Our #ForeverHomeFriday series is where we catch up with our previous adopters and find out how they and their new family member is getting on! Want to be featured? Get in touch.
Today we catch up with Rosie and Jim, two kittens who were in our care in late 2018.
We adopted Rosie and Jim (originally Christmas and Guy) from the RSPCA in November 2018 when they were kittens. They, along with their sisters, had had a bit of a dramatic start to life, born to a pet cat when the owner had no idea she was pregnant. They were born outside, and one day, their mum just carried them all in.
They are both lovely cats with big, very different personalities. While both are very chatty, Jim wants to be friends with everyone, while Rosie is more shy. They love to sit in the garden, among our flowerbeds, or chase each other around the house. They’ve recently turned two, and we can’t imagine our home without them.
The adoption process itself was very smooth, and, in our case, we were surprised how quick it was. We happened to get in touch at just the right time; Rosie and Jim’s litter had just had their first vaccinations. We met them at their foster home and arranged a home visit. The whole process took about a week in total.
Here are the answers for the second of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do followed up by the answers on a Friday. If you missed the questions here’s a reminder. How did you do?
Question 1 – B –Call the RSPCA National helpline on 03001234999. National RSPCA are responsible for the collection of injured wild animals and for the investigation and rescue of domestic animals facing cruelty. Some injured wild animals can be taken by the public to a vet or wildlife centre, whilst wearing gloves and keeping it away from your face place it in a ventilated box and check the vet you are going to will accept the animal. However a badger is included in a list of animals that should not be handled by the public, these include an injured deer, seal, wild boar, otter, badger, fox, snake, bird of prey including an owl, swan, goose, heron and gull. For these you should keep a safe distance and call the national number. The local RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch are responsible for the rehabilitation and rehoming of animals.
Question 2 – C – 1 Our branch has one Education and Events Officer. She is responsible for delivering Education sessions and events to nurseries, schools, colleges, youth groups, adult groups, businesses, the prison service, housing providers and care homes. Each session is tailor made to suit the audience and can cover a variety of different tops. To find out more and to book a session please go to the Education section of our website.
Question 3 – E – This is our Sheringham Shop – Right on the High Street come in and discover haberdashery heaven! We have clothing, bric a brac, shoes, electricals and a busy sewing bee’s paradise! Canine companions are welcome for a drink and to browse the selection of pet toys and treats on offer. Clothing donations always needed. It’s open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm you can find us at 37 High Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8DS
Needing something to kickstart your brain this Monday morning? Well you’re in luck! Here is the second of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do! Answers will be published here on Friday so keep your eyes peeled! Share what you think the answers are by emailing us.
*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…
Question 1 – If you found an injured badger on the road would you:
A) put it in a ventilated box and take it to the vet or wildlife centre
B) Call the RSPCA national number on 03001234999
C) Take it home and care for it yourself
Question 2 – How many team members make up the Education Department for the RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk responsible for Education in Schools, youth groups, adult groups and events?
Question 3 – Which one of our shops is in this photo?
Here are the answers for the first of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do followed up by the answers on a Friday. If you missed the questions here’s a reminder. How did you do?
Question 1 – B – go on our website and fill in an enquiry form.All available animals are shown on our website, if you see one you would like to give a home to the first step is to fill in an enquiry form online. Once we have received your completed form one of our Animal Welfare Team members will contact you to arrange a viewing. If after viewing you choose to proceed we will then conduct a home visit (if necessary). After the visit we will arrange for the adoption process to be completed at a time suitable to you. Remember as part of your adoption from us your new pet will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and will have received internal and external parasite treatment. You will also be provided with a complete veterinary history of your new pet, four weeks pet insurance and a history of your new pet while it was in our care. For current adoptions prices please click here
Question 2 – A –1824. The SPCA began in a coffee house in London in 1824. 16 years later in 1840 Queen Victoria gave permission for the Society to use the Royal Prefix and we became known as the RSPCA. To learn more about the history of the RSPCA, the changes we have seen, the part we played in both the first and second world war and how we operate today please book a History Session through the Education page of our website.
Question 3 – F – Wymondham. This is our Wymondham Charity Shop! Close to the ancient Abbey you’ll find treasures galore with clothing, toys, electricals, bric a brac and a friendly welcome.The staff and volunteers welcome all four legged customers too, so feel free to bring your dog along to help you with your shopping. It’s open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and you can find us at: 1 Church Street, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0PH
As I am a very active person, working from home wasn’t great at the beginning. But it did mean, I got to have lots of extra cuddles from my cats and foster kittens! I worked from home for the first couple of weeks, but then I was furloughed for three week; although the sunshine was amazing, I have never missed working so much in my life!
