latest news – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 03:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://klavlav.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/klav-150x150.png latest news – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ 32 32 RSPCA’s oldest cat returns to nursing home https://klavlav.org/rspcas-oldest-cat-returns-to-nursing-home/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:26:04 +0000 https://klavlav.org/rspcas-oldest-cat-returns-to-nursing-home/ Morag in his new home. Photo: RSPCA Golden oldie Morag ended up in rescue at the age of 21, the equivalent of 100 years in human years. Came into the care of the Holdings Animal Rescue and Rehoming Center in Kempsey last month, after her previous owner was no longer able to care for her, […]]]>

Morag in his new home. Photo: RSPCA

Golden oldie Morag ended up in rescue at the age of 21, the equivalent of 100 years in human years.

Came into the care of the Holdings Animal Rescue and Rehoming Center in Kempsey last month, after her previous owner was no longer able to care for her, she had people willing to adopt her from Australia, from Japan and the United States, after his story made headlines around the world.

The oldest cat ever to enter the RSPCA Animal Placement Center in Worcester, Morag chose to stay closer to home in retirement, finding family in the West Midlands.

Staff at the RSPCA branch in Worcester and Mid Worcestershire, which run the centre, initially feared that Morag’s age might discourage potential adopters. But a call for the super senior moggie took off very quickly, with nearly 50,000 reactions and more than 3,000 shares on a social media post.

A calm and quiet home – which was essential given her advanced age – was identified for Morag in Worcester, not far from the centre, where she has settled in well.

His new owner affectionately described Morag as “high maintenance, as you would expect from a senior cat”, and said his favorite hobbies are “sleeping, walking and eating”.

She is said to have ventured upstairs and into the garden and really enjoys being picked up for a hug, purring loudly in everyone’s ears and joining her new owners on the couch when they watch TV.

Ned Cotton, who runs the relocation centre, said: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our appeal for a care home for Morag. Home offers came from Michigan, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania as well as Australia and Japan. People also sent gifts and toys and we were very touched by all the messages we received wishing him good luck.

“We never thought for a moment that her story would take off the way it did, but a 21-year-old cat looking for a nursing home to live out the rest of her life seemed to resonate with people and us. we were inundated with interest and offers of homes for her.

“Her coat was very matted when she was handed over to us so part of it was shaved to make her feel a little more comfortable. But her fur is now growing back and her new owner says she is starting to have sound really fluffy, which is wonderful to hear.

“We are delighted that she has found a wonderful home and we know that she will be pampered and much loved there, as she deserves.”

Morag’s story has also helped raise the profile of the Worcester branch’s local animal welfare work, with more people visiting their website, connecting with them on social media and learning about animal adoption. a pet from the Holdings Rescue and Rehoming Center.

While the famous feline may have found her forever home, there are still plenty of other cats at the center still hoping to find their own, including five-year-old Todd, who finds cattery life rather frightening and overwhelming, four-year-old Gideon, who bears the scars of his previous life as a stray, and six-year-old Declan, who was given up for adoption because his previous owners were moving and couldn’t take him with them.

You can see all the cats currently up for adoption here.

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Kirklees Borough Council Planning Applications Week ending Sunday 6th March https://klavlav.org/kirklees-borough-council-planning-applications-week-ending-sunday-6th-march/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 18:50:19 +0000 https://klavlav.org/kirklees-borough-council-planning-applications-week-ending-sunday-6th-march/ The list below, taken from the Kirklees Borough Council website on Monday March 7, contains planning applications that became valid the previous week. Erection of front storey and two storey side and rear extensions, 48, Northstead, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury Erection of the Lobby, 21, Edgerton Green, Edgerton, Huddersfield Erection of Freestanding Storage Building, 1 The Farmhouse, […]]]>

The list below, taken from the Kirklees Borough Council website on Monday March 7, contains planning applications that became valid the previous week.

