are Lorraine and John,
we live in
a small and
very beautiful village in
North Yorkshire, England.
Most of our independent adult lives has
been centred around the welfare and rescue of both cats and dogs which
includes owning and working in related professions.
Lorraine have been involved in the rescue and welfare of cats for
(ouch) Although my working career involved accounting and auditing, in
most part, I have always had a very active involvement with the feline community,
with the Cats Protection League for a few years as
well as voluntary work for the RSPCA. Most of the cat rescue and welfare
over the years has been done as a private commitment fully funded by myself.
Many hundreds of cats have been found or
handed in abandoned, injured,
or some way neglected and
have been nursed back to health, neutered,
vaccinated then re homed to permanent homes. A move in
career working at a Veterinary Surgery was my most enjoyable employment.
1995 came the move from
the South of England to the North. I have continued rescue
work and spent some years studying for a Bachelor of Science in
animal related subjects. The areas of exam pass have been -
Animal Biology, Micro Biology, Brain - Form, Function and
Behaviour, Animal Physiology, The Immune System, Histology,
Living Processes, Genetics, Evolution, Human Health and Disease,
Society and Social Science, The Human Genome Project. In the
last year of my course I decided to take a break and
concentrate on the Forest Cat research. Courses will be resumed
at a later date to complete the degree.
In my spare time
I am a web /graphic designer and make
quality leather cat harnesses and leads, designer Swarovski
Crystal Cat Collars and I also have a keen interest in the purchase and sale
of quality gemstone jewellery.
Cats have always been a very important
part and away of life for me from a very young age - and will always
continue to be so. I am the Welfare Officer for
The Norwegian Forest Cat
Another hobby is Jaguar Cars and being a member of the Jaguar Drivers Club.
Well, it is a cat after all :-)
trained, worked and shown dogs from a very early age. His love of
his working career as a Police Dog Handler with the Civilian Police Force,
moving on to become a Specialist Search Dog Handler with the Ministry of
Defence. After many years he wanted to work for
himself with his own dogs. He became a Security Officer for Virgin Records
and London Weekend Television and a Personal Bodyguard to wealthy
Arab Businessmen, Kate Bush, Tom Bell, Roald Dahl and many other
Another change in Career came when the Dangerous Dogs Act enforcement
in. This was when he became a Dog Warden for a Local Authority
and qualified as an Animal Health Inspector amongst other things. John, now a
fully fledged cat man too :-)
trained dogs and rehabilitated unwanted dogs ready for new homes
and has now returned to training working dogs with the MOD.