Introducing Geoffrey an oldie brought into Bramley vets as a stray. Advertised and no one came forward. 😢
We were asked if we could take him. Why of course we said. We love the oldies. No idea of age but I’m guessing in his mid teens !
Welcome to Henry’s gorgeous boy here you will get all the love you deserve. In foster with the lovely Rhiannon Davison who has just said he isn’t leaving her alone what fab company to have on lockdown.
Welcome old boy happy to have you in Henry’s big cat family. ❤️❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
The lovely lady who won the Easter Hamper it was her birthday when she won and the lovely Joanne wanted us to re-raffle this to raise some more funds for Henry’s with 52 numbers as that was her age. Sorry Joanne hope you don’t mind me telling everyone your age !!
So this will go back up. Hope that’s ok with everyone. We are struggling with any funds at the moment with the lockdown. I’m gonna kick this off with five numbers. X
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Bodie is still looking for a furever home. Hes a beautiful young lad that loves attention. Hes good with other cats. Good around dogs. Hes all ready to go and just waiting on that special person to say I want him! Bodie has so much love to give. Please help find Bodie a happy ending❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Nice of people to just abandon their cats when they move. Meet Dolly and Delilah. Both left to fend for themselves when their owner decided to leave them when she moved out. Delilah looks heavily pregnant she’s definitely very rounded. Dolly won’t come out of the cat box at the moment but she will. Xxx
Welcome to Henry’s little ones. We will look after you and find you an owner who will love and cherish you always. Xxxx ... See MoreSee Less
I just want to thank everyone on behalf of Henry’s. The love and support shown to us yesterday. Out of the sadness it’s you the supporters who keep us going. I had a long conversation with Donna last night. To support is important. I hate those conversations having to ring a fosterer and tell them of the news. The foster team go through so much. It can break people. I hope to speak to louise also today.
The losses we know will come. It’s my biggest fear in kitten season. And I hate kitten season.
I saw a lovely message about Cammy which said she was only meant to be here a short time but in that short time she knew love and was totally wonderfully cared for. It made me cry as yes that’s true. Some of the kitties will not go on to new lives but the important thing is they know love.
My thoughts are with Donna. James and Louise who all played a massive part of Cammy’s life. Had it not been for these lovely people she would not of had the life she did.
You as supporters always help us. I knew after TC’ appeal that I didn’t want to ask for help again but you all AGAIN did help us and through donations we will pay Cammy’s bill today so thank you.
Thank you to everyone who donated. Who sent messages of love and support I had a lovely message from a supporter. Believe me when times get tough it’s messages like that which give you a much needed boost.
Happy Sunday everyone. It’s going to be a lovely day and I’m going to spend it in my garden getting it ready for a barbecue when all this covid 19 is over. Stay safe xxx
Sorry for all the updates. It’s crap horrible news. Cammy has possible peritonitis and has perforated insides. She’s got to be put to sleep there isn’t anything they can do. Devastated doesn’t come close right now. It’s time like this I HATE rescue.
So sorry Cammy we would have done anything to save you.
I’m going to bed. She’s been on my mind all day and to get this news just now is awful absolutely awful. Xxxx ... See MoreSee Less
Vets just rang again about Cammy. Scan is inconclusive with her being so small so they going to X-ray her. She’s had a mini enema. And pain relief along with the antibiotics she was already on. And fluids still being given. The vet kindly pointed out if she does have the operation assuming it is intussusception the cost. I never even flinched. The one time I give up on a kitty due to cost is the day I give up rescue. I shouldn’t feel like this but sometimes I think cost is mentioned cos she’s a rescue kitty and yep I understand why but we are Henry’s Haven and we do not give up. I kinda feel sad tonight in the fact of her mentioning the costs. I’m not getting at the vet but it does sadden me. Well more pees me off too. Her life is worth it. End of !!! The vets have told me around £2000. ! ... See MoreSee Less
So the vets have just rang about cammy and after assessment they said put to sleep. I am not putting a kitten to sleep unless we have given her a chance. She deserves that. intussusception has been mentioned but again cannot be clarified without a scan !!!
