Tuesday 27 August 2019

Cat Charity News UK and International #charitytuesday

I was rescued and adopted as a kitten in July 2011


Finzi is currently at Wood Green waiting for a special someone to adopt her.

FINZI (Photo: Wood Green, The Animals Charity)

This senior lady is 14 years old and currently at the Godmanchester centre of Wood Green, The Animals Charity (not the London branch where Mum adopted me from). 

Finzy is gentle, sweet and chatty and has already won the hearts of the staff looking after her. This affectionate lady loves her food and enjoys a bit of playtime when she feels in the mood. A quiet home without other cats would be purrfect for her. If you're are interested in adopting Finzi click here.  


This adorable kitten is Nala and is being looked after by NineLivesGreece. 

Based in Athens, Greece, the charity is "just a handful of volunteers who dedicate our spare time to the stray cats, we have no office, no shelter facilities, no animal ambulance or transport van, and we receive no state funding or assistance".  

Their main aim is the "humane reduction of the stray cat overpopulation through trap-neuter-return programmes. Each year, we get hundreds of stray cats in Athens neutered/spayed, greatly reducing the numbers of unwanted kittens born each season, and ensuring a healthier adult cat population."

Nine Lives Greece also helps to improve the quality of life for existing street cats through feeding programmes on a daily basis feeding nearly 450 stray and abandoned cats in central Athens and giving routine anti-parasite treatment, and veterinary care for ill or injured cats. In addition, they find loving, responsible homes for as many stray or abandoned cats and kittens as possible.

Nala is a gorgeous golden tabby with emerald eyes and a wonderful personality. She is the friendliest, cuddliest cat you ever met. She has a thing for men and will certainly seduce any guy that comes along her way. She follows you everywhere and purrs 24/7. She is an absolute lovebug and really deserves a home that will cherish this precious young cat. Please help! ——- Η Νάλα είναι μια πανέμορφη χρυσή τιγρούλα με σμαραγδένια μάτια και ξεχωριστό χαρακτήρα. Είναι η πιο φιλική και τρυφερή γάτα που έχεις γνωρίσει. Έχει αδυναμία στους άντρες και θα σαγηνεύσει οποίο αρσενικό βρεθεί στο δρόμο της! Χουρχουριζει και ζητά χάδια συνέχεια, ενώ ακολουθεί τον άνθρωπο της παντού! Είναι ένα αγαπησιάρικο πλασματάκι που αξίζει ένα σπίτι που θα την λατρέψει. Θα μας βοηθήσετε να της το χαρίσουμε; ——- #εφταψυχες #παμεσπιτι #nineluvesgreece #adoptme #adoptdontshop #straycats #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #goldentabby #bengal #lovecats #greeneyes #catsofgreece #ineedahome #catrescue #animalrescue #kittenrescue #tabby #tabbycat
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Skiathos Cat Welfare needs your HELP…

From Skiathos Cat Welfare Association Facebook page:

"We have been aware of a situation for some time, we have tried to help with food when we can, however things have now sadly escalated.
In the middle of the island, an elderly local man has been trying for some time to care for numerous cats, and 3 dogs. He has done his best considering his age and failing health. Sadly, he is now in hospital and the situation in his home is critical. We have been given permission from his family to go to the house to try and help the cats there. It's clear that the resident has been struggling for some time and it’s a very sad situation.
There are cats needing vet care, there are kittens, pregnant females, a blind cat. In the day we have seen around 20-30 cats, I imagine when its cooler there are more we just haven’t seen.
Immediate needs are food, new feeding bowls, and general things to try and do what we can to the immediate area to try and improve the situation.
We are very short of volunteers and its hard to try and go everyday which is what it needs. Is there anyone in the local community who could help a fellow resident as this is a long term situation for which at this time we don’t know how the story will end.
We want to try our best, but need a little help.
Can you buy an SOS token for £1 ?"
Each token will go in the pot to get food, water, medical care, and any immediate needs for these cats.

If you are able to help please click here for more info.

kitten being bottle fed
Photo: Skiathos Cats


Overlooked cats 

Sadly, there are so many overlooked cats urgently needing forever homes everywhere. Here is a list of UK rescue shelters and charities from the cat rescue resource CatChat.org, with details of harder to home senior cats, black cats, special needs cats, FIV+ cats and feral/farm cats. 

(PHOTO borrowed from CatChat.org)



All proceeds from A Forever Home For Athena will be donated to the following charities:

Wood Green The Animals Charity
Greek Cat Welfare Society
Cats Protection



More