Search

Romford pictures: Hornchurch’s Goldie’s Oldies animal charity says give a cat a home

15:56 19 February 2013

Sharpei was found under a bush

Sharpei was found under a bush

Archant

A cat rescue charity for elderly animals has been forced to take in cats of all ages due to a huge increase in abandoned pets - thought to be as a result of the recession.

Now the group needs your help in finding homes for the homeless moggies.

Goldie’s Oldies Cat Rescue charity, founded in 2000 and run from volunteers’ homes in Hornchurch, takes in feral, unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens weekly.

On February 18 alone, the charity received two cats: one so matted it had to be shaved, and another with a broken leg.

However Goldie’s animal-loving Ehren Gerrard, 26, explained the 15 cats currently in its care need, simply, “somewhere warm to sleep and a bit of love”, including Sharpei, who was found alone under a bush.

Ehren said that other sad cases have included Fred who was “shot in the ear with BB gun and so understandably was scared of humans”, and Henry, who was attacked by a group of men leaving him “terrified of males”.

However Goldie’s work has given happy endings to many desperate animals, including several cats owned by a man with dementia, no longer able to care for his pets.

Ehren said: “A lot of rescues were contacted but didn’t want to get involved in this complex case, but Goldie has rehomed all of his cats to loving new homes.”

The non-profit organisation is motivated by its mantra of “the three Rs”: rescue, rehabilitate, re-home.

Since Ehren opened her heart and the door of Goldie’s to cats of all ages, the charity has been under huge financial pressure.

It relies on donations and their new recycling scheme to fund their residents’ medical care.

Cats are fostered while they wait for a home – a less stressful option for the animals than a cattery.

During this period, their treatments, food and care are paid for by Goldie’s, and all cats are vaccinated and microchipped, costing around £100.

The adoption process entails a home visit in order to get to know the cat’s new owners and a donation to support future cats at Goldie’s.

Whether you donate, foster or adopt, the charity believes that every little helps.

If, like Ehren, “rescued” is your favourite breed, visit Goldie’s Oldies Twitter and Facebook page to meet the cats and kittens in need and see how you can help.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 21:47
We Are FSTVL

From winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2013, We Are FSTVL returns for its third year bigger and better then ever, drawing in some of the best electronic acts from around the world.

Yesterday, 21:20
Jason Graham missing since May 28

Police have appealed for help in tracing a 44-year-old Romford man missing since yesterday.

Yesterday, 17:03
Rubbish on a Abellio Greater Anglia train from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street earlier this year.

Rail passengers claim they have been bitten by fleas while travelling on Abellio Greater Anglia trains.

Yesterday, 16:49
Bob Knowles outside his Micropub in Upminster which is facing planning objections from the council

‘You would think we were selling crack cocaine instead of a glass of ale.’

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder