'Change One Life' CAT RESCUE

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About PROJECT 'CHANGE ONE LIFE'

Project 'CHANGE ONE LIFE' aims to change transitional housing into permanent housing
to provide our rescues with a safe environment in which to stay for as long as they need to stay and to live with the dignity they deserve; ultimately a place they can call HOME.

Problem or challenge - We ‘ll be shortly facing the challenge of no longer having a suitable place in where to foster our rescues.
The borrowed property, in which our rescues are being fostered at the moment, has to be vacant and returned to its owner. We are now urged to find a new place to provide long-term/permanent housing for our rescues by the end of ***April 2015***

***A 90 day extension period was agreed. New deadline is August 3, 2015.*** For further info please  CLICK HERE

Not only this situation affects  our current foster cats, but it also drastically limits any future possibility of continuing and expanding our rescue work.  At the moment, non of us has a steady income nor enough financial means to pay for a place big enough to accommodate all our rescues under one roof. Everything we've managed to do so far, has been based upon personal sacrifices and private donations obtained through online crowdfunding.
We can no longer afford these expenses so we are now reaching out for greater help in oder to provide long-term/permanent housing for the rescues that are already being fostered and eventually for those in need that tomorrow will bring.

Our Goal - Getting the necessary funds to rent a property intended to run a private shelter where semi-feral, stray and abandoned cats can find a forever home.
 

Your donations will help cover housing costs and utilities of the cat shelter for the first 12 months.

REDUCED ESTIMATE  (updated)

1 YEAR HOUSING COST +  UTILITIES =  

Net 10 K USD  (commission free)

Housing costs for the first 12 months =  8.400 USD
(3 bedrooms  + terrace + garden 700 USD per month)

Utilities for the first 12 months = 1.320 USD
(water & electricity supplies 110 USD per month)

* Cat Room Webcam System 199 USD

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The following are no longer covered

FURNISHING & REFURBISHMENT ESTIMATE = 

Cat room refurbishment cost & accesories =  1.870 USD
(furniture, cat trees, shelves, litter boxes, scratching poles, cat toys, etc)

Outdoors refurbishment cost =  1.730 USD
(enclosed areas, nets, safety gates, etc)

Cat Cages 400 USD (for cats that are injured or in process of recovery)

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For further details on this project as well as information on our previous and current rescue work,  please visit our website at:  

www.projectchangeonelife.org 

For photos, news and updates please join us at:   https://www.facebook.com/projectchangeonelife
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When Project ‘Change One Life’ started back on December 21 2014, accomplishing all we had in mind seemed like a distant dream. A year has passed since the day we launched our cat shelter project and first fundraiser campaign; we have met every single goal since then.

The enhancing of our website and social network platforms got the cat shelter project supporters from all over the world.
These are the GOALS we have achieved TOGETHER with YOU:

• A safe forever home for our rescues. A rented place that has been turned into a cat shelter to accommodate all the fur babies under one roof.
• Enough funds raised for the refurbishment of the place and to buy new supplies such as cat condos, beds, blankets, etc.
• Enough funds raised to cover general expenses of the new cat shelter, cat rescue operation and feral cat colonies maintenance in 2015.
• Enough funds raised to pay off overdue vet bills in 2015.

It’s been a very tough year that brought us great results and immense joy but also a lot of pain. The loss of our 13-year-old senior rescue Tommy in June 2015 was devastating and the burial of six terminally ill ferals hit us hard however eight new successful rescues gave us the strength to carry on.

Last but certainly not least, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to YOU all for seeing us through time and again. Without your continued support and kind donations, all our efforts and personal sacrifices would have been in vain. YOU made a difference.

On behalf of the fur babies in our shelter and ourselves, a BIG THANK YOU to you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2016!
Blessings ,
Paulie & Jackie

If you wish to send our rescues a Christmas gift, please visit >
http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/campaigns/christmas-fundraiser-2015/

For more photos of our rescues & cat shelter please visit our new section ‘View Cat Shelter NOW! at > http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/view-cat-shelter-now/

Stay in touch! Like us on Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/projectchangeonelife
Enough funds raised to buy new supplies
Enough funds to pay off vet bills
A safe forever home for all our rescues!
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Having a rather busy summer here. Lots of work in the temporary shelter and out there at the feral colonies as well. These last few months have been particularly hard on us; it's been a non stop roller coaster ride since June when Tommy Senior’s health condition got worse and passed away. Since then, our shelter has welcomed 3 new rescues: Bella, Tj and Oliver.

Bella was pregnant and had a miscarriage 10 days upon her rescue, TJ was a malnourished 8 weeks old orphan kitten that needed special care and Oliver was an unaltered young male that needed to be tested and neutered before he could be introduced to the other shelter residents. All 3 of them abandoned. They required vet checkups, FeLV/FIV tests, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, special diet plans, flea-control and deworming. To make matters worse, Bella’s tested FeLV+ and her vulnerable health resulted in lots of extra, totally unexpected, vet expenses when post-op complications arose and she had to be hospitalized twice. She stopped eating and had lost the will to live. We were about to lose her but we did not give up on her. We started feeding her baby food with a syringe 6 times a day to help her body absorb some nutrients so all the medications she had to take could actually work and help her heal. The whole situation was very stressful, and required our undivided attention. It took up most of our time and energy. But all sacrifices paid off and Bella seems to be finally out of the woods now.

