Our friends here at PoC already know how much my sister Barbara and I love cats and that we raise funds in various ways for the cats at our local Animal Sanctuary Kays Hill and for our local Cats Protection branch too.
I thought you may enjoy coming on our latest ‘journey’ with us from the very beginning.
I say us, but this time I won’t be taking part on the actual day as this is a project thought up by Babz and a colleague from another branch of The Co-operative Funeralcare, the company they work for.
However I am giving them my full support with the preparation and hope to take lots of photos to share here.
On 31st May they are doing a sponsored walk of 4 miles, from Barbara’s office in our town, to the next town. Babz dressed as a cat and Julee as a dog. She is raising funds for her local animal shelter too.
They are then collecting in that town which is bigger and busier than ours and if they raise more than £100 each, the company they work for will top each of them up with another £100 for their charity.
Babz is doing this for Cats Protection this time as Kays Hill had their turn last time with receiving the money raised at our recent Coffee Morning for them.
Our local Cats Protection had a very expensive time over three of the cats abandoned last year, next door to where we live.
Marion our CP Co-ordinator took them from Kays Hill who originally rescued the remaining ten cats late one night after the RSPCA took four ill cats away, before the locks of the house were changed next day, to help with the expense of their care until their rehoming.
Cats Protection paid for their inoculations and microchipping and the expensive veterinary treatment which two of them needed.
Sadly, one has since been PTS, he was settling happily into his new home when he became ill and it was discovered he had cancer. Despite the best treatment possible from the vet he was PTS as his quality of life became poor.
R.I.P beautiful boy.
Happily the other two cats are settled and content and in good health now.
Babz is one very brave and resourceful lady, dressing up as a single parent cat, which unspayed queen cats end up as of course and pushing a pram with all her ‘babies’ in and posters showing how many kittens an unspayed cat can produce in her lifetime.
She was kindly given an old ‘puss-chair’ although the woman who donated it confessed she is afraid of cats!
How awful to be afraid of cats, poor soul! I can’t imagine that.
This event as well as raising much needed funds for CP, is to promote the spaying of female cats (and the castration of male cats too of course) and good cat care, also the benefits of microchipping in case a cat ever strays away from home.
We’ve raked around our local charity shops and found some black velvet trousers, a black furry dressing gown and some white furry material, to adapt into her black and white cat costume!
She has her tail and ears from previous fund raising and when we think up how to make her a furry head and whiskery face she will look amazing that’s for sure lol and attract lots of attention on the day.
I’m not asking here for sponsors from PoC as we have no way to collect any money on-line and I’m sure our cat loving friends will help raise well over the £100 to achieve the top up and make this a great success. She has £40 promised already.
I just thought you might all enjoy sharing this fun way of fund raising, with us.
If so, I’ll be back to update on how all the preparations are coming along and of course after the day itself is over, with the story and pictures of how it all went.
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