Sleap, Wem …Proprietor Eve Dodds – 07743 644795


2016 really was a busy year for us at Sleapy Cat Rescue we found forever homes for 58 adults and 93 kittens, please get your cats male and female neutered, kittens were literally coming out of the woodwork ūüôĀ¬†


Dave’s Blog

10/6/13 Dave’s been to School!!


Myself and one of our volunteers Barbara and Dave went to St Peters Infant School Wem on Monday to give a talk on rescue, Dave enjoyed it very much and loved the fuss and attention, the children were lovely and Dave was on his best behavior……bless him


He stayed on his harness and lead


There were 60 children and Dave was not fazed at all, he loved walking over there tables

Dave’s Garden walks

Dave is really into his walks around the garden and now cry’s to go out when I give him his medicine in the morning but he has to wait until I come home from work as I just don’t have time first thing in the morning, he has not been able to go out today due to the bad weather but hopefully it will pick up soon and he can go back to enjoying the garden and trying to climb trees!!!! ¬†more pics to follow asap¬†

6/5/13 Update on “Dave”



6/5/13 Dave’s first walk around the garden this year and what a gorgeous day, he really enjoyed it and when I put him back in his pen he cried so I had to take him out for more walkies, he met my Rosie which she was not impressed and ran away, Billy hissed at him but Murphey and Dave sniffed nose to nose and Murphy came on the walk too, he is now curled up on his mat quite content and snoozing. He is keeping very well at the moment so long may that continue ūüôā¬†

Update on Dave 17/9/12

17th September 2012

Dave has a new harness, he still loves to wander around the garden, bless him. He is keeping well and has not had any further fits since February





Dave moves back to his “Gaff”


Dave has moved back into his “Gaff” and is very pleased about it, there are only 3 left of the 8 emergency’s we had in so they have been moved into the outside pen that Dave was in.


Dave has a new toy a Christmas crinkle tunnel, he seems to like it


Bless him he seems to like his new toy and back to much more room



Dave loves you to play with him and since his dental seems very relaxed and pain free, as you can see Dave has never managed to use the cat flap so we wedge it open with a hook and elastic bands, this is so he keeps nice and toasty in his sleeping area, he is such a spoilt boy but rightly so!!!

Dave has to move out of his Gaff


Poor Dave has had to move back into one of the outside pens due to an emergency call from a Welfare Officer who needed 11 cats taking in from appalling conditions urgently¬†(none neutered).¬† Dave’s pen is the only one big enough to house so many cats, so we had to have a major move around, two kittens had to go into a large collapsible pen in the shed and Dave was moved into there outside pen, hopefully it will not be too long before he is back in his “Gaff”.¬† We co-worked with Rachel of the North Shropshire Cat Protection who neutered all the cats for us which saved us an absolute fortune and we are very grateful to her,¬†unfortunately we only have 8, 3 are still missing and as yet cannot be found, there are 6 kittens approx 12/14wks old and 2 adult females approx 10/12mths old see cats for re-homing.¬† Dave’s post op check went well after his dental but he is a little stressed as he has had to give up his “Gaff” temporarily for the time being, as usual he is getting lots of attention fuss and cuddles.

Update on Dave 8/12/2011

Update on Dave 8/12/11

Dave’s breath returned to being very smelly even though we were putting the additive in his drinking water, we took him back to the vets and was told it is time for him to have a dental, this took place yesterday at our vets Bridgefield Vet Surgery in Wem.¬†Cats normally have 32 teeth, Dave already had two missing and had to have 19 teeth removed, he has been left with 11 and hopefully he can hang on to those. Below are some pictures of Dave having his dental and you can see what a state his mouth was in he must of been in quite a lot of pain although he never showed it, brave boy.


As you can see Dave’s gums are red raw


His teeth are not much better either


Our vet Olivia Halligan getting to grips with Dave’s dental


It was going to be a long job!


While Olivia gets rid of Dave’s rotten teeth our vet nurse Debbie Minor keeps a close eye on Dave’s vital signs. Dave is doing well and will be going for his post operative check tomorrow, he is feeling a little sorry for himself at the moment but who can blame him after having 19 teeth removed.¬†He is getting extra fuss and loves and basically being spoilt to bits. His dental cost us ¬£195.94¬†if anyone would like to sponsor Dave or make a donation towards his dental/medical costs which are ongoing please ring Eve 07743 644795 or use the contact us page

Update on Dave July 2011

Further update on Dave July 2011


Dave enjoying a stroll around the garden with volunteer Sarah Ketter


Plenty of mole hills for Dave to sniff at


Dave getting a spurt on!!


All our volunteers love Dave to bits and he loves the attention

Update on Dave 26th June 11

Further update on Dave 26th June 2011


We are very happy to say since Dave’s last update and increase in medication he has not had another fit which is brilliant news, however Dave has alway’s suffered with gingivitus and bless his heart we know he cant help it but he has very bad breath, I took him to the vets about three weeks ago and he had an antibiotic jab and a steriod jab which improved his breath no end but this week you could see that his mouth was bothering him, so I took him back to the vets and he has had a further two injections, once his gums have settled down a bit we will be putting an additive in his water to help his condition, ideally he could do with a dental but this would be a very last resort as Dave’s condition with his fits he would not handle an anesthetic very well and we may lose him.¬† All in all Dave is very happy and enjoying the nice weather and I am sure we will soon have his gingivitus under control very soon.

Update on Dave 19/2/11

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Latest update on Dave 19/2/11

Dave’s fits¬†unfortunately¬†have been increasing, he went back to the vets yesterday for a thorough examination, they tested his urine which still has blood and crystals in it and took bloods for testing (which is why his neck is shaved) he has put on a quite a bit of weight since coming into us he now weighs 3.97kg when he came in he weighed 2.2kg, the vet has decided to up his doseage on his medication to double what it was before but still giving twice daily. We hope now that this will keep Dave’s fits at bay.¬† Dave has been with us now just over a year and has adapted to pen life extremely well but then Dave is so laid back I dont think anything would bother him, he still loves his new “Gaff” and sitting on top of his scratching post is his favorite place. If you would like to donate or sponsor Dave for help towards his medication and vets fee’s please get in touch with Eve 07743 644795 or use the contact us page


As you can see Dave is quite happy and contented and has many luxury’s in his pen. He still adores a fuss and having his tummy rubbed, he really is a very special boy!!


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Fundraising Events 2017 so far

Tues 4th April Stall in The Square Shrewsbury 8.30-4pm


Tues 9th May Stall in The Square Shrewsbury 8.30-4pm


Coffee Afternoon Sat 13th May 2017 2pm-5pm at Ketley Community Centre, Holyhead Rd, Ketley, Telford TF1 5AN


Sat 27th May Can rattle at Morrisons, Whitchurch Rd, Shrewsbury 9.30-4.30pm


Tuesday 6th June Stall in The Square Shrewsbury 8.30-4pm


Sunday 2nd July Dogs Trust Roden Open Day


Tuesday 11th July Stall in the Square Shrewsbury 8.30am-4pm


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Tuesday 1st August Stall in The Square Shrewsbury 8.30-4pm


Sat 19th August Can Rattle at Morrisons, Whitchurch Rd, Shrewsbury 9.30-4.30pm


Saturday 2nd September Wem Carnival (our teddy stall)


Tues 12th September Stall in The Square Shrewsbury 8.30-4pm


Tuesday 3rd Oct Stall in The Square Shrewsbury 8.30-4pm