Meet the Garden Cats

Cats in Need Menorca rescue many cats every year. Most are able to be reunited with their colonies and live a full and healthy life. However, there are a few cats that are unable to survive in the wild because of disabilities, the need for continuous treatment, or need special dietary requirements. These cats are looked after by Janice for life, until they find a loving home or until they are strong enough to return. Meet the garden cats that live with Janice …

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Many of the Garden Cats that come to Cats in Need Menorca are in need of constant medication, treatment or special diets. Why not be a sponsor of one of the Garden Cats that has touched your heart.

Come & Visit The Garden Cats

You can come and vist the Gardens Cats: Sundays 11am – 13.30pm & Fridays 11am – 13.00pm Address: Noria Riera 16 Es Castell. Everybodys Welcome

Saving Sol

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No pressure then. 

Dougal is soooo polite. He NEVER begs for food. Like most cats he relies on the power of stare. 

Willing me to do the right thing and get the chicken out of the fridge for him. 

His skin is slowly improving and now he’s got poll position next to me on the sofa. 
Poor Seve there was a waiting list for his favourite place on the sofa. No respect at all. 

Dougal confía en el poder de transmisión de pensamientos. 
Sabe k hay pechuga de pollo en la nevera. 
Jamás lo pediría en sí. Pero sabe k al final voy a rendir. 

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No pressure then.

Dougal is soooo polite. He NEVER begs for food. Like most cats he relies on the power of stare.

Willing me to do the right thing and get the chicken out of the fridge for him.

His skin is slowly improving and now he’s got poll position next to me on the sofa.
Poor Seve there was a waiting list for his favourite place on the sofa. No respect at all.

Dougal confía en el poder de transmisión de pensamientos.
Sabe k hay pechuga de pollo en la nevera.
Jamás lo pediría en sí. Pero sabe k al final voy a rendir.

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I love the stare. Black cats have such beautifully expressive eyes.

Is there are news on sol. The cat so badly injured he had to have the special diet x

Gail Turville

Is that who i think it is Janice? xx

"Power of stare" that`s an excellent description !

Very difficult to resist. He is lovely. xxxx

So precious 💞

oh Janice how can you resist that look?

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I know that a lot of his friends and fans will be really sad.
A very special cat died yesterday, a great gentle giant, as handsome as they come.
A great favourite with everyone who comes to the Cat Cafe

We saved his life many years ago when he was caught in a tilt and turn window.
I remember it so well. It was a Sunday afternoon He was rescued from the window and our vet was called. He always comes out for an emergency as he did yesterday morning when Seve took a turn for the worse.

All those years ago I thought that Seve would never walk again. He was paralysed on his back legs, with huge deep wounds on the insides of his thighs.

As always we gave him the chance to live.

He spent a month with Juan Carlos, our vet, had two ops to close the wounds in his legs and came home to me.

Slowly he regained strength and weight. He walked slowly, dragging his back legs a little, splayed out like a frog.

He would hide if anyone came to the house, but would always come to me.
Finally not a vestige of a limp was to be seen.

He was like a lion.
And yesterday he died. He had tumours on his lungs.

A great ginger and white hole in my heart.

Ayer murió Seve , un gran gato. Fue un gato muy especial que, hace años, rescatamos de una ventana basculaste. No podía caminar y la verdad es k yo pensaba k jamás volvería a caminar.
Pero nuestro vet tenia fe y al final, después de dos intervenciones para cerrar las heridas profundas en sus patas traseras , y un mes en jaula empezó poco a poco a caminar.

Murió ayer de tumores en los pulmones.

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RIP Seve. What a lucky cat to have been saved by you & the vet. Your love was what he needed. Sending my condolences & hugs as you grieve for your beloved Seve.

Dear Janice thank you as always for rescuing this beautiful cat. I remember his story. These animals are gifts in our lives. We treasure them but are broken when they leave. Run free gorgeous Seve along with Bob and so many more. Utterly heartbreaking.

So very sorry to hear this , he was Beautiful , you do a wonderful job , but the cats give you so much love back and it is so easy to fall in love with them .but heart breaking when you lose one of your babies. as you know I lost my Mr.Toots just over eleven weeks ago , my heart is still breaking for him , I never seem to stop crying for him , I miss him so much, I ache inside missing him , his perfect blue eyes looking at me , the pain never seems to go ... Play happily in Rainbow Bridge Seve . Sending Big hugs xx

I love gingers I lost my Trunch in February a very old lady x

We are all so sad to read the news of Seve, not least my teenage son & daughter who loved him and were looking forward to seeing him again in Aug. I’d like to share these two pics from 2018. RIP gorgeous boy.