Last but not least, we want you all to know that we keep searching for the new home, a place that meets our needs and fits our budget but no luck so far: it is getting especially complicated during this last month of summer when everyone seems to be on vacations … except us!
Although we have not been able to find our new place yet, our project keeps moving forward. Our rescues are safe and well while more lives have been saved. Hopefully, with a little luck, once summer is over, we’ll be able to find what we’re after.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer!

You can find Bella, Tj and Oliver’s full rescue stories, updates, photos and videos at >

http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/rescue-stories/

Thank YOU!

Bella
Oliver
TJ
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Good news and bad news. Bella’s spay surgery was successful. Her uterus was full of early pregnancy remaining tissue that was causing an infection called PYOMETRA (infected uterus) It's all gone now. No uterine tumor was found so her life is no longer at risk. Sad news is she tested POSITIVE in Leukemia (FeLV+) She’s on a 15-day course of antibiotics and she will have to take one anti-inflamatory pill every 24 hrs. for the next 6 days. She’ll also be on a special diet plus a Multivitamin supplement that will help her feel stronger. Due to her fragile condition and low level of body defenses, post-op will be a delicate matter. She needs to wear an e-collar (which she already hates by the way!) and be closely monitored

48 hour after her spay surgery, Bella's recovering well. She's eating and resting, and although she's tried a few times... she has not managed to remove the e-collar. So far so good. Hopefully in a couple of weeks she'll be ready to leave the IC Room to finally join the other FeLV+ rescues Minnie & Jasmine in Cat Room 2. Speedy recovery lovely Bella!

If you want to collaborate and help us pay off Bella’s vet bill, please consider making a small donation and leave a message " For Bella" . Thank you!

More photos at >
https://www.facebook.com/projectchangeonelife
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Meet Oliver our latest rescue and newest member of our cat shelter. This gorgeous furbaby was abandoned and desperately longing for someone to come to his rescue. We found him struggling out there on his own hidden under a small truck nearby one of Paul’s feral colonies, same area Salem was rescued at. It seems like someone actually dropped him off there knowing there was a feeding station and a caregiver. We never saw him roaming before and he just showed up there out of the blue!

Oliver is an unaltered young male, he's rather skinny for his size and quite dehydrated. It looks like he has not groomed himself in weeks nevertheless he looks gorgeous and he’s got a pair of tantalizing blue eyes that could melt your heart in a sec.

More photos & full rescue story at:
http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/oliver-finds-his-way-home/

Support our cat rescue by making a kind donation TODAY!

Alternatively, there are a few other options to give your support, please find the one that best meets your giving preferences:

T-shirt Fundraiser (Charitable Shopping)
Buy a cool tee and help our cause. Order yours now at > http://www.booster.com/changeonelife

Make a donation to help us buy supplies for our new cat shelter :

via GoFundMe
Donations welcome at> http://www.gofundme.com/catsheltersupplies

via PayPal
Donations welcome at>
http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/visualizing-what-youre-giving/

Thank YOU!
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Jackie LoveCats
36 months ago
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Thank you so much Alexandra for your kind words & donation. :)

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Alexandra Ale
36 months ago
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God Bless you for your care for our furry little babies!

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Margit Vieri
33 months ago
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I would have ordered a t-shirt, but can't since they only ship to the US... :-(

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Luca Tomassoni
33 months ago
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Thanks to the strength, courage and passion that you put into this dream!

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Jackie LoveCats
33 months ago

We tried but could not find any T-fund that offers international shipping. Sorry :( Thanks anyway Margit!

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Jackie LoveCats
33 months ago

Dear Luca, thank you kindly for your support and kind words !

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Jeanette Fourie
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Jackie, this is in lieu of a T-shirt, as I live in the Netherlands. Good luck selling them.

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Holly Dakos
34 months ago
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To celebrate my cat, Bow, on his 15th birthday and for his good health report from his oncologist

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Sarah Cambreleng
34 months ago
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I will continue to give as I can, to save the furbabies.

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I cross my fingers for the kittycats, hope you reach your goal !!

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Marie-Clare Joseph
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Good Luck from Mc & her kitty's Mocha & Minnie

Jackie LoveCats
36 months ago
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Thank you so much Alexandra for your kind words & donation. :)

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Alexandra Ale
36 months ago
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God Bless you for your care for our furry little babies!

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Margit Vieri
33 months ago
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I would have ordered a t-shirt, but can't since they only ship to the US... :-(

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Luca Tomassoni
33 months ago
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Thanks to the strength, courage and passion that you put into this dream!

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Jackie LoveCats
33 months ago

We tried but could not find any T-fund that offers international shipping. Sorry :( Thanks anyway Margit!

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Jackie LoveCats
33 months ago

Dear Luca, thank you kindly for your support and kind words !

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