  • Erection of front storey and two storey side and rear extensions, 48, Northstead, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
  • Erection of the Lobby, 21, Edgerton Green, Edgerton, Huddersfield
  • Erection of Freestanding Storage Building, 1 The Farmhouse, Home Farm, Wilshaw Road, Netherthong, Holmfirth
  • Installation of new sodium hydroxide dosing kiosk, ferric dosing kiosk, sodium hydroxide storage tank and ferric storage tank, Clayton West Wastewater Treatment Works, Wakefield Road , Clayton West
  • Erection of single storey side extension, Clough Dene, 96 Penistone Road, New Mill, Holmfirth
  • Erection of first floor extension above existing garage, 22 Dorchester Road, Fixby, Huddersfield
  • Change of use and extension of the shed to form a cattery, 195 Drub Lane, Drub, Cleckheaton
  • Erection of Front Dormer Extension, 2 Fixby Park Drive, Fixby, Huddersfield
  • Demolition of existing single storey rear and side lean-to and erection of single storey rear and side extension, 44 Longley Road, Almondbury, Huddersfield
  • Amendment condition 9 (hours of operation) on previous authorization 2008/92168 for amendment condition 1 (limited duration of use) for use as a waste transfer station on previous authorization 2006/90580 for the renewal of temporary conditional use authorization for the household waste facility, Nab Lane HWRC, Nab Lane, Birstall, Batley
  • Upgrading of the existing telecommunications installation; 20.0m high Hutchinson Engineering Orion SW Pole on new D9 root foundation; 2 dishes with a diameter of 300; GPS module mounted at the top of the pole; 3 antennas mounted on the upper spine of the SW pole; 3 antennas mounted on the lower spine of the SW pole; 3 RRU mounted on SW Pole Spine; Yorkshire Equipment Cabinet on a new Root foundation; Cabinet Ericsson RBS 6102 Existing Ericsson RBS 6102 (2) to be removed; Existing 2 meter pillar to be removed and associated ancillary works, Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
  • Alterations to boundary wall, erection of fence and alterations to driveway entrance and installation of first floor window, 38 Lightridge Road, Fixby, Huddersfield
  • Change of use and alterations to convert the garage/coach house into a dwelling house, 56 Lane Head Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield
  • Erection of two storey side and rear extensions, 36, Fir Parade, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
  • Erection of single storey extension (in conservation area), 28B, Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield
  • The proposal is for the erection of a one-storey rear extension. The extension projects 4m beyond the rear wall of the original dwelling house. Maximum extension height is 3.95m, extension eave height is 2.9m, 20, Dark Lane, Batley
  • Overview of application for construction of residential development, adj., 246A Wakefield Road, Denby Dale
  • Erection of two floors and a side and rear extension to the first floor, 15, Badger Brow, Meltham, Holmfirth
  • External repairs and alterations including installation of new floor drain pipe [ Listed Building & Conservation Area ]2, Accelerator Nest, Manchester Road, Marsden
  • Classified building permit for internal and external repairs and modifications [ within a Conservation Area ]2, Accelerator Nest, Manchester Road, Marsden
  • Non-material alteration to previous permit 2021/91207 for demolition and extensive reform extensions to existing accommodation, 94 Beaumont Park Road, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield

  • Demolition of existing detached garage and construction of rear single storey extension, 50 Lumb Lane, Roberttown, Liversedge
  • Erection of two storey side extension and front porch, 103 Hill Top Estate, Heckmondwicke
  • Erection of a single storey rear extension and external alterations, 3, Wilmar Drive, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield
  • Erection of first floor side extension, 1 Brookfield Terrace, Cleckheaton
  • Certificate of legality for proposed dormer extension with gabled hip, 1, Brookfield Terrace, Cleckheaton
  • Erection of first floor extension, 2, Crown Villas, Scissett, Huddersfield
  • The proposal is for the erection of a one-storey rear extension. The extension projects 4.9m beyond the rear wall of the original dwelling house. Maximum extension height is 4m, extension eave height is 3m, 26, Mallinson Street, Westborough, Dewsbury
  • Erection of a single storey extension to the side, 26 Walkley Terrace, Heckmondwicke
  • Dead or dangerous tree at TPO Highway HU1/71, Edgerton Cemetery, Blacker Rd, Birkby
  • Work at TPO(s) 57/96, 1, Park Grove, Mirfield
  • Dead or dangerous tree at TPO HU2/68/A5, 13, Brendon Drive, Birkby, Huddersfield
  • Working on trees in a conservation area, 4, Town End, Golcar, Huddersfield
  • Certificate of legality for the proposed construction of a garage, 65 Mountfield Road, Waterloo, Huddersfield
  • Construction of a detached garage and associated works, 1 Royds Avenue, Linthwaite, Huddersfield
  • Erection of Extensions and Alterations, 182 Headfield Road, Savile Town, Dewsbury
  • Discharge conditions 8, 9, 10, 13 on previous permission 2020/93396 for the construction of a detached dwelling with detached garage and associated external works (amended proposal plot 4), land at, Gregory Drive, Kirkburton
  • Alterations to convert garage to accommodation, 32 Blackthorn Way, Scissett, Huddersfield
  • Erection of first floor side extension and two-storey rear extension, 6 Woodlands Drive, Gomersal, Cleckheaton
  • Erection of a single storey rear extension with raised terrace and rear dormer extension with balcony, 4, Dorchester Road, Fixby, Huddersfield
  • Listed building consent for internal alterations to create master bedroom suite with en-suite shower room (in conservation area), 6, Edgerton Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield
  • Erection of a single storey rear extension, 32, Grenoside View, Highburton, Huddersfield
  • Certificate of legality for the proposed rear single storey extension, 56 Caledonian Road, Savile Town, Dewsbury
  • The proposal is for the erection of a one-storey rear extension. The extension projects 6m beyond the rear wall of the original dwelling house. Maximum extension height is 3.35m, extension eave height is 2.45m, 12, Fir Parade, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury
  • Work at TPO(s) 11/94, 4, Higson Court, Dalton, Huddersfield
  • Erection of a two-storey side extension and associated modifications, 8 Oaklands Drive, Dalton, Huddersfield
  • Working on TPO trees in a conservation area, 5, Dean Fold, Kirkburton, Huddersfield
  • Work at TPO(s) 46/90, Corby, Birkby Road, Birkby, Huddersfield
  • Erection of single storey front extension and external alterations, 1110 Leeds Road, Woodkirk, Dewsbury
  • Erection of first floor rear extension, 2, Jagger Lane, Emley Moor, Huddersfield
  • Erection of a sports hall/garden shop, 27, Whitebeam Park, Birkby, Huddersfield
  • Variation Condition 2 (plans) to previous permission 2020/92607 for the construction of a single storey extension, 5, Seymour Walk, Meltham, Holmfirth
  • Discharge conditions 3 (Woodside Lane inventory), 4 (construction management plan), 15, (Construction Environmental Management Plan) 18 (Arboricultural Method Statement) on the previous authorization 2018/93212 for the construction of 3 individual dwellings and an annex garage at 33 Woodside Lane
  • Erection of single storey extension to side, demolition of existing garage and associated alterations, 222 Leymoor Road, Golcar, Huddersfield
  • Erection of single storey rear and first floor side extensions and external alterations, 19, The Ghyll, Fixby, Huddersfield
  • Work at TPO(s) 10A/03, 26, Woodside, Denby Dale, Huddersfield
  • Work at TPO(s) dd3/58, 15, Moorlands View, Clayton West, Huddersfield
  • Discharge Condition 3 (Odor Control Measures) on Previous Authorization 2021/94047 for Change of Use of Unit 3 from Existing Veterinary Surgery to Wagamama’s Hot Food Takeaway (in a Conservation Area), Unit 3, Castlegate Retail Park, Huddersfield
  • Landfill Condition 8 (surface water drainage) on previous permission 2018/93687 for the construction of a detached dwelling with integral garage, Adjoining Land, 34 Cliff Road, Holmfirth
  • Working on trees in a conservation area, 13, Clough Lea, Marsden, Huddersfield
  • Working at the California Tree, The Lodge, 16 Reservoir Street, Dewsbury
  • Working on trees in a conservation area, Bredon, Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley, Huddersfield

