Cat Lovers Animal Welfare Society
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since January 2018

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People for Pets Scheme

C.L.A.W.S. takes in cats of all ages and increasingly is being asked to find new homes for 14, 15, 16 and even 19 year olds. These "golden oldies" are looking for a loving home where they can spend the rest of their lives in peace and quiet.

This scheme was introduced to enable the elderly or those on a restricted income to adopt an older cat. It is good for the person, possibly living alone, who gets a loving companion and a new focus in life, and the cat that gets a devoted friend with lots of time to spend with it.  As one participant in the scheme said "We're two golden oldies" together.

The owner pays for the food and annual booster and C.L.A.W.S. helps with any veterinary expenses that might occur, the most significant reason that prevents people on a fixed income adopting an older cat.



TIA started to urinate outside her litter tray including on beds and members of the family.

Visits to the family vet over a number of years failed to identify the problem.  

After she came into care her records were transferred to the C.L.A.W.S. vet and the first thing he noticed was that, even though she had a bladder problem, no urinary test had been done.  This omission was rectified and revealed crystals in her urine.   Such crystals are normally smooth but these were covered in sharp little spikes, not unlike tiny replicas of the medieval weapon known as a mace.  

Although the cause had been removed with a course of the correct antibiotics the symptoms remained as the crystals had scoured the wall of her bladder thus making her need to go to the loo frequently.

Her fosterer was told that it could take up to a year for her bladder to return to normal.   She was placed on medication and her condition has improved until now she needs only one tablet a day to keep her dry.

Penguin carries the calicivirus which requires regular medication to control it and means that he cannot mix with other cats.

He is also diabetic and needs two injections of insulin each day.

Thanks to excellent veterinary care and the devotion of his "mum” he is "bright as button” and enjoys a good quality of life.
(For more information about Penguin please go to the Sponsorship Section)

PLEASE CALL SUE ON 01189 341699

Cat Lovers Animal Welfare Society
Registered Charity 1062244
PO Box 1646, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3TL
Telephone 01189 341699