Friends of Felines are firmly committed to placing as many of our rescues in homes, as this is results in the minimum amount of stress on animals who have sometimes just had their world turned upside-down. However, for a multitude of reasons this just isn't always possible, and some have to stay at the rescue centre.
Sick animals may need to stay for treatment and recovery before they can go to foster.
Cats may have to be removed from a potentially dangerous or simply untenable environment at extremely short notice.
Some animals are long-term residents due to chronic health or behavioural issues.
There may simply be no foster places available. (Please consider becoming a foster carer - you only need one spare room.)
To help us help as many animals as possible however, the rescue centre itself needs some help. Whilst it is serving a purpose, there are several issues that are now making the day-to-day running of the shelter increasingly problematic. Unfortunately, getting the place to where we'd like it isn't going to be cheap.
We had a local builder cost it all out, and we're looking at somewhere around £7000 for everything we need. Yikes! So, we're adopting the "how to eat an elephant" approach...finish one bit at a time.
We've broken the work down into individual priorities and are aiming to get each completed as funding allows, starting with the most pressing issue of creating a useable utility area with hot water, and working down towards the "nice to haves" such as a dishwasher.
Anything you can give to help us make the centre a better environment for our cats and the volunteers who care for them would be simply amazing!
Thank you - you are all lovely people.