We were very sorry to hear of the tragedy in New Ferry on Saturday 25th March, and hoped for everyone to get out safely. Whilst we knew it was mainly commercial properties effected, we knew some local residences would be effected by evacuations, while building safety was established. Therefore, we offered our services free of charge, to temporarily house any family pets effected, so those effected had one less thing to worry about.
Our first call was from the police to pick up a small dog (Charlie), who came out of one of the worst hit houses. With the unexplained explosion, the area was cordoned off while investigations took place, but there were lots of pets still in the properties, scared and hungry. We were allowed in and assisted by the fire brigade and police, to put food, water and humane traps down. With 15 cats needing food and water, we worked with their owners and the emergency services to ensure they got fed, bringing out what we could if they let us catch them.
Two weeks on and there are still 2 cats we have been unable to catch, one is a local stray so we hope he has that survival instinct and finds the food and water we are putting down for both cats. We will continue to look for them, putting food and water down as long as we have reports of sightings in the area. We would like to thank everyone who has made donations of food, bowls etc its been an overwhelming response. We have rescued one dog and one cat who both needed veterinary treatment and are doing well.