Thanks to the astonishing support of our generous friends, we were able to pay off our debt at the vet, but we are already running into yet another debt on the horizon as this year’s kittens need to be vaccinated against contagious diseases before being released into the yard. Moreover, we’re supposed to deworm and de-flea all of the cats next week. We purchased cat litter, several sacks of kibble and numerous packages of canned wet food, but we still have 10 more days to go and hence we need around 1300 euros/1900 CAD to get through the rest of the month.
The number of cats at the shelter is now around the frightening count of 140 already and we have never had that many, we are literally bursting at the seams. We regularly get a zillion appeals for help, most of which we are sadly forced to deny, but sometimes we simply can’t turn a blind eye to the suffering of cats in urgent need of help, TLC and a safe place they can finally consider to be their forever home if we take them in. Far too often, the difference between life and agonizing death are those of us here - and you.
Our website hasn’t been updated for ages, our blog has been totally neglected over the entire last year and there is a good reason we appear to be late with everything for so long – Danica’s stroke and its consequences. The long months of her rehabilitation, the never-ending struggle with bureaucracy, clearing up at least some of the mess she left behind due to her declining health and above all taking care of so many furry creatures, hasn’t been leaving us with much time and energy for networking and fundraising. Actually, we were usually only able to gather one third of the 2500 euros needed to cover the costs of cat food and vet care every month, but we still managed to somehow cope until recently, thanks to the fact that Danica sold her apartment in Novi Sad and almost all of the money has been spent on the cats since last summer. However, the entire sum is now gone and we’ve found ourselves in big trouble.
From this point on, we will be forced to rely entirely on donations and on the good will and generosity of supporters around the world; if and when we fail to raise enough funds, the cats will go hungry and without proper vet care. This is not an exaggeration, but a harsh reality. We are doing everything we can to stay afloat but we don’t know how to find money where there is none, so if we don’t receive enough support the shelter will cease to exist in the near future.
All of the Felix cats know what hunger feels like, they’re way too familiar with neglect, suffering and the dangers of life on the streets and now that they’ve found their safe haven, their first and only home, can we possibly all gather together to provide them with what they need? Without your precious and much appreciated help, we won’t be able to continue our life saving work and should the shelter close down due to the lack of funding, that will sadly be the end for all of its residents.
If you’re able to donate any amount, please do so, as everything adds up and keeps these wonderful creatures well fed, healthy and happy. The kitties are certainly thankful to all of the caring, kindhearted people across the globe who are supporting them with full bellies and proper veterinary care; as to ourselves, their tired, worried and at times hopeless humans, we are immensely grateful for your precious help!
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