Following on to my previous article about Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary and their financial difficulties resulting in being unable to afford a roof for their new badly needed cattery.
Poster by Ruth
Michael has kindly sorted out a way for anyone who feels they can help, to donate easily via PoC.
So if anyone can help, even in a very small way, we’d be so very grateful.
The new cattery would be a much nicer place for the many unwanted cats now living in the crumbling old cattery and the many more sure to arrive after Christmas.
Kevin says he will be unable to take cats in much longer although we know it would break his heart to turn any needy animal away.
In fact I don’t honestly think he could ever bring himself to do that.
The truth is that the roof leaks so it isn’t really suitable for the cats any longer, but if not there, where would they be?
There is lots of fund raising going on at present in the run up to Christmas but the money raised is swallowed up by the many animals daily needs. There are around 300 various animals at Kays Hill, from small ones like guinea pigs and rabbits, geese and ducks, up to large ones like horses, ponies, goats and pigs and all in between, so they really need a separate fund specifically for the new cattery roof.
Leanne was telling Babz and me one day what the wonderful new cattery will be like, with its own small kitchen for preparing the cats meals and with space for them to exercise indoors even before the outdoor runs are added later. There will also be central heating to keep the cats cosy in each of the 28 separate enclosures.
The cats in care at Kays Hill are very well looked after, with comfy warm beds, scratching posts, toys, food and water and of course lots of TLC, but it’s not ideal for them to live in cages. Especially long term as the unrehomeable cats have to live, so to have extra living space would make a huge difference to their lives.
No healthy cat is ever euthanised at Kays Hill.
Some unrehomeable cats are able to live free in the sanctuary grounds for the rest of their days, but some have never been outside in their lives and wouldn’t cope. There are still two tiny elderly cats and a grumbling one there right now from the home where the many cats were abandoned. They aren’t very sociable so they probably won’t appeal to anyone wanting a cuddly cat. It would take a miracle for someone to adopt them so they will probably live out their lives with Kevin and Leanne at Kays Hill.
Although … miracles DO happen as we know by the kindness Michael PoC has shown in our quest to help Kays Hill and for that I thank him on behalf of all of us who love and care about cats.
A huge thank you too, to Dorothy who has already donated !