Leicester Animal Rescue

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In their new homes


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Dear everyone at Fairwinds
You may remember me.  I was with you for a few weeks back in July - the one who was mad about playing ball. 
Well, I've been in my forever home now for 3 months, and I must say that I quite like it here. I enjoy my two daily walks which go round the lake and sometimes up into the woods too, and lots of people whom we see make a fuss of me. Sometimes they ask what sort of dog am I: my new master tells them that I'm a miniature dingo from Australia (hence my name), and more than once they've believed him!
I've been on 3 holidays already - to Sussex, Northumberland and Devon.  I loved chasing my ball along the big sandy beaches up north, and barking at the sheep on the South Downs and on Dartmoor!
I've recently been to the vets (a very nice one at the Hollycroft practice in Hinckley) and had an operation to stop me having puppies, whatever they are.  I had to stop running around and playing ball for a week, which was really boring *>:P phbbbbt but I'm back up to full speed now.
Here are some pictures of me playing ball in my garden, and on my holidays.  I hope that you are all well.
Love from Sidney xx


Here are some pictures of this little chap.
He's a spoilt pooch.. chews a bit.. settled in well.. and really is a lap dog. 
He has just had a walk in the snow.
We lost the cat.. that kept coming round.. kane scared him off.. and he like to eat post.. were buying a post catcher.
Will pop him in at some point for sure.. say hey and what not =)
He's a bit more responsive to KANE now too. Keeping that as his name bless the poor lil chap.
Aaron and Alex


Hello everyone at Leicester Animal Shelter, 

I wanted to share a few pics with you of Shakira, we adopted her about 2 months ago now and we feel so lucky to have adopted her. She is the perfect little companion for us, we couldn't have dreamed of a sweeter, friendlier cat to share our home with. The day I brought her home she was completely settled in by that evening, sleeping and purring on our laps, it was like she has always been here. She loves nothing more than to be curled up on our laps being brushed and having treats. She is always by our side watching what ever we're dong (she's currently sitting on my lap as I write this) - she has such a curious & loving nature.

When we adopted her  we were told she wasn't eating well and you could tell because she was very skinny - well, within the last wo months her appetite has increased massively and she's putting on weight (healthily). Her skin has also improved along with her coat which is now so glossy and soft.

I'm so incredibly happy we found Shakira when we did, and I'm so glad we decided to give an older cat a second chance. We love her to pieces and wouldn't want to imagine life without her.

We want to say a big thank you to you all for all your hard work at the Shelter and hope you enjoy the photos attached.

All the best,

Melissa, Ben and Shakira




Attached  are a few of the dozens of photos we have taken so far of Poppy so that you can see that she has settled in to our home and I would like to let you know that myself and Jayne are completely over the moon with her. 

She is wonderful and so loved!

We are so blessed.

Thank you!



BETTY (Formerly Dot)


Twix is doing great ! He's super loving and playful and we love him to bits !


Thought you might like to know that Spencer is starting to settle in nicely. We love him to bits already, he is such a gentleman.
Jeanette, Stuart and Eleanor


Here is a photo of my boys with Jimmy and Rosie. They have settled very well :)


SABREENA (Formerly Dora)

Hi . Dora the cat has settled in really well I`ve renamed her Sabreena.  She was a bit nervous for the first couple of days but soon settled down. 
She is a very friendly cat but she still won`t let me pick her up just yet, she is eating well and using the cat tray.  I managed to get her collar on when
she was a bit sleepy. She makes no attempt to run out when I open the door. My ex neighbour came round Saturday night and she was fine with him. 
I am very pleased with her as she seems to be a good natured cat.. I`ve attached some photos 
 Thank You


A couple of pics from Ralph's second week with us, definitely part of the family now! 

BELLA (Formerly Bluebell) & LOUIE

Bella and Louie wanted to let you know they love their new home and after 2 weeks are feeling very happy...we love them to bits and we can't thank you enough for helping us to chose them. Kind regards Deb & Shaun Lewis.
They wanted to say.....

"I was a bit scared at first and hid under the bed but the humans gave me new bedding which I love and climbed in before Louie did. Louie gets on my nerves a bit and I sometimes give him a swipe but he usually deserves it. I have adopted Deb as my new human servant and Louie has chosen the other one - Shaun. I have almost trained the humans to clean the litter tray up as soon as it is messed even if it is 2am in the morning" Bella x

I have to confess that despite the fact I am a big strong boy, I cried like a baby all the way to our new home. I didn't need to worry we have a lovely home and my favourite thing is sitting on my human, Shaun, and nibbling on his t shirt. He does a lot of reading, the perfect opportunity to get some fuss! He gives up trying to read after a while as I'm very persistent. Louie x

We are very grateful that you looked after us and want to say a big thank you. We thought you might like to see us in our new home love Bella & Louie xxxx...



