Our Welfare and Rescue is co-ordinated by Marilyn Ward.
She may be contacted on 01275 831016 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Our Welfare & Rescue exists to help Birmans, who, for whatever reason need to find a new home. This may be because of a marriage break-up; someone moving to a new home unsuitable for cats or where pets are not allowed; a change in family circumstances or, thankfully very rarely, because the cat is not cared for.
Marilyn keeps a list of those people who would like to offer a home to an older cat and when a Birman is available that may be suitable for their circumstances, will make contact. Fortunately, not many Birmans need re-homing, so you will need to be patient until the right one for you comes along! Please do contact Marilyn if you would be interested in giving a good, loving home to one of our Birmans.
We are also here to help with any queries or problems you may have with your Birman. We are here to offer help and advise, or just a ear to listen on the end of the phone. Contact Marilyn or any member of the committee and we will do our best to solve the situation or answer your question.
How do we know whether you would be the right person for a Birman?
If you have indicated you are interested in providing a loving home for an older Birman that is in need, we would arrange a home visit to see the environment offered. You would be required to sign an “adoption” form, indicating you will keep up with things like annual vaccinations and would be prepared to seek veterinary advice if the cat were sick etc. Some Birmans require an indoor life, others have been allowed out into the garden. We always try and match situations as far as possible. It could be traumatic for a Birman that has had the run of a garden to be kept indoors all the time and vice versa. We do ask though that all Birmans are safely indoors at night and have access to a litter tray. We would also ask for a donation to the Southern & South Western Birman Cat Club’s Welfare Fund although the right home is our most important priority.
What qualities do we look for in a potential new owner?
First and foremost a vast fund of patience and loving care to reassure a rescued or rehomed Birman that their new home is a safe and secure environment where he or she will receive attention and affection. A Birman is naturally a “people orientated” cat and will respond so well to your care; you will have an intelligent, affectionate companion who is also a very beautiful cat.
THE SOUTHERN & SOUTH WESTERN BIRMAN CAT CLUB WELFARE & RESCUE CO-ORDINATOR
TELEPHONE: 01275 831016
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NEW SHOW DATE – 2017
The date for the 2017 show has been changed to Saturday the 4th March 2017 and will now be at a new Venue – Ellendune Community Centre, Barret Way, Wroughton, nr Swindon. SN4 9LW
We have seen a growing problem with the car parking arrangements at Cricklade Town Hall which has now become unacceptable. The Committee took the decision to find a new Venue for the show. Car parking should be much better at this new venue.
As a result of the move in show date for 2017 we have also had to make a change to the date for the AGM. Subject to availability of the hall the new dat will be 9th April 2017. This will be confirmed to members in the summer newsletter.