Oh Janice, so sorry. It always leaves a big whole. They each have their own special qualities that we fall in love with. We loved Seve as did many. Big hugs xxx

So sad to hear this news Janice! As Helen said he was definitely a character and had great charisma and presence. A very special cat that so many cat cafe fans, as well as you, loved and will greatly miss. 😢😥😘

So so sad. He was one of our favourites. And he loved a bit of fuss. A beautiful gentle giant xxx

So sorry to hear this Janice he was a beautiful soft cat and very lucky to have your care and love 💔 xx

Rest in peace Seve. 💖 Run free now on Rainbow Bridge. God Bless. And so sorry for your loss.😥

😢😢 so very sorry!! The heartbreak is awful!! May he rest in peace!! I'm sure you gave him a wonderful life and happy memories of him . He looked wonderful!!❤🙏🌈

Oh Seve ,💔, I remember his story. So sad to hear this Janice, sending all our love xx

Oh Janice. I am so sorry. Seve stole my heart when we met him last year. He was such a gentle and fabulous boy xx

RIP beautiful boy, you brought so much happiness into peoples lives. xx

How crazy is that we were just talking about Seve this afternoon because very sadly my cat died just 2 weeks ago 😢😢😢 ❤️. Not a good time for cats as Street Cat Bob just died too.

So sad to hear this, we had the privilege of meeting this gorgeous boy. Sleep tight seve 💙

RIP Seve. What a good life he had when he was rescued and made well. So sorry. 😢

So sorry hun for your loss xx he was a gorgeous cat and very handsome xx

Aww Janice I'm so very sorry for your loss.What a gorgeous gentle giant Seve was. He will never be forgotton.XXX

Ahh really sorry to hear about Seve, Janice. I remember him well from our visit, a lovely cat who loved a lot of fuss. Sending you lots of love xx

What a beautiful boy who you gave a wonderful life to . RIP Seve. Xx

So sad to hear this. Seve was definitely one of my favourites from your stories. Such a big, gorgeous ginger boy. 💔💔😿😿

Oh Janice I'm so sorry to hear this, he was so lovely when I met him, such a beautiful boy..xxxxx

What a handsome boy. So sorry. He must have been very special to you. Xxx

I am so sorry. He was a real beauty and I loved to see the photos of him when you put them on FB 😓x

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Alfie. 
Rescued from Es Castell , the village near to my house. 
He was lurking around the post office in September last year. 

He was in a terrible state. A non neutered Tom he had been fighting and was in a terrible state. 

He also had cancer of the ears. They had to be removed. 

We do this so often. 
How much has to be taken off depends on how far the cancer had spread. , but it is frequently successful. 

A month or so ago you might remember that I gathered up a white Persian from Binibeca with terrible ears. 
At first inspection our vet was hopeful that he could save her, but it turned out that the cancer had spread far inside, down to her jugular. She had to be put to sleep. 

At least she is not suffering any more. 

This is a bad time for cats with cancers on their face for it frequently seems to go into remission in the winter months and then with May it all kicks off again. 

Just this week I was called to Binibeca to catch a white cat that had just turned up at one of our feeding areas. 

I caught her quite quickly. One ear was a real mess. It was the whole ear and possibly part of her face. But she looked so young. 
Our vet was hopeful. 
He realised that he would indeed have to take off the whole of the outer ear. This was done. 
Once again I will not show you the photos. When her fur grows it won’t be so bad. 

It really does give them a new lease of life. 
Bini had part of one ear amputated last year and now looks quite rakish. 

So back to Alfie. 
Finally since yesterday he is staying out of the sun. 

People have been amazing donating but we do an awful lot of work and feed over 300 cats every day over much of the Island. 
Mind you having heard that it costs 1.5 million pounds a month to run Chester Zoo, what can I say. But when they are re open 90% of that money is in one from the zoo itself. 

We rely on the kindness and generosity of people. 
Have a look at out website. 
No animal is ever put to sleep if it can have quality of life. 

www.catsinneedmenorca.org

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Alfie.
Rescued from Es Castell , the village near to my house.
He was lurking around the post office in September last year.

He was in a terrible state. A non neutered Tom he had been fighting and was in a terrible state.

He also had cancer of the ears. They had to be removed.

We do this so often.
How much has to be taken off depends on how far the cancer had spread. , but it is frequently successful.

A month or so ago you might remember that I gathered up a white Persian from Binibeca with terrible ears.
At first inspection our vet was hopeful that he could save her, but it turned out that the cancer had spread far inside, down to her jugular. She had to be put to sleep.

At least she is not suffering any more.

This is a bad time for cats with cancers on their face for it frequently seems to go into remission in the winter months and then with May it all kicks off again.

Just this week I was called to Binibeca to catch a white cat that had just turned up at one of our feeding areas.

I caught her quite quickly. One ear was a real mess. It was the whole ear and possibly part of her face. But she looked so young.
Our vet was hopeful.
He realised that he would indeed have to take off the whole of the outer ear. This was done.
Once again I will not show you the photos. When her fur grows it won’t be so bad.