I thought I would send you a few pics of Tinny the cat, who we purchased from you in early June of this year. He has settled really well and has turned out to be a really loving family pet, although he can't help on the odd occasion placing his paw on our other cats neck and trying to bite it! We do wish he wouldn't leave us little presents in the lounge overnight.....sometimes three dead mice at a time! Many Thanks




Tink is loving it in her new home! Just letting you know she's doing fine. Tinkerbell enjoys a good nap, playing with her toys and eating Dreamies. :-) Thanks to everyone at Leicester Animal Rescue for looking after her. xxx

Sarah & Chris


Spoilt? Who? Me?


Hi all
Just a couple of pics from Ralph's first week with us. He's a crazy, affectionate, totally adorable boy. Thank you 
The Lloyd Family


Hi all
Just want to say a massive thank you for taking in Gordon and looking after him before he came to us.  
He is really a gentle giant and is amazing with the kids (And house). 
We are going to help him socialise a bit more as he is a bit hit and miss with other dogs who sniff him a bit to much (Something must have happened in his past).   
Please find some picture of Gordon and I’m sure you’ll agree he looks like he is settled in really well considering he has only been here 10 days.  
Thanks again 
Andy, Jenny, Jaime and Aimee


Hello guys, thought we'd give you an update on lovely Marley! It didn't take long for her to make herself right at home here, she's settled in wonderfully. She's enjoying a quick 20min walk in the mornings and doesn't pull with her harness and retractable lead, now we've got used to letting her be ahead on point- we think she feels that's her job in her new people pack! Her longer evening walk is her favourite and we took her across the fields on Sunday, where she really wanted to investigate bulls... I guess that's genetic ;)
We're completely bowled over by how excellent and loving she is, what a super personality she has... no wonder she was a kennel favourite! She's been out working with Trev and I've turned into a complete fuss monster, she's so content to be stroked and massaged every evening. Tom walks and feeds her and her effect on his wellbeing is nigh on magical.
We're so grateful she came into our lives and thank you so much for all the training and care you've put into her, you're absolute canine angels!



Hi there,
Thought you might like to see these pictures of Rosie and Freddy (was Jim!). They’ve settled in really well to their new home with their Auntie Millie and Uncle Ollie and the two dogs, Jake and Maddie. They’ve had their final injections and Rosie’s had her stitches out.
They went out for the first time on Saturday and charged around the garden with Ollie - they seem really happy and have fitted in well with the other animals.
The other picture shows them sharing some bikkies with Ollie!
Thanks very much for letting us take them home!Ian &Gilly Craig


Just to let you see Lexie looks like she’s settling in quite well



Hi there, Rosie is settling in well after we collected her on Wed.  She loves sitting by the big doors gazing out in to the garden!

Thanks for your help, Jules

THEO (Formerly Dodger)


Blossom's Kittens.
The one on the left is Leaf and the one on the right is Fumble. They're both
I'll email you when they've been speyed, which will be the beginning of
Many thanks


I just wanted to let the girls know that Lily and Luna (two of Rosies kittens) have settled in well, from day one really, and are a joy to have around. Lily, the one with more white on, is definitely the more confident of the two, and also the greedier one! My only problem is making sure that little Luna gets her fair share of the food at feed time.
My little boy loves them, and they all amuse each other really well!
Thanks very much.

TOUKA (Formerly Belle)

Belle aka touka . Touka is settling in really well shes a great dog and is already coming out into her own we both love her to bits. Big thankyou to you all. There are some pics of her first week with us. jac n andy x



Hi all,
We thought you might like to see how cleo is settling in. She is currently snoring her head off (very loudly) after a long walk. We love her to bits.
X x



Apologies for not getting in touch to let you guys know how Buttons has settled in over the past few months. So here's a little update, and thank you again for bringing the cheeky little furball into our lives.

We have renamed Buttons, she's now called Luna and seems to respond to it. But she's a cat so obviously responds much better to the shaking of a treat bag rather than her name.
At first she was very very shy, she spent alot of time hiding under my bed and behind the sofa. After a lot of patience though she's now super courageous - demanding cuddles from everyone who visits the house and running around the garden. She's really a character, she always greets us when we come home, and does a little yowl everytime she comes indoors to check there's someone in the house. 
But she's a real good little cuddler. She really seems to enjoy sitting on us on the sofa or when we're in bed for cuddles. There's been many times I've fallen asleep and woken up to find the cat sleeping on me still. She loves all this attention she gets, and we have little squeaky/meowy chats, especially when she wants her dinner. 
Anyway here's some recent photos of her looking fabulous. She also has her own instagram account (@lunatunaface) with more followers than me, if any of you ever wish to check in!
Hope yourselves and all the Animals are doing well,
Keep up the great work!
All the best,



We rehomed Sweety on Saturday and he is settling in ok so far (fingers crossed!)!



MILO & TOBY (Nikki's Kittens)

They are settling in very well, we all absolutely love them to bits! As you can tell, they've very much made themselves right at home!

Kind regards, Charlotte



Hi all

Sorry it's taken me so long to get in touch.

