Paddy Orpington Cat Rescue
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We have 18 permanent cats in our care at present. They have remained with us for many reasons but mostly due to long term ill health or semi feral to feral and sometimes just because they are plain black! The funds we raise not only have to feed and pay for vets bills for the cats we have for homing but also the 18 permanent cats. This puts on a huge strain with our food and vets bills and as time goes on the younger ones become older and this encounters elderly conditions of medication and treatment which at present is: 1 cat with hyperthyroidism, 2 cats with diabetes, 1 cat with poly cystic kidneys, 1 cat who is blind with kidney failure & high blood pressure, 1 cat with skin allergies, 1 with kidney issues, 1 with kidney issues and high blood pressure,

It doesn’t take long for the bills to mount up even though we do our up most to keep costs down and receive large discounts from our vets, we all know that treatment is costly. So, here is our beautiful bunch of 18 felines who are cared for in homes to see out their days in luxury, warm cosy with plenty of food and love which is never in short supply. We never put a cat to sleep because of age or treatable illnesses it is purely their quality of life and any suffering that would determine the end the life of any cat in our care.

If you wish to make a donation towards their care as a one off or a regular donation this can be as little as a £1 a month to as much as you like. Every £1 makes all the difference if we received £1 a month from every member for our long-term cats that’s £12 a year that would give us a total of £3,600 a year. How amazing would that be! £1 a month that’s not even a cost of 1 cup of coffee a month or a newspaper. Can you make that difference and help relieve the pressure on our finances?

