Lincoln Cat Care - (April News)
WELL the shop lease has been signed and it should be up and running by the end of the month. If you know the High Street, our shop is next to Gowts Bridge Post Office.
It’s a nice size and will give us plenty of storage space. It will be run, unlike most, by volunteers and the money raised will help poorly local cats. Hopefully, people will then stop confusing us with the CP shop!
It is with great sadness that I have to report that June, the lovely lady from Shearwater who supported our work, lost her battle with cancer. Our thoughts go to her husband and son at this time. As Chris, her son, told me, “At least mum has no pain now and passed away at home with her favourite cat.”
The last few months have seen unusually high vet bills but this is why we’re here. It is the hard work of all the volunteers and the generosity of the public that allow these cats to be helped. It is equally important whether you give time, items to sell, food for the cats or cash, it ALL makes a real difference.
We’re well on our way to homing our 1000th cat since setting up Lincoln Cat Care and we’ve paid for more than that to have vital veterinary care. Much of what we do could have been avoided if owners were more responsible and there were more foster carers to allow cats to be brought in sooner.
Events this month (just because we’ve a shop, we can’t let up on events) are: 14th a coffee morning at the Boultham Library from 9am until 12.30pm; 21st a bric-a-brac and bargain sale at Birchwood Scout Hut from 10am until 2pm, and on May 5th the same event but at Washingborough Community Centre from 12 noon until 3pm. Do pop along and spend your cash for the cats.
Please, if you see a strange cat appear in your area, do let us know as someone could be fretting over them. Phone Elya on 01522 689912. If you see a poorly cat then either phone Penny on 01522 778669 or Gwen on 01522 796089 or e-mail me.
These last contacts can be used for any cat-related matters, and even if you want to help out!! Thank you all.