by Joanne Volunteer (Chairman)
Poor cold cats
At Mid Cheshire Animal Welfare in the UK we have been working - I, personally, for 25yrs - looking after feral colonies.
If we don't bother they have nobody to help and speak up for them. We have over 100 feral cats which we have neutered, wormed and flea treated.
We feed them everyday and are rewarded when we see the scraggy little bags of boned develop into beautiful cats. One of our colonies is sited on a Gypsy site. Luckily the site owner has let us put a 10ft x 10ft shed on the site.
We have had electricity put in and when the weather is bad they have heating on and nice warm beds plus they are now fed out of the rain and ice.
I have attached a picture of them in the ice and will try to provide one of their shed that is now their home and they love it! - update: see their shed below:
If you go onto a site called www.catchat.org select area "Cheshire" and scroll down to near the bottom of the page and click onto the blue writing on our page, there you will see lots of photos of some of our cats.
Update..some more pics:
Here are some pics of 5 kittens from our main colony, I had to take them and bottle feed them as if they had been left mum would have moved them and we probably wouldn't have found them again.
I've included pictures of Holly our Jack Russell who helped to mother them. I bottle fed and she did the cleaning, always supervised! The picture of the ginger cat is entitled "Our big brother" and it is one of those kittens which I kept.
There is another pic of a litter we had last year from the same mum who took 2yrs to catch!! I had to befriend her as she would not go into the trap. There were 4 kitts in this litter I fostered 2 and our lovely treasurer fostered 2 which were all re-homed. They were from the same mum as our big brother.
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