This is Melonie
Melonie loves to play and wants lots of human interaction, though she may be a little too much for young children. She was rescued by Westgate Ark as a stray cat and cared for initially by one of our fosterers.
She has now been spayed and vaccinated during her stay here and is now looking for a home with a loving new owner.
Please come meet Melonie if you are considering taking on a cat or come and give her some company for a bit. She would love it!
We are open daily between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Iris was a pregnant homeless cat brought into Westgate Ark. She has now reared her kittens, thanks to our fosterers, and has been spayed. Iris is a little on the shy side but is progressing steadily and loves to be around people, though she is not a lap cat she enjoys being stroked and would probably accept older children.
She is about one to two years old, is a clean cat and well behaved. Please do come and visit Iris at Westgate Ark.
Mia is a ten year old queen looking for a new home. She is extremely friendly, and has always been an indoor cat.
Sweet natured older cat on thyroid medication, taken in by Westgate Ark from a national charity. She is very loving and sociable. Matilda needs a loving home where no threat from other animals.
Ark Homing Centre manager Tracey rescued eight adults cats today from someone in the
Chester-Le-Street area. These were part of a fifteen cat family all descended from a pair of kittens (probably siblings) that someone got from a private breeder for company.
Failure to neuter has resulted in a family of fifteen now ages ranging from six to eighteen months.
All the cats are jet black with one being disabled and another with a bad
untreated hernia. Very few were neutered and others had died.
Westgate Ark will be neutering, assessing and helping to get these cats used to other people before looking for homes for them but we would welcome volunteers to spend time with them and to help tend to their needs.
Six are booked in for neutering on Monday, with one also getting the hernia repaired. The disabled cat will soon be visiting our partnesjip vets at Moorview to have his disability looked at for the first time in his life. We hope that something might be done to help him walk properly, he was apparently born like this.
The remaining cat is pregnant and we will be looking for a long-term foster home for her.
Other cats from the group will be going directly to the vets for neutering arranged by ourselves.
Thank you to Tracey, Susan and Katie for settling these cats in!