Scratchy has settled in well in our home. He's eating well. Playing with toys and doesn't mind the other pets.
He is definitely the cat for us. Thanks for the right advice when we came to choose him.




We had bruce for 6 weeks and allready part of furniture . He gets on great with kids shame cant say the same about cats . He really is a great family addition and be lost without him allready





I thought anyone who remembers Barney might like to see how he's doing.On the negative side he still has a dodgy tummy in spite of special food and he is very wary of visitors. On the plus side he loves sitting on my lap and having a fuss made of him.He's started enjoying the garden in this good weather and clearly feels very at home with us.
We feel he's having a better life in his mature years. Thanks for looking after him.



I adopted Cookie (male, 10 years old at the time) from you last year, around the end of March. 
I've also attached a couple of pictures of him - he is a very lovely boy and very lively for an eleven year old!
Thank you,





I adopted Leo from you on 18th Feb. Just an update to show he had settled in just fine! His favourite game to play is fetch with a hair bobble!! (I'm not sure if this has something to do with him being fostered with a dog before i adopted him). You recently wrote to me to remind me he needs neutering and he has been neutered today!
Thank you
Hollie & Leo



We just wanted to update you and send some pictures of Sadie. She is brill and we love her very much. 
After some research....You might be interested to know that Sadie isn't a Lurcher or Lurcher /Saluki cross but a 100% Sloughi or sometimes called a Berber greyhound. 
She put on 2kg in the first couple of months and has muscles on top of muscles now. In absolute prime condition. No issues at all. Lots of work as you can image...Finding safe places for the blast out can be challenging. However she is very good with other dogs. Small dogs chasing a ball could end up in potential death for the little dog so we are very mindful of her prey drive 
thanks again for looking after her so well 
Kind regards



Baxter enjoying his walks & time in the garden


TAZ (Formerly Bear)




Hi thankyou for letting us adopt JJ he has settled into his new home really well he is such a loving cat. 



MARGAUX (Formerly Lucy)


Last March we adopted Lucy the saluki cross from you. We called renamed her Margaux and she wanted to say hello to all the kind people at her old home.

Woof, Margaux here. I have been in my new home just over a year now and I thought I would let you know how I am getting on. They keep me very busy here, I have a lot of jobs to do each day, mainly sorting through the rubbish, food tasting and checking for undesirables out of the window. It took me a while to realise that my new companions had a strange habit of sleeping at night and being awake in the day, so we all had very little sleep for a few months while I adjusted to their patterns. I still like a good bark at night, just when they are settling down, which I find hilarious.

My best friend tells me that you might remember him – he is called Montague, but used to live there with you as Duke. He’s great, I love to play with him when my grandma comes around with him, but sometimes he doesn’t like me jumping on him as much as I think he does.

I used to get very worried when my humans were out of the house, but they left me all these exciting toys and some lovely bones, so I look forward to it now. They take me on walks but didn’t like it when I ran off, so would not let me run on my own. Then they started giving me lovely things like hotdogs so I keep close and come back – most of the time anyway. I was quite scared of other dogs for a long time and thought my humans wanted me to protect them, so I barked and barked until the other dogs went away. But then the humans started given me nice treats every time I saw a dog and now I’m too busy looking for my treat to bother with the dogs. I prefer it when they are not on a lead though. I now go to a play centre where I mix with lots of dogs. My humans tell me it will make me feel more relaxed around new things but I just like the smells. They took me to a training course when they first got me and I got a rossette, despite me getting bored and yelling my head off a few times. I don’t think obedience is for me, I like to do my own thing and my humans don’t mind. They have taught me some fun things though like ‘high five’! I do this and I get a treat. As you might remember, I liked to jump up at people to say hello and I am no different now. I am told I look like a kangaroo sometimes because I like to stand on two feet on my own.

I have attached some pictures of me and Montague over my time here. I am told I might get a brother or sister in the future as I like playing so much. I’m looking forward to that! Thank you to all you lovely humans at Leicester Animal Rescue who took me in and looked after me. I am very happy in my new home, as is Montague.

Thank you, Margaux.


Hello, Montague here. Margaux is not my best friend, I just put up with her, she does share her toys with me though. I am loving my time with Ruby (my owner), she easy very easy to train and I even go to a hair dresser every few weeks. I have lots of dog friends and I also very much like those things called cats. I am told I snore a lot but Ruby doesn’t mind that. I have been here 4 years now I think and am very happy.

