CATS Well being Tenerife was started over ten years ago, and has grown, immensely, through the years. We neuter around 800 cats and kittens, annually, and re-home a similar amount.
Over 70 incredible, dedicated volunteers work, tirelessly, to maintain the charity going.
We have a great team of women who work in the shop, dedicated foster carers who constantly require supplies, trappers, cat taxis, monetary gift collectors, food deliverers and nest feeders. We supply food to get 24 colonies.
Among our volunteers, Linda, handles telephone calls, emails and Facebook messages, totalling over 100 a day, as well as starting numerous other tasks.
But we are in dire straits. We owe our two primary vets a total of over € 14, 000, and, each month, the total amount goes up. Our main source of money comes from our small charity shop, upon San Blas, Golf del En déambulant.
Recently, we have used 13 pregnant cats to the vets, as well as a cat with a broken lower-leg, a cat attacked by a canine, a cat who needed to visit the eye hospital in the North, various with Calcivirus, some with eye that needed removing, others along with viruses and tumours, and one kitty covered in maggots. And on this goes.
All grownup cats are tested for leukaemia and AIDS, wormed, deflead plus injected. If they are abandoned pets, all of us try to home them, and we ask them to microchipped. All this is costing more income than we are raising. Our vets have been wonderful.
We all constantly receive calls from individuals saying they have no money, and requesting help. It is, mainly, Spanish individuals with pregnant cats, or people making the island, wanting to drop their own cat off with us. We don’ t have a sanctuary. We cannot afford one.
Almost all our cats and kittens are usually kept in the loving homes in our foster carers.
Whenever we end up closing there will be immense struggling on the island. We seem to be the primary cat charity that people contact. They will either get in touch with us first, yet another charity has directed them to all of us.
We are not the particular RSPCA. We are a small, independent charitable organisation which receives no official assist. So we need your own help – frantically.
If you would like to contribute, please go to our online fundraising page www.gofundme.com/cats-welfare-trap-neuter-return-re-homing-etc
On the other hand, cash donations can be taken to our own shop, or payments made through PayPal (info@cats-welfare-tenerife. com) Thank you so much.
Our shop requirements you!
We’ re looking for people who would like to operate our charity shop. Shifts are through 10am-2pm and 2-6pm, and you will certainly not work alone.
The particular air-conditioned shop has a lovely environment, and tea, coffee, and a refrigerator full of goodies are provided. They’ lso are all there to be enjoyed, while in the corporation of our friendly volunteers, and very highly valued customers!
If you are curious, contact us on Facebook, ring/WhatsApp Sharon on 6625 24006, or appear into the shop for more information. Even if you can simply spare a few hours a week, that’ h fine!