Success stories

  • Heaton **Previously Tizer**

      Hello I thought I’d send a progress report on our lovely little monster! His name was Tizer but we’ve since called him Heaton after yourselves. We’ve had him about 7 months now and he’s still a lively, fiesty little monster who still fights and boxes but also has his lovely peaceful moments when he’s […]

  • Pandah **Previously Collette**

    Hi!   After seeing the success stories and thought I’d give you a very overdue (about 5 years?) update on how Collette (now Pandah) is doing. She is so relaxed and playful, a lot less shy than she was when we first got her! She rules the house and is truly spoilt. A very cheeky and […]

  • Pumpkin **Previously Lola**

      Hi, Jan here (Debbie’s mum) just thought I’d let you know how Lola (now Pumpkin) is doing. She’s grown hugely – even outstripping Pebbles ( in 2nd pic) We also took in a 7 week old kitten that had been abandoned, Percy – they are great pals

  • Johan

    Hello,   We just wanted to let you know that Johan has settled in to his new home very well. We kept his name, it definitely suits him. He’s a crazy little cat:very playful and affectionate and occasionally a bit naughty- but very cute with it. We can’t remember life without him now. He’s now […]

  • Zorro

    Hi I wanted to send you an update on Zorro who we adopted at the end of July 2014.   Unfortunately as we drove him home from the sanctuary a storm started which scared him and he spent the first few hours up the chimney !    It took him a while to get used to us but now he is really happy and settled […]

  • Sophie **Previously Talluaha**

    Hi Julie   We just wanted to let you know that Sophie (was Tallauha) has settled in really well and gets on great with out other two cats. She is full of energy and just loves to play with her favourite toy, da bird. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt her. Kind […]

  • Bailey and Tillie

    Hello,   I’m attaching a couple of pictures of Bailey and Tillie..( originally Tipples with you guys, but we’ve given her back her original name). We adopted them in August, with Tillie being the shy one. We just wanted you all to know how well they’ve both settled in. They’re both lovely characters and have […]

  • Moggles and Poppy

    Both settling in brilliantly to their new home!

  • Carrie **Previously Cara**

    Hi, I promised to send you an update on Carrie (was Cara) who came to live with me on Easter Weekend 2014.  Finally I have got around to it!   Carrie has been completely at home since the moment she stepped out of the carrier.  Within 5 minutes she was sat on my lap doing […]

  • Paulus

    Hi we rehomed Paulus on Saturday – we have renamed him Sam and just thought I would drop you a quick email to let you know he is settling in really well. At the moment his favourite thing seems to jumping up and rubbing his face against rob until his glasses fall off – just […]

  • Peppa

    ‘Peppa’ is settling well into our family, she has been fine with the labrador and chihuahua, we think they will become great friends. She’s off to Nottingham next week to be with Darcey who thinks she’s adorable. We will keep you updated on her progress, ‘The Hufton Family’  

  • Pablo

    Hello, after seeing your page of Success Stories on your website, I wanted to write to let you know how Pablo is getting on. He has settled in really well, and is an incredibly friendly cat, who loves nothing more than sleeping on our knees and playing. Due to his soft palate he is a […]

  • Max *was Stig*

    Hi there, here’s an overdue update on stig who we adopted about 4\5 years ago. We renamed him Max, sometimes moody Max. He absolutely loves his family and will always follow someone around waiting to sit on them. He loves being fussed, but not on the belly! Not long after we got him we discovered […]

  • Orlando and Tex *Now Orlando and Jasper*

    Hi there!   Just a quick update on the beautiful boys. They are settling really well. Orlando made himself at home straight away, while Tex has been a little more hesitant. Nevertheless, they have both been charging around playing this morning. They have both started eating and using the litter tray and generally seem to […]

  • Poppy

    Hello I just thought I’d drop you a quick note to let you know that Poppy, who we adpoted from you on August 9th, is settling in well.  She’s an abosutely lovely cat, so affectionate and never stops purring!. She’s also getting on really well with our other cat, Levon, and seems to have brought […]

  • Francine

    Just to let you know how brilliantly our gorgeous girl Francine has settled already. She is very playful and sociable, and we all adore her. Our two boys really love entertaining her, and having her around. Thanks so much. From the Harper family.

