Our Second Homing Centre is opening to visitors!
Dory was handed in by a gentleman who said she had been hanging around his garden for a while and he was worried she was going to be attacked by his dog.
We initially thought she was someones pet, so advertised her to see if anyone was missing her, but no-one came forward.
It then became apparent she was pregnant, and she gave birth to two kittens.
Dory can be lovely most of the time, she is about 18 months old and still very playful. She will come to you for attention when she is in the mood, but can be temperamental at times, so will need an experienced, understanding owner. She still needs spayed and microchipped before going to her new home.
Dory does not like other cats, which may be the reason she can be grumpy, as she is aware of the other cats here at the rescue.
The new Homing Centre is called The Alley Cat Cafe, it is in Fenham, Ncle. You can have a drink while meeting the cats there.
Willow is a lovely natured cat who would suit most homes. She is good with other cats, dogs and children. She is extremely friendly, loving, and loves a nap to lay on or to snuggle up with you.
Willow came to us when a lady appealed for help saying that she could no longer care for her cat and kittens - she had given birth to her third litter of kittens this year!
She has now been spayed and microchipped, and is looking for a new home. Willow is at a foster home not far from Westgate Ark - if you would like to arrange a visit, please contact us!
The Alley Cat Cafe is looking for volunteers to help with cats & greet visitors!
Tinkerbell we think is about 2 years old and came to us with a litter of kittens.
This is what her fosterer says about her :-
"She’s not quite a lap cat yet but she’s very affectionate and is happy to be picked up and cuddled. She likes company and enjoys sitting next to me and “chatting”!
She will make someone a super pet- she’s really beautiful and has a lovely nature. "
Tinkerbell still needs to be spayed (and microchipped) before going to her new home, but we can arrange a visit at her foster home in the meantime.
Cleo is currently with her 3 kittens at a fosterer not far from Westgate Ark. This is what her foster mum says about her:-
"Stunning and sleek. A really beautiful gal. Typical female of any species though!!!.....likes chit chat, good food and company! She's bright and super sociable - gets on with everyone that comes to see her. Mostly she likes to sit nearby me and chill....a wonderful and comforting friend."
Cleo is 3 years old and still needs microchipped and spayed before she can go to her new home.
She seems not to be keen on young children (she stays out of their way), but may be OK with other cats. She lived with her sister previously, but has been a bit defensive with the fosterers cat, but that may just be her protecting her kittens.
The Alley Cat Cafe is a Community Project set in the West End of Newcastle
Mitska is a very sweet, affectionate 2 year old cat who loves attention.
She came into our care when she became pregnant with her 2nd litter of kittens.
Mitska has been a cat who has had outdoor access, but stays in most of the time. She has now been spayed, microchipped, tested (negative) for FIV and FELV, and is ready to go to her new home.
We are unsure how she is with other animals or young children, but was unsettled when she arrived at Westgate Ark when she could see other cats in the room.
If you would like to meet her, please contact us so we can arrange a visit with her fosterer.
Rescues pens can be sponsored by individuals or organisations!
Ulla is a 12-13 year old cat who had to be rehomed as she was becoming terrified of the toddler in the house. She had resorted to living in the kitchen which was the only room the toddler couldn't get into. She is a sweet, friendly cat but would do best in a quiet home.
Ulla has a thyroid condition requiring daily medication.
She is currently being cared for at a foster home in Gosforth
To view cats needing homes from the Alley Cat Cafe go to www.alleycatcafe.org
Waffle and Pixel are two youngsters that need to be rehomed together - as you can see, they are extremely close!
They were born outdoors with no human contact for the first few weeks, so were slightly feral when they first came in.
They have made a lot of progress since they arrived, but will need a special, understanding home to go to. They are still skittish with loud noises and new people, but once they get to know you will happily have cuddles and will purr for you.
If you think you can offer these two the home that they need, please contact us.
The Alley Cat Cafe is open 7 days per week from 12 noon until 6 p.m.
We currently have many kittens available for adoption, most of which are with fosterers. If you would like to add a kitten to your family, please ring to discuss so we can organise a visit for you.
Cats can be viewed in the evenings by appointment!
We are always looking for home offers for feral cats. Feral cats aren't just strays, but cats that have had little or no human contact. We generally trap them from around the city and have them neutered and ear tipped. This isn't cruel, it just indicates that the cat has already been trapped and neutered.
Rather than putting them back on the streets we find these cats suitable homes, usually on farms/ stables/ smallholdings, where they can happily live outside, but have someone give a daily supply of fresh food & water and somewhere sheltered to sleep.
If you can offer a place for a feral cat please contact us!