This week we were celebrating World Animal Week. We had a few events planned; however, as always with animal welfare, you cannot plan and our week took on an unexpected turn; not necessarily for the best.
On Sunday evening, Rita from the sanctuary had to be rushed to Riverview Vet where she was put on a drip.
On Monday, after looking for an hour for two sick cats we never found, we started the Ballycotton TNR project. We trapped four cats (one female and three males) who were neutered by Sinead at the Cloyne Veterinary Clinic and returned the following day.
On Monday evening, we tackled putting together the second issue of Furry Tales and Meowsings. We never got a chance to tell you about it, but I have a surprise for you and will tell you more later. Distribution has started and the booklet should be available in the usual places next week.
Meanwhile, we also had to find a fosterer for Carlo, a cat victim of a road traffic accident who was brought to The Cat Hospital the previous week. We thought Carlo would become blind, but he regained his sight. However, he has forgotten how to eat. Fortunately, a good soul offered him love and time to reeducate him.
On Tuesday, Anne and Zdenka went to the rescue of a dog who was found in an appalling condition. Angel has since been treated at Riverview Vet Clinic in Bandon, where she will remain for at least two weeks.
I don’t have any photo for Wednesday. Let’s just say that it was enquiry day. The amount of lost and found animals reported that day was alarming. Moreover, there were a few cat enquiries. We would love to be able to take them all in, but how can we?
On Thursday, we had a fundraising gig in Mr Bradley’s. Although it was quieter than we had hoped, we still manage to raise €285 and we all had a good night!
Friday was devoted to the first photo shoot by Diane Cusack (Strike a Paws) for the Christmas cards. I also worked on the Christmas party tickets and they are now on sale (more information to follow).
Saturday, we had an information table in Maxi Zoo Ballincollig. It was a great day, but some cat issues needed to be sorted at the same time.
I came back home with Mishka, a little kitten rescued the previous day.
As I turned on the computer, I discovered an email regarding a two-week old kitten and the search for kitten formula began. Thankfully, Facebook proved to be very helpful and the matter was resolved quickly. Katrina, who had found Minka, also offered to foster the kitten, which was a huge relief. You can read about her experience here and here.
It seems that I am missing an important photo. I’ve been told about a new arrival at the sanctuary: a baby pot-bellied pig!
As you can see we were busy and you might understand why we sometimes sound tired and grumpy…
We don’t know what next week has in store for us, but what we’re certsin of is that we will be preparing for National Feral Cat Awareness Week, which starts next Saturday. We will be raising awareness about the feral cat situation in \ieland, but also carry a few TNR projects. One of our priorities are Jennifers’s cats and we would appreciate if you could show your support to this thirteen year old who has decided to make a difference in the cat world. If you would like more information about this very special week, do not hesitate to contact us. We might even bring a few interested people with us on our outings!