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Rescuers tear down rock wall in tow law to save cat https://klavlav.org/rescuers-tear-down-rock-wall-in-tow-law-to-save-cat/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/rescuers-tear-down-rock-wall-in-tow-law-to-save-cat/ A CAT may have exhausted one of its nine lives after becoming trapped inside a stone wall – which rescuers had to dismantle to free the animal. An RSPCA rescuer was called to a field in Tow Law, near Bishop Auckland, by a dog walker whose pet found the black and white cat stuck in […]]]>

A CAT may have exhausted one of its nine lives after becoming trapped inside a stone wall – which rescuers had to dismantle to free the animal.

An RSPCA rescuer was called to a field in Tow Law, near Bishop Auckland, by a dog walker whose pet found the black and white cat stuck in a small gap in a dry stone wall.

Following his rescue, on Sunday January 23, the cat was taken to vets and then to a cattery by the charity, which hopes to reunite him with his owner or find him a new home.

Read more: Sad, angry, cold, cute – what do you see in the Northeast waves with faces?

Inspector Ruth Thomas-Coxon said: ‘It was an unusual call and the poor cat was very scared and a bit aggressive.

“At first it looked like he chose to hide inside the space, but he didn’t try to run away when we got closer so I was worried he was hurt. or sick.

“The owner of the paddocks and the wall came out and we removed some stones to dismantle the upper part of the wall and free the cat. He rushed at it and jumped to another part of the wall where we were able to catch up to him.

Echo of the North:

Ruth left the owner to rebuild the wall and took the cat, now nicknamed Freddy, to the vet.

“The vets found him to be in fairly good health although he had matting in his coat which they removed,” she said.

“He was a sweet and friendly cat, so I wondered if he was a missing pet, but he didn’t have a microchip. I researched nearby, put up a poster where we rescued him and also put his profile on PetsLocated but sadly he hasn’t been claimed yet.

“He is being cared for at a local cattery and if no one comes forward for him, we will find him a new home.”

Echo of the North:

Anyone who recognizes Freddy can contact the RSPCA hotline on 0300-1238018.

To help the RSPCA continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals, you can call the charity’s donation line on 0300-1238181.

