Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Urgent appeal for your help.

If you can spare even just a couple of pounds, please donate it to the animals/snails and hens at RoSAH Rescue or put a note on it that it's for our poultry crate appeal! Every penny (except Paypal fees) goes directly to the animals in our care. Please use the button on the right of this blog if you intend to use PayPal.

We are
REALLY desperate at the moment as with the extra cold weather we are using much more bedding and the animals eat more in the cold too to keep themselves warm plus they don't munch on the lawn like in the summertime.

Alternatively (which we prefer) is that you could donate food/bedding directly to us. We
ALWAYS appreciate it. We are based on the border of South Lincolnshire, West Norfolk and North Cambs and will collect across these areas. ) Kings Lynn, Spalding, Wisbech and anywhere in between)

Veggies & fruit, bales of straw and hay, cat food (tinned & dry) guinea pig dry food, rabbit dry food, shredded paper (not newspaper or glossy mags) cat litter etc..... All of these items would help so much as we need to buy them at great expense on a regular basis with no regular funding.

We are also in need of a regular supplier of fruit or veg....either a farmer or local shop. We're always happy to take the offcut leaves from cabbages/caulis/sprouts etc....(so long as they haven't turned yellow)

Please call us on
0845 017 9422 during the daytime and please leave a message (& your approx location) if our answering machine is on. We will call you back.

Thankyou so much to Erica for your kind help and donations. You're a true friend.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this. We appreciate your time.

Monday, 24 November 2008

More Giant African Land Snails coming in soon

We're not sure exactly what yet in terms of ages and sizes but will update this as soon as we know.
Anyone wanting some (or just advice about your own), please let us know.

Ginger kitten looking for a home [REHOMED]

Our lovely ginger kitten is still seeking a special new home.
She's now 8 and a half weeks old and so playful.
Please email rosahrescue@aol.com or call 0845 017 9422 during office hours (Leave a message if the machine is on)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The dark kitten now has a home.....

.....and will be leaving us on Saturday.

There is only the chunky ginger girl left now. She really is attractive and I hoped my parents would have her after their cat, Smokey recently died aged 22 but they said they won't have another now.

One of the kittens has gone to it's new home

The ginger kitten with the white bib and what look like gremlin ears on the pictures below has gone to her new home today.
We still have the chunky ginger girl and the dark girl here. They are microchipped with their details back to the rescue (to save you having to update them if you move)
We're trying with the litter training but you will need to persevere with this and continue with the worming programme.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Polecat ferret missing [NOW FOUND]


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A friend of mine's polecat hob has gone missing from Prince's Street in Sutton Bridge PE12 9RF. (Not sure if neutered or not) He's escaped before and got across the other side of Sutton Bridge so he travels far once he's on his travels. I think their dog must've dislodged the top of the hutch so if anyone finds him, he's called Zippy, can you please email me on rosahrescue@aol.com
Please also be cautious if you have hens/rabbits/guinea pigs unattended in runs in your garden too as the ferret would be in his element.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

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Updated kitty pics- taken 13th Nov

The kittens are all weaned and eating both meat and dry food. They have been wormed and will be frontlined and microchipped before leaving us.
These are about ready now, I'd just rather wait until next week so they're a little bigger before I microchip them.
Please email us if you wish to rehome one
All are female. 2 are ginger and 1 is a black -ish (see pic for a better idea)
Click to enlarge the pictures.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Battery Hen rescue cancelled

Ex Battery Hen rescuers
I'm gutted that thousands of hens won't be rescued from battery farms this weekend 15th/16th November as planned and will be stuck in their living hell until early in the new year now. Barn hens due out on the 30th November though so hoping to help a fair few of those to new lives.

If ANYONE can help with poultry crates before the end of the month, we will be eternally grateful.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Still no homes lined up for the kittens.....

.....who are getting more inquisitive by the day and are learning how to play with each other.
If anyone can rehome any, please email for a rehoming form.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Baby Giant African Land snails for rehoming

We have some baby GALS for rehoming. They're only fingernail sized at present but will grow to the size whereby they will sit on your palm.
Ours live in a plastic toybox with holes in the lid and have compost in the base but if you look on ebay for snail stuff, there are many different substrates that people use in theirs.
Snails eat leaves, salad and pretty much what garden snails will eat. We mist ours daily with a plant mister to keep them moist. They also need a cuttlefish bone to maintain a healthy shell.

If you are interested in rehoming some, we recommend this website for information- http://www.freewebs.com/worldofsnails/giantafricansnails.htm

One thing you do have to watch for are eggs. When the snails mature they can lay upto 200 eggs which need destroying (or you'll be overrun with babies) You need to put the eggs in a container and freeze them or crush them totally to destroy them (our hens also treat them as a delicacy) You must not throw the eggs out with the rubbish or compost them as they will hatch and they are not a native species to this country.

We are happy to rehome these free of charge although any donations are always welcome (even if in fruit and veg, lol) Rehomers must be over 16 years old and responsible enough so that if for ANY reason you cannot keep them at any point in their lives, you MUST return them to us.

These snails are in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. Please email rosahrescue@aol.com if you are interested in rehoming any.

Blog slight name change

You may have noticed that we've changed the blog name to just RoSAH Rescue. We are still primarily a guinea pig rescue and always will be but with helping so many other species we felt this name reflected what we do and may benefit other animals.

We lost one of the guinea pigs

Poor old Sugar had been with us for as long as I can remember. We found he'd died, quite unexpectedly but assume from old age as he's been here "forever".
He just always seems to have been here and overlooked for rehoming as he was paired with another boar for companionship and they got along well together. Maybe people didn't like him.....or his mate. I didn't mind him staying though as I like the "big daddies".
Sugar was an albino and always a chubby cuddly guinea pig.
Poor boy though. I hate to lose any of them.

New permanent resident!

Do not ask us if you can rehome him!

He will be here permanently as he was gifted to us through a young couple on Freecycle and we promised him a good home for life.

He talks, kisses and is a snuggler- apparently these are the clowns of the parrot world but we're yet to see any naughtiness. he shouts "Silly Billy".
If you type Black Headed Caique (it's actually pronounced kyeek) into search on Youtube, you'll see some really naughty ones so we're kind of prepared what to expect once he feels at home here. He's got lots of toys though and I'm planning a fancy home made one by an idea given to me by a toy on Youtube that one Caique had which hung from the ceiling with dangly bits.
He's lovely isn't he?
View this montage created at One True Media
Billy The Caique