Last week at Cat’s Whiskers we saw a large influx in kittens that needed treatment at the clinic. It was a difficult week for not just the people fostering the kittens, but for us at Cat’s Whiskers. We were reminded how in need these wonderful animals are and the volume of kittens abandoned at… Read more »
Last week at Cat’s Whiskers we saw a large influx in kittens that needed treatment at the clinic.
It was a difficult week for not just the people fostering the kittens, but for us at Cat’s Whiskers. We were reminded how in need these wonderful animals are and the volume of kittens abandoned at such a young age without a long term home to go to.
One case however turned into something quite extraordinary.
There was a large group of about 14 kittens being picked up from us one afternoon last week and when another client of ours, who was waiting in reception and quietly listening to us talk to their fosterer heard their story she offered to donate money towards their bill.
We were all completely blown away by this act of kindness.
The fosterer of the kittens uploaded a post about the incident online and naturally we shared it on our facebook page, to celebrate how pleased we were to have such kind clients.
Before we knew it, we were receiving multiple calls from other people who had seen the post online and who wanted to donate money towards the kittens and their health care with us.
Last week really showed the importance of charity and supporting causes you are passionate about as it can make the world of difference to someone.
There are many cat charities in the UK trying to make a difference and here are just a few:
Worthing Cat Welfare Trust
City Cat Shelter
If you are interested in supporting your local cat charity do a bit of research online and work out who you feel most passionate about supporting. There are plenty of ways to help charities, not just through donations. If you have animals of your own you could also contact your veterinary clinic and ask them if they have any recommendations of local charities to support too!
In the mean time, I’d also recommend looking into the work of Hannah Shaw (more commonly known as Kitten Lady). She is a kitten rescuer and humane educator who resides in America.
Hannah Shaw has a huge following on Youtube through her videos regarding her rescue work. She also has recently started her own charity The Orphan Kitten Club and there are also plenty of resources in kitten care on her website too!
Check out my personal favourite rescue she did which was a paralysed kitten called Chloe – she’s one of the most beautiful and special cats I’ve ever seen!
Due to the work Hannah Shaw did whilst fostering her, she now lives in a wonderful home and is enjoying life to the max regardless of her disability!