April 2024 – Adoption Update

Teckels April Adoption Update

May has arrived, and with it comes the promise of two lovely bank holidays, giving us the perfect chance to make the most of extended weekends!

The longer, brighter, and slightly warmer mornings are a welcome change, perfect for a sunrise stroll with your furry friend. We hope you’re enjoying every moment as it starts to feel a bit more summery.

Here at Teckels, the weather matches the warmth of each adoption story, filling us with joy and reinforcing our dedication to their welfare.

This month, we’ve witnessed many heartwarming moments and significant achievements that have brightened our days. Our animals are finding loving homes, and we cherish their journey towards brighter futures and the happiness they bring to their adoptive families.

May is an exciting month for Events at Teckels too!

Be sure to join us for the Teckels Car Boot event at Fromebridge Mill on Sunday, May the 19th. It’s a fantastic opportunity to find hidden treasures, and every penny from seller’s fees supports our sanctuary.

There’s also the Fromebridge Mill – Big Lunch & Dog Walk on Saturday, 1st June, Come and join friends of Teckels for a dog walk! The walk will be approximately one hour long and take you around the fields by the Fromebridge Mill.
Why not come and enjoy a lovely carvery and drink afterwards, with a 20% discount for anyone participating? Also, there will be doggie carveries and ice cream for our furry friends to enjoy!

And save the date for our pub quiz on Thursday, June 6th, again supported by the wonderful folks at The Fromebridge Mill. Gather your friends for a fun night of trivia and laughter, all in support of our animal friends.

Our dedicated team continues to work tirelessly to provide a nurturing environment for our cats and to find loving, permanent homes for our dogs in need. Your ongoing support is vital to these efforts, and we are incredibly grateful for it.

So here’s to May – a month of promise, growth, and endless opportunities for the animals at Teckels Animal Sanctuary.

Thank you for being an essential part of their journey.

Adoption Update

April has seen a surge of activity at Teckels Animal Sanctuary as adoption requests flood in.

Here are our adoption figures for the month:

🐱 – Nine cats have been welcomed into loving homes, where they’ve become cherished members of their new families.

🐶 – Four adoptions were secured for dogs in April, slightly less than in March, but we’re dedicated to finding the perfect forever homes and not just the numbers!

In our commitment to providing sanctuary to strays:

🚚  – We worked with the council to rescue 17 stray animals – a 50% increase on last month.

❤️  – Of these, we successfully reunited 9 with their grateful owners. Over half is an incredible achievement!

✔  – This month, none of the strays stayed at Teckels, and all 8 found refuge with other rescue organisations, which ensures that they continue to receive the care they need.

These achievements would not have been possible without your unwavering generosity and support. 

Your donations have been the cornerstone of our mission, offering care, shelter, and new beginnings to animals in need.

Suzie the Stray to Cuddly Companion

Suzie the cat arrived at our centre as an abandoned stray in our car park on 27th February 2024. She was covered in scabs and had a few lumps on her body. Initially, she was very nervous, but after settling in, we quickly saw how friendly and affectionate she really was.

Suzie was always desperate for cuddles and meowed for attention. She loved spending time in our catio, and each morning she would meow until her door was opened. She knew exactly where to go to reach the catio, where she would spend hours lounging in the sun and nibbling on cat grass.

During her first vet check, it was found that she had a severe flea allergy, resulting in extreme fur loss and scabs across her body. She went on a course of steroids to help, along with a good flea treatment, and her fur slowly started to grow back. Once her course of steroids was finished and her flea allergy was under control, she was spayed and then put up for adoption. She quickly found a loving home and was adopted on 21st April 2024.

The latest update from her forever family is positive too!

“Suzie has settled in very well and is eager to be out and about! She sleeps and eats well, and is very affectionate towards both of us.”

Big Bear Cuddles and Bravery: The Transformation of Honey

When Honey arrived at Teckels, she quickly became a favorite among the staff. Her shy nature and tendency to give the best big bear cuddles endeared her to everyone. Despite her wariness of new people and lack of exposure to traffic and busy environments, the team at Teckels was determined to help her settle in. They supported her with a training plan, slowly building her confidence during her time with them.

Honey was the largest dog at the site for a while, with a personality just as big. It was a bittersweet day when she was adopted by a lovely family, but the joy of knowing she would continue to grow in confidence with their resident dog made the parting easier.

From her new family, updates flowed in about Honey’s progress. Within a few weeks, she had come on leaps and bounds. She became fully house-trained and her leash walking improved significantly, with minimal pulling when away from roads and loud noises. She even got excited when her lead and harness were picked up, rushing to the front door in anticipation.

Honey bravely explored the upstairs of her new home and quickly claimed a spot on her family’s bed, showing no intention of leaving once she was up there. She loved sleeping on her own bed, constantly playing with her basket of toys. A paddling pool was on the way to help her enjoy the hot weather.

Despite her progress, Honey still had a long way to go in building her confidence around roads and cars. However, her new family was hopeful and committed to helping her improve. They reported that even their other dog, Archie, enjoyed her company, and they couldn’t imagine life without her. Honey had truly become a cherished member of their family.

Demand for Relinquishing Animals

Just like March, we’ve seen an increasing number of people seeking to relinquish animals in need. 

In April, we received over 100 calls and emails from individuals looking to rehome dogs and 90 for cats.

Teckels’ commitment to helping animals in need and finding them loving homes remains unwavering.

 

Help us Continue Our Mission

Thank you to everyone who donates to Teckels, your generosity is making a profound difference.

Your support is the driving force behind our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for animals in need. Every contribution plays a vital role.

We invite you to become a donor today and continue making a difference.

Your support enables us to provide care, shelter, and hope to countless animals seeking a second chance at a better life. Together, we can create positive change and ensure a brighter future for these animals.

Join us in making a lasting impact today.

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