can offer these cats a temporary home please call Dorothy Lowe on 01298 816200
Sometimes we're asked to find homes for cats that are not used to living indoors. These cats need special homes with adequate outdoor shelter and regular food: they also would like the freedom to come and go as they please. The ideal life for them would be to live on a farm or stables. These cats are good mousers.
If you can offer these cats a home please call Dorothy Lowe 01298 816200, we can let you know if we have any when you call and if not take your details so we can contact you when we have any to re home.
HAVING A CLEAR OUT, NEED TO DE-CLUTTER??
We'd like to help you! If you have any items of bric-a-brac, clothes, books we would be pleased to take them, and sell them at our coffee mornings, and garage sales that we have during the year. We are unable to collect items but would be grateful if you could bring them to the sanctuary.
We have garage sales and all the money will be used to pay vet bills such as neutering and vaccinations and the cost of running the sanctuary Date to be announced at the beginning of Spring
The next coffee mornings are on Saturday 22nd March and Saturday 15th November 2014 For more details call 01298 816200
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Some of the cats waiting to be homed in February and March
Felis & Darcey
5 kittens born 14th February, this picture taken Feb27th 13 days old kittens eyes are are now open.
Kitten are been fostered at a farm
Frankie, Freddie & Flavia they are all very timid, but given time and lots of TLC they will soon be happy cats
2 ginger kittens homed.
Francis and her Frankie
Poppy & Felicity
Fizz & Tink
Our day-to-day mission
We take in cats and kittens from the High Peak and Greater Manchester areas.
Before the cats are homed, they are neutered to try to control the ever increasing problem of unwanted kittens. We are now working with Cats Protection and can offer vouchers for neutering Neutering cats may also help to extend their life.
Where kittens are not old enough to be neutered, we ask the new owner to have this done at the appropriate time (usually at six months), and to let us know when this has been done by returning the certificate to us, signed by a vet. Our cats and kittens are also treated for worms and fleas and are vaccinated.
We then take care in finding the right home for our cats. All new owners are encouraged to keep their new pet’s vaccinations up to date, and we will advise on feeding and general care where appropriate.
If, for any reason a cat does not settle with its new owner, the Sanctuary will take it back. However, we will always try to help wherever possible with any problems that may arise.