It has been a learning curve for all of us, but we wouldn’t be without either Margaux or Montague in our family. Thank you so much, Charlotte, Dan and Ruby



MIDNIGHT & LOKI (Previously Wolfie)

Hi everyone! Just thought I'd send some photos. The pooches are doing very well with us! But we still look forward to your check up call soon :)

They now know how to sit before we cross a road, they just follow commands in general- especially "sit" "stay" and "to me"
Midnight does not hoard her food or toys anymore. She knows if she leaves her food in front of him it will just be picked up. She is a very fussy eater so we're trying to teach her to eat her food. (She likes her salmon :)
We have only been in our vicinity when it comes to walks, we tried going to a park yesterday but Loki wanted to start a scrap with another dog so at the moment it's just long walks around the neighbourhood/suburbs. They love riding in the car when Mitchell picks me up from work too. 
They are becoming less clingy which is great to see! For example they will follow us less and less and at nighttime, they will no longer scratch at the door when you've left them to go to bed (they sleep downstairs separate to us) 
If you'd like to know more feel free to call us anytime! 
Kind Regards, 
Mitchell, Alina, Midnight, Loki
PS Loki is taking to his name VERY well :D



Hi everyone.

Here i am settling into my new home. Ive taken to living upstairs and mummy says im very affectionate with her. 
Im getting used to the other cats and them me.
I will keep you all uptodate on my diet and weightloss.
Mummy says im already part of the family.
Love willow


I picked Eric up on the 2nd of January. He's settled really well. I rang yesterday to see what to do as he had come home, but he is now home and safe after a 12 adventure. I'll attach some photos of him in his new home. The photo of him lying down is him after his adventure yesterday. We love Eric a lot and glad he's happy to be here too.
Thank you.



DAISY (Henrietta's Kitten)

In October last year we rescued a beautiful kitten from yourselves..henriettas kitten who we have named Daisy. It was love at first sight. She has settled in very well and we are keeping her as an indoor cat. Please find attached a few photos of her.



Hi there,
We collected Mulder from you on Saturday. Here are some photos of him in his new home :) He is still a bit shy and will hide under the bed sometimes but he's getting there and is venturing out for cuddles and belly rubs!




We thought we should give you an update on Ginger & Daisy.
When they first arrived they were quite nervous..Ginger hid under Ryan's bed and Daisy hid under Lily's bed.
They soon settled in though and spent most of the time in our room at the top of the house. They still spend much of their time there but instead of being under the bed they snuggle up on top of it!
We let them go out now and so far they have always come home. Daisy has stayed out all night a couple of times. We absolutely love them both and are so glad that we chose them. They are lovely cats and have settled in so well.  They both love a fuss too.



TALLULAH (Formerly Izzy)

Hi everyone at Leicester Animal Rescue, remember me... just wanted to say hi and tell you how crazy I am


BURT & ELVIS (Formerly Billy & Ernie)

Hi There,

Here are a few pics as promised :) and to let you know that Burt and Elvis have settled in really well and we are even making some progress with them them on the leads! They are such lovely dogs and so lovely with children. They are definitely part of our family now...
Thanks for everything
Kind Regards
Anita, Adam, Noah, Florence, Burt & Elvis xx


Percy has settled in very well at his new home. I've attached a picture of him with his friend, Wilson enjoying the fire after a long walk. He is getting lots of love and attention and starting to meet new friends on his walks.
I'm working on the dominance with food with my other dog - as Percy can get quite aggressive in the evening at dinner time ( he goes for Wilson and has bitten him ) I don't really want to shut him up out the way - but I think we'll eventually get hold of this problem.
Many thanks


Just a update of how the boy is doing. xx thankyou all so much. karen and georgins. xxx

DARCY (Formerly Pebbles)

Here is a picture below of Darcy who was known to you as Pebbles.
She is a brilliant cat. She settled in within a few days and since then has brought laughter every day.
She sleeps on my bed every night, follows me around the house wherever I go, and is very affectionate.
I hope all her kittens have been rehomed as successfully as Darcy.
Thank you, Iona




Hello everyone at Fairwinds.
My new Mum and Dad take me to Staunton several times a week.
It's great there, I can run around and come back to them as soon as they call me. This photo shows me doing just that.
Mum and Dad are very pleased with me.
I go to other places too, but Staunton is my favourite place so far.
Love from Bella xx


Morning all at Leicester Animal Rescue Center. It's been roughly a year since I was dropped off to stay with you guys. Happy to say I'm settled & very happy with my new family. Mum dressed me up & I love it.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
Lots of love from us all Roxy - The Dodd Family xx



Merry Christmas to you all.
Lots of love Archie xx



Hi Everyone
Just a short note to say that Stinky has settled in well with us. She took the whole three weeks to get used to the dogs. However, she loves going outside and we are rewarded most mornings with a dead treasure on the floor. She has shown very little of being grumpy and loves nothing more than sleeping by the fire and exploring outdoors.
She essentially owns the household and is very happy to have things revolve around her.
Attached are some photos of her preparing for Christmas.



Early morning cuppa before we go romping up the track  to deer / pheasant spot they are a bit too fast for us haha

Hovis looks like all this walking is doing him good and Nellie loves it she’s great. Tess loves her new family what a pack they are.

