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Kittens coming in fast and furious at present. This new intake will be ready for their homes at the end of summer.
Our lovely new care area is filling up fast with mums and their kittens.
A very successful Christmas Fayre raising £1442.00 and a generous private donation of £2,500 enabled us to complete our plumbing and electrical works so that the caravan and sanctuary is now fully heated, powered and lit with a hot and cold water supply servicing three sinks: a double bowl one in the care unit (formerly known as Isolation), a big double bowl industrial one in the utility area and another single bowl in the lobby between the two homing areas). This will make the cleaning and feeding duties much more streamlined than previously with a designated utility area, which Mr Graham Bowles very kindly roofed in January free-of-charge, enabling all of the cleaning products, chemicals and main laundry to be kept well away from the cats. As these tasks were completed, we were approached to assist with a case the NNCLT had previously been helping with before our closure at Sheringwood last year. The case in question, involved a number of cats, some domesticated and others semi-feral, being locked out of their home due to their owner going into care. The Neighbourhood was placed under great duress by the cries and howling of the cats forced out in the bracing and stormy cold, trying to get back into their home - some of whom were elderly and unused to being outside. With our care unit serviced with electricity, heating and water, we felt compelled to help and are glad to say fifteen out of the sixteen remaining have been taken into the new sanctuary. As with all the cats that we take under our wing, the group had to be vaccinated, neutered and spayed which has come at a significant cost, currently the bill stands at £1,049 with more due to be seen by the Vets this week. We have also assisted with two other emergency cases, a little shorthair white (not too dissimilar to our fostered resident Ivory) called Skye who we are delighted to say has been reserved for homing by one of our longstanding members and volunteers ; and a beautiful long-hair tabby and white we have called Cliff, who is still very shy and a little temperamental, and had strayed in Cromer.
With the expense of the relocation and daily runnings, we are struggling at the moment to keep afloat and are really hoping for a good turnout at our Fayres this year and other fundraising events.
Donations can be made most gratefully by cheque made payable to: North Norfolk Cats Lifeline Trust and can be posted to:
North Norfolk Cats Lifeline Trust
Antingham Village Hall
Long-waited day one of our sanctuary’s construction. It won’t be long now till we can welcome our cats in foster into this wonderful new facility and the work can continue.