We are pleased to present our newest team members to join us at Trow and Hurfords Farm! The Donkey Sanctuary has recently partnered with the Cats Protection and we are thrilled to have rehomed four cats at the farm.
We don't know much about their lives before arriving at The Donkey Sanctuary but we do know that they have been living outside and are used to farm life. They are very ‘streetwise’ and keep well clear of the farm vehicles that move in and around Trow and Hurfords. They are all very different and although were classed as feral, we have definitely seen a very soft side to all four of them.
This handsome chap is loving life at Trow and he is often spotted stalking around the barns. Despite being very independent he adores people and hasn't stopped purring since he arrived. He loves cuddles and food! He also loves snoozing in his fluffy bed when the sun is shining in the window. When he finds a groom on the farm he rolls around on his back to tempt them into a cuddle. He loves a tummy scratch!
When Bridgette arrived it didn't take us long to fall in love with her! She is incredibly affectionate and loves cuddles. She has such a sweet nature and has turned into the favourite of many of our staff members. In her first weeks with us Bridgette was very reluctant to venture outside onto the farm. After some gentle encouragement she has found her feet and loves investigating the barns. Being so fluffy she comes back with an assortment of plant life attached to her, but thankfully she loves a good brush to get her back to her beautiful self.
Optimus has been very bold from the moment he arrived with us. He enjoys attention from our grooms but only in small doses - and only touch his tail if you dare! He is incredibly handsome and a big chap. He spends most of the day snoozing on his bed so he must be very busy playing overnight. He has also worked out how to drink from the donkeys water troughs showing he is every inch the seasoned farm cat.
Of all four cats Milly is by far the most nervous. She was very frightened when she arrived and spent the first two weeks hiding from us and did not like any contact with our grooms at all. She has really come out of her shell over the last few weeks and comes to us when we call her, meowing the entire time. We can now stroke her head, and she will even rub into our legs. She is a very pretty girl and we are so pleased that she is trusting us enough to stay close to her new home, and has learnt that we aren't that scary!
Following our recent collaboration, Cats Protection’s national head office at Sussex also welcomed three donkeys as part of our rehoming scheme. Read more about Holly, Twinkle and Star when the donkeys became purr-fect new neigh-bours for 150 moggies at Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre.