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£90raised of £500 target by 14 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help care for a small colony of beautiful feral cats in Yalding

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Yalding, United Kingdom

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Introduction to the Kenward Kitties

My name is Mark and I am a nightworker at Kenward House, which is a charitable residential rehabilitation project in the UK helping people to recover from addiction to alcohol and/or drugs. Our premises is located in 19 acres of Kent countryside in the village of Yalding near to Maidstone.

We have a small colony of six feral cats living in the grounds. Until recently they were fed every evening by a long term resident who has moved away. Because he left suddenly, no arrangements were made for the care of the cats. A couple of days after he left the cats were coming to the house every evening and meowing outside of his door. They were clearly distressed and hungry and so I started putting out food and water for them.

Where we are now

The cats are happy and healthy and very affectionate towards each other. They could not be re-homed because they aren't domestic pets and, anyway, it would not be kind to separate them as they have been living together communally for several years.

Myself and other individuals have been paying for their food for several months, but this isn't sustainable in the long term. The charity which runs the project here does not have excess funds to pay for keeping animals.

Some of the residents are involved in caring for the cats and they get enormous therapeutic benefit from this.

How you can help

The cats will not be able to continue to live healthy and happy lives without our help.

We can access subsidised veterinary care via the kind help of our local Cats Protection branch, but need to have funds in hand to pay for this if necessary.

We are also appealing for funds to ensure a long term supply of food for these beautiful animals.

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  • Mark Thompson2 months ago
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    Mark Thompson

    2 months ago

    The girls' facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/kenwardkitties/

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  • Mark Thompson2 months ago
    Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson

    2 months ago

    "More treats for me too please!"

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  • Mark Thompson2 months ago
    Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson

    2 months ago

    "More treats please!"

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5 months ago

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Supporters

14

  • Joan Livesey

    Joan Livesey

    Dec 31, 2017

    £10.00

  • Elliot Bond

    Elliot Bond

    Sep 26, 2017

    Small donation from a Cats Protection volunteer wishing the best for those cats

    £15.00

  • Pippa Grantham

    Pippa Grantham

    Sep 26, 2017

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 25, 2017

    £5.00

  • Sue Gerrish

    Sue Gerrish

    Sep 24, 2017

    Every little helps as they say, well done for looking after them, I will also drop some food off later this week x

    £10.00

  • Halima Glover

    Halima Glover

    Sep 24, 2017

    £2.00

  • Halima Glover

    Halima Glover

    Sep 20, 2017

    £2.00

About the fundraiser
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Yalding, United Kingdom

I am a member of staff at the location where the cats live

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