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Photos show Camilla meeting Paul O’Grady at Battersea Brands Hatch https://klavlav.org/photos-show-camilla-meeting-paul-ogrady-at-battersea-brands-hatch/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 12:39:51 +0000 https://klavlav.org/photos-show-camilla-meeting-paul-ogrady-at-battersea-brands-hatch/ The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have started their one-day visit to Kent. The Royals made their first stop of the day at Sheppey Matters, based at the Sheerness Healthy Living Center this morning (February 2). Here they encountered community groups that help and promote a healthy lifestyle in the immediate community. […]]]>

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have started their one-day visit to Kent.

The Royals made their first stop of the day at Sheppey Matters, based at the Sheerness Healthy Living Center this morning (February 2).

Here they encountered community groups that help and promote a healthy lifestyle in the immediate community.

READ MORE: Follow our live updates from today’s royal tour

Their Royal Highnesses also met a refugee family who have settled in the county.

But the Royals have now split their time – with Camilla moving to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (Battersea Brands Hatch) branch in Crowhurst Lane, Ash.



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The Duchess of Cornwall is a patron of the charity and today marks her first visit.

The staff members welcomed Camilla and took her to visit the kennels and the cattery.



Paul O’Grady and Sausage eagerly await the arrival of Camilla and her dogs

Paul O’Grady was also on hand for most of the morning with his dog Sausage the dachshund in his role as Battersea Ambassador.

He is the face of the ITV show, For the Love of Dogs, documenting the journeys of dogs in search of forever homes.

Paul has lived in Aldington for over two decades.

Together they took a brief walk through the woods with one of the rescue dogs who has yet to find his loving home.

The Duchess’ own dogs, Beth and Bluebell, who accompanied their owner on tour, will be invited to join one of Paul O’Grady’s dogs in a training challenge known as Temptation Alley.

The premise of the game is that dogs are encouraged to ignore dog treats laid out on one path and walk straight towards their owner at the other end.

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RSPCA Column: Could you be the perfect match for Ned, Austin or Hilary and Ashley? https://klavlav.org/rspca-column-could-you-be-the-perfect-match-for-ned-austin-or-hilary-and-ashley/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:34:08 +0000 https://klavlav.org/rspca-column-could-you-be-the-perfect-match-for-ned-austin-or-hilary-and-ashley/ Hillary and Ashley By Paul Gibson This week here at the Animal Center in New Cut Lane, Southport, we have a selection of cats all looking for their new forever home. We have a pair of long life cats, Hilary and Ashley; two beautiful 10-month-old sisters who had been looking for their ideal home for […]]]>

Hillary and Ashley

By Paul Gibson

This week here at the Animal Center in New Cut Lane, Southport, we have a selection of cats all looking for their new forever home.

We have a pair of long life cats, Hilary and Ashley; two beautiful 10-month-old sisters who had been looking for their ideal home for more than two months, but unfortunately had no luck.

They need an experienced adult-only home with owners who will be able to provide plenty of safe spaces for them and understand their fearful behaviors, letting them adapt at their own pace.

Due to the lack of socialization as kittens, this left them very uncertain and scared. Ashley is the more confident of the two (little black mark on her nose), but we’ve found that over time they are both happy to leave their pods behind and enjoy playing with different cat toys and scratchers. It’s the only time we see them relaxing and having fun.

Both girls love their food! They are well known in the cattery for their “singing voice” at dinnertime.

We are looking for a quiet, understanding, adults-only, dog-free home for Hilary and Ashley, but they are suitable to live with another friendly cat.

Our new boy on the block is Ned (or Neddy) Cat, he’s a charming seven year old looking for his second chance at happiness. Neddy is slowly coming out of his shell, but we find that he spends most of his day in bed. Loud sounds or rapid movements startled Ned, so we think a calm, quiet home will suit him best.

ned

Now Ned is getting to know the staff and volunteers, we have found that he is starting to trust them and allow them to pet him and he will happily come back with a whim. When he’s really happy, he’ll roll over on his back to tickle his tummy. Ned also enjoys playing with toys, his favorite being a simple shoelace to chase.

Ned is looking for a mature home (all kids must be 16+), but he could live with another friendly cat (not a dog). Ned will make a lovely addition to your family unit once settled in and will be a very affectionate companion.

Finally, we also have Austin, our one-eyed boy. At two years old, he is now looking for a new home after being placed in our care. He took a bit of time to settle in, which is understandable after undergoing his recent eye surgery.

He healed beautifully and is now getting used to this new way of seeing the world.

Austin

Austin can be shy at first, but if you give him a moment, he’ll soon realize you’re there for a cuddle and cuddle, which he’s a big fan of!

Likewise, we think Austin would benefit from a quiet adult home with no other pets. He needs a loving and understanding owner who will let him out of his shell when he’s ready.

Austin is often found sitting outside enjoying the possible sunshine, after an initial period of settling in we think he will enjoy sitting in the garden during the summer months.

If you are applying for Hilary and Ashley, Ned or Austin, please complete a perfect match form, the quickest way to get it back to us is by email info@rspcasouthport.co.uk

Once we receive your application, we will check whether you might be a suitable match and contact you to discuss your application and the animal in more detail.

