Weʼve raised £50 to Sparkles Fundraiser
- Funded on Friday, 20th December 2019
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For all the incredible work, love and care people have showed to my Sparkle I have created a fundraiser of which I shall donate to the charities that helped in bringing my Sparkle home.
Those Charities are: RSPCA Brighton and Lost Cats Brighton.
Depending on the amount we raise we will look to use some of this to fund Sparkles ongoing recovery.
We have a large vet bill to pay and he has developed a taste for the finer food. We will be paying for this out of our own money but any amount donated will be appreciated and help us greatly in giving back to those who helped us.
Sparkle disappeared on the 13th October 2019, the day I left to go on Honeymoon, thinking nothing of it and expecting him to come back we left with no concerns with Family members being home to see him back. While we were away we spoke to Family back home who said he was still missing, upon our return 2 weeks later he was still missing, despite extensive searching and reviewing CCTV we found nothing.
I resorted to contacting Lost Cats Brighton who very quickly stepped up with a Missing Cat campaign across Facebook.
After a few weeks and hundreds of shares sadly nothing.
I continued to search Facebook every day in the hope that there would be something, good or bad, but nothing ever came.
We feared the worst.
On Saturday 16th November I had a suggestion pop up on my Facebook page for a local group I was not part of (the only one), I requested to Join but it was not until Sunday morning I was accepted. Hastily I searched through the group for anything that could relate to my Sparkle, then I saw a post from the 20th October from a lady who stated she had found a Injured Cat, there was no Photo but I had a feeling, upon reading the comments this Cat was found a road over from where I live and was described as a Grey Tabby. I messaged the lady and a few hours later I had a message to say the cat was taken to the emergency vets in a bad way and then was taken to the RSPCA Brighton, I sent this lady a few pictures of Sparkles and she said that it looked like him.
I was at work at the time but immediately emailed the Vets and the RSPCA. A few hours later I received an email from the RSPCA saying they believe the Cat they have was indeed Sparkle.
With tears of joy in my eyes, my Manager let me leave work. I ran out the doors still with tears in my eyes and rushed to the RSPCA and was taken through to see the Cat we believed was mine.
As soon as I walked into his room I knew it was him!
He looked at me, stood up, let out a loud Meow and he knew it was me.
As soon as I touched him, the purring started and never stopped.
I burst into tears, I had found him!
Sparkle has had a very traumatic 5 weeks, he was involved in a suspected RTC and had suffered a very severe broken leg.
Sadly this leg had to be amputated and he has spent a long time in recovery.
Sparkle has been with us for 18 years and helped me through losing my Dad when I was 9 years old.
The RSPCA named him 'Pippin' which coincidently tied in with my favourite TV program when I first got Sparkle and when my Dad was still alive, which makes me believe there was some extra special help in finding Sparkle.
He is a little miracle and it was meant to be.
Sadly he lost a leg but he is back and as beautiful as ever and hasn't stopped cuddling me since he came home on Sunday 17th
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Calum Jones started crowdfunding
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Dec 5, 2019
Divided we are, for Love's own sake -in the hope of union x
Dec 4, 2019
I love this story! Glad you got her back Calum.
Nov 23, 2019
Welcome home Sparkle!
Nov 22, 2019
Hope sparkle is recovering well.
Nov 21, 2019
What a lovely story that Sparkle is back and on the mend. Well done to everyone who helped him fund his way home.
Nov 21, 2019
happy to help beautiful brave sparkle on the way to reaching his goal
Nov 20, 2019
Pleased to donate money to help Lost Cats Brighton - we adopted our cat from them after he had been there for a year!
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