Weʼre raising £3,000 to support Tala Monastery Cat Park, Cyprus to create a new accommodation area to house the increased number of cats and kittens.
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The cat park is managed by Dawn and Mark Foote, who set it up in 2011 after moving the resident cats from the nearby Agios Neofytos Monastery, and now has over 850 residents! It is run entirely by volunteers, who receive no government funding at all. They rely on donations and sponsorship of the cats to keep going and their annual running costs are in excess of €50,000! This includes costs for food, medication, vet bills, a programme of spaying and neutering and maintenance costs at the cat park. Every penny/cent of all donations goes to the cats and their welfare, with none of the staff taking any money at all.
Funds are already very low and additional cats and kittens are being dumped regularly, usually without a donation. Dawn and Mark are struggling to keep their heads above water and now have additional stress with more kittens and cats being left on an almost daily basis.
Due to the increased number of cats it has become necessary to increase the size of the accommodation on the cat park. This is being done by creating a lower level, which means that flooring, electricity, accommodation and storage need to be installed. The accommodation will then need to be kitted out, so that some of the cats can be moved into the new area. Obviously this new project means additional costs so please, if you are able to, donate to this very worthy cause.
If you would like to know more about the cat park then visit their website at www.talamonasterycats.com . If you are in Cyprus then please do visit the cat park, which is open daily between 1000-1400, where the staff and cats would love to see you (especially if you bring treats for them!). They are always looking for volunteers too, so if you would like to help out I am sure that they would appreciate your help, even if it is only for an hour or two.
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Dec 15, 2018
You do a fantastic job, we came to visit you earlier this year when we were on holiday in Cyprus. Hope this helps even if just a little.
Dec 12, 2018
thanks for helping the cats love from sally xx
Dec 6, 2018
You do an amazing job helping these beautiful cats have a safe home. I wish I could donate more but living on benefits so instead of sending Christmas Cards I donated towards Tala Monastery.
Dec 4, 2018
Dec 4, 2018
Happy as ever to donate to this worthy cause.
Dec 4, 2018
a little help from #elfotheevilcat, a former cyprus rescue from friendsoflarnacactas. keep up the good work
Dec 3, 2018
Would like to send £10 monthly to you for the cats will pop in on my trip over in December
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