This is a time of change for our group. Those of you that have had occasion to contact us when a puss went missing probably dealt with Pauline. I am sorry to say that Pauline recently died. She was a tremendous supporter of our work, both physically and financially. She will leave many memories with many of us that knew her and a lot of hand-reared kittens with exceptionally clean bottoms.
After many years I am taking a step back from the front line. I shall still be involved with the group. These two events highlight the pressure on members of the group and the need to be continually finding new volunteers. In the past we have always tried to maintain a human voice on the phone line, but this places a tremendous pressure on the families of those that do it.
We have looked at various options and would welcome either suggestions of a way to achieve this or more volunteers to help. If you have anything to contribute please call Penny on 01522778669, Gwen on 01522796089 or email Brian on Brian.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now celebrating our second anniversary as Lincoln Cat Care and are in a far better position than any of us could have hoped in this short time.
Our numbers of cats neutered, treated at vets or now settled in new loving homes is comparable to any local group, and probably exceeds most of them. Support from the public is tremendous as people know we do what is humanly possible to help any cat that we can. We are in the process of taking on board a voluntary PR lady to ensure that we are known for our work and not confused with other rescues, and also to blow our trumpet a little for what we achieve.
With Bonfire Night creeping up please be vigilant with your cats. Should they be stressed by the extended firework period then you may wish to consider using something like Felliway to calm them. Your vet will be able to advise you on its use. This is also effective in other stressful situations (moving home, bringing in another pet, settling a timid cat etc).
Events to watch for in October: The 14th we shall have a stall at Nettleham Cares from 10am until 2pm; The 18th sees Ros’ now annual sponsored swim, it’s not too late to add your name to her list, call her on 01522 703870; 21st we have a stall at the Metheringham Feast all afternoon and evening and on 28th we have a Bric’a’Brac & Bargain Sale at Birchwood Scout Hut from 10am until 2pm. Do try to pop along and support us.
Don’t forget if you shop on list to register at www.easyfundraising. org.uk/lincolncatcare and a donation goes to our funds. The list of participating shops is huge and grows weekly so the one you want is likely there.
You still get the same prices but help the cats as well. Good eh! On the subject of funds, please consider allowing us to claim Gift Aid on your donation and also please consider a standing order as it allows us to plan with more confidence. Combine the two and that’s ten times better. See you in November, many thanks.