Regards Julie




I rehomed Bella the doberman in October so I thought it's about time I updated you with her progress!
She is definitely enjoying being back in a home environment, she loves nothing more than being wrapped in a blanket and snoozing by our side, just popping her head up for occasional fuss. Actually that's not quite true, fetch is still her number 1 top activity! She also enjoys playing find the toyaround the house. Her tail is almost completely healed from where she was chasing it when she was stressed and she is now wagging it all the time.
She is an absolute model canine companion in the house; laid back, affectionate, and never puts a paw wrong. Out of the house is a work in progress but she's worth the effort because she's generally so well behaved and loving.
I'm really grateful to whoever it was that I spoke to on the phone who suggested her to me, I don't think we'd have come to see her without your suggestion and we're so happy with her that it would have been a real shame to have missed her!
All the best,



Hi Everyone,
I love my new home.
I have had a good look around, even checked out the garden.
Thank you to everyone at "Fairwinds" for looking after me until I found a new pack to live with.
I promise to be a good girl and will send some more photos when I get chance to go on some great walks in the countryside.
Lots of love and kisses,

Hi everyone at Fairwinds.
My Mum took me to "Billa Barra" Conservation Area and we met up with her daughters two dogs, Luna the Pug and Meg the Springer puppy.
We went up to the top of the hill and you can see for miles and miles.
As you can see, I was more interested in the surroundings than the other two dogs, but still managed to socialise properly.
I wore my new harness, very comfy.
Lots of Love from Bella xx


Favourite hobby ..... Watching tv



To all at Fairwinds
Just to let you know I am settling in to my new home very well.
I enjoy relaxing in my new bed, stealing socks, pants, anything fluffy and the bin lid haha. I am learning though and i'm even walking lovely on the lead and not pulling anymore.
Thank you all for looking after me so well.
Lots of woofs and Licks
Archie xx



Hey, george has really come out his shell and is settaling in well. He loves his meat and treats. Weve been going for long walks and he loves the brook and big sticks lol. He walks well of the lead and listens. He loves his cuddles and playing, hes perfect for our little family and is now part of it x



I thought I would drop you a quick email to let you know how Ella is getting on.
She seems to have settled in very well with us. I think she has put some weight on and her coat is very soft and healthy looking. See loves to sit in the window and watch the world pass by. She is very playful and loves to have her tummy tickled!
I've attached some photos.
The Bale family


PABLO & GUS (Formerly Pip & Steve)

Pip and Steve, now Pablo and Gus, are well and truly part of the family.
They settled in so quickly. Within a day it was as though they'd always been here. They are very playful and affectionate. They zoom around the house, demand food and then collapse in a heap. They're very interested in looking in the garden and love to chase any flies or spiders they find in the house. I'm sure they will be great hunters. Hopefully they won't be too hard on the local wildlife once they get to go outside.
We are so pleased that we have been able to give them a good home and we're very happy that they are part of our family.
The Caine family x



Just wanted to let you know that Pablo is doing really well in his new and has settled amazingly quickly! He loves the dogs and kids and is finding his way round very confidently.
He has had his 2nd injection and has another check with the vets in a couple of weeks time.
Thought you'd like to see a couple of pics of him settled in at home.
Thanks again for letting us adopt him.
He'll be well looked after and very loved




Dear Leicester Animal Rescue,
Here are a few pics of our adopted cat in her new home.
She has settled in beautfully and is so friendly and affectionate. She is eating and toileting really well and has found lots of soft spaces to relax in. She seems to enjoy all her new toys and playing with the childrens ball pit. 
We have decided to change her name to Luna; I hope this is ok and if you could add that name to her microchip information that would be great.
Thank you for all your help and advice; we all feel so lucky to have found the purrfect cat for our family.
Kindest regards,
The Young Family 


BASIL (Formerly Rocko)

Hi Ladies 
Just wanted to thank you for looking after me so well for the last 9 months, I seem to have found my forever home now - I have my own stool with legs the same style as mine and 2 beds in which to demonstrate my "tunnelling" technique, seems my new parents find it amusing. 
Plenty of toys and walks to keep me occupied, looking forward to seeing you again on the next charity walk.
Love Basil (aka Rocko)



Hi Ladies

I thought I would send you a picture of Molly & Mia

They have adapted very well, Mia was a bit nervy at first but now she is finding her feet. Molly is her own self, she is more independent and loves nothing more than digging holes and catching mice.

They have got on brilliantly with our old Lab Bonnie.

They have been on numerous walks over the fields, all new at first but they are getting used to it and getting fitter.

They both love the water after they decided they would venture in.

When we are walking Molly always comes backs to a whistle and her name, whereas Mia either doesn’t know her name or she just ignores us as she never comes back.

They have settled in brilliantly and feel a part of the family.

I will send you an update and another picture before the end of the year




Princess has settled in very well so far.  Here are some pics of her making herself at home.
Thank you so much for letting me have her.




A quick update about the 3 stray kittens (formerly Rolo, Twix and Caramel) we brought home on 7th sept.  The attached photo is not very clear but yes there are three kittens there. They are becoming more sociable and although still hiss a lot they will all put up with being stroked a little while they eat.   Further updates will follow.




