After six years promoting adoption and responsible pet ownership, we find ourselves overwhelmed. The dumping has escalated and adoptions are slow. It is with great regret that we’ve decided we must close Pet Epicure.

As we begin to end our work, our first priority is to find great homes for our adoptables. Please share this poster and help us end our six years with a bang!

Pet Epicure - adoption poster

 

We will be closing our retail on weekdays with immediate effect. The shop will remain open on weekends for the remainder of June. We will cease boarding at the end of August.

We want to thank our supporters and friends who’ve walked this journey with us over the last 6 years. It’s been an honour.

Fame and the costs

As many of our friends and followers know, we’ve had an unprecedented number of kittens dumped in the last couple of months. We thought it the usual pre-holiday frenzy but as the festive season has come and gone, and the kittens keep turning up, we have to accept the sad fact that this is largely due to our growing Facebook fame.

While our adoptions have doubled (HOORAY!) the number of kittens dumped has quadrupled. It’s an untenable situation and there’s only one solution in our opinion: MORE ADOPTIONS! (We are not going to be bogged down by pessimism and misery, we’re going to find a way find more families.)

So if YOU have any ideas, hints and tips, please bring them on. We will consider each one and implement those we have the time, money and resources to. Please feel free to tell you friends about our situation and see if they have any ideas and leads.

While attending the BFM Business Breakaway 2012 as a guest of Shankar Santhiram, EQTD, I ran into a talented young man called Joshua Rayan of Words Wizards. He offered to do some CSR for us and I thought it would be nice. However, I also assumed that nothing would come of it. I am pleased to say I was WRONG and he’s gotten in touch and is wanting to follow up. My heart is warmed and my faith in this wonderful world is renewed yet again.

Three Adopted Today

Wonderful news. Just as things were beginning to look bleak, we’ve had some luck. THREE cats adopted in one go. Carlton will be a family pet and Danielle and Craig will live on a farm. We wish them much happiness and joy.

Difficult decisions

 

 

As more and more kittens and cats are dumped, we are faced with extremely difficult decisions; Which ones to release? Which ones will have to fend for themselves and risk illness and death? Which ones will have to fight for territory and food?

How do you choose?

We have a winner!

 

Thank you for submitting NINE entries and the hilarious captions.

And thanks again to Delucca for sponsoring the prize. For those of you who have yet to try the food, you must. We are real foodies so for us to gush about a restaurant is rare. And when you do go, say hello to Firas the man behind it all. Tell him Pet Epicure sent you :)

Check out this review of Delucca

Jake@Guido

Our lucky Jake was adopted by writer Ellen Whyte. Here is her latest post about this lucky boy who feast of roast chicken on a regular basis. Her blog is called Katz and Other Tales. And if you like what you see, do check out her e-books at Smashwords

Facebook

Did you know we have a very active Facebook page? Visit us at www.facebook.com/petepicure

We update almost daily so do visit us there for current rescue and adoption updates. Here is another photo of Tallulah Mama when she was on the way to the vets.

We also run regular contests on the page so if you’d like to win a prize, go check us out. This one just ended.

We also love instagram and often add photos of our gorgeous felines