Last updated: 27 Oct, 2020
Published on: 24 May, 2013
Who put the cat in advocate?
Since before Christmas 2012, Clyde the old ginger gent had been waiting patiently for his forever home, but his luck changed one afternoon in early May when government agency Renewal SA nominated PetRescue as May’s charity of the month.
“I’d nominated Petrescue as our charity for the monthly Renewal SA function and, after a short presentation introducing the PetRescue website and a few South Australian furry faces, not only did we raise over $245 to save pets, we also found a home for Clyde the moggy,” said function organiser Catherine Bridgland.
When Clyde’s little face flashed up on the screen in Catherine’s presentation, he caught the eye of employee Dearne, who had been toying with the idea of bringing a fur kid into her family for some time.
“The timing of the invitation to support PetRescue through our monthly function was quite serendipitous!” smiled Dearne. “Straight after the presentation, I jumped online to take a closer look at Clyde and he sounded like the perfect match for us.”
Clyde was described as an easy-going, undemanding, laid-back boy who, despite his lovely nature, had simply been overlooked because he was an older cat. Dearne didn’t dally – she made arrangements to meet Clyde the following week.
“We fell in love with him instantly,” said Dearne. “Even when we discovered he had FIV, it didn’t deter us. We’d done our research, so we knew it wasn’t transmittable between cats and humans, and it could easily be managed.”
Being a household of red-heads, Dearne thought Clyde would feel right at home from day one, and she was right. He settled in perfectly.
“My two children absolutely adore him! And I know Catherine was delighted to announce that our fundraiser had such a great unexpected result.”
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