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SOS For Needy Cat

Can anyone offer a kind heart and warm hearth to lovely nine-year-old female cat, Ruby, who is grieving for the loss of her owner?

BARKS don’t usually need to ask, so urgently, for a home for cats who come in under these circumstances – the elderly owner is gravely ill; but, when she came into our rescue centre, poor nine-year-old Ruby went downhill very rapidly, was refusing to eat and drink and had to go on a drip. She’s now with our foster carer and eating and drinking a little but still very nervous. The vet has advised that she can’t be kept in one of BARKS’ rescue centre pens and needs to be re-homed and adopted asap to get the TLC and one-to-one love she’s been used to.

She would need to be a lone pet and preferably with an owner who is around at home quite a bit.

If anyone feels they can help, please email Chris Woodcock in Hornton (chrisawoodcock@btinternet.com) in the first instance and then she’ll put you in touch with the local BARKS fosterer who has taken her in until they find her a permanent loving new home.

Bakes for BARKS in Hornton Tomorrow


Enterprising young bakers from Hornton are at the Methodist Chapel on Millers Lane, Hornton tomorrow, 11am to 3pm,  if you’d like to pop in and support their fundraising event in aid of BARKS – Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service.

The girls – all students at Warriner School – have baked cakes and are selling them – by the slice and whole – with tea and coffee or to take away.

They also have a super raffle – with prizes for all ages and for pets too! – and a lucky dip. And, if you hurry, you can also meet the BARKS mascot, Alwin, the seven-year-old giant white Maine Coon cat. He’ll be there between around 12 and 1.

Surplus pet food donations to Banbury animal charity

Fussy eaters? …Easy pet food donations on your doorstep…

‘Hi, do you have a cache of animal food that you bought for your beloved furry friend(s) – cats, dogs or other creatures – only to find they turned up their nose or it didn’t suit their delicate digestive system?

Two generous Hornton families encountered this situation this very week and both have very kindly donated the surplus food (still well in date) to BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service). I’m a volunteer with BARKS and will very happily collect any other surplus pet food from Horley or Hornton homes and deliver it to our rescue centres and fosterers on your behalf. Or you can drop it off at our place, if your prefer.

Give me a call on 670795 or email on chrisawoodcock@btinternet.com. And thank you in anticipation from all the dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and other small furries at BARKS. We save and re-home around 350 of them every year and all our work relies on volunteers, donations and funds raised.’

Chris Woodcock (Mrs)