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Hi, my name is Mansell and I am sweet 16! Years ago, I lived at Raystede as I was semi feral and used to live in the equine barn. Eventually, a home was found for me but they lost me soon after so I was stray for many years. Two years ago, a couple started caring for me and I was very happy but sadly, due to a change in their circumstances, I find myself back to where I started. I have come a long way since the feral cat they once knew. I am now a very loving and friendly boy who just wants fuss and attention. I like to be brushed and enjoy head butting you with kisses. I am very healthy for my age, no health issues and I just want to be loved in my retirement. An adult home with a garden would suit me best though I may be fine with older children. I just need love and a lap! Can you offer me a loving, forever home in my twilight years? I have not had the best of lives despite the care Raystede gave me. Please come and meet me. Love Mansell x

Reserved Lucky & Shiska

Lucky & Shiska

Hi, we are Lucky and Shiska both 4 years old, male & female. We are looking for a home together as we are very close. We are both a little shy until we know you, I am a little more confident than Shiska and I can be very affectionate and enjoy cuddles. I also like to sit on your lap once I am settled in a home. Shiska can be nervous but she is friendly once she has built some confidence. Our ideal home would be just with adults and no other animals. We would also need a garden but we are unlikely to venture very far. We are really hoping to find a loving, forever home. Could we be the cats for you? Love Lucky & Shiska x



Hi, my name is Pepsi and I am male aged just over 2 years old. I was rehomed some months ago by Raystede but sadly returned as I developed a bladder problem and my owner did not feel they could afford the urinary diet that I need to be on for life. I am a very friendly boy and I like to have a fuss. I am a playful boy and like chasing balls. I also love to snuggle under the duvet. I like human company and I am quite a 'chatty' boy. To avoid any future problems with my bladder, I must only be fed urinary food which can be obtained very easily and overall should not cost any more than regular cat food. I do enjoy going outside so I would love a garden please. I am a handsome chap, could I be the cat for you? Love Pepsi x

Reserved Tic & Tac

Tic & Tac

Hi, we are brothers called Tic & Tac and we are 2 years old. We are Russian white cats. We came to Raystede due to our owners ill health and was no longer able to look after us. We are looking for a home together. I am quite a nervous boy and will take a little time to get to know, my brother Tac is much more confident and enjoys fuss and attention. Once bonded with an owner, we are both very loving. We would probably be best in an adult only home without other pets and no children. We do enjoy going outside so we would need a garden please. Can you offer us a loving, forever home please? Love Tic & Tac x



Hello my name is George and I am a 4 year old greyhound. I am looking for a home where I can have lots of cuddles and a safe area to have a run off lead. I like other dogs but not cats or small furries. I could live with calm older children, do you have a large dog bed or sofa for me to have a snooze on? (height to shoulder 28 inches)



I’m Zena, a nervous 5 year old female Husky. I’m looking for a gentle, patient home that will be able to provide me with a secure environment. Potential owners should research my breed type, I’ll need an active home and like to be involved and kept busy! I need some training around other dogs and could live with calm older children but no cats please!!



My name is Red and I am an active, attentive and inquisitive 2 year old male Husky. I was rescued from appalling conditions at a puppy farm, confined and unused to human contact. I have been undergoing extensive rehabilitation and though still nervous I am ready to start the process of finding a family to call my own. I will need experienced, patient and very committed people to continue to show me the kindness I need and support my development. I would benefit from living with other dogs but not cats and children would be considered if older. I will have specific needs from a home environment and the ability of the family to continue my rehabilitation. Please research my breed type’s character too.

Rehomed Molly


Hi, my name is Molly and I am 9 years old. I came to Raystede as I was very unhappy living with children. I originally came from the RSPCA and I have had a very troubled background. Raystede did find me a home but I have been returned as they felt that I was very unhappy and not settling in very well. I am looking for a quiet adult only home and I will need lots patience and understanding to help me settle due to my past. I can overgroom when I am stressed so I need lots of love and TLC to help me settle in my new home. I do need to be the only pet please. I have always been an indoor cat but ideally it would be nice if I could have access to a small garden if possible. When I am feeling happier and settled, I do like to sit on your lap for a fuss. Can you offer me a loving, forever home please? Love Molly x



We are urgently seeking new homes for several different breeds of cockerels.We have Polish,Fizzle,Bantams and larger boys all waiting for the right homes.Please check with your neighbours and local council before re homing as they can be early morning crowers. Please contact Wendy Holford on 07985 998278 or customer services for more information.



From time to time we have geese looking for pet homes. Wendy, head of sanctuary would like to hear from you if you are able to offer a home. If nothing is available at the time, she will keep your name on file.



From time to time we have ducks looking for pet homes. Wendy, head of sanctuary would like to hear from you if you are able to offer a home. If nothing is available at the time, she will keep your name on file.



We now have lots of rescued ex commercial hens for re homing. All of which have been saved from going to slaughter they are only between 72-78 wks of age.Please contact us if you can offer any of these girls a free range home. We will also be taking in another 250-300 free range hens on 12th December.All of which will be looking new free range loving homes away from any predators and in return they will reward you with lovely fresh eggs every day. Wendy, head of Wildlife and fowl would like to hear from you if you are able to offer any of the girls a home. If nothing is available at the time, we will keep your name on file for any other hens that need our help.

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