Abandoned animals in North Wales looking for a loving home
Here are some of the animals desperately looking for their forever home at a rescue center in North Wales.
The Freshfields Animal Rescue Center in Nebo, Gwynedd primarily cares for abandoned, neglected and unwanted cats and kittens with between 70 and 80 felines in residence at any one time. They are also home to around 32 horses and ponies that ended up at the center after being abandoned, abused or neglected.
Last month a one-year-old cat was taken into the care of the Gwynedd team after being found taped up in a cardboard box with no air holes in Porthmadog. The next day, cattery staff discovered that the cat, now known as Pixie, had given birth to two tiny kittens.
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Fortunately, Pixie has continued to find a home, as has her litter, but there are so many animals at the center that still need to be rehomed. Statistics show that for every cat or kitten that goes to their new home, there are 10 more vying for a spot in the middle.
During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, many people found themselves distraught and purchased animals to care for or to contribute to the loneliness of confinement. But once things got back to normal, people quickly realized that they might not have time for a pet.
On the other hand, the pandemic has affected some families to such an extent that they simply could not afford to care for their animals as they deserved. And now, with the cost of living soaring, it’s understandable that some pet owners are worried about how they’ll make ends meet.
Meetsome of the Freshfields animals in desperate need of new homes by viewing them in our gallery here.
Grants and public relations co-ordinator for Freshfields, Debbie Hughes, now wants to encourage pet owners to seek help from the center and to ‘not be ashamed of their situation’ if they feel they are not better able to take care of their animal. She added that there is “no judgment” on anyone who wants to give their pet a better life than they can provide.
Ms Hughes said: “The coronavirus pandemic has shaped our world in ways we could not imagine two years ago. More than ever, the public rely on Freshfields as a first port of call; a local community resource where they can bring in an abandoned animal in need and know that it will be treated with compassion and excellent medical care.
“We anticipate that over the next few months many more pets will lose their owners or be taken to rescue centers, due to poor long-term health, increased unemployment, violence household, relationship breakdown, or loss of their home.If you are having trouble caring for your pet, we may be able to help or direct you to the appropriate resources.
If anyone is interested in providing a home for an animal, you can contact Freshfields on 01286 880808 or email [email protected] for more information.
“We are not here to judge you, and we know that anyone’s situation can change, we all want the best for animals. Throughout the lockdown, at Freshfields, we have been very moved by how our local animal-loving community came together with compassion and care, to help the animals who need us every day.
“There are so many ways you can help – never let a donation or gift be said to be too small; it’s all in addition to the food, medicine, safety and love any animal needs. needs before you find him a wonderful new There are very easy and simple ways to contribute: you can like us on Facebook, or sponsor an animal for a few euros a month, or simply choose us as your charity on Amazon Smile!
“We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the people who keep our doors open at Freshfields, so that we can welcome and care for hundreds of animals each year.”