Thursday, May 14, 2015

Amazing Breaking News!!!!!!!!! Jodie has been homed

Our Big lovely Jodie has a new home. Jodie has been with Catwel for over a year and was often overlooked due to a younger cats and kittens getting homes. She originally came into Catwel being suspected of being pregnant and had a dreadful flea allergy. She was homed quite quickly but sadly returned as she didn't get on with the existing dog in the home. She was then homed a few months later but again was returned due to the lady having an allergy to cats. She touched the hearts of everyone who met her but sadly no-one took her home. Now she has managed to secure a wonderful home with a lovely lady who thinks she is gorgeous (as do we).

Here is a picture of Jodie with Helen receiving a big kiss goodbye

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Catwel's Blind Auction Starts 15th May 2015

Catwel will be holding a Blind Auction at it's shop located at 17 Whitchurch Road, Gabalfa,Cardiff. This event will take place from Friday, 15th May until Saturday, 30th May. For further information why don't you pop along to the shop or call us on 02920 753475

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Why is neutering so important?????? This is why!!!!!!!!!!!

Be a responsible owner!!!!!!
    Get your cat neutered    


If you have read.. 'In our News' articles on this blog spot you will remember Zoe's 'Smudges-Charity-Pet-Show'. Zoe did an amazing job with her cat Smudge raising  £1235 for us here at Catwel with a online pet show on Facebook. Well just to say Zoe and Smudge are off again raising funds for Catwel and 4 other charities that are very close to their hearts. Please donate to these great causes.To help us all to do this:
*Send £1 (us $2, EU  €1.30) via family and friends via paypal to and put in the paypal comments 5 CHARITIES and your name
*Then open this link and like Smudge's online charity show page £1 will be divided between each charity. As a thank you for helping all the charities you will get 1 free entry when you send in 1 paid entry into our next Online Charity Pet show which will be starting in June and will be raising money for a cat rescue centre. There will be loads of prizes, rosettes and certificates to win. Thank you

Watch this space for more updates on the second pet-show that Zoe and Smudge are running...

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The importance of microchipping

I received a phone call yesterday about a Ginger cat found straying on Cathedral Road in Cardiff. A gentleman heard someone banging on his door. When he opened the door a young lady with a baby in a pushchair enquired "is this your ginger cat, he has been trying to cross the road". The gentleman said it was not. The lady went on to say that could he look after the cat as she could not. With some discussion the gentleman agreed to look after the cat that day but stated that he could not keep it. The following day he noticed a chrome bowl on his window sill with 2 tins of high quality dog food. Fearing that the cat had been abandoned he contacted Catwel who picked up the cat and took him up to Ty Mair (Catwel's rehoming centre). He was a beautiful neutered ginger tom. He had a wonderful temperament and was in lovely condition. Helen scanned the cheeky chap and discovered he was indeed microchipped. 1 phone call later and we discovered his name was George and he was registered to an address not to far from the road in which he had been straying and that he had been reported  missing back in March 2015. Helen phoned the number that George was registered too with Petlog and his owner (Gareth) answered and was truly delighted by the news that we had rescued his beloved cat. 20 minutes later he was up at Ty Mair and re-united with his lovely pussycat. He was extremely grateful and told us that George had been adopted from Maesteg Animal Welfare 3 months ago and that he did have a collar with his name and a contact number on it should he go missing. Sadly the collar was not present and it was thought that either George had broken it off or it had been removed by somebody. Who can tell? (Only George knows).  The moral of the story is please if you love your Cat or Dog for that matter get them microchipped. So many cats and dogs go missing or get stolen and collars can be lost or removed but a microchip is under the skin and is harder to remove. Microchipping does work and it re-unites pets with their owners. It is not that expensive but please use a trusted vet to carry out this procedure.

This is a picture of gorgeous George

A big thank you to the lovely couple who took the time to take in George on Cathedral Road and then phoned us at Catwel