Shropshire Cat Rescue

Mic's Legacy Winter Appeal Help Us Help More Cats Like Mic

Sadly we have said good bye to Mic, he was rushed to the vets following a seizures where he had further seizures Mic came back to us for a 3rd time. Due to the sudden & tragic loss of his previous owners. Mic lost 2 loving homes in tragic ways 😿
£4,607
raised of £10,000 target
by 198 supporters
Closes on 08/05/2024
RCN 1071884

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Story

Sadly we have said good bye to Mic, he was rushed to the vets following a seizure and whilst at the vets he had multiple seizures we do not know the cause but due to the frequency and sudden onset it was decided the kindest thing we could do was to say good bye.

We have decided to change the appeal to being Mic’s memorial appeal as his story is a sad one but it had many happy times when he found love in the two foreverhomes he went to sadly they weren’t his foreverhome but he had their love. He settled into the retirement village well and was loved by the volunteers. Mic’s story highlights how the cats in our care are loved and cared for until they leave us whether by finding their foreverhomes or as we say our final goodbye, without your support we would not be able to give them the veterinary care, shelter and love they need.

Sadly Mic has came back to us for a third time. Due to the sudden and tragic loss of his previous owners. Mic lost two loving homes in tragic ways, Mic was a sweet 13 year old boy who loved fuss. Due to spinal issues, Mic needed close monitoring, regular veterinary care and pain relief. Mic became our most recent Retirement Village resident. He soaked up the fuss from volunteers and settled in well. Mic’s story is extra sad as he lost two loving homes in the same way but it is a similar story for a lot of our Retirement Village residents. The most common reason a senior or super senior cat comes into our care is due to their owners passing away or going into a care home. Our monthly vet bills on average are between £8,000 - £10,000 and a sizeable amount is due to caring for our elderly residents, it is important our seniors receive all the veterinary care they need. Each week volunteers weigh the Retirement Village residents to monitor for changes which could indicate a health concern. The vet visits each week and the majority receive a monthly injection for Osteoarthritis, this injection is costly but the improvement in the mobility and pain relief it provides is worth ten times that cost.

So please support us and help us help more cats like Mic, who through no fault of their own need love, warmth, shelter, food and veterinary care.

About the charity

A volunteer run organisation providing a foster care network and rehoming service for stray or unwanted cats and kittens. We aim to encourage responsible pet ownership by offering advice on neutering, vaccinating and micro-chipping. We are 100% volunteer run and receive no state funding

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,606.58
+ £805.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,523.45
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£3,384.45
Donations via fundraisers
£1,222.13

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