Hello everyone,
We have had Sol and Luna for 2 years now and they have brought so much happiness to our home. Here are a few more photos of them in their forever home, to share on your web page.
The Cowans



Hi All
Just a quick email to show you some pics of Diego and Mario. They're settling in really well and getting used to us very quickly. Both have great characters and are as crazy as kittens can be. More pics will come. Thanks again. Keep up the good work
Regards Will, Isy and James




Hi all, Just to let you know Aggie has now settled in her new home and is having lot's of fun. Aggie loves to go on her little day trips and loves playing in streams and chasing her ball on the park.
Thank you for letting us adopt Aggie.
Kind regards from Maria, Brett, Jessica & Bradley X


BELLA (Formerly Polly)

Well, I've been with my new owners for a few months now - so I thought I'd let you know how it's gone so far. I settled into my new home on day one, and I am (even though I say so myself) "such an affectionate girl" as advertised. At first I had a poorly tummy, was attacked twice by the local ginger tomcat, I decimated the local mice population, and didn't want my sleepy owners to get a good night's sleep. However, all is settled now, the ginger tom has moved on, and I'm allowing my owners to sleep at night. I expect I am loved a lot, because the lady of the house keeps cuddling me and telling me so (!). I was put on a strict diet straight off, for being a bit plump. I'm still plump though,and I don't care - it just makes me more cuddly.
On behalf of my owners, many thanks go to all the staff at Leicester Animal Rescue.


Hello all,
Well it's been a few weeks but we thought we'd give you an update about our two new residents in their retirement home.
After a nervous couple of weeks both Jinksy and Fudge are settling in well. Fudge pesters us for food all the time and he's malting hair all over the place!!!!! Jinksy has been more timid but now likes exploring the garden with Fudge and loves a sleep on our footstool! Fudge has taken a fascination to sleeping in a spare cardboard box in our kitchen!!!!
Both our boys seem to be quite happy and content.
We'll let you know soon what new escapades they get up to!!!!!
Best wishes,
Louis and Helen


ABBY (Formerly Poppy)

Here are some photos of our newly adopted Westie, who we now call Abby. She has settled in really well and has become firm friends with 13 year old house mate Woodie. They go for walks together, eat, drink, sleep together, although Woodie's playing days are over, Abby plays a lot with Roy & Margaret. She has 2 long walks a day, one in the morning with Woodie & Margaret over the local fields and another in the evening with just Roy around the footpaths and jitties of our estate. We have weaned her off tinned food and she now eats only biscuits, the same as Woodie. As a result the blackening of her skin is gradually disappearing to become pink, as it should be. 2 days ago both dogs had their hair cut, so they both look very smart at the moment. We are so happy that Abby has come to live with us and can't believe how lucky we were to find her. Thank you very much for allowing us to adopt her. We are now one big happy family. Our granddaughter, Hannah, came to stay with us when Abby had only been with us for 4 days and there was absolutely problem at all, in fact they got on like a proverbial 'house on fire'



Hi, Just wanted to send you an email to let you see how well Toby has settled into our family (and how fantastic he looks after his groom!) He is off to the vets this evening for his worm/flea treatment and to book in for his booster next month.
Thankyou for letting us adopt him!
Sarah and Paul



Hello all at Fairwinds,
Here are some pictures of the wonderful adventures Missy has had :) She competed in our local dog show and came 2nd in prettiest bitch and 4th in best condition and best trick (she crawled). She recently passed her Bronze Good Citizen Kennel Club Award and is a very quick learner and has made friends with a border collie. She loves her long walks in the woods and paddles in streams! She is certainly the happiest dog around thank you all so much for what you do! 
Kind regards,
The Siddons family



Hi Judy and all the staff at Leicester Animal Rescue
Just wanted to send through a few pictures of Taz’ first week with Russ and I. He has been exploring the cricket club and the local fields and well dressings. He has the best little character and is full of energy. It’s so funny to see the glint in his eye when he knows he is being a naughty but happy little puppy! Most importantly he has found his place on the sofa for the love and cuddles he deserves. We believe he has settled in well and is learning quickly, as are we, as we get to know each other.

We are so happy :-)

Kind Regards




Just to let you know that the girls have settled beautifully and have brought us great pleasure. We are delighted with our new additions. Thank you for looking after them and please send our regards to the previous owner. The girls will have a happy and lovely forever home with us.
Kind regards,
Alison and Jason




ZACK (Formerly Jack)

Update re Above dog which we collected from you on Thursday,23 June. Zack has settled in extremely well with his 2 new doggie friends..He enjoys his excercise in the local park,is eating well and has almost Sussed out the dog doors to the garden.I have attached a couple of photos.Thankyou for a lovely dog.Yours Sincerely,Harry.