If you have any questions about our current animals or the adoption process please call us on 01704 567 624, we are always happy to help.


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WITH VIDEO: Cats rescued from “deplorable” conditions at a breeder’s home | News, Sports, Jobs https://klavlav.org/with-video-cats-rescued-from-deplorable-conditions-at-a-breeders-home-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 06:32:49 +0000 https://klavlav.org/with-video-cats-rescued-from-deplorable-conditions-at-a-breeders-home-news-sports-jobs/ [ad_1] News Photo by Julie Riddle Cages of rescued cats filled a cell in the old Alpena County Jail building on Monday. ALPENA – A fatal New Years Eve accident north of Alpena led police to discover dozens of malnourished cats, surrounded by debris and feces, in a house that also served as the headquarters […]]]>


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News Photo by Julie Riddle Cages of rescued cats filled a cell in the old Alpena County Jail building on Monday.

ALPENA – A fatal New Years Eve accident north of Alpena led police to discover dozens of malnourished cats, surrounded by debris and feces, in a house that also served as the headquarters of a breeder in the one of the rare cat breeds in the world.

Police say as many as 100 cats have apparently lived for years among mountains of garbage, hundreds of empty cat cans and the corpses of other animals unable to survive the conditions at the Township home. Alpena.

The old Alpena County Jail building has been set up as a temporary shelter for rescued cats as their numbers are too large to fit in the Alpena County Animal Control Facility.

On Monday, cats watched from cages lined up on metal bunks in the old cells, some emaciated and shivering, meowing hoarse, others silent and still.

Researchers found the cats in “appalling conditions to say the least,” said Michelle Reid, an Alpena County animal control officer, who led the removal of the animals from the home.

News photo by Julie Riddle Seen through a cell door window, Alpena County Animal Control Officer Michelle Reid tries to catch a panicked cat who fled when several dozen cats rescued were moved to the old Alpena County Jail building over the weekend. Reid grabbed the cat safely.

Home resident Candice Massey died in what police suspect was a medical accident at the intersection of US 23-North and Golf Course Road around 10 p.m. Friday.

Called to the scene because responders found four cats in Massey’s vehicle, Reid recognized the cats as Havana Browns, an extremely rare cat breed bred by Massey.

When she peeked out the garage window of Massey’s house the next morning, “there were only cats everywhere,” Reid said.

Reid and Otsego County animal control workers removed 38 cats, three ducks and a chicken from the house over the weekend.

Reid estimated that there were 40 or 50 cats left in the house, many curling up in spaces above ceiling tiles or hidden under mounds of household items and collected trash.

News photo by Julie Riddle A Siamese-type variant of a brown Havana cat peers through the bars of a cell of a cage in the old Alpena County jail building on Monday.

‘BROWN BEAUTIES’

Known for his pleasant and affectionate temperament as much as his chocolate brown color and distinctive head shape, the Havana Brown ancestry includes the dignified Siamese cat, a lineage written on the black-masked faces of some of the cats and kittens taken to the Massey’s house.

Rescuers also found domestic shorthair cats, apparently used for breeding, Reid said.

According to passionate cat websites, Massey bred Havana Browns for 35 years under the Acapella cattery trade name and was affiliated with several national cat associations.

In passionate cat-loving online forum posts dating back decades, Massey has made an enthusiastic plea for the ‘brown beauties’ she has bred, encouraging other breeders to be ethical and generous in their care for the breed.

News photo by Julie Riddle Feces cover the floor of a house in the township of Alpena where dozens of rare cats were rescued over the weekend.

Massey has helped lead a movement to strengthen the breed’s delicate lineage through a genetic diversity program, according to some online sites.

Several websites list Massey as the contact person for a Michigan Havana Brown rescue group.

Reid, who knew the breeder when the assistant worked for an Alpena vet decades ago, called Massey a bright and “super nice” woman.

“I had no idea this was going on,” Reid said.

ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS

News Photo by Julie Riddle Alpena County Animal Control Officer Michelle Reid wipes away tears as she searches for cats amid debris at a breeder’s Alpena Township home rare cats Monday.

Surrounded by woods at the end of a dead end, Massey’s house was showing signs that its resident was suffering from a mental illness, his extreme turmoil indicative of impulses to hoard. Massey’s brother said the breeder had fought for a long time, Reid said.

On Monday, hundreds of empty Special Kitty cat food cans, some covered in rust, filled the floors of the garage and passageways. In a side room, several inches of excrement covered the floor, while a row of cat show ribbons hung in a doorway.

In the middle of the rubbish lay small, cleaned bones.

“They literally eat each other to stay alive,” Reid said.

Other small bodies, still intact, lay on a tarp in the backyard, removed by workers during the previous day’s rescue efforts.

