You probably know me from my cats’ Twitter account @bluekittenshq
Our late Twitter friend Frank @hugo4de suggested that I start fundraising in 2016 but I was very embarrassed by this idea and naively thought that my Etsy shops would bring in enough money to pay all necessary bills.
Here is the quote of his exact words from our private conversation about it:
""seems wrong to ask for money" i heard that several times .. you are responsible for your cats and you have to make the decision whether to start a fundraiser or not .. but i want no one to lose cats because of money problems"
So here I am begging you for help to save our inside and outside Gang and help us with food, vet bills and keeping us in this house.
I first rescued 3 feral kittens – Sheba, Sushy and Sonnie, who I took in during the cold winter of 2012. In 2013, I rescued another 3 feral kittens – our Spice Cats : Ginger, Salt and Pepper. In 2015 I rescued a stray cat called Chris and nursed Foxy, a very poorly feral kitten, back to health. Very sadly Foxy was only with us for two years before he passed away due to heart failure. In addition to these cats I am also looking after 7 feral cats living outside, who have been neutered with local CP (Cats Protection) help. One of these feral cats has an awful eye infection and can hardly see. CP are able to help with trapping but there is no funding for vet treatment, and this will need to be paid by me.
My food and vet bills are enormous. Even though I am using the cheapest vet practice in my local area the vet bills are soaring. Most of the kittens I rescued were from winter litters and were all born to the same old feral cat mother. Even with all my care and attention, they have inherited genetic problems and have bad teeth. Sonnie desperately needs to see a skin specialist as he is constantly licking and biting his skin.
My credit card bills are mounting up and I cannot work anymore as I have to look after my mom who was diagnosed with dementia in 2016.
Without me working we are not able to pay off our mortgage, which is an interest only mortgage and at the end of the term we have to give this house back to the bank/sell it/or pay outstanding balance. I need to pay £94,000 by the end of the mortgage otherwise the cats and I may end up homeless.
On 26 June 2018 my cat Sheba went for dental treatment and her blood test showed that her kidneys are failing. She had a seizure after the anaesthetic and is struggling to eat due to severe pain in her mouth. She has lost a lot of weight and currently only weighs 4.4lb. Sheba will need a special renal diet and we do have an Amazon wish list if you would like to donate food to help her fight the kidney disease:
Please find amazon wish list link on pinned tweet https://twitter.com/bluekittenshq
Sheba may well need a full investigation and possible blood transfusion after her second blood test. I cannot even begin to anticipate how much all her treatment will cost. My last two vet bills were £136 and £150, within 2 weeks of each other. (Please do DM me if you would like to see a print out of the bill).
If you don't like donating with gofundme please use my paypal link here:
Although my Etsy shops have not been bringing in any sales lately please visit, you might find something for you or your family and friends:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Mohairkittens (catnip toys and more)
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlueKittensTown (knitted toys)
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlueKittensHQ (scarves and more)
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlueKittensYarn (wool yarn)
Thank you for reading so far. Please share/donate if you can, any amount will be gratefully appreciated.
Please use "family and friends" option as we are all a big #CatsOfTwitter family who have been brought together by our wonderful friend Frank (HugiDad) who I will always remember with respect and fondness.
- Jenny Keen
- Alan Davis
- Richard Gordon
- Danny Wood
Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom