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The Pet Samaritans emergency pet rescue service is open 365 days of the year. Find a new pet with our derbyshire dog adoption and pet adoption pages.

Many dogs and animals are brought to us every week requiring are help. We have some lovely Dogs and Cats, kittens and farm animals available for adoption nearly all year round. Browse our pet adoption pages and make a new friend today.

Ragamuffins come to stay

cats - ragamuffinsThree beautiful Ragamuffin cats came to stay with us over the weekend.  It’s because of the ill-health in the family that the cats can’t be kept anymore.   There were lots of tears at parting with these lovely young pedigree cats.  It’s a rare breed, started in America in the ’70′s and previously associated with Ragdoll cats.  They are now recognised as a breed in their own right.  They are friendly cats, chunky in build and slow to mature, they don’t get to maturity until they are around five years old.

We have two six month old kittens – Pom-pom a young lady and her brother, Caspar.  Pom-pom is shown above.   Also another girl at a year old and that is Coco who is a slightly darker colour.   These cats have exceptionally loving natures, theyt like to go outdoors and climb and play but supervision would be necessary because of their rarity and desirability.   We are looking for homes for the cats, Pon-pom and Caspar must go together, Coco would be fine as an ‘only child’.

All three have settled well and eating, playing, fussing and purring.  They are sociable and charming by temperament.  They are all vaccinated, spayed and neutered.  All are very clean and fully litter trained.   If you’d like to come and meet them please get in touch.

Cat shot at by thugs

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This is a stray cat who used up one of her nine lives last week.   She was seen being chased and shot at by a gang of lads with air rifles and only just rescued in the nick of time.   This lucky girl cat was taken in to Carrick Vets to be checked over and fortunately none of the pellets had hit her.   Apart from being traumatized and very thin, she is alright.  We’ve called her Tigerlily and a sweeter cat would be hard to find.   A big thank you to Carrick Vets for looking after her so well and for vaccinating her before bringing her in to us.

Tigerlily is very pretty, she is a tabby with pale apricot and white markings and real tabby stripes.   She is very friendly and well behaved, still needs lots of reassurance after her ordeal.   She is very clean, fully litter trained, not microchipped.  We think she is about two years old.   If you could give this lovely cat a good home please get in touch. She is quite thin but is eating well and on the road to recovery.

We’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm, 01246 455777.

New kittens

kittens - dorcas babiesWe have some lovely kittens and they are growing fast, they seem to change and develop every day.   None of the next two litters are ready yet, we don’t like kits to go to their new homes until they have had a vet check and their first vaccination at nine weeks old.  Even then, there are some babies who are still emotionally dependent on mum or their siblings.  When they become more independent and confident at being handled we know the time is right.  The tabby here is a little boy, the calico is a female – no uncertainty about that – all tricolour cats have to be female, it’s their genetic programming.  These two are especially sweet, suggestions for names are very welcome.

We do have one boy kitten who is available for adoption, he is a mackerel striped tabby and went for his health check yesterday (a clean bill of health) and his first vaccination.

Stray cat rescue

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This pretty tortoiseshell cat was brought in to us today.  She is without a home and has been fed by a kind hearted cat lover for the past few weeks.   Unfortunately this lady has to move house and there is no one else to take pity on this poor little waif.  We think she is only a young  cat and obvisouly female as tortie’s are programmed to be that sex.  No tortie or calico cat is ever male. She is a lovely colour, mixed shades of fawn, ginger, cream and black – just gorgeous!  We’ve called her Mitzi, she is dainty and small and very friendly.  Mitzi was naturally scared and anxious when she first arrived but is settling well and wolfed a pouch down without any hesitation.

We’ll be putting her up for adoption, we’re sure she’ll make some lucky person a devoted friend.  First we have to find out – is she vaccinated?   Is she spayed?   Is she microchipped?   A visit to the vet as soon as possible is on the agenda.  And we want to see a smile on that worried little face – and to hear her purr!

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If you’d like to come and meet Mitzi please get in touch – visiting is between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

Ginger kitten for adoption

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Re-homed – thanks folk – Donovan (Donny) is nine weeks old and ready for adoption.  He is a handsome boy kit, a red tabby with lovely markings.  Donny has just been vaccinated and has had a vet health check which he passed so he is fit and ready to pack his little bags and go off to his new home.  He’s a lovely kitten with a sweet personality, a bit of a mummy’s boy still so he will need lots of cuddles.  Donny is clean and is litter trained.  He’s eating well and likes kitten food and also fresh mince and fish… yum!  yum!   Please get in touch if you would like to come and meet him.  01246 455777 or call during opening hours between 11.0am and 3.0pm.   Please press the bell on our Reception (on right) when you arrive so that we know you are here.

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Friendly youngster for adoption

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Sox is a beautiful young lady cat who is only one year old.   She has a sweet and friendly nature and the most stunning golden eyes and magnificent whiskers!   She’s a dainty little cat who is well mannered and gentle, she loves to be fussed and likes comfort and dainty meals.  She isn’t used to other cats so would be perfect for a home where she is the ‘one and only’.

Sox was homeless before she came in to us and has now been vaccinated and spayed, she is very clean and is fully litter trained.  Sox is a sensitive and intelligentcat who relates well to people and will be a devoted companion to some lucky person.  If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.  We’re open for adoptions every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

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Lucky black kitten needs a home

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Whitby is a beautiful kitten who is as black as jet and that’s why we’ve named her Whitby.   She has lovely green eyes and is a dainty kit with a sweet nature.  Whitby is affectionate and a bit of a ‘couch potato’ – she likes to lie around in a comfy spot and wait for someone to come along and give her a fuss.

Every bit of her is black, even her nose!   So she is a ‘lucky’ kitten, it’s believed that a black cat will absorb negative energies and that’s why they are good to have around, no bad vibes when a black cat is a member of the household!  We have several black cats as permanent residents here – Cilla is one and Billy is another.  There’s also a Mr. Fluffy who is a black long haired cat who comes and goes as he pleases.

Whitby is fully vaccinated (her 2nd vacc was done this week) so she is ready to go to a new home.   She eats well and is fully litter trained.   If you’d like tyo come and meet her please get in touch.

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Bluey a fine rabbit for adoption

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Bluey was found wandering around in the road – another rabbit who was dumped we think as no one in the neighbourhood had lost him.  He’s a handsome boy, quite small with little ears, he has quite a personality and is interested in everything you do and likes you to talk to him.   He’s friendly and well behaved and will make someone a lovely pet.   Please bear in mind that rabbits need plenty of room, large spaces to hop about in and lots of companionship.  Feeding them fresh hay every is essential, the more natural food the better.  It’s very easy to give them a bowl of rabbit food but this isn’t best for them.   A small amount is fine though.  Our rabbits like dandelions and clover, fresh grass and most of all, they love brambles.  Blackberry leaves are delicious rabbit food and the thick stems are good for them to gnaw on and keep their teeth short.

Rabbits should be kept in pairs for company, either the same sex or neutered as otherwise there would be a rabbit population explosion!   Make sure your rabbits are used to each other before putting them together.  Adjacent pens with wire mesh in between gives an idea of compatability.   Letting them run about together in a large space is a good trial.   If rabbits don’t like each other they will fight and be unhappy.

If you’d like to come and meet Bluey please get in touch.

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Sox is ready for a new home

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Sox is a sedate young lady cat who has a lovely nature.  She was brought in as a stray and is now fully vaccinated and spayed.  We think Sox is around a yesr old.   She is a very pretty cat, well marked and with a sweet face.  Sox loves fuss and is affectionate and always pleased to see you.   We’re looking for a very good home for her and that is our main consideration when we are re-homing any animal.

If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch, we’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

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It’s all about cats …

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More cats than ever have been brought in recently and we urgently need cat food and funds for vet fees – we’ve been at the vets nearly every day recently.   This is Denby who was brought in as a stray.   The lady who found him told us that he sat out in the rain meow-ing to be let in.   He is a lovely, friendly cat with excellent markings and nice golden eyes.  Denby is well behaved, clean and litter trained.  He isn’t very big – such little legs!   How old is he?  Between 2 and 3 years we think.  He is available for adoption so if you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

We’re open every day from 11.0am to 3.0pm.

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