News and Stories

ROBBIE AND COMET
  Robbie and Comet have found a lovely new home our thanks to all people that have shown an interest in helping them find a new home

PETROS
Petros has now found a wonderful new home This month, Animal Protection Trust is looking for a loving home for Petros, a very friendly, affectionate, medium-sized mongrel, thought to be approximately three-years-old.   This delightful dog would love to find a forever home with a family who will give him lots of attention.  He is neutered, vaccinated ...

FLORA
  FLORA  has found a wonderful new home by the sea. And has a furry new friend called Amy.

SALI
Sali has found a wonderful new home with a lovely family – HAPPY DOG DAYS!!

LENNY
Lenny has found a lovely new home our thanks to all people that have shown an interest in helping him find a new home

Animal Protection Trust wishes all our friends, members and supporters A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Animal Protection Trust wishes all our friends, members and supporters A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

An update from Gatsby’s new owners!
Just a quick update to let you know how happy Gatsby is here (and we are with him) one and a half years after we got him. I’ve attached some photos for you. He really became part of the family very quickly and is (usually) very well behaved – apart from barking at most other ...

Snip & Chip
SNIP AND CHIP! To help keep your dog and cat, healthy, happy and safe     Pet owners are being urged, by Animal Protection Trust, to neuter and microchip their dogs and cats as part of a campaign to promote responsible pet care.   Neutering is an essential step to take to avoid unwanted kittens and puppies.    From the earliest age ...

Happy 13th birthday to Roy
– a former resident of the senior cat pen. As posted on our Facebook page by Roy’s new owner – 21/11/2015

Story of the woman who threw a baby rabbit from her car makes the Crawley News
http://m.crawleynews.co.uk/Baby-rabbit-plastic-bag-thrown-car/story-28155519-detail/story.html?687

The story of Poppy – Well worth a read if you have ever considered fostering or adopting a dog.
  As we are getting older we decided no more dogs, but after being dogless for 6 weeks, the house was not the same so via the APT web site we found Poppy a Jack Russell X in Rosemar Kennels . We decided to foster her at first because neither of us were that keen on ...

Heartless Woman Throws Rabbit from a Car
A baby rabbit survived almost certain death on a road in Horley, when it was thrown in a plastic bag from the boot of a car by a heartless woman.   The incident happened at Wheatfield Way, Langshott Estate on Sunday 18th October at around 3 pm and was witnessed by a member of the public who, ...

Death Row Dog
Finn was to be put to sleep, as a home couldn’t be found and all the sanctuaries were full. When I received a call from a local dog warden asking if I could help, I immediately contacted Staffy Rescue and once again Lynne at Staffy Rescue said she would take him. A donation from APT was sent to ...

The Importance of Micro-chipping – An Actual Event!
While I was working at my Newdigate client, she took a phone call from her son who was working locally in a small village. He said there was a Jack Russell running around in the road on a sharp bend and thinking it would get run over, he managed to pick the dog up and discovered ...

The Rabbit Incident
One Saturday morning in May, I received a panicked text from Jacqueline – ‘There is a rabbit dumped outside my gate in a pet carrier. I go on holiday tonight! I don’t have any food for it or anywhere to house it. Can you help?’ How could I say No.  We had a spare hutch having ...

Garfield’s Story
We took Garfield in to APT when we were told he probably didn’t have much time left to live as he had so much wrong with him but we wanted to give him the best quality to his remaining life. It was obvious he had a thyroid problem and so we immediately put him on tablets following veterinary ...

Animal Protection Trust A.G.M. Notice
All Friends and Members are invited to join our A.G.M. on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 7:30pm. Our guest speaker is Ray Ings of the R.S.P.C.A.   For details, please contact Jacqueline on 01293 782 356

An article in a local Horley newspaper about APT’s Ambulance being vandalised.
ANIMAL CHARITY’S RESCUE VEHICLE VANDALISED A local animal charity has been counting the cost of vandalism after discovering the front and back windows of its rescue van had been smashed whilst the vehicle was parked in Haroldslea, Horley.   The incident took place between 5pm on Tuesday 29th June and 8am on Wednesday 30th June and was discovered ...

L1106 – Now returned home
A four year old medium long hair, fluffy tail, dark grey, neutered male cat went missing from Stychens Lane Bletchingley on Sunday 10th May. He is microchipped and may be trying to return to old home in Althorne Road, Redhill (Earlswood area)   Updated: 29/5/15: L1106 has returned home on his own accord after a week’s travels around Bletchingley. ...