It really does give them a new lease of life.
Bini had part of one ear amputated last year and now looks quite rakish.

So back to Alfie.
Finally since yesterday he is staying out of the sun.

People have been amazing donating but we do an awful lot of work and feed over 300 cats every day over much of the Island.
Mind you having heard that it costs 1.5 million pounds a month to run Chester Zoo, what can I say. But when they are re open 90% of that money is in one from the zoo itself.

We rely on the kindness and generosity of people.
Have a look at out website.
No animal is ever put to sleep if it can have quality of life.

www.catsinneedmenorca.org

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Me alegra mucho ver que se recuperó! Muchas gracias por tu trabajo salvando estas vidas!! 👏🏻👏🏻❣️🌈

Love the cat houses x

Still beautiful 🥰

Your impact on the ground is more than that of Chester Zoo, I know where I would rather people give their money.

I love Alfie he's so friendly xx💙🐾

What a beautiful face!

So cute 😍

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The cat not only sat on the mat. 
He covered it. 
Bill. Once a skinny kitten. 

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The cat not only sat on the mat.
He covered it.
Bill. Once a skinny kitten.

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He's fabulous

Hi Big Bill xx

At least hes smiling xx

From up here I can look down on the other cats. 

Everything is as it should be. 

Coco. The Aristocat.

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From up here I can look down on the other cats.

Everything is as it should be.

Coco. The Aristocat.

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Gorgeous Cat!😻😻

Such a superior cat xx

Still handsome Coco xx

So regal looking!

What a beauty

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Sol is now making friends, and every day is a new adventure. 
Here he is with Hamish, a little cat who simply does not grow. 

Sol , el gato ciego , con Hamish. 
Cada día hay algo nuevo.

 
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Sol is now making friends, and every day is a new adventure.
Here he is with Hamish, a little cat who simply does not grow.

Sol , el gato ciego , con Hamish.
Cada día hay algo nuevo.


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Lovely to see him and Hamish getting on, always good to have a friend 😻x

So pleased he's now safe and has a little friend.Hamish is so cute!Xx

Oh bless him! Going to miss you and all the lovely moggies next week! 🙄. I wonder if we will make it out on the 1st Sept? Your doing a fantastic job as always Janice xxx

Omg he is so cute 😻 well done Janice xx

He seems to be quite a sociable soul xx

So lovely to see x

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2 months ago

Cats in Need Menorca

Life is a learning curve , for both Sol and myself.
He’s been with me two days now and he’s getting used to both me and his new quarters.

After a rocky start we’ve got the knack of him feeding.
I can’t manage the huge syringes , just too stiff for my hands so I’m using the biggest one that I can use.

He’s now tilting his head for me, sometimes resting it on my hand.

He loves his food. Another one surviving in convalescence food.

He’s now walking beside me like a dog, resting his head on my leg and staying close to me.

When Kelsang Samsang comes round I’ll ask her to do a video of us.

To donate towards Sol’s expenses please go to our website.

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That made me shed a few tears, but with happiness that he is getting the love he deserves. He definitely deserves a few people to give a small donation to help towards the vet’s bill. ❤️

Bless his little heart. Looks like he’s had such a hard life. How lovely that he can live comfortably now 😀

How is it that cats who look so poorly can also look beautiful and catch at your heart. When one of ours had pancreatitis and I had to syringe feed her, she used to know when it was feeding time and jump on the bed and wait for me to come xx

OMG the poor little soul is so very thin! So happy that he found you Janice. He is one lucky little kitty.

He’s skeletal. Thank goodness you have found him

Lovely looking cat. I have a soft spot for gingers

Poor him, he looks such a poorly cat 😰😰

Janice Bockling can I do Bank transfer into your UK bank account? It would be quicker than waiting for a cheque to clear. xx

Gwennie Nunn you’re so kind. Thank you from both of us. Xx

What a lovely boy Janice. xx

A lovely purr x

All the love in the XX 💞

Oh Janice what a sweetheart he is xxx

Amazing xxx

What a sweetheart 😻

xx

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2 months ago

Cats in Need Menorca

Oops.
Just sat down to have my lunch. Not sat down all morning.
Looked up to see Jenny peering in through the very dirty window. P
People usually say “I don’t know how you do it all”.
There’s a simple answer. I don’t.

She has been there all night.
I closed the window at some stage before going to bed.
Naughty Mummy.

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Aww bless her, poor baby! I hope you gave her lots of cuddles and told her you’re sorry!! 😢 After the bath, of course!

She doesn't look that concerned, more where's my breakfast! Bet she got a treat or two extra x

Of course she has been sitting in her own poo and wee so now will have to wash her.

Oh nooo x

Oops!

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