Rescue Me Now…. passionately designed by animal lover Nina Lyman is a collection of skillfully hand painted cats with names derived from actual rescued animals. All items in the collection are functional and include mugs, vases, planters, spoon rests, salt/pepper shakers and unique cat plates. Each artisan quality cat has been designed from photos of real-life, beloved pets. The range was developed to feature cats who have been rescued from bad beginnings and now have loving homes. It will hopefully promote adoption of pets who need forever families. These cat gifts are designed to help further enjoy your love of animals and incorporate them into your décor and everyday life. About the subjects …. Each of the furry friends featured in this range are based on real cats that were rescued from bad beginnings and now have loving homes. For example, Tina, a lovely Tortie cat, was rescued with Lucy, the orange tabby, as a kitten. She had a club foot with an ingrown claw and needed surgery. Rescue organizations helped out with the surgical costs and Tina and Lucy were adopted by a loving couple. In this range, she is reproduced as a vase, with the vase hole in the back so when not displaying flowers she is still her gorgeous self. Dreamer was found wandering the streets, thin and sick. He was rescued and now has a wonderful home and is happy and loved. Within the Rescue Me Now range, he is represented as a planter that will hold a 10cm plant pot or large bouquet. He makes quite a statement with a big red geranium or poinsettia in him. A wonderful centerpiece or mantelpiece. Every piece has a story to tell....!