  • Dusty

    Hi everyone Just wanted to let you know that Dusty has settled in well and made himself very much at home. Many thanks to Joyce for taking care of him. Best wishes Sandra

  • Robbie and Jellybean

    Hello, I adopted Robbie and Jellybean in january and wondered if youd like an update as a success story? Theyre both very happy and definitely rule my roost! Theyre such friendly and good natured cats and love cuddles with anyone who comes to visit. Lucy Fennell  

  • Elsa *Was Amelia*

    Hi guys,  thought you’d like some pictures of Elsa (was Amelia) she’s settled in really well and enjoying her boiled chicken although it did take a while before she ate properly. We both love her to bits ! I’ll send more pics soon. Kind regards jon&katia  

  • Juno (Formerly Manya)

      Dear All at Tharg,   Just wanted to let you know that Manya, who we have renamed Juno, is doing really well after a month with us.  She has enjoyed exploring inside and is getting outside a little bit too now she has been chipped and vaccinated.   She plays like a kitten and […]

  • Big bear

    I just wanted to drop you a quick email because I realised that I didn’t send the photos of Bear which I promised to send. I’ve attached a few – he’s very photogenic so it was hard to choose! He’s doing really well. All of his fur has grown back now so he’s looking even […]

  • Muezza

    Hi I thought you may like an update on how one of your rescue cats was getting on. I think she was only with you for a week before she came to us. We got Muezza from you on 20th January and she was very shy for quite a few weeks, hiding under the bed […]


      Just had to let you know that puss  (now called Fleur) has settled in wonderfully. Using the litter tray, eating and playing very well indeed. Our 12 year old (Wez) at least slept in the same room with her last night and (she slept very well) with no problems although he is taking his time […]

  • Lily & Dora

      Hello There We kept the names that ‘our girls’ had we adopted them 8 weeks ago – they just seemed to suit!! As you can see, they are settled and well and we are loving having them around. Although Dora (black cat) SHOULD be the explorer?? it is Lily who is into EVERYTHING and tires us out […]

  • Nala

      Hi there, Me and my partner adopted a cat called Nala from you about 2 weeks ago, and we thought we’d let you know how she’s doing. To say she was very shy to start off with, hiding away under our bed and barely touching her food, she was happily purring away on our […]

  • Snedgus

        Dear Tharg, I thought you might like to see these selfies of our wonderful cat, originally called Roman, whom we acquired from you seven years ago.  He has been exceptional value for money! Thanks so much for all your good work. BW Catherine

  • Evie

      Hi guys,   Just letting you know how Evie is getting on and included some pictures.   The first few days were quite turbulant. She was quite hostile and if we went near her she would lash out and hiss. She bit me a few times and gave Adam a whopping scratch across his […]

  • Winnie-was Rumba

      Hello there Heatons cat sanctuary. We thought that we’d let you know how ‘Rumba’ now known as Winnie is getting along. I don’t know what we did without her! She is a very cuddly and affectionate little lady, she will not let us read a book (she butts our hands until we are forced […]

  • Frankie-was Pansy

      This is Frankie (formally Pansy) we adopted her from you last February and she is doing great. Still a bit timid but loves a stroke under the chin and sleeping on our bed!  

  • Mollie-was Bubbles

      Please find enclosed a picture of my lovely Mollie (was Bubbles). I adopted her on 04/01/14 from  The Heatons. She is gorgeous-very affectionate and playful-loves to play with a ball with a bell in and likes even better if I play along.She also loves chasing the laser pen and nature programmes on TV with […]

  • Satin / Calypso

        Calypso previously known as Satin Calypso has settled in really well. She was very shy and wary initially, it took her a while to get used to us and the noises around her.  Unfortunately she got a throat infection in her first week with us, which meant her jabs being delayed, meaning she […]

  • Yogi

      We came in about a month ago and I fell in love with a little black fluff ball of a kitten. Happy to report that (yogi) Bear is now a happy little boy who loves nothing but chasing leaves and having cuddles. Thanks for everything. Jaime

  • Kuno

    One morning a sweet little black ball of a kitten was born at the sanctuary with only 3 legs due to birth complications. Desperate to give the little guy his chance, he was rushed to vets and his wound was stitched up, regardless of his slim chances. It was touch and go for a few […]

