With a huge thank you to Michael for allowing me to post this appeal on behalf of Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary.
Along with all other Animal Rescue Sanctuaries, Kays Hill are suffering from a lack of donations which have steadily dwindled as times have become harder for everyone because of all the job losses and cuts in our country, particularly here in the North of England.
Poster by Ruth
They have over 300 animals to feed and care for, from guinea pigs to horses and all other animals and birds in between.
Despite their loyal supporters helping as much as we can, they now have to turn needy animals away apart from in an emergency. Kevin worries what happens to those animals he just can’t help.
One example of the good the Sanctuary does, is when a houseful of cats were abandoned, the tenant left huge rent arrears and we found out in the evening that the locks were due to be changed next morning because the tenant was evicted.
Kevin and Leanne despite working from first light that day, made room for those cats in their already almost full cattery and collected them at 10pm, taking them to safety and settling them in. It was midnight before their day was over.
The present cattery is old and although the cats are well cared for and comfortable it’s not an ideal building and soon will be unfit for any cats at all.
But the new cattery lacks a roof.
Please see the Teasdale Council challenge link on the Kays Hill web site for the pictures of the progress they made before running out of money.
Some more progress has been made on the cattery since those pictures were posted. But because of lack of funds, every penny Kays Hill receive now has to go towards the day to day care of all those unwanted animals and to pay the huge vets bills which are unavoidable as some animals go to them with their health having been neglected by the people wanting rid of them.
No animal is ever euthanised unless he or she is incurably ill.
Kays Hill desperately need help to finish that new cattery, ideally a building firm to help them out with the materials needed for the roof.
As if they didn’t have worries enough, the van in which Kevin transports animals and goes in for their supplies, is off the road now and needs very costly repairs.
But what touched my heart when we visited yesterday was seeing the sole hanging off one of Kevin’s boots and he has no more to wear. This is a man who has given years of his life to rescuing unwanted animals and birds of all kinds and my heart breaks for him and for Leanne who works tirelessly with him and for the volunteers who battle on against the odds.
Please, will anyone who can help these wonderful people, contact Kevin via the telephone number or email address on his website.
He may be busy at the time but he will always get back to you with great gratitude for any help at all, no matter how small.
This is the new cattery under construction. I hope you are agree that it very impressive.
Please donate through PayPal if you can. Small amounts add up. I am running this through my PayPal account as Kevin needs some help with online donations and any funding will be passed on.
Poster by Ruth.