After coming back to work into the ‘new normal’ routines, I quickly had to adapt and learn the new ways of doing things, which was actually quite fun. Viewings became virtual, as did home visits and I became the ‘Animal drop off lady’, as I kept getting called by everyone. Members of the public were not allowed to visit our private boarding establishments (and still aren’t currently unless they are visiting dogs) which meant that I mainly, for a couple of months, had the task of picking up animals from the PBE or fosterer they were with and then dropping them off to their new homes all over Norfolk and Suffolk. Despite the lockdown as a team we have still managed to rehome 212 animals since April 1st, which is incredible!!
On the 11th June I brought home three little two week old kittens, that I named Almond, Chestnut & Pecan. They needed bottle feeding every three hours for a couple of weeks and then I had the fun job of weaning them onto normal food ready for adoption. Unfortunately around two weeks after they came home, Pecan took a turn for the worse, which meant a few visits to the night vet in the early hours. I had to administer fluids every 12 hours, feed her milk every 3 hours, feed her hydration water every 2 or 3 hours, give her eye drops 3 or 4 times a day and also give her an antibiotic twice daily; this was as well as working my normal hours around this. It felt like the longest two weeks of my life, but the fact that I knew she wouldn’t be survive without me, kept me going. It was discovered by the vets that she has enlarged kidneys which means it’s very likely she will have kidney issues in the future and sadly might not live a very long life. She is out of the deep end for now, but is still currently on eye drops and anti–inflammatory medication. She has her recheck coming up soon where fingers crossed she will get the all clear for rehoming and we can go on the search to find her the perfect forever home. She is the most loving and fun kitten I could ask for, she loves snuggles and has the loudest purr and cutest meow. She really is a precious little girl and she will make someone so happy to be her owner. Almond and Chestnut have stayed by her side throughout it all, giving her kisses when she needs them and snuggling up in a bundle when she needs some extra love. Almond and Chestnut have gone to their new homes now and Pecan will be looking for her new home soon, so keep an eye on our website on Tuesday mornings to apply!
Everything I’ve said above is exactly why I work for the RSPCA and exactly why I love animals. They depend on us to get them through hard times and out the other side. Doesn’t everyone want the pure love a rescue animal can bring?
Needing something to kickstart your brain this Monday morning? Well you’re in luck! Here is the first of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do! Answers will be published here on Friday so keep your eyes peeled! Share what you think the answers are by emailing us.
*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…
Question 1 – If you wanted to adopt an animal from us would you
A) call into the Branch and ask to view available animals
B) go on our website and fill in an enquiry form
C) email the Branch and ask for a current list of animals
Question 2 – In what year was the (R)SPCA formed
Question 3 – Which one of our shops is in this photo?
We recently had a very generous donation for our animals from a young girl called Charlotte. Charlotte is ten years old and had saved up all her pocket money to buy some treats and toys for our animals and included a lovely letter about how she wants to be a vet when she grows up. Our team have been out and about this week sharing the goodies with the animals in our care and as you can see, they are very happy indeed!
A huge thank you to Charlotte and her Mum for stopping by and for thinking of our animals. We’d be lying if we said the letter didn’t make us tear up a bit, you’ve made our week and you’ve made a huge difference to the lives of our animals as well. We think Charlotte is going to make an excellent vet 😊
JamieWe think this will give you a warm and fuzzy #fridayfeeling, it certainly did for us!
Arty August is your chance to show us your creative side!
Choose from one of our three prompts: Pets, Wildlife, Environment and then get creative! Whether you like to paint, knit, sculpt, draw, sew or crochet, we want to see your creations and even better, you could win a prize!
There are four age groups you can enter into.
Kittens and Puppies – 0 – 6 years
Lizards and Snakes – 7 – 11 years
Parrots and Canaries 12 – 16 years
Bugs and Wildlife 17+ years
Simply post your creation on our Arty August event page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share it using the hashtag #ArtyAugust with your name and age by the end of August and you could win:
– A selection of RSPCA merchandise
– A certificate from the Branch
– The winning artwork from each category will be displayed as the cover photo for the RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch Facebook and Twitter page.
The entries will be shortlisted by our team before being put out to a public vote on our website and Facebook page, with the winner announced on 7th September!
Entries must fully comply with the Arty August Terms and Conditions to be considered. You can find these here
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