December brought heartwarming stories of furry companions finding their forever homes just in time for the festive season.
A total of 41 adorable animals had a blast exploring their new homes, sometimes playfully batting at Christmas tree ornaments!
🐱 In the world of feline friends, 28 cats and kittens embarked on their exciting journeys to new families.
December’s first lucky feline was Piper, a four-year-old tabby. Jim and Lulu, two 10-week-old kittens lovingly hand-reared by OAS staff and a fosterer, also found their forever homes.
A trio of cats – Tigger, KitKat, and Simba – embarked on their new adventures together. Roo and Rascal, two senior cats who had been patiently waiting for their turn, finally found a loving family.
Mousey, a cat with a strong sense of independence who had faced challenges in the cattery, discovered a perfect match with an experienced cat owner. Many more cats and kittens found their forever homes, with names like Gwen, Squid, Paisley, Pearl, Dusty, Suzie, Marvin, Cloud, Bertie, Audrey, Blue, Shrek, Fiona, Ziggy, Holly, Snowflake, and Gary (many of whom were lovingly renamed).
🐶 Monty, the Shih-Tzu, kicked off the festive season for our dogs by finding his forever family, followed by Tilly the Lurcher, Peppa the Cockapoo, and the beautiful Lurcher, Sage. Princess the Staffy and Cali the bull terrier also found their forever homes. Lulah the Beagle and Coral the Lurcher settled into their new families between Christmas and New Year’s, and it’s safe to say they are doing splendidly.
🐰 Among the heartwarming rabbit adoptions, Fauna and Onyx, two bonded young rabbits, found a loving home. Dylan, the Lion lop, also met his perfect match during the festive season. Another rabbit pair, Kevin and Luna, who had eagerly awaited their dream home, finally found it.
Lady Hoppity, with her rather wonderful and regal name, also hopped into her new chapter of life in December.
Reflecting on 2023, it has been a truly remarkable year for rehoming.
Our dedicated team deserves an enormous round of applause and a huge amount of respect for rehoming over 500 animals. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the collective effort of our staff, vets, fosterers, and volunteers at both the sanctuary and our shops.
To our generous supporters and donors, your unwavering support has made all of this possible.
Those of you who faithfully read this monthly update, please take pride in your vital role. We truly need you more than ever.
As we enter the new year, we extend our warmest wishes to all of you.
Happy New Year!