  • Tilly *Formerley Della*

      Just thought I’d let you know how Tilly (was Della) is getting on…. I’ve had her on a bit of a diet and she’s looking slimmer already. We have playtime at least twice a day and she loves chasing scrunched up bits of paper round and scratching on her post! I can’t believe how […]

  • Percy & Dylan

    I adopted Percy (formerly Buster) on Christmas Eve 2009. Percy was a cat who had been overlooked on many occasions, and that’s really why I wanted to take him home. He proved to be a bit of a challenge as he didn’t engage very well at all. He was very nervous and always seemed anxious, […]

  • Minnie

    Hello there just thought I would be in touch to tell you about Minnie a cat that I got from you about 12 years ago she’s great love her she is fit healthy and happy she’s a wonderful cat I have even got a tattoo of her. I have included a photo of her in […]

  • Benson-*Was Tegan*

      Hello to everyone at the Heatons – sorry I’ve not been in touch recently but been a bit busy knocking my new ‘owners’ into shape. I stayed in for the first weeks to get to know the layout of the place and stuff like mealtimes etc. Got a bit confused with the catflap business but […]

  • Mufasa

      Hi, as you know, I (Paul Boothroyd) took Mufasa from you on 2/10/2013. Thought I’d send you a write up and picture for your success stories page. Mufasa was one of Tharg’s cats on the “Cats for the more experienced owner”. That may have sounded a bit daunting, but things have turned out well […]

  • Tia-Previously Mina

      This is our lovely girl Tia previously Mina she is very lively and is getting used to living in her new home.

  • Rufus and Sparrow

      Hope you’re all well and are having lots of successful re-homing weekends in the run up to Christmas!   Rufus and Sparrow are doing really well-it’s unbelievable how much they’ve grown and how much energy they have. They’re both such loving cats and Matt and I love having them around…even if they do rule […]

  • Ricky

    Loving the website update, we check every month! Just thought you’d like to know about Ricky! He’s doing really well with his mum and dad Jane and Alex in Manchester after living with Jane and James and Callum and Tom in Withington! He was shy at first, hiding in cupboards whenever he could – now […]

  • Wilson

    Wilson has settled in very well, he is a lovely cat and loves company.  He’s very chilled out!! Love from Debbie and Matt

  • Seren

        Hello, I thought I’d drop you a message to let you know how Seren is getting on in her new home…( please feel free to share on your website, story of her adoption and photos).She certainly has come out of her shell! ‘When we brought Seren home she was a bit of a sorry […]

  • Freesia-Now Sweep

      Hi We rehomed a cat from you a month ago and wanted to tell you how very glad we are.  I chose a white cat called Freesia but have since renamed her – and there’s a story involved.  The day I picked ‘Freesia’ up I brought her home, settled her in, and went to pick up my […]

  • Guss & Dewey

    Hi Just a quick line to let you know Guss & Dewey (formerly Myra & Melina respectively) are doing well. They took a while to settle in, both were very nervous especially Dewey who took nearly a month to come out from under the couch. She’s turned into a really affectionate cat now though making […]

  • Malcolm

    Hi there, I adopted a kitten from you guys on 28th May this year. He’s 6 months now and I absolutely love having him. I thought i’d send you some pictures Amna. 

  • JJ

    Hi, we rehomed JJ (formerly known as Ceegan) in Feb 2011. As you can see, he was a little shy at first and rarely came out of the TV cabinet. But it wasn’t long before he settled in! He is certainly a character and has us laughing at the things he does nearly every day […]

  • Iggy & Tia

    Just to let you all know Iggy is getting on great and has settled in well with his long lost girlfriend Tia LOL. Whilst they have the odd lovers tiff they do enjoy each others company. Our journey of finding Iggy is finally over and our pet family is now complete. So thanks to all […]

  • Tinsel & Bauble

    We came to get a new addition to our house in January and ended up falling in love with 2 special little cats Bauble and Tinsel. Bauble is one of the most mischievious cats you could ever meet, he eats lots of treats and reminds you of the cat off the dreamie advert, where ever […]

  • Amber & Honey

    Hello to all the THARG team, I thought I would send you an email to let you know how my two gorgeous girls are doing!! We brought the girls home on Thursday 11th August 2011. We were very excited and had their bedroom all ready!!! Honey was very quiet when we got home but Amber […]