Salem has now been in search of his forever home for 382 days and we are desperate to get him in to his forever home.
Salem arrived in January 2023 from a local vets when he was taken to them as a stray and was in poor condition. Salem required Entropion surgery and it was undertaken at the vets he was taken to. Salem then came to St Giles Animal Centre to look for his forever home but is sadly, still waiting.
Salem was then required to have Entropion surgery again as the first procedure wasn’t successful. It was a stressful time for this senior chap but it was completed with our vets and his eyes improved. He has not had surgery since.
Salem was very stressed in the cattery so we found him a lovely foster home in April. He has made wonderful progress but is a very independent cat and would just like a space in someone’s home to reside in.
We had a visit from @bbcwest yesterday to find out more about our beautiful Hope and Ashton who are currently in limbo with the DLO not confirming when they will assess them both. BBC Points West are investigating further to hopefully get some answers and should be going out on socials / radio and television on Monday. We appreciate all their support.
Kai has been to Cave Veterinary Specialists Referrals today for a neurology consultation Cave where lovely and Tom who loved Kai helped give us some information on his condition. When Kai arrived at the Centre he was very wobbly with a strange gait, scuff marks on his pads and muscle weakness. After his consultation today Tom has helped us to understand what Kai’s condition could be. The potential causes of Kai’s clinical condition include congenital malformations such as a Spinal Arachnoid Diverticulum (SAD) a fluid sack that presses on the spinal cord, or some form of Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (CSM – ‘Wobbler Syndrome’) a congenital spinal disorder where the bones can press on the spinal cord. Both conditions are located in the neck (cervical region) affecting the spinal cord, therefore affecting Kai’s mobility. To 100% confirm this he would need an MRI scan, this is something we can’t afford at present and feel that the money is best spent on rehabilitation. Kai is very friendly boy who is super social with dogs and people, he is not coping in kennels and with his condition we are desperate to find him a foster placement as soon as possible. The condition Kai has will mean potentially his life could be shortened, but we will do everything in our power to given him the best quality. If you think you could help Kai please contact via email email@example.com
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Fancy learning how to knit / crochet? We will be holding a small session at the centre on Sunday 14th January. Spaces will be limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
£5 per person
10am – 12pm
Tea / Coffee and Cake will be provided
Please bring your own hook or knitting needles with you. Donations of any wool would also be very welcome!
We are thrilled to announce that Mill Meadow Eco-Homes have very kindly become a sponsor of St Giles Animal Welfare. A family run business in Kingston St Mary, Taunton. They have kindly sponsored one of our kennels along with providing some great advice for us to become more sustainable. We are so grateful for your support and look forward to working with you further.
We want to give back and support our local community as much as we can. We have joined together with some of our amazing suppliers to bring a local Food bank opportunity to the local area. If you are struggling to feed your dogs or cats at present, we may be able to help!
Follow the link below, answer the questions so we can assist further.
More information on our food bank can be found on our website.
It costs around £10 to heat one of our kennels or cat pens for 1 month. We have set up a donation link below and are asking our loyal supporters to donate as much as you can so we can keep the animals warm and safe this winter.
With the worry of the current climate and costs of electricity, we are already seeing the effects of more animals needing our help and we face a very hard financial winter. Your donation of £1, £3 or whatever you can spare would go a long way to securing our future.