BUSBY   – Has now found a new home!
The sweetest little Pomerian X Chihuahua a delightful dog with immense character just 6 months old. Good with other small dogs but uncomfortable with big dogs and small children. Update 31/5/2015: Busby has found a lovely new home as a companion to another little rescue dog.

RUBY
Ruby now has found a home   This month’s appeal is to find a home for a delightful black and white Lurcher that has been in the care of Animal Protection Trust since last year. In the hope that a change of name will bring her luck, this sweet natured girl has been renamed Ruby.  She is ...

A letter from Pollyanna (Raffles) – 28 Feb 2015
Hello all, I thought you would like to know that I have settled into my new home very well as you can see in the attached picture. I have found a very comfortable settee in the conservatory and have a wonderful adopted brother and sister. They have already shown me the local walks and I have ...

A news update about Meg – 12 Feb 2015
MEG was made homeless when her owner became seriously ill. Meg has the sweetest nature, but being 14 years old, she was passed by – UNTIL a visit from people who wanted a companion for their own cat. Lucky Meg now has a wonderful new home, and a lovely new friend, Jezebel. Thanks!

Gatsby’s Road to Happiness – 9 Feb 2015
Found as a stray in the north of England, Gatsby had seven days – if not claimed – he would be destroyed in the dog pound. A kind hearted dog warden contacted a rescue group in Kent who contacted Animal Protection Trust because their kennels were full. Luckily we were able to squeeze him in. ...

Celia Pike
Celia Pike, renowned feline artist, is one of Animal Protection Trust’s Patrons. Celia’s paintings of cats have been exhibited in top UK galleries and also at the Society of Feline Artists’ (SOFA) annual exhibition in London. Celia has been a loyal and generous supporter of APT for many years and, during this time, has painted an ...

Special Thank You To The Challenger Magazine & Scorpion Signs
Animal Protection Trust’s appeal for a sign-writing sponsor for its new animal rescue vehicle, received a swift response from sign-writing businesses, who offered their services free of charge. Jacqueline Ward-Reel said: “Within days we received responses from companies in Tadworth, Horley and Redhill – we were thrilled with the results after our appeal in the Challenger ...

It’s Not So Funny Being A Bunny!
Rabbits are Britain’s third most popular pets and, yet sadly, many of them end up in animal rescue centres. Animal Protection Trust is hoping that a recent appeal will encourage pet lovers to consider giving a home to a rabbit from a rescue centre.

Painting donation
Animal Protection Trust was thrilled to receive a donation of an original painting by renowned feline artist, Celia Pike. The colourful, festive scene of two cats, with gifts under a Christmas tree, was specially painted to celebrate the charity’s 20th anniversary in November 2004. The painting, which was recently sold to help raise funds, was presented ...

L1097 – This cat has now returned home!
A seven-year old ginger semi-long haired neutered male cat has been missing from a flat in Atherfield Road, Reigate since the 26th February. He is an indoor cat and has never been outside so will be very frightened

HERBIE
We are delighted that Herbie has gone to a new home! A handsome 18 month old cross breed dog, happy with other dogs not so sure about cats. Would be ok with older children, is full of fun and energy and needs an experienced owner who will take him to obedience classes and lots of country ...

TOMMY – Has found a new home!
  A handsome boy, he’s about 3 years old and would love a home with an active family as he loves plenty to do. Affectionate and keen to please, he just needs to be given a CHANCE IN LIFE.

Poppy – Re-homed March 2015
Poppy The sweetest 7 year old Jack Russell, Poppy is quite tiny, a bit set in her ways, so a home as an only pet would be ideal. A little lady character.

Meg – Re-homed February 2015
MEG A charming 14 year old cat, in good health looking for a quiet loving family to spend the rest of her life with. Loves company cuddles and happy to be groomed. Sadly her owner is terminally ill and can no longer care for her.

Carla – Re-homed January 2015
Re-homed January 2015 CARLA is a delightful 4 year old Collie, very affectionate, she just loves people and would prefer to be an only pet. Please call for more information.

Teddy – Re-homed January 2015
TEDDY Hi I’m looking for a new home, just 9 months old and would you believe it HOMELESS? I am very affectionate lots of fun and would love a family of my own.

Hugo – Re-homed January 2015
HUGO Is a Victorian Bulldog just 2 years old. He is neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Hugo has a lovely temperament and is good with other dogs but NOT with cats!!