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£4,674
raised of £3,000 target by 232 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,674 to cover urgent vet treatment for 15 mistreated & neglected cats rescued by Feral Rescue Gainsborough

    Gainsborough
    Funded on Saturday, 1st February 2020

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    Story

    On the 3rd October 2019 we received a phonecall to see if we could help with the rehoming of 15 cats.
    The owner of the cats was elderly & had recently gone into hospital. It was highly unlikely she would return.

    Phonecalls to mainstream animal welfares fell on deaf ears so although we were full to bursting we went to the house to see if we could help.

    Nothing could have prepared us for the living nightmare we were about to witness.

    The outside pen was littered with rubbish, such as plastic buckets & broken tables on its side. The pen itself was much to small for 4 cats let alone 15. The walls and floor were thick with grime, full of cat faeces & urine that have obviously not been cleaned out for years. We couldn't determine whether the tears falling were because of what we were seeing or because the stench of urine was that strong it was intolerable.

    There were cats cowered in corners, sinking into the inches of faeces just left to contaminate the ground. Others were scaling the wire mesh, calling to us to help them.

    There were no water bowls, just a few empty food bowls scattered around. We learnt the cats had been left without their owner for around a month. They were fed occasionally but help was only requested now.

    As we delved deeper into their history we learned their owner wasn't who she was portrayed to be. Well known in the area for acquiring cats who had homes elsewhere she had also been prosecuted & banned from keeping animals in the past.

    We had already said we couldn't take another 15 cats but faced with the horrific prison they were forced to live in & worrying about the alternative it was not an option to walk away. Determinedly we got to work to trap & rescue them all.

    As the afternoon wore on we managed to trap them all. Most were underweight & malnourished, some have cat flu meaning they'll all be carriers. There were cats with urine burns on their back legs & even one beautiful ginger and white with an ear rotting away. ...Tbc...

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    • Feral rescue Gainsborough8 months ago
      Feral rescue Gainsborough

      Feral rescue Gainsborough

      8 months ago

      *PEANUT IS HOME* We are home with steroids and a diagnosis of intestinal tumours. At 16 he's too old to operate so It is just a matter of time. but that time will be spent in warmth and all the cuddles he can handle. Our Lincoln vet bill so far this month is a whopping £819.32. We have also had mouth biopsies and bloods taken today for Hope and Spark. We'll update you all on the results of them when they come in. Add that to our Gainsborough vet bill and its quite impressive! Thank you all so much for all your donations so far. Xx

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    • Feral rescue Gainsborough8 months ago
      Feral rescue Gainsborough

      Feral rescue Gainsborough

      8 months ago

      Quick update on peanut. He's started eating which is fantastic as he is much too thin. His bloods however came back with an extremely high white blood cell count ☹️ This could be anything from an virus to cancer. He is still purring though and headbumping all the nurses. The next stage is to check for an overactive thyroid. This could be the cause of his weight loss, of which the vet is quite concerned about. We will know more tomorrow but we couldn't of gotten this far without your support. Thank you so much XX

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    • Feral rescue Gainsborough8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      Peanut is at the vets. He stopped eating a couple of days ago and has now stopped drinking water. Unsteady on his legs the decision was made to take him to the vets now instead of this afternoon. He didn't stop purring all the way to the vets and while we were there. 💜 He'll be on fluids for 24 hours and we are having blood tests done. We couldn't of done this without you all ♥️

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    Supporters

    232

    • Helen Rose

      Helen Rose

      Oct 30, 2019

      £10.00

    • Sharon

      Sharon

      Oct 25, 2019

      I just saw the story of all those beautiful cats rescued from that filthy house.Well done you guys x Sorry it’s not much but it’s all I can afford at the moment.xx

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 19, 2019

      £10.00

    • Tracy

      Tracy

      Oct 15, 2019

      Good luck with these beauties. I've left a small donation.i wish it could be more x

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 15, 2019

      I can re-home one if needed!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 15, 2019

      Good luck, you are doing an amazing job in a heartbreaking situation and I know how hard it must be. Thank you for not turning your back on these poor animals, none of them deserved this.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2019

      £25.00

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    Feral rescue Gainsborough

    Feral rescue Gainsborough

    Gainsborough

    At feral rescue Gainsborough we are dedicated to rescuing the lost and forgotten. We specialise in TNRs within Lincolnshire and have a dedicated team of fosterers who socialise and re-home those that can be.

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