News Photo by Julie Riddle Litter boxes stacked on Monday lean into a precarious pile in the living room of a house in Alpena Township where police found dozens of malnourished cats over the weekend.

The unlivable conditions were the reason why Massey’s car was showing signs that she was living there, Reid said.

Reid, who had expected to find cats in the dozen or so live traps she had left in the house overnight and baited with food, only removed one caged cat from the house.

“Well that’s more than disappointing,” she said, worrying about the eerie silence of the house where she believed several dozen cats were still hiding. “I’m so scared they’ll die, damn it.”

Faint noises above a ceiling tile gave the officer hope cats could still come out of the house, though her flashlight beam was blank as she stood on a rickety table to look through a hole in the ceiling.

“There are still so many cats here,” said the animal control officer, teary eyed as she wondered how to find the remaining cats before they died. “How do you explain to a cat that you are trying to save it?” “

‘SAY SOMETHING’

Apparently no one saw how Massey lived with his cats, “and if they did, shame on them for not reporting what they saw,” Reid said.

Michigan law dictates how breeders breed dogs, but the state has no regulatory oversight over cat breeders, according to Pollyanne McKillop, Animal Shelter Program Manager at the Department of Agriculture and Development rural Michigan.

Local governments can regulate the care and custody of animals, including the number and types of animals people may have, McKillop said.

The Township of Alpena website does not list specific animal care ordinances.

Police believe other animals may live in similar squalid conditions in the Alpena area. They need the help of residents who are ready to speak out when they notice something is wrong, Alpena County Sheriff Steven Kieliszewski said on Monday outside Massey’s home.

“If you see something, say something,” Kieliszewski said, pointing to the front window of the house. ” There are others. “

Had Massey’s cats been discovered before his death, police could have charged him with violating state cruelty and neglect laws.

Or, says Kieliszewski, she could have gotten the mental health help she needed.

NEW HOUSES

Massey’s brother gave police jurisdiction over the rescued cats, Reid said.

Most cats have upper respiratory tract disease, and many – especially the Havana Browns, with a less robust build than domestic shorthair – are undernourished, some unable to eat regular cat food because that their slim body cannot process it.

The cats will remain at the old prison while workers carry out health checks and ensure that those previously mentioned by people who have done business with Massey are united with their cats.

Once the dust settles, the county will hold an adoption day for some cats, sending others to shelters and animal shelters, Reid said.

County employees will spay and neuter all animals before they move to new homes, Reid said.

To contribute

Donations to help pay for the care of Havana Brown Cats rescued from a hoarding situation this weekend, and other animals rescued from life-threatening situations, can be turned over to the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office at 4900 M-32 West in Alpena, with checks made out to Alpena County Animal Control.

News Photo by Julie Riddle With cat show awards hanging in the foreground, Kat Tomaszewski of the Alpena County Sheriff’s Department puts fresh food in a living trap left in a Township home on Monday. Alpena where the police found dozens of rare cats this weekend in an accumulation situation.

News photo by Julie Riddle A cat’s skull rests among old cans of cat food and debris in the garage of a house in Alpena Township where several dozen cats were found in a hoarding situation this week -end.

News Photo by Julie Riddle Malnourished Havana brown cats gaze nervously from a cage in the old Alpena County Jail building on Monday after being rescued from a hoarding situation at a Township home ‘Alpena this weekend.

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Five sons of father tragically attacked by dog ​​orphaned eight years after mom lost battle with cancer https://klavlav.org/five-sons-of-father-tragically-attacked-by-dog-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8borphaned-eight-years-after-mom-lost-battle-with-cancer/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 15:09:14 +0000 https://klavlav.org/five-sons-of-father-tragically-attacked-by-dog-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8borphaned-eight-years-after-mom-lost-battle-with-cancer/ [ad_1] Five young sons of a man who was killed in a dog attack have been orphaned eight years after their mother lost a battle with cancer. A second tragedy struck their families on Wednesday afternoon when Adam Watts was mutilated to death on the outskirts of Dundee. The popular 55-year-old died at the Juniper […]]]>


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Five young sons of a man who was killed in a dog attack have been orphaned eight years after their mother lost a battle with cancer.

A second tragedy struck their families on Wednesday afternoon when Adam Watts was mutilated to death on the outskirts of Dundee.

The popular 55-year-old died at the Juniper kennel and cattery he runs in Kirkton of Auchterhouse, about five miles northwest of the city.



Adam Watts was killed by a dog in the kennel he runs on the outskirts of Dundee.

Tragically, the deadly attack orphaned her five sons, four of whom were teenagers and one who was just 10 years old.

Their mother, Eileen, lost a courageous battle with cancer in February 2013, at the age of 46.

In 2018, the Daily Record recounted how the couple’s youngest son raised thousands of pounds in honor of his mother by crossing the Tay Road Bridge 20 TIMES.

Back then, Adam couldn’t contain his pride in his boy’s amazing feat of endurance.