 Donating is easy please click on the large donate button and select either to pay a one off payment or monthly payment by Debit/Credit Card/Paypal. This can all be done via our website NO forms to fill in. Or if you prefer you can set up a one off or regular payment by standing order to Santander Bank Account number 41232675 Sort code 09-01-27, or alternatively please complete a multi donation form and send it in the post with a cheque made Payable to Orpington Cat Rescue.
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Whitey Was discovered in a barn in the middle of nowhere, He was about 12 weeks old and very hungry, no other cats/mum were found. After being trapped and taken to the vets for initial health check and taken under our wing. Although in time he became friendly with me, he cannot be found if strangers approach the house, he has remained feral with other people which is extremely difficult to find a home for cats like this. Gill x
TinyTiny is a feral, born outside and was living in a coal bunker. When she came to us, she had two nine-month-old kittens and five five-week-old kittens and they were all so pretty. The older boys took some time to turn around, but luckily found a loving home where the owners were happy to work with them and eventually, they were friendly, loving boys. All the other kittens were homed very quickly, but sadly their mummy was not. Tiny stayed with me for three years in which time we tried to find her a home, but she was too timid so she stayed. Now Tiny is so much improved living indoors with me she has become my little friend, but still terrified of strangers. Gill x
Billy & Joey
BillyJoeyBilly & Joey are ten years old and were two of five kittens born to his feral mummy Chantelle. They came to me when they were two days old. Billy and his brother Joey were homed but were returned to us because of behavioural problems and they were naughty, but have improved with age. Billy is very sweet and loving. Gill x
Violet & Fi Fi
VioletFiViolet & Fi Fi were brought into us by a young couple who had bought them from a pet shop, but found them to be feral. They said they wondered why the pet shop owner had worn gauntlets to get them out of the cage and realised why after they got them home and couldn't get anywhere near them! They were about four months old when we took them on and despite trying very hard to find them a home, all efforts failed, so they were brought indoors from a garden pen, where after a very long time they gradually became friendly with us, but still nervous with strangers. Gill x
Tabitha & Truffles
Tabitha & TrufflesTabitha has been with me a long time now, again a very nervous little cat who had been used for breeding and had little association with humans, just a means for making money. In all we had four cats from this horrible place, two were homed but Tabitha and her son Truffles were so very nervous, almost feral, that we could not find them a stable home. Tabitha is now on medication for an over active thyroid. Truffles is Tabitha's son and was about ten months old when we first rescued them. He's a very nervous jumpy boy who loves his Mummy they can always be found cuddled up together. Gill x
Ma Ma & Big Boy
Ma MaBig BoyMa Ma & Big Boy and his mum were dumped in a box up a country lane behind someone's driveway gates. The woman took her children to school and when she came back there was the box containing mum and kitten! They grew into two very large cats, longhaired back and white beauties, but despite being on the website for nearly three years we had only two enquiries and they were not suitable homes, so they stayed. Gill x
Lincoln Blue
Lincoln BlueLincoln blue came into my care about seven years ago. He had been in one of Gills pens for quite some time. Unfortunately, he was very difficult to rehome, as he had a history of biting, and would do this when any prospective owners came to see him. He has only bitten me a few times, as I have become adept at avoiding any situation which might provoke this kind of behaviour. Lincoln (or Linky as I call him) is an old boy now-he's at least fifteen. He is diabetic, which means that I have to inject him twice a day. He’s normally cooperative, but he has started to run away when he sees the syringe. I always catch him, and he gives in graciously. He is a very handsome boy very affectionate. As far as the other cats are concerned, Lincoln is definitely "the boss". Sue x
EvieEvie is a British British Shorthair, who came into my care about five years ago. She was used as a breeding cat, and was given away when the breeder had no more use for her. She had never been socialised, and, to this day remains very difficult to handle as she is so timid. She is fine with my other cats, but will only allow me to put my hand up to her nose. I would love to cuddle her, but she doesn’t let me. She's so pretty, and is a little sweetheart, although the vet didn't think so when she bit his wrist so badly that he had to attend A&E!! I think she will always be fearful of people, which is rather sad. Sue x
JillyJilly was originally a stray that one of our members was feeding. She noticed the little black and white cat was waiting every night when she put out the fox’s food. Nervous at first, she soon became friendly with her and eventually she managed to get her into a basket and get her to the vets. When she found she wasn't chipped she started to knock at doors, put out notices but no one came forward so Jilly was put up for homing. We did find her a nice home, but sadly Jilly was not happy about it and very nervous and within a few hours had smashed through the locked cat flap. It took us 6 weeks of searching before we found her, very thin and very nervous, so she came back into our care. Several people went to see Jilly but no one chose her, so she stays with her foster mummy who loves her very much. Sandra x
Percy This is Percy. Unfortunately Percy at nearly 15 years old has come into our care. Sadly his owner after owning Percy for 13 years had passed away. Percy is a super ole fella. Unfortunately he is partially sighted now, caused by high blood pressure which he is now on medication and regularly monitored for and has Renal failure to. His previous home was a retired lady who gave him so much love and affection. Percy has lost his soul mate and companion and really deserves a place he can settle and get used to his new surroundings because of his sight loss.
It was decided Percy would stay here as Percy had settled so well at the centre and to move him again would not be beneficial here he has access to a safe garden which he basks in the sunshine, he has worked out all his needs a cosy sofa, sun spots in the garden, food, water and of course a lap to snuggle into. He doesn't seem bothered by the other resident cats and quite often he can be seen snuggled up with Huwie or one of the other furry family here at Orpington Cat Rescue. We hope he will have a couple of years left but every day is a blessing. Percy is a lovely ole fella and it's a pleasure to know we helped him many years ago as a stray to find his new owner of 13 years. And now again in his time of need in his senior years when others would discard his needs and have him PTS. We love you little man.
KimmieWhat a sad story for dear Kimmie at 14 years old. She is now looking for a new home. Having now lost two different owners sadly both passed away. Firstly when she was 6 years old and now at 14 years old!. Kimmie has also recently been diagnosed with renal problems so needs to be on a special diet Apart from that she has no other health issues. She is a little timid and was not very happy in the cattery and really feeling stressed as you can imagine her whole life once again in turmoil poor Kimmie. Kimmie is now in a long term foster home now where she can be part of a family once again her final security.
PickleMeet beautiful Pickle, she was given her name as she always seemed to get in a pickle!. Pickle loves a lap to snuggle into, purrs and dribbles to her hearts content. She loves to be fussed and really is a very special girl. Pickle still thinks she has four legs and runs and plays, she has no problem with stairs and even a six foot fence!.
Pickle was involved in an accident the injuries pointed & which we believe were caused by a animal trap. This was not the first time and sadly the second time her paw was so badly injured the only option was to have her front leg removed as she had no feeling and completely cold the nerves and infection had spread. Pickle has adjusted well but it took her awhile. She is still very agile and her owners had no alternative but to re-home her. They were concerned if this happened a third time and only having 3 legs she wouldn't be able to get herself home with only two mobile legs. And living in rural Gloucestershire most homes are surrounded by open spaces, fields, country lanes and of course traps. There garden was impossible to cat-proof. She is now in a safe foster home with a cat-proof fenced/walled garden or catio where Pickle can still enjoy the outside but safe away from harm, with no escape route out of windows and doors at the front.
Pickle is 8 years old, spayed, fully vaccinated, chipped, vet checked and wormed/deflead.
TimmieMeet beautiful Timmy Approximately 10 to 12 years old.Timmy is a sweet affectionate boy, he is quite a character. He can be a little timid and doesn't like other cats. He came into our care as a un neutered tom severe allergies to his skin, including severe dental problems. His coat was thin, patchy, scabby. Poor wee fella Timmy had a long term flea allergy and his white fur was brown clearly he hadn't been cleaning himself as he needed 10 teeth removed as well his mouth must have been so sore.
Whilst in our care we noticed how much water Timmy was drinking and not gaining weight he showed typical signs of an over active thyroid or kidney failure after many blood, urine tests and ultrasound which discovered an infection which was treated by antibiotics but sadly this didn't cure all his symptoms his water intake reduced but not enough and no weight gain. It really was a process of elimination he was diagnosed with high potassium to. Timmy has to remain on Fortekor tablets to hopefully reduce his potassium levels which should help his kidneys & hopefully reducing his water intake and help to gain weight. Timmy takes his one tablet a day well in his food he really is a foodey cat and definitely a way to his heart and trust. Timmy is now in a quiet long term foster home as an only pet in an indoor home.
Timmy has also had a full vet check, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, dental, blood tested for FIV & FELV which were negative. And treatment for worms and his flea allergy. His coat has improved considerably, he hasn't gained much weight due to his kidney condition and high potassium but he really is now beginning to look so much better with plenty of TLC in his new home.                                                                                           © Orpington Cat Rescue