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Flash Finds a Family

Flash ready for action

Earlier this year the SAA took in little Flash, who couldn’t move abroad with her new owners. They were devastated to have to leave her behind but confident the SAA could find her a new and loving home.

She was a real delight to have at the sanctuary, always bouncing around and wanting to make friends with all the volunteers and other animals and it didn’t take long for the right family to come looking for Flash.

The Miley family came to the SAA after deciding to get a rescue dog because they wanted to be able to ask for advice about finding the right pet to fit into their household. Ellie says she’d wanted a dog since she was little and had finally persuaded her parents that it would be a good idea.

Ellie with Flash

“We thought it would be best to get a rescue dog so we could ask about information because we have cats. We wanted to make sure that the animals would all get on with each other.”

On their first visit to the sanctuary the family said they were really impressed with the dedication of the staff and volunteers who were all really friendly. They say it was clear the animals were loved and cared for and were really excited to meet the dogs looking for homes.


Flash in her winter coat

Ellie says: “As soon as we saw Flash we fell in love with her. When Shirley brought out the two little dogs, Flash and Terry, Flash was so quiet and calm. We had a good feeling that her and the cats would get along.”

After a home visit and a lot of good advice from the SAA the Mileys were ready to bring Flash home. Ellie says the cats got a bit of a shock but they have now got used to having Flash around!

“Flash has been a little angel, we couldn’t have asked for a better dog as she has the most wonderful temperament. She has settled in really well and become a very special part of our family.”

Flash settling in at home

Flash does have her amusing moments, particularly when the window cleaner comes and she enjoys barking at him! She’s also made friends with the donkeys on the moors at the back of the family’s house as she thinks they’re big dogs! Closer to home Flash looks really cute chasing her balloons and playing with her squeaky toys. Ellie says she’s trying to teach Flash to dance which is proving to be an amusing task!

Flash fits in to the family

At the SAA we’ve really enjoyed seeing the photos of Flash enjoying her new life with this loving family who’ve given her a second chance at a happy life. The Mileys say their experience with Flash means they’d always recommend that people look at adopting an abandoned animal rather than buying a new pet.

Flash enjoying the sunshine

They were impressed with the way staff at the SAA really got to know the animals and how they were really careful to make sure they would fit in with family life. They say the adoption process was simple and swift and they’ve loved being able to provide such a secure and cat filled home for Flash!


Cat Of The Week! ~ Gizmo ~

When Gizmo’s owner sadly passed away she was left without anyone to care for her. fortunately for her she was brought into the Society for Abandoned Animals before she could wander off or worse. It’s clear that the loss of her owner has affected her profoundly, her behaviour clearly shows how nervous she is of strangers.

This nervousness should not put people off adopting her however, as she would probably bond very well with new owners. All she needs is a little patience, understanding and stability. Once she is in a suitable home and having regular consistent contact with a few owners she will undoubtedly come out of her shell and display a personality dazzling enough to do justice to her stunning looks.

Gizmo is a long haired female tabby who would need regular grooming to help keep her coat at its best. With a little love and kindness she would bring so much affection to her new owners. A rescue cat is one of the most rewarding pets to have, the day the cat learns that it can trust you and forget all the trouble that has occurred in its past is one of the best experiences you can have.

The Society for Abandoned Animals is looking for a home within one hours driving distance of Manchester (UK) that is away from any busy roads. If you feel you can give Gizmo the home that she needs please contact us on 0161 973 5318 or office@saareswcue.co.uk for further information. On enquiry please mention this blog. Thank you.