Intussusception is a condition in which one segment of intestine "telescopes" inside of another, causing an intestinal obstruction (blockage). Although intussusception can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, it usually occurs at the junction of the small and large intestines. I know about this as my own cat had it as a ten week old kitten and he was operated on and made a recovery. Yes cammy isn’t well and strong enough for an operation as yet but if it is that I can be treated as my own cat Earl is proof of that and it was tough and go with him.
I don’t often go against vets advice but I at least want to try. It maybe she has to be put to sleep but I won’t forgive myself if I didn’t give her a chance. She’s on fluids. Being warmed up and will have an abdominal scan this afternoon. I cannot think of cost cos it’s her life that is important and she’s fought so hard to live already. 😢😢😢 we have some funds although it’s not easy as no adoption fees coming in and I know how hard it is for people at the moment but if you would like to donate towards cammy then we would appreciate that sorry to ask again it’s hard work at the moment being on hold with everything. 😔😔😔
I won’t allow suffering but i feel she needs a chance although a small one. 😪 ... See MoreSee Less
Cammy is being rushed over to Birstall vets for pets she is again unwell. It’s the second time she’s become unwell. We are expecting her to be kept in so again expecting another big bill. My preference would be for her to stay in for monitoring no matter what the cost. We take no chances where kittens are concerned. She’s been on antibiotics. Cammy was a hand rear who fought for her life at one point under the fab care of louise who literally saved her life. Hand reared kitties are always more vulnerable. Cammy was one of the fever coat babies. Due to not getting the antibodies from mum but she wasn’t feeding so we had to hand rear it’s never ideal but we do what we must. I will wait for news from the vets now. She’s on her way. Keep cammy in your thoughts please. 😢😢😢😢 ... See MoreSee Less
For the new members. Who often ask me why Henry’s haven ?
This is Henry and Henry is the reason Henry’s Haven was born. Henry was picked up as a stray and he has a rare condition called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva which is a disorder in which muscle tissue and connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments are gradually replaced by bone a very rare condition and not seen often. He wobbled when he walks. And it affects his back legs and has done since he came in. Nothing can be done for his condition it’s palliative care but it’s managed by painkillers and supplements. When I found this out I thought who would have helped him??? I then decided to set up as an independent rescue and named the rescue after this gorgeous boy. He resides with me and has done since Sept 2018 and he’s still with me. His condition has progressed slightly but not to any extent of him not being ok. I’m lucky to have had him as long as I have. He has his own room. Room service on tap. His own big massive bed and a huge material carrier which he loves snoozing in.
Henry was feral when he came in but he totally trusts me now and you will often find me laid out in his room with him by my side. His fur has also grown back after he had to have a full shave. Although I brush him he finds it difficult to groom his back. He has slight shades of grey fur now which can happen after a full shave. He gave us a scare earlier in the year as he became poorly but thankfully he recovered.
Henry was around 8 when he came in so this year he will be 10. I love him and class him as my own. I’ll always be grateful to him as without him all the cats and kittens we have saved may never have happened.
Meet Socks. New into Henry’s. A scared little girl but we will ensure she soon gets used to knowing what it likes to be loved. We have her crated at the moment to start work on getting her less scared. 😊 once her trust is gained she will have free roam of her foster home. Xxx
Welcome little one. Thanks to Sue who is fostering this beautiful girl. Xxx ... See MoreSee Less
Tommy and Boo totally settled in their foster home now. What a cute pair they are. 7 year old and we know they may take some time to rehome and as a pair too but they happy with their new foster mum Gaye. Lovely to see these pics today xxx ... See MoreSee Less
Doing so well now her skin problem is on the mend. She just needed flea treating and also needs to wear her little jacket to stop her biting. Her skin was red when she came in but it’s healing nicely now I have an antiseptic spray she has on once a day to help and it’s working. She has a home waiting too which is wonderful xxxx ... See MoreSee Less
We haven’t much to tell you right now but here is a little video of precious and also one to follow of Bonita. I have four fosters in at the moment and Precious is one of them ❤️❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
We have had a lot of volunteer forms in which I haven’t looked through as yet as we don’t have many coming in right now and do still have odd spaces with our current fosters. I will get back to people at the weekend though.