Thursday, March 10, 2011

Busy, busy

Jake, the little terrier, is doing well and should be fit to go out to a foster home tomorrow. He'll need cage rest with toilet breaks very strictly on a lead to stop him running or jumping and dislodging the metal plates that are holding his pelvis together. Back to the Vet School for X-Ray in a month. 

Luke, the tom cat with a broken jaw, is also well enough to go out and we'll probably move him down to the kennels as there's no reason to restrict him to a cage. He's also not yet neutered (because the vets were anxious about the legality of doing it before we've had him for at least 7 days) which means he's a bit of an anti-social guest for a foster home due to the strong tom-cat smell.
Just after half-past 8 this morning the emergency vet phoned to say they'd got another traffic accident needing to be transferred to our clinic, so our volunteer clinic manager cut her poor dog's morning walk and zoomed down to do the move before closing. This cat has chest injuries - basically the air-tight seal which normally makes your lungs expand when your ribs move has been breached so that there's a leak, making the cat breathless. The initial news on this one is that the School vets think it can be managed by medical treatment rather than needing any operation.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Can anyone tell us more about this print?

It was donated to our Burleigh St shop at the same time as the assorted owl pictures and ornaments. It's a limited edition print by Kenn Burrows who seems to have been a modestly famous artist in the 1960s.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

First three weeks results for Newmarket

Lorna's just emailed me the latest results for the Market Street shop which are very encouraging.

w/e   19.02.11: £2,177.06

w/e 26.02.11: £1,438.42

w/e 05.03.11:  £1,606.60

Publicity for the initial opening boosted takings in the first week, so I'm not disappointed that the 2nd and 3rd weeks weren't quite as good, especially considering the cold weather which doesn't encourage browsing at the moment.

Thank you to everyone who's supported us by donating, shopping or volunteering: please keep it up and help us to go on helping local animals. Recently these have included Jake, a small Jack Russell-type terrier who was hit by a car and will need around £500 to pay for surgery to fix his broken pelvis, and several other cats and dogs signed over to our inspectors because their previous owners could not cope.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday at the Burleigh St shop

Wren ornament

Long-tailed tits

"Compulsory Education"

We're regularly taking £100+ on Sundays now, which makes it well worth doing as it's more than we'd expect to raise by "stand-alone" events like jumble sales and all of it can go towards helping animals as this is the one day when it's possible to staff the shop with all volunteers.