The Christmas 2013 Animal Shoe Box Appeal is under way. This year Streetkatz has been nominated and is one of the participating charities. Further info is on http://www.animalshoeboxappeal.wordpress.com/ or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/animal.shoe.box.appeal.
We have so many cats and late season kittens in our care and even a heavily pregnant mum so we would be especially grateful for any donated food, toys and treats.
Streetkatz is participating in the Christmas Green Fair at St Charles the Martyr Church Hall in the historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. The Fair will run between 10am and 4 pm (not what it says on the poster) and, in addition to lots of goodies to buy, there will be a cafe and a fun corner for children.
Hope to see you there!!
First there was the call from a lady in Paddock Wood who had gone out to put some rubbish in her wheelie bin only to find there was an adult cat in it! Her bin was parked at the boundary of her property but essentially within easy reach of anyone walking down Commercial Road and we have no idea how long this little cat was in the bin. Physically, she is not in bad condition but of course she is very traumatised. Called Bojangles "Bo" by her rescuer, she is now safe with us and we are trying to track down her owner. Of course, she is not microchipped! Just check out how sad she looks - those eyes have seen it all...
Then there was a call from Maidstone from a lady whose other half had been walking home in central Maidstone and had taken a shortcut through an alleyway and found a small cat carrier with several cats/kittens squashed into it. There was an adult neutered boy, Tiggs, an adult mum and 3 kittens. Mum is very thin and they were all riddled with fleas but, apart from that, they are all fine and now safe with us - goodness knows what abuse they could have been subjected to left so vulnerable in that alley. Tiggs is a lovely, friendly pale ginger boy and mum is a lovely tortie & white. She has 1 tortie & white kitten (female) and 2 boys, one black & white and one white & black all around 6 wks old.
We are often confused with larger organisations which have lots of financial reserves. But the majority of small, local rescues like ourselves operate very much hand-to-mouth with only volunteers and no paid staff and do not have a sanctuary or any financial reserves and have to fundraise for every penny spent. We are no exception! So please if you can help us, especially with a regular payment, our bank details are on 'Help Us' and also on our Facebook page (under Files). Alternatively, if you just want to make a one-off payment and have a Paypal account, we have a Paypal button on the right side of our screen. Please help us make a difference to these cats and kittens we have rescued in just 7 days, the ones already in our care and the many more we don't yet know about.
Thanks to all who supported us on 6th July at our jumble sale in Wadhurst. We raised a wonderful £396.59, a much-needed boost to our funds at this busy time of year.
The following weekend at the Rusthall Village Fete we raised a further £270 - yay! So grateful to all our helpers who came and sweltered...
Our Facebook page is a very active forum for us and for members alike. We update Facebook more regularly than this webpage nowadays so why not join us there and find out the latest happenings!
If the link below doesn't work, just do a search for Streetkatz Rescue (2 words) on Facebook and you should find us easily.
Streetkatz now has its own charity listing on eBay through Mission Fish. We are selling mainly donated goods so please check us out. Our Seller ID on eBay is Streetkatz2011 so check us out and save us as a Favourite Seller!
If you are selling stuff, you can also donate a percentage of your profit to Streetkatz through this scheme or simply make a donation!
If you have good quality things, especially clothes, we could sell through ebay (and which are easy to post!), then please let us know.
We are currently raising funds for Streetkatz Rescue in conjunction with Recycle 4 Charity by recycling old mobile phones, inkjet cartridges and laser/toner cartridges and your help would be greatly appreciated.
Our organisation will receive 50% of the recycling value for any mobile phones, £1 for each original empty inkjet cartridge or up to £5 per empty laser/toner cartridge donated kindly by you, friends, family or colleagues.
To recycle your items for free and raise funds for this great cause simply click on this link Recycle 4 Streetkatz Rescue.
Alternatively, we have freepost envelopes which we will make available at our jumble sales. You can fill them and post or we have a collection box at Frank's so you can drop them off there - a good excuse to hug a Hector too!!
If you think this is a good idea and want to help promote our recycling campaign further why not forward this link to anyone you think might be interested. Or perhaps you could take some envelopes into your work and ask colleagues to fill them up.