Welfare

   

The Norwegian Forest Cat Rescue

and Welfare Society (UK)

Rescue and re - homing centre for the Norwegian forest cat  and working together to promote the  preservation and original qualities of the breed

             
             

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Please an email with your interest to

Lorraine (Welfare Officer) email below.

We have 3 older  cats in need of permanent indoor homes due to owners change of circumstances.

Brown Tabby and White Male - Neutered - Lovely temperament - Very healthy - age 12

Silver Tabby Female - Neutered - Lovely Temperament - Very healthy and been well cared for - age 10

Both can go together or separately

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Brown Tabby Neutered - Female - Beautiful cat with a nice temperament BUT  will need time to settle as not been well treated and lost her ability to trust.

Gets on very well with large dogs not small ones - needs a forever home with no children and as an only cat with an experienced cat owner who will give her the time and space she needs to settle.

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Norwegian Forest Cat Welfare

Firstly, if you have a welfare concern that requires help and assistance or you would like to put yourself forward as an adoptee please email Lorraine at norgeskaukatt@sky.com or Simon at simon.parkes3@btopenworld.com If you would like to contact us by telephone please see our Committee page for details.

 

The Norwegian Forest Cat Society has two welfare officers, namely, Lorraine Twyman and Simon Parkes, both very experienced in their field to help Norwegian Forest Cats in need.

From time to time and especially in the financial climate we are faced with at present, there may be Norwegian Forest cats in need of a new placement. This situation can arise for many different reasons and mostly with genuine problems from well meaning owners who are no longer able to give appropriate care.

Examples of cats in need can be:

Change in family circumstances may call for moving home, possibly to rented property that stipulate no pets.

Change in financial circumstances.

Illness or Death in the family.

Expensive ongoing medical treatment.

Behavioural problems including inappropriate soiling, the cat may be unmanageable for several reasons.

A cat has become lost or stolen, resulting in walking the streets.

Of course and thankfully very rare, there may be cats needing homes due to neglect, abuse or abandonment.

All these are very real reasons why sometimes a Norwegian Forest Cat may need a new home and for us whatever the reason we will be there to act accordingly in the best interests of  a cats welfare.

Please note: Our welfare section does not purchase cats or kittens  and we do not sell cats or kittens for breeders or owners.


 

Cats in Welfare

Each cat or kitten that comes into our welfare section will be assessed on an individual  basis and in strictest confidence by our experienced welfare officers.

Firstly, the cats  will be scanned for a microchip to identify any ownership details then health assessed by a veterinary surgeon, providing  all is well, If needed,  screened for the FeLV /FIV viruses. If required, vaccinations, parasite treatment, and a micro-chip will be administered at an appropriate time. All cats that come into the welfare and before being appropriately placed will be neutered or spayed.

Some cats we have are in appalling states in terms of their coats. We have had  occasions whereby the cats need anaesthesia and a complete shave, this is not inexpensive and as a result we need funds to make certain we can provide the best care possible.

From the outset all cats/kittens behaviour will be assessed for temperament with exposure to normal social stimuli over a period of time. From these observations we can identify the best future owner and placement and have more success in hopefully placing with a permanent adoptee. Once the cat/kitten has been declared by a veterinary surgeon to be in good health and fit to be rehabilitated into a new placement we will match up the cat to appropriate owners.

Occasionally we can arrange collection/delivery of a cat from their existing home providing all is well. This is sometimes better for the cat as it is less moves and less stress.

We have a non destruction policy.


 

Becoming a Norwegian Forest Cat Society Adoptee

You may register your interest with our welfare officers for adopting a Norwegian Forest cat.

Adopting a cat will involve a home check made by our welfare officers or a responsible breeder from the area where new owners reside.

There will be an adoption agreement to sign.

We ask for a donation  of £200 to help towards the veterinary expenses and welfare costs for cats in need.

Welfare officers will be available for advice, guidance and support for the lifetime duration of any cat placed by the Norwegian Forest Cat Society.

The cat always remains the property of the TNFCS and in the event of a further placement the cat is returned to our welfare section.

It is stated in the original Norwegian history:

No matter how well provided for a Forest cat is - if they are of a mind to roam they will go and sadly many are killed before the age of 2 years old".

With this in mind the Norwegian Forest Cat Society will only allow adopters a cat if they are going to provide an indoor home and or the safety of a cat enclosure or cat proofed garden. Please do not apply if you are not prepared to adhere to these welfare concerns.

Pease note that no papers including pedigree or registration are passed on to the adopters. The pedigree of any forest cat in our welfare are checked and confirmed by us and retained by us.


Donations

We welcome donations to our Norwegian Forest Cat Welfare fund.

If you would like to make a donation you can do so in the form of a cheque made payable to The Norwegian Forest Cat Society with a covering letter making the payment to welfare, and send to

Mr Simon Parkes
TNFCS Welfare Officer
30 Prospect Hill
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 1QD

Or you may like to donate through PayPal below. Please mark the PayPal payment as Donation to Welfare".

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed donations and support to the Norwegian Forest Cat Society you are all important to us. Even a small token is appreciated and very helpful

Thank You!

 


Thank you for your Donations

 August 2016

 

Simon from Cumbria

Thomas and Elaine from Renfrewshire

 


 

These  cats now have a new home and are therefore no longer available

Black Male now has a lovely new home - Thank you Diana.

Blue and White Neutered male age born 2006

Black Smoke neutered female born 2007

    

 

Brown  Classic Tabby Male born 2009 Silver Tabby British Shorthair born 2009
 

 

Black and White neutered male born 2008

Black Mackerel Tabby spayed female born 2008

 

 

 

  

 

 

  
 

 

   

 


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