2017 Highs and Lows

Here is a very brief over view of the year 2017. The operations are the more serious ones. not included are the many spay/neutering and dentals. The cats we sadly lost were from the ferals and the sanctuary sections, some of whom had been with us many years. We thank you all for you support and we wish you a great 2018.

January
30 cats were admitted. We take in cats of all ages and from various reasons.
22 cats were adopted.
We lost Daphne who was in her late teens and had been with us a number of years living in the sanctuary. Thomas (pictured below right) one of our long serving sanctuary cats had to have an operation on his eyes. He has since found a new home.

February 
21 cats were admitted.
20 cats were adopted.
We had two put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.

March
25 cats were admitted.
33 cats were adopted.
We had two put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.
Mass Vaccinations. Approximately 50 of our feral cats had their annual boosters which involves Tracey and Claire, two Vets and two Vet nurses. All of the cats were caught and checked over then any who needed dentals were kept in for longer.
Quiz night raised £713

April
27 cats were admitted.
20 cats were adopted.
We had five cats put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age. One of them including our beloved old Billy Big Feet (pictured right) who had extra toes and lived as a house cat in the Seathwaite Bungalow.

May
26 cats were admitted.
15 cats were adopted.
One cat put to sleep under vets advice.
Our sanctuary cat Kitty (pictured below right) had signs of skin cancer on his ears so they were removed. He has since found a new home.
Our annual Plant Fair raised £1,285

June
29 cats were admitted.
17 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                      A cat handed over to us with an injured front leg and it had to be removed. He has since found a new home.

July
20 cats were admitted.
35 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                  Five cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age, including our old girl Cissy who lived in the sanctuary for a few years.                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of our kittens had one of his front legs removed. He has since found a new home.                                                                                                         Our Open Day was a great success and raised £6,335. Our biggest result to date!

August                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                23 were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We sadly had to have Charles Dickens put to sleep, a cat so loving we hoped would find a home.                                          Sanctuary cat Fergie (pictured right) had her eye removed. She is still waiting for a new home.

September                                                                                                                                                                                  26 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                 16 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                  We had three cats put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.                                                                                      Sanctuary cat Paddy had a Thyroidectomy.

October                                                                                                                                                                                        36 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                26 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                  Three cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.

November                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Four cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.                                                                                                                                     Our Quiz night was a sell out and raised a great total of £754.                                                                                        Our Christmas Fair raised an impressive £2,173.

December                                                                                                                                                                        15 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                        21 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                Three cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.                                                                       Our Turkey fund for the cats Christmas dinner raised well over £200. Lucy (pictured right, enjoying the turkey on Christmas Day). We had loads of Christmas cards sent in the post with donations of £1,583.

 

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