The Siamese Cat Welfare Trust

Registered Charity 1072366

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Would you like to sponsor our cats?

We have cats in permanent care, who because of their age,health,condition etc haven't been able to go to a new home.These mostly senior citizens live,when possible,as family with the Welfare officers and whilst they ask for very little,we like them to have the best of course and this is where you can help by sponsoring one (or more!) You will find the cats details and pictures below and an application form is available too,for you to fill in online or you can apply for one to be posted - all details are with the form.100% of your donations received are spent on the cats For that special occasion gift why not give a years sponsorship of 1 of the cats?See the Form page for more details Over the years we have lost many of our lovely 'stay with us' cats and the Old Friends page is in memory of them

Cleo Chocolate Point Siamese
Cleo is a 7 year old  very nervous  Siamese.Her owner was the only person she interacted with and she died in January.When there is nobody around she behaves normally but as soon as you go in the same room she hides away and doesn't come out until the room is empty.A sad way to live and it is hoped she may eventually change.It isn't possible to take her picture and the only one we have is of her when a lot younger taken by her owner. 21/09/23

Razz Cream Point Siamese
Razz was 10 months old when he came to us.His back legs were almost useless due, it was thought, to 2 badly judged jumps.X rays suggested he may have been born with damage to his spine and he was put on medication to manage any pain.Over months he gradually improved until he could walk almost normally though he didn't jump.He will be on permanent medication and it was decided he would stay with us in case of any future problems.He is now a very happy 3 year old going in and out of his safe garden at the home of Cathy our Treasurer 20/09/23

Kalisi Seal Point Siamese
Kalisi is a Seal Point girl who was part of a large rescue completed by a National Rescue Organisation where over 50 unsocialised Siamese cats were found living and breeding in a small flat.The Trust offered to assist in the rehoming at the time but were rejected and the cats were all neutered and rehomed within months of getting the cats in.Karli and her sister were lucky as they were taken on by a couple who understood indoor Oriental cats but after two years the girls refused to be handled.They were healthy, and happy but not human friendly so the family understandably got a couple of Tonkinese who they could cuddle and hoped the Siamese girls would live happily the way they chose, however the Siamese decided they did not wish to share their home and begun bullying the Tonkinese. The Trust were called in to assist and it was decided, to avoid any more injuries to the Tonkinese, we would take the girls on, and Niki managed to capture them.After 2 years of gradually handling the girls they have been re-programmed and now lived happily with Niki in her household accepting cuddles on their terms but Karli (Kalisi's sister) still found living with other female cats a challenge, continually stalking them which stopped both her and the other cats from relaxing. Niki has found a lovely lady with an Oriental boy and a dog to take on Karli and she is now happily living a relaxed wonderful loved life.Kalisi is also very happy but reluctant to meet strangers so will stay happily with Niki and is available to sponsor. 18/09/23

Sully Seal Point Siamese
 Sully is a large Seal Point neuter boy who came in about a year ago with his brother.They were both entire boys who had been kept together.They were taken initially to a moggie rescue with the reason that they were fighting (not surprising as they were in the same pen)  The rescue asked for the Trusts help as they were inexperienced with Siamese and the boys were very nervous and not liking being handled.We advised immediate neutering and splitting them into separate pens.  They tried this but found they were attacked and severely bitten when then trying get them to their vet.They rang for Niki for further help and she agreed to take them on directly from the vet.After a few weeks gentle but firm handling the boys became less frightened and accepted touching.They were not nasty just very scared, so after a couple of months in their own areas they developed into sweet natured boys when their hormones cleared.Alovely home was found for Sully's brother as a single cat with a willing slave.Unfortunately Sully, although by now affectionate with people he knows continues with a stud trait of toileting on his bedding.  He is still continuing this habit no matter what we try and until he changes, or I can find a home where he is on his own in heated facilities with regularly washed bedding (being indoors with access to soft furnishing would not be advisable) he will remain with Niki in his personal quarters.Until then he is therefore up for sponsorship bless him. 05/21

Rufus Seal Point Siamese                                                                                                                                                                               Rufus is one of the more difficult personalities we gained in 2019. A handsome Seal boy who for reasons unknown hates humans & dislikes other cats. If a human is metres away he runs to attack grabs your leg and sinks his teeth in, if he is in a cat house within claw reach it is even worse. Brigid & I have both tried to bring him round but after some blood loss (ours not his) we decided he will be happier & less dangerous running free at Old Bell House in the garden & surrounding fields, with access to heated sleeping quarters & food (neighbours have been warned not to stroke him) He loves his freedom but still attacks occasionally given the chance! However, after a year of TLC and firm telling-off he is beginning to mellow and will sit by Niki when she is gardening, he appears to like the company. It is still best to freeze when he approaches to sniff and rub round though, as if you move he will swipe quite accurately. He will now allow an occasional stroke but only if he is eating Dreamies. He divides his time between sunbathing (as in the photo) in various spots in the garden and on shed roofs and efficiently catching small rodents which he brings back as presents for the dogs. 11/04/20

Mai Seal Point Siamese            
Mai came in a year ago with Tritrichomonas Foetus,a parasite that causes dripping diarrhoea.The infection was cleared up quickly but she was left with chronic diarrhoea and it has taken the year to get her well enough to live indoors again. She is living with Brigid  3/14


Loki Black Oriental
Loki was part of a rescue where the cats were left in their home by the owners when they moved out.All the cats left had various old injuries.All of the cats have been successfully homed to loving understanding owners, however Loki had a broken eye socket which changed his eye depth and his tear draining system was damaged.He was also found to be over trusting and appears to have a degree of brain damage.He does not read body language so everyone is his best friend This makes him a very loving boy but he is also vulnerable and does not learn from experience like other cats.He is healthy now, but is staying at Niki's to keep him in a safe environment.He has proved to be very helpful when getting nervous cats to accept human contact.He takes no notice of hissing and growling and just wants to make friends, leading by example under supervision demonstrating that Niki fussing him is enjoyable. This speeds up the process of getting the scared cats to a point when they can trust Niki so helping start their recovery 7/12/17

Announcing the sad passing of Loki

With great sadness we have had to put Loki to sleep. As you will be aware he had a narrowing of the pipes in his throat caused by rough handling when he was a young cat.This was improved by several operations but eventually the muscle could not maintain tone resulting in a short series of sinus infections, as they could not drain.He remained a sweet cuddly boy to the end, but we could not let our brave boy continue to fight on with such a reduced quality of life.  He is greatly missed by the Trust and all at Old Bell House. 09/23

Purdy Seal Tortie Point Siamese
Purdy arrived 3 days after we lost Lulu.She is 16 years old and had just lost her mum.Because of her age and also her arthritis she will be spending the rest of her time with Brigid.She is very quiet and although she purrs I have yet to hear her speak!She also doesn't seem to jump though I am not sure if this is because she can't or she prefers being lifted up. 10/10/20

Update 10/22 Purdy had 2 strokes at the beginning of the year but is still managing to get around tho she is a little bit wobbly.She then got an abcess on a tooth in December which she recovered from very well but began to deteriorate until in May it was time to let her go.She was 19 a little grumpy but a lovely old lady  09/23

For that special occasion gift  why not give a years sponsorship of one of our cats?Just let Paula know the details when you send in your application


page updated 18/09/23