We have rescued hundreds of cats and kittens. Here are just a few of their stories.
We rescued Henry at 18 years of age. He went years without a warm bed and without knowing where his next meal was coming from. He certainly had not received any veterinary treatment for years.
Henry arrived with early kidney disease but was microchipped. The New Moon Rescue leaves no stone unturned when trying to reunite a cat with their owner. Our wonderful volunteers spent hours doing the following:
Checked the chip and telephone details/address and could get no answer from the number.
Checked when the house was sold and spoke to the estate agent involved.
Checked the electoral roll to try find the owner.
Checked back with the chip company to see which vet purchased the chip, but they had no record.
Called vets in the area and found one who had seen Henry, but it was over 6 years ago.
Checked Ancestry UK, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Registered him on Animal Search UK and checked through all black and white cats registered as missing.
Shared him to various missing cat groups on Facebook (and joined local ones to share his post).
Created a list of neighbours/neighbouring roads addresses to send flyers to.
Searched online for death records and obituaries.
Called the council for death records using information collected.
Our research found that Henry's owner sadly passed away leaving him homeless. He received such an outpouring of love from our wonderful supporters and has now found his perfect forever home.
Joseph was an unchipped and unneutered boy who was very sadly hit by a car, before seemingly dragging himself into a garden. Things were looking incredibly uncertain for Joseph’s future - he was not able to use his back legs properly and experienced toileting issues. As a charity, we decided that whatever operations and treatment he required, and at whatever the cost, we would give him a fighting chance. Joseph received the very best care and treatment from our wonderful Anwell Veterinary Practice. After a period of extended cage rest to heal while being cared for by one of our volunteer fosterers, this two-year old boy made a full recovery and has found his forever home.
5 year old Kilo, originally from Huddersfield, came to us after being a stray in London and missing for over a year. His microchip wasn’t registered. Not all rescues will go to the trouble of tracing an unregistered chip but we always go above and beyond to ensure the best outcome for every single cat and to reunite cats with their owners wherever possible. Kilo has been reunited with his family.
Some vets register microchips and others expect the owners to register microchips. Please ensure your cat's microchip is registered.
Sixpence (our rescue name for him) had been outside in all weathers eating bread thrown out for the birds. After rescuing him, he spent a few days at Anwell Veterinary Practice to be monitored and while we waited for blood test results. He was underweight and seriously anemic.
Another cat chipped but not registered. We did all we could to trace the owner which resulted in a happy ending - Sixpence has been reunited with his family after being lost for weeks.
Please check to make sure your cat's microchip is registered.
These kittens were rescued by two carpenters when they fell through a ceiling and then taken to Anwell Veterinary Practice. One of our volunteer fosterers took mum and kittens in to care for their needs. They have all found their forever homes.
Zero's owner sadly passed away leaving him homeless. Local residents were feeding him for several months before we rescued him. After spending some time with one of our volunteer fosterers to help him regain his confidence, Zero has now found his forever home.