Category Archive: News

16 April 2013

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Thankfully the weather has improved, at last! Our pond is full of frog spawn, and the grass is growing which is very important for nice eggs. The Sanctuary birds are trying to hide… Continue reading

09 April 2013

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Our Easter raffle was drawn last week, and winners will be announced next week as I forgot to bring the list home! I do remember that the first prize, the hamper, was won… Continue reading

26 March 2013

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We hope everyone is coping with the recent awful weather! Feral work and operations have both had to go on hold for the time being, not least because Sue can’t always get out… Continue reading

19 March 2013

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Kitten fosterer Kate has had sleepless nights and worry, with the pregnant cat she took on recently. We would like to thank her for her commitment. The cat had four kittens, spread over… Continue reading

12 March 2013

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This week’s news is full of thanks! Belle, the young cat Sue and Linda had been nursing, has gone to a new foster home. Thanks go to Julie for taking her on, as… Continue reading

27 February 2013

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Dedicated supporter of Whinnybank, Frances Rennie of Auchtermuchty passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday 23rd February, she would have been 90 in May. Minto, her cat, was a stray at her… Continue reading

19 February 2013

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This week Sue called her sister in Hampshire, where most of her family live. The snowdrops Sue sent down are all in flower and the daffodils are all in bloom, which made her… Continue reading

06 February 2013

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Quite a few strays have come into the Sanctuary in the past week; a tortie female from Kettle Produce, a neutered grey fluffy boy from Springfield and 2 un-neutered ginger brothers from Leuchars.… Continue reading

30 January 2013

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Glynda O’Hara won our Christmas raffle of the large Penguin, and said she would like to donate it to the local CHAS hospice at Kinross. We have received a lovely thank you letter… Continue reading

22 January 2013

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We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our Newburgh shop not always being open when it should be, this is due to weather conditions and some volunteer illness. We still have a couple… Continue reading

09 January 2013

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Sue is very ill with a chest infection, and is unable to attend to her usual duties. She would like to thank all her friends for their best wishes, and for rallying ’round.… Continue reading

18 December 2012

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Our Christmas raffle was drawn on Saturday 15 December. The prizes and winners were; Peter the Penguin – Glynda O’Hara, Albert chain – Ella, boxed necklace – Audrey Miller, bracelet and earrings –… Continue reading

11 December 2012

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Today and tomorrow morning are the last chance to buy raffle tickets for our Peter the Penguin raffle which is to be drawn on Sat 15th Dec. Tickets are available in both our… Continue reading

04 December 2012

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Apologies for there being no news last week, Sue attended her Nephew’s wedding in Hampshire. She thanks everyone for doing extra hours at the Sanctuary. We are all just pleased that she took… Continue reading

13 November 2012

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As the year draws to an end, we are getting more and more homeless cats & kittens. As a result, we are getting really short on food supplies! There is a happy end… Continue reading

29 October 2012

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Sue has started a farm feral job in New Gilston, and caught 10 out of about 16 on her first trip. They were so hungry, it was easy to catch them! She will… Continue reading

20 November 2012

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Sue picked up a very pregnant cat last week, but had nowhere to put her. Lisa was already fostering some kittens, but very kindly offered to give up her bedroom for the pregnant… Continue reading

16 October 2012

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After 10 months at the Sanctuary, 3 year old Pete, who kept being overlooked because of his special diet, has landed a new home at last! The windows in both our shops have… Continue reading

09 October 2012

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Sue had a call on Sunday from a lady who said she was moving the next day, and leaving seven stray cats on her doorstep, it beggars belief! Sue will find space for… Continue reading

04 October 2012

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Lisa and Sue returned to Pitlochry last week, filled the van with bric-a-brac, and also checked on a farm where a mum and kittens had been dumped. They will return to trap them.… Continue reading