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£50raised of £50 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £50 to buy a weatherproofed cat house for a stray cat

    Location
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 2nd October 2017

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    Throughout this summer we have had a cat sneaking in, eating whatever cat food our cat left behind. Sometimes she even past our cat and taken the risk to end up in a fight over a few scraps in a food bowl.

    She was in a terrible state when I first saw her. Her fur was matte, dirty and she was very thin. Although she had a collar it didn't seem that anyone took care of her.

    I began to put out food and water for her on our driveway about 3 weeks ago. It was all gone within minutes and as she became more familiar with our front garden, I moved the food and water further in.

    Today she's got her food and water not far from our front door, and I usually let her indoors early in the morning to warm up and have her breakfast. Our cat won't accept her at all, so I have to put her in another room when we do this in the morning. Her health has improved a lot since we began to feed her and she's taking good care of herself again. The ticks are gone and any wounds she had when she first showed up has healed. She wanders off on occasion, but she always comes back again.

    She is very sweet and social, and it's clearly not an outdoor cat. She used our cats litterbox the other day after she had breakfast, so she doesn't belong outside.

    Sadly we can't take her in because of our own cat, but we can make her comfortable and safe outside. I've tried to find the owner ever since I began to feed her, but so far it doesn't seem that she's missed by anyone.

    Winter will be here soon and it's already quite chilly at night. We made her a temporary insulated bed from a cardboard box outside, but it's not really enough. She need something that is weatherproof once the winter is here.

    I found an outdoor cat house here: http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_beds_baskets/cat_house/outdoor/278229 that I want to get for her before it gets too cold out there. It's only £40, but unfortunately we simply can't afford it ourselves. It has excellent reviews and it would keep her safe and warm throughout the winter.

    Thank you so much for caring.

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    • Christina Elfstedt StJean5 months ago
      Christina Elfstedt StJean

      Christina Elfstedt StJean

      5 months ago

      After being completely invisible for at least a couple of weeks, this lady showed up again today. We've had the cat house for a while now, but we've been waiting for the weather to improve so we could set it up. Since she's back again and since the weather improved a lot today, we decided to put it all together today in case she decides to stick around again. We need to put on some wood preserver as well, but in the meantime it's been placed under the roof next to the shed. Again, thank you so much for your donations & for caring :)

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    • Christina Elfstedt StJean6 months ago
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      Christina Elfstedt StJean

      6 months ago

      I didn't realise that it would take 2 weeks + 4-6 days transfer to PayPal before we actually had the money after we reached out target when I made this page. Then it would take up to a week to get the cat house delivered. So it seemed that we wouldn't be able to get the cat house ready to use until in the end of September at the earliest. A friend took care of that for us however and lend us £50 until we get the money transfered from JustGiving. Which was very nice of her and very appreciated. Cat house is now ordered :)

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    • Christina Elfstedt StJean6 months ago
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      6 months ago

      I'm happy to tell you that we've reached our target already :D Thank you so much to those of you who helped out and to those who showed interest. I will leave this open and you are welcome to continue to donate if you can and want to. Kitty will need food and will easily go through a tin per day + dry food, so anything is appreciated. I will post pictures and more updates as soon as we have the cat house and put it together. Kitty also says hi and thank you :D

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    6 months ago

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    • Peggy Weyn

      Peggy Weyn

      Sep 2, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anna Thorell

      Anna Thorell

      Sep 2, 2017

      Skickar en liten slant ,så go'a katten får det varmt och skönt i vinter. Tack för att ni tar hand om lilla Missen.❤

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2017

      Hope this helps. Kirsten x

      £10.00

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    Christina Elfstedt StJean

    Christina Elfstedt StJean

    Chesterfield, United Kingdom

    I am a cat person at heart and I wish I could help every one of them, but sadly that's not possible. We are currently buying more cat food than food for ourselves, so every little helps.

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