We sometimes have animals that are unable to find new homes for various reasons and BAWA will look after them and give them the best life possible for the remainder of their life. Any help with covering the cost of giving them the life they deserve would be very welcome.
Annoushka arrived in August 2010 when her owners were moving and couldn’t take her with them. For the first few weeks she preferred to be left alone but after a lot of input from the staff and volunteers she began to enjoy our company.
Having previously been an indoor cat, Annoushka was carrying some extra weight but with a weight loss diet she is now a healthy size. Last year we decided that she should have outdoor access, so was microchipped and now loves lying in the sun. She has become quite an expert hunter too.
Widjet, our other long term feline resident, has been introduced to Annoushka. They have their own separate indoor accommodation and they share the same outdoor space together. They don’t mind each other’s company at all.
Sometimes we allow Annoushka into the yard to explore for a while and she enjoys herself before running out when it’s dinner time. She introduces herself to everyone that arrives at the gate to check them out and when we go down to the Warren she comes too but waits outside.
For £5 a month you will help contribute towards Annoushka's care while she is with us at the centre.
Widget is approximately 12 years old (probably older) and was found as a stray in a terrible state by someone who took her in and got her cleaned up.
She came to the centre in May 2009 as she was spraying all over the house and very nervous around people and had some health issues.
Over time the staff and volunteers here at BAWA got her to be a very friendly cat and eventually with the help of a behaviourist got her to stop spraying, so she was put up for rehoming.
She was rehomed several times but each time sprayed in her new homes, even after being there for enough time for her to settle down. So each time she was returned to us.
Although she is still up for re-homing we are uncertain that she will ever leave the centre so we micro chipped her to allow her to wander around as much as she pleases and let herself back into her heated accommodation whenever she likes. Poor Widget has ongoing health problems too which mean occasional trips to the vets for her but she is a happy cat and enjoys getting outside for short periods.