Attached is a photo of Bozz taken yesterday on his 8th birthday. Isn't he a handsome boy. Bozz adopted us on 15 January and has been with us for over 5 months bringing us much joy.  We are off to Anderby  Creek tomorrow to our caravan by a fishing lake with miles of open fields. Bozz loves it there and goes bananas on the beach. Best wishes to all Jan and Geoff



Good morning to you all
We know it's been some weeks since we adopted Barney, he is settling in really well and his character is really starting to come through. He has made his own private area on the landing which he really likes.
He is now giving us lots of hugs in his own little way along with his cat kisses (licking)
He likes nothing more in the evening then to come and sit on the sofa and watch TV or on the back of the sofa and look outside, or has a mad 1/2 hour running up and down the stairs.
Barney is a really great loving cat and I'm sure in time he will express that even more, he has so much to give in return for the love that is given to him.
We really appreciated you giving us the chance to look in your shelter, even though we turned up without an appointment or we would have not found this wonderful loving cat.
Tim & Sarah

CASSIE & SUKI (Formerly Peaky & Boo)

We thought you might like to see some pictures of Cassie and Suki who we adopted in February.  They have both now settled in well and taken over the house.  Cassie is very laid back but Suki is still quite nervous but improving as each day goes by. Her ear infection is now much better but still needs some treatment.  They love exploring and have even been up into our flowering cherry tree as well as in our neighbours' gardens.  They are delightful animals (most of the time) and we are thoroughly enjoying having them as part of the family. 

Best wishes,

David and Glenys



Good afternoon 
A summary of Peters first week 
So first week with us he's gone from the first photo to the second photo it's been a tiring week for both of us with 3 sleepless nights but the change in him has been brilliant from Friday to Sunday we had one anxious boy we left him for a few hours Sunday to Tuesday and he was great back to work wednesday and Thursday and by this time he was getting used to our routine he's walking a lot more and after a couple of accidents we haven't had anymore he sleeps downstairs as he's a noisey boy but last night outside the bedroom door on a comfy bed and yesterday and today he's been in the garden with the other two and just now we've had our first play together and hes showing an interest in toys it's quite emotional to see 
Love Tara and Andy 



Here are some pics of Dave, he wasn't a happy boy in the car as you said he wouldn't be and as soon as I got him out he darted upstairs under a bed. I put everything upstairs for him and just kept going in to say hello.  It wasn't long before he had something to eat but only when he thought we didn't know. During the night he explored the house, and had slept in another bedroom. As each day has gone he's progressed a bit more. He stays downstairs with us now, he will sit next to us but not on our laps.  He loves to sit in the windows and I know he will enjoy going out when he can.  He is a totally different cat to the one I brought home, were very happy and I know he's happy with us and will make a lovely friend.
Thank you
Tina, Josh and Joe xxx



We had Kimi in 2006 when she had been with you for 6 months. She didn't  like men but loved the boys and has learnt from them that men are ok after all. She loves going over the sand dunes to the sea and is now a favourite with the new generation

AMBA (Panda's Kitten) & LUNA

Dear all,
Amba (One of Panda's kittens) has settled at home beautifully.... She is quite a character and very affectionate. Our established cat Luna is a bit miffed but slowly warming to her.
Luna came from you approx 4 years ago as a rescue . I have attached photos of them both.



Hi There

After my conversation the other day I thought I would send you a few pictures of bear as he has been with us just over a week now. He has settled in really well and seems to be really enjoying his time with us and the teens. As you will see from the pictures he has taken a shine to my chair and chewing my boots whilst I am still wearing them, however we have stopped him from both of these now, he really is a character and we all love him so much. We took him to the vets yesterday and had his stitches removed and have booked in for two weeks’ time to have his boosters so no need to bring him back. I will send some more better quality pictures another day. Once again many thanks for everything you all do, I think you all do a fantastic job.



KATNISS (Panda's Kitten)

Settling in nicely...she has found my lap and the safety of her box. The other cats have ignored her! She has explored everywhere and is exhausted!
Liz and Miguel



TAMMY (Formerly Porche) & PRECIOUS

Here are  some pic of precious  and tammy the cats that I adopted a few weeks ago. They are setting in well.
 Thanks for your support
Kathy & Howard


Hi Everyone
I hope you have had a lovely Easter. Well a week has gone already since I collected Zeus. He has settled in really well and is well behaved. However, I'm going to need a bank loan soon for the amount of toys he has chewed up e.g. 3 tennis balls, 2 rubber rings, 1 squeaky bone, 1 small football,1 rope ball, 1 squeaky burger, 2 hard plastic balls. Some have been cheap but we are now on Kong's toys and he's started to take chunks out of them too!!!!
When he wants to go toilet he just sits at the back door and looks at me and hasn't had any accidents :-)
He's walking well on his lead and I am going to take him out on a flexy lead this week so he can have a run round the park until his recall improves. We went for a walk across some fields on Friday with my daughters Boxer and I let him off. They both ran around that field like they were on a dog track, trying to out do each other, needless to say Zeus was faster and carried on longer and came to me when I called him. It was really funny to see them both having fun and also that I fell off the style trying to climb over it to get into the field!!!!
Zeus loves it when we have visitors, the only problem is his jumping up on them. This is the next bit of training I'm going to address because he knocks two of my granddaughters over. Although he hasn't hurt them yet, just licks them to death, it needs addressing!!!
He hasn't visited the vet yet, I'm hoping to do this next week. Regarding you telling me he wont grow any taller, just fill out more????....lol. I've attached some pictures with this email to show you he is still growing bless him :-)
Kind Regards
Karen and Zeus Stafford-Ambrose