He told us, “I am overflowing with pride.



Eileen Watts lost her battle with cancer in 2013

Tributes have poured in for Adam since Wednesday afternoon’s horrific attack on rural kennels.

We spoke to a number of people in the tight-knit village who were devastated by the incident which happened shortly after 1 p.m.



Eileen, mother of five, who fought a courageous battle with bowel cancer.

They described him as a “great man” who “loved his dogs” and “supported his five sons so well.”

A devastated resident told the Record: “It’s such a tragic thing, I can’t believe it, he was such a great guy.

“He had raised his five boys who will be devastated.

“Adam was a good father to them, he supported them well.



Adam Watts died on Wednesday
Adam Watts died on Wednesday

They added, “He lived on site at the kennel.

“He was always on the move, doing things like charity walks.

“Such a sad loss of a great man.”

Write on the Eileen Watts Tribute Fund website, Adam described his wife’s courageous battle with bowel and liver cancer.

He recounted how brave she was and how the family was supported by Maggie’s Center in Dundee.

Describing his fight, he wrote: “She immediately adopted an attitude of hatred towards Cancer and was adamant that he was not going to stay,” like an uninvited guest to a party “, as she did. said.”



Adam Watts died on Wednesday after the incident at the kennel just outside Dundee

And he added, “Eileen passed away on February 26, 2013 and our 5 wonderful boys and I continue to use Maggie in group or 1-to-1 therapy and counseling sessions.

“It has proven to be a source of great comfort and support for us as a family and we are by no means unique in this area.”

A police car was parked behind a closed gate on the small rural property all day as officers guarded the property.

Locals described seeing a significant amount of activity there last night.

One said: “There were a number of police cars and at least one ambulance in the kennel in the afternoon.

“It looked like a really serious incident.

“A family lives in the house next to the kennel and I think the owner was killed.

“It’s such a tragedy, especially at this time of year.”

Calls to Juniper Kennels and Cattery went unanswered all morning.

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

Officers also said the death was not considered suspicious.

They told the Record: “Officers received a report that a man was attacked by a dog in Kirkton Auchterhouse at around 1:10 pm on Wednesday 22 December.

“Emergency services responded, however, the 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not treated as a suspect and a report will be given to the finance attorney.”

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RSPCA Chronicle: Thank you for your support throughout the year https://klavlav.org/rspca-chronicle-thank-you-for-your-support-throughout-the-year/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 14:07:41 +0000 https://klavlav.org/rspca-chronicle-thank-you-for-your-support-throughout-the-year/ [ad_1] Ashley, Hilary and Luna are just a few of the animals looking for their forever homes By Paul Gibson The end of the year is in sight and we can’t believe we’re already well into 12 days of Christmas! We are very grateful to everyone who supported us throughout the year; for all donations […]]]>


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Ashley, Hilary and Luna are just a few of the animals looking for their forever homes

By Paul Gibson

The end of the year is in sight and we can’t believe we’re already well into 12 days of Christmas! We are very grateful to everyone who supported us throughout the year; for all donations for our animals and those who chose to adopt and gave a second chance at happiness to so many cats and dogs.

Fortunately, we were able to organize our Christmas and summer fairs this year, as well as two big raffles to raise essential funds for the Animal Center. We have continued to fight all Covid-19 restrictions and pursue adoptions for cats and dogs, while ensuring that all of our staff and volunteers are safe and able to continue their hard work in caring for animals.

We are ending the year with 11 cats and five dogs currently looking for their new homes, and we will have more available in the coming days.

Jack

First up, we have Jack, a nine year old Border Collie. He is a happy, lucky boy who needs an experienced adult-only home with no other pets. We have found that Jack enjoys going out for his daily walks and cuddling, he enjoys being around people and looking for a home to grow old in.

Moon

We also have Luna, a two year old German Shepherd. She is a lively girl who needs an active home, with experienced shepherd owners. She needs time, patience and training in her new home. Luna requires an adult-only pet-free home. Luna has been looking for her home for a little while now, we hope 2022 will be her lucky year!

On the cats we have a lovely pair called Ashley and Hilary who are shy 10 month old sisters looking for a calm patient owner and a home to call their own. They love food, so it is definitely a way to get into their hearts.

Ashley and Hilary

Ashley and Hilary are with a few months now but are still two very scared shy girls who unfortunately don’t like to be manipulated. They need homeowners who will be able to provide them with a safe space and have a hands-off approach that gives them time to adjust. These girls need a lot of TLC

We also have Arlo; he is a confident happy boy who loves everyone he meets. We have found Arlo to be a huge hit in the cattery enjoying hugs from all the staff and volunteers. As soon as we pop our heads to say hello, he purrs and eagerly comes over to you, ready for a bang.

