Saving The ARC, The Ashmore Rescue for Cats.

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Saving The ARC, The Ashmore Rescue for Cats.

Post by Ruth B » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:20 am

Wolverhampton Council have decided that one of the local Not for Profit cat rescues is an unlicensed, unplanned Cattery. They will be issuing an enforcement notice to insist that all the pens are removed, the outdoor cat run is removed and all the cats are removed, also allegedly stating that any cats that aren't will be taken from the property and possibly put to sleep. including Sally Edwards, the lady who runs the rescue's own pet cats.

Should they be allowed to get away with this the ramifications for all other rescues could be disastrous, either requiring them to pay out for the same licences that Boarding Catteries have and requiring planning permission for any type of cat run in the garden.

In addition to letters being sent to the council in support of the work that Sally does at the ARC a petition has been created to try and help convince the Council that their actions and beliefs are wrong.

If anyone is willing to sign to help try and save the ARC we would all be grateful.

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Re: Saving The ARC, The Ashmore Rescue for Cats.

Post by Sniper1 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:59 pm

Wolverhampton council are notoriously difficult and unsympathetic to any premises with multiple animals or private home based rescues and I would urge everyone to support this cause and also for any resident pet cats to be micro chipped to the owner not the rescue also have a back up plan as they may well do as they say its been known to happen before thoughts are with you and all the very best

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Re: Saving The ARC, The Ashmore Rescue for Cats.

Post by Ruth B » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:57 am

Thanks for the support.

It now seems that the council have realised what a hornets nest they have kicked and decided to leave it to the RSPCA, which were meant to go out last week and then cancelled leaving Sally, who runs the ARC, in limbo until they visit. She had even got her vet to be there ready to provide evidence of all the treatment that the cats in her care receive.

Most of the cats now are in foster care or been taken by other rescues, but the other day she found a sick kitten had been dumped on her doorstep, it went to the vets for treatment, as what else could she do. She is desperately trying to find homes for the ones she has, and is refusing to take anymore in until she knows what is happening, but having to say 'no' to cats that she knows needs her help is tearing her apart.

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