Tilly has settled in really well, as you can see below. The pic on the rug was taken last night and she is currently snoring her head off on the sofa!
We have had some tail wagging and lots of cuddles so we're hoping she is enjoying it here so far
Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt her xx



Hi all at fairwinds, its doug just wanting to let you know how i,m getting on in my new forever home.
I was only there for a short time as my new mum and dad saw me on the website as soon as I came in so booked to see me, it was luv at first sight. Well they had the home visit and that went OK so the next day I came to stay with them. I am a really good boy and no trouble at all I love my walks going somewhere different most days, I even got my own passport so can now go with them over to France. Dad got a bike trailer for me as well so I can go out with him on his rides.
Just wanted to let you see dougie in his trailer



Hopefully photo is attached...Bozz and Geoff in chill out mode.  We are so so lucky and grateful to have him.  He is faultless.  Is impeccable in the house BUT the other side of him is a field with a ball thrower spoon plus ball and he ceaselessly retrieves the balls.  He has now gained an audience to watch him retrieving.
Everyone who meets him loves him....and he knows that all visitors, whatever age, will fuss him.  He is a very clever handsome boy.
He will shortly be introduced to our caravan at Anderby Creek where we spend much of the Summer....miles of open fields lots of ball retrieving and many new friends for him to meet.
Thank you for everything.  Will update youagain
Sincere regards Jan and Geoff

SUNSHINE (Formerly Bib) AUTUMN (Formerly Tootsie) KELLY (Formerly Angel) & TIGERLILY (Formerly Penelope)

Hi, here are some photos of tootsie (now autumn) and bib (now sunshine) I also have another cat that I got from fairwinds over three years ago who was called Kelly at the time (now angel) and the one who was called Penelope (tigerlily) sadly died of old age in november she was between 18-20.
Bib (sunshine) has settled straight in as did tootsie(autumn).
Here is a variety of pictures of them all at home. It's hard to tell the difference between sunshine and angel. There is also a couple of tigerlily snuggled up before she passed away

Here we are together, mummy has only had to wait a week for us to be cuddled up together tootsie(autumn) and bib (sunshine) we are so adorable at 16 and 14 and mummy is so pleased. We get on with the other cats mummy has as well. But as you all know us well this is us together.
Hope anyone that was worried about us  finding a new home can see we are happy and contented.
Love from autumn and sunshine



Thought I would give you an update on how Margot & Lilah are settling in – plus some pictures of them in their new home.  As you will imagine both were frightened to be in another environment and found a place out of the way (high window ledge in our conservatory as in photo) but they are now different kittens.  Lilah is still very wary and we haven’t managed to stroke her yet but she has gained a lot of confidence and is now tearing around the house with her sister – playing attack cat as she pounces on Margot. She is very sweet and she even meows a little bit now.  I don’t think it will be that long before she will come to us.  Margot has turned into a very loving, beautiful kitten and is often a lady of luxury stretched out on a cushion.  It didn’t take long for her to settle in and she soon lets you know when she wants cuddles with a lovely little kitten meow & a huge purr.

Thank you for letting us adopt Margot & Lilah. They are both very special and we love them to bits.

Best wishes,



PETER (Formerly Deefa)

To all at Leicester Animal Rescue

We wanted to send you a few photos to let you know how well Deefa (now Peter) has settled in.
He was sick in the car but didn't appear too stressed. He had a good look around the house and garden and eventually settled. He likes the garden!
He ate all his dinner but not interested in scraps or kids crumbs! He did try to creep onto the sofa for a cuddle. He was very pleased to see me when I came back from an hour out. He loves a cuddle and fuss.
He had a wet walk in the rain and walked extremely well on the lead with my son. We won't let him off just yet.
He stayed in his new bed all night and we didn't hear a peep out if him.
We think he is going to fit in just fine here and we'll send you more photos in the coming months.

Thank you for letting us give him a home.
Gail, Julian, Edward and Adam




Hi everyone, here are some pics of our beautiful kitten 'Baby'. She has settled into our family really well. Our 3 children even call her their little sister!! She can't wait to go outside and spends a lot of time attempting to chase the birds through the conservatory windows haha. We are so pleased that we found her and we all love her very much xx 



To all at Leicester Animal Rescue,
Please find attached pics of Eva Dobie as promised.
Caroline :)