Arlo

We are looking for a house with owners who will be a lot for Arlo as he is a social boy who thirsts for company. Arlo could be housed with a cat friendly dog ​​and children six and up. Arlo has suffered from feline flu in the past, and anyone wishing to adopt Arlo is advised to research feline flu first.

Finally, we also have Pugsley who is a scared four year old boy who is known to hiss at people when opening the door of his capsule; because he is very afraid. We find that having food or treats helps.

Pugsley

Pugsley will let you stroke him for some tasty food in return, the food is definitely his heart’s path. We are looking for a quiet home with a patient and knowledgeable owner who is often home to spend time socializing. Children must be 14 years of age and over and no other pets.

If you would like to see the other cats and dogs who are currently looking for a new family, please visit our website.

To apply for any of our pets, please complete a Perfect Match Form. The fastest way to send it to us is by emailing info@rspcasouthport.co.uk

In closing, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk & District branch is located in New Cut Lane, Southport, Merseyside.


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Wealden Council issues warning to pet owners ahead of Christmas https://klavlav.org/wealden-council-issues-warning-to-pet-owners-ahead-of-christmas/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/wealden-council-issues-warning-to-pet-owners-ahead-of-christmas/ [ad_1] A warning has been issued by a tip to pet owners urging them to be careful when booking a cattery or kennel. Wealden District Council is asking pet owners to check the pet license registry before making a reservation, especially around Christmas. Only boarding schools for authorized animals are listed. Pet owners are cautioned […]]]>


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A warning has been issued by a tip to pet owners urging them to be careful when booking a cattery or kennel.

Wealden District Council is asking pet owners to check the pet license registry before making a reservation, especially around Christmas.

Only boarding schools for authorized animals are listed. Pet owners are cautioned not to use a business if they cannot see their contact details on this web page.

Each cattery, kennel and home boarder should have a license posted on their premises and their license number on their website.

If a business does not have a license, it can mean that its insurance is invalid.

Councilor Philip Lunn, portfolio holder of public health and community safety on the council, said, “Pet owners, be careful when booking a vacation for your beloved pet.

“Make sure the establishment is accredited and choose the highest number of stars. We want you and your pet to have a Merry Christmas. ”

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Durham County Council: Planning requests week starting December 13 https://klavlav.org/durham-county-council-planning-requests-week-starting-december-13/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:55:29 +0000 https://klavlav.org/durham-county-council-planning-requests-week-starting-december-13/ [ad_1] The list below, taken from the Durham County Council website on Tuesday, December 14, contains the planning applications that were decided this week. Validated applications Variation of Condition 2 (approved plans) of Building Permit DM / 21/02727 / FPA for storefront alterations at 13 and 13A Busty Bank, Burnopfield, County Durham. Condition 5 of […]]]>


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The list below, taken from the Durham County Council website on Tuesday, December 14, contains the planning applications that were decided this week.

Validated applications

  • Variation of Condition 2 (approved plans) of Building Permit DM / 21/02727 / FPA for storefront alterations at 13 and 13A Busty Bank, Burnopfield, County Durham.
  • Condition 5 of Planning Approval DM / 20/02106 / FPA has been lifted regarding the provision of appropriate parking at 73 Brookside, Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
  • Installation of a ground-based photovoltaic solar system comprising 660 solar panels. The solar photovoltaic panel would reduce the carbon footprint by approximately 78 tonnes of CO2 per year on the land west of Building 12, Horndale Avenue, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
  • 1- Remove the large branch from the SE side of the silver birch 2- Remove the large branch from the northwest side of the silver birch at 1 Larches Road, City of Durham, County Durham.
  • Cut the branches on the house up to 2 m, and the thin crown up to 1.5 m up to T1. Sycamore, remove the limb in T2. Sycamore and T3 Ash – Remove hanging branches from T3 Ash at Dene House Barn, 8B West Blackdene, Weardale, County Durham.
  • Change of use from retail (class E) to beverage establishment (Sui Generis), creation of a terrace for smokers on the first floor at the back, use of the first floor as a residential apartment and modifications to the front elevation at 58 Yoden Way, Peterlee, County Durham.

Applications decided

  • Demolition of the existing veranda. Erection of a two story rear extension with balcony / terrace on the first floor, one story rear and side extensions at Elm House, Sunny Terrace, Stanley, County Durham. Sstatus: Application approved.
  • Large Pine Tree Removal (T4) – (TPO – DER-066) at 10 Mill Farm Road, Hamsterley Mill, County Durham. Status: Application approved.
  • Change of use of the existing site into an animal shelter. Erection of kennels and cattery. Location of the staff building at The Old Brewery, 9 Quarryburn Lane, Hunwick, County Durham. Status: Application approved.
  • Modification of conditions 2 and 3 of Planning Approval DM / 20/00379 / FPA regarding modifications to the fence along the eastern boundary and the number of condensing units at the Old Methodist Church , Dunelm Road, Thornley, County Durham. Status: Request refused.

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