There are many reasons why cats are brought to the Home; but whatever the reason, we are here to care for them every day, seven days a week.
It can be very upsetting for an animal to leave everything they know and love – their routine, their bed, their people – so it is to be expected that some cats may show signs of unhappiness and anxiousness following their arrival. Thankfully, we have an amazing cattery team on site who do everything they possibly can to help our feline residents feel more relaxed.
Our team are able to quickly identify any behavioural or mental health concerns and will spring into action to manage any situation that arises. While cats can be more difficult to train than their canine counterparts, there are several ways our experienced staff can support anxious cats.
“Cats are more prone to stress related health problems than dogs, so creating a stress free environment wherever we possibly can, is so important” – Wendy Mullen, Kennel ManagerDonate Now
Playing subtle music in the background helps to let our cats know that they’re not alone. Special sprays and diffusers offer a calming scent, and we can also supply cat grass for them to snuffle in.
It is thanks to the generosity of people like you that we can offer our cats a safe warm space, food, veterinary treatment, enrichment, and everything else they need while in our care.
Providing enrichment aids such as interactive toys and lick mats allow our cats to engage their cognitive senses and have something fun to focus on. It is also important that we maintain interaction and a human connection with them.
Cat tree units, with a bed space on top are the perfect place for cats to hide. These units are ideal for nervous cats who arrive at the Home, as they provide a place where they can take shelter away from any noises or movement that may trigger fear or anxiety.
Donations from our incredibly supportive community also help us to manage unexpected healthcare needs. On occasion, during initial veterinary examinations we will discover underlying health concerns such as infections, weight issues and dental problems. Our skilled team will do everything they can to provide the best medical and follow up care to help the animals feel better and stronger, before they are considered ready to be rehomed.
“If our cats and dogs have any underlying health problems, often this means they are with us for longer as they need further procedures and medications – and require more enrichment, interaction and lots of cuddles!” – Wendy Mullen, Kennel Manager
We are truly fortunate to have access to the tools, equipment and people required to ensure our cats feel safe, loved, and get the vital mental and physical stimulation they all need. We can only do what we do for our animals with support from people like you.
By donating today, you will be helping to provide high levels of care, rehabilitation, and fulfil all our dreams of finding loving forever homes for every dog and cat.Donate Now
Text the word CAT to 70560 to donate £10.
Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from us. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text CATNOINFO to 70560 instead.
See how we support our dogs: edch.org.uk/spring/tazz