Kevin has been in the care of SCR since 22 November 2015. He was found straying in rural Oxfordshire with his collar caught around his front leg. He received emergency treatment at ElmsVeterinary Surgery for nasty open wounds to his neck and front leg. He moved to his fosterer in Faringdon shortly after. He still requires regular treatment and while the wound has now healed on his neck, the leg wound continues to be a problem. Various treatments have been tried including a vest - Kevin didn’t really like that! - and until last week an inflatable blue collar to stop him scratching and licking the wound. Many creams and remedies have been used to encourage healing, but it is proving to be a very slow process. There is one small area under his armpit that is taking a long time to heal so Sophie the vet has decided that he, once again, needs to be bandaged. As you can imagine Kevin isn’t too pleased about that! However, he really is a sweet loving boy despite everything he has been through.
A recent appeal for help towards Kevin’s medical costs (which currently stand at £1,123.38 this year) raised over £500.00. If anyone would like to hold a fundraiser or donate towards Kevin’s ongoing vet fees, we would be very grateful.
Don't forget to book your holidays via easyfundraising.org.uk. It's easy to do, doesn't cost you any more and Sunshine Cat Rescue can benefit enormously!
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 July 2016 Newsletter
Our Summer newsletter is now available.
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If you would like to donate a gift to help the cats and Kittens in our care please check out our wishlist by clicking here
Please continue to save your used UK and foreign postage stamps, we have just been able to sell them and raise £120.00.
This month we have 22 cats and 30 kittens in our care. That's a lot of food and litter to buy and vets' bills to be paid - our expenses are outstripping our income just now. So any donations would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
There must be plenty of you out there who do your shopping on-line and haven’t yet signed up to ensure that Sunshine Cat Rescue can benefit. Please take a look at easyfundraising.org.uk. Retailers make a contribution to your chosen charity when you shop with them – so whether you buy something small or book a holiday, Sunshine Cat Rescue gets a percentage and it doesn’t cost you anything. Currently we have 32 supporters who have managed to raise nearly £1,500.00 – surely we can get some more! UPDATE! We have raised £93.99 from April to June. Think of how much more we can raise if we all use this!! Please share!
Sunshine Cat Rescue is now registered with Virgin Money Giving, so you can easily make a donation via their web site:
Thanks everyone for your support!