The Winter Warmer Fundraiser has arrived and we need your help, not only to keep the kittens and cats warm this winter, but also for your assistance with a much needed upgrade to the cat intensive care unit (isolation area for sick cats).
As you all know, Ingrid works full time to help fund the running of the Haven but also relies heavily on the sponsorships and donations that come in from the public. Also twice a year we hold fundraisers, like this one, to ask for help with “big ticket” items:
- Christmas time is when we raise funds to help cover all the vet bills that are associated with the influx of kittens over that period – de-sexing, vaccinations, microchips etc.
- Winter is when we seek your help to raise funds to go towards the large electricity bill (plus this year the upgrade to the cat infirmary).
The cost of keeping the cats warm is enormous – they have heat pads in all of their kennels and electric blankets on all of their bunk beds (at last count there were 13 double bunk beds at the Haven – that’s 26 electric blankets!) We’ve lost count of how many heat pads there are.
As well as this cost, Ingrid is having a special, purpose built isolation area constructed in her large kitten shed to enable her to keep the sick and infirm cats in a secure, quiet, sterile and warm environment. The building works are almost complete (and paid for) but she now needs to furnish it with medical grade isolation stalls and other items to ensure that the cats have all that they need when they are faced with illness or arrive needing high care.
If you can spare some dollars over the next few weeks/months it will help Ingrid and the cats immensely. The cats will be warm and dry, and (we hope) Ingrid will sleep a lot easier knowing the bills will be paid.
Thanks so much for your support of Ingrid and the cats at Ingrid's Haven.