Welcome to Sunshine Cat Rescue
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WANTED: Tall, strong individuals who like to get up early in the morning at weekends!
Lou, Carol and Sharon had a practice session recently at putting up the wonderful new gazebo purchased with the grant that SCR received from Sovereign Housing.
It's heavy! All three of us were needed to haul it out of the garage and into the back of the van. So as not to publicly embarrass ourselves, we decided to use Lou's back garden rather than the village green, which then presented another challenge, maneuvering it down Lou's narrow path. But we got there, unpacked all the bits, read through the instructions (all seeming quite straightforward) and got on with it.
After half an hour, accompanied by a fair bit of heaving, puffing and much standing on tiptoes, we were able to pat ourselves on the back and take the celebratory pictures. It's certainly eye-catching and will keep us well protected from the British summer weather, whatever it throws at us. But we will need at least three people at the start of every event to help put it up and at the end of an event to take it down again.
If you can ever spare just an hour at the start and/or finish of an event to assist with this, we would be so grateful. It would be such a shame to have this sturdy gazebo and not be able to use it because there aren't enough helpers. Please contact Lou on 01993 831 279.
Sunshine Cat Rescue April 2016 Newsletter
Our Spring newsletter is now available.
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A plea from our re-homing officer, Carol, if anyone can help?
“I am doing the catering for our 'Oxfordshire Animals In Need' day on July 16th, at Shipton Under Wychwood/Beaconsfield Hall. I am catering for 250 people, and I am asking for pledges of money, or money for specific items - 250 rolls, strawberries, cream, salad and cheese for ploughman's.
If anyone can help, please ring me on 07767 111 095. It would be a wonderful help to the charity if I can get the majority pledged.
The day will be a coming together of various animal charities that serve our area, fun, and will be wonderful to meet Shaun and the crocs! Sunshine needs to network with lots of people to continue to provide the care and services it does for the cats we rescue.
With thanks Carol Homing Team leader for Sunshine Cat Rescue”
Is there anyone out there who would like to help SCR by taking on the Secretary's role? We need someone who is organised and literate. Responsibilities include replying to correspondence, sending out the agenda for monthly committee meetings, taking the minutes at these meetings and distributing them, organising invitations to the AGM, and keeping contact details for helpers up to date. If you're interested please contact Lou on 01993 831 279, thanks.
Hopefully you've seen the advertising for our Animals in Need event being held on Saturday 16 July in Shipton under Wychwood. We're going to need lots of volunteers on the day; could you spare a few hours to help raising funds for the animals and have a fun day out at the same time? Please contact Lou on 01993 831 279 if you're able to help, thanks.
Kevin is a five year old tabby who came into our care last November; a lady reported seeing him around, living in an old chicken house at the bottom of the garden and contacted Sunshine Cat Rescue. On checking him over, it was found that he had injuries to his leg and neck from a collar, in which his leg had been caught. The collar was cutting the skin almost to the bone.
Kevin was taken to the vets several times, at one point he collapsed and needed lots of tests to see what had caused this to happen. The blood test results showed that the red blood cell level had dropped dangerously low.
After lots of care and attention, Kevin has recovered really well, but still has to visit the vet twice a week for his bandages to be changed and blood tests. He is a lovely cat, despite everything he is going through.
At the end of January, Kevin’s vet bill was £702.01 and is still rising, so any donations to help cover this cost would be very welcome via the donate button below.
Sunshine Cat Rescue is approaching its fourth "birthday"!
The Charity has been incredibly successful since its inception, with the result that there's always lots of work to be done! We can always make use of more helpers and would welcome some new faces on the team. Specifically at the moment we really need more Home Visitors (particularly to cover the Bicester area), Fosterers, a Fundraiser, a Treasurer and a Publicity Officer.
Also, we need helpers who can regularly empty the food donation bins in various locations around the area.
Please call Lou on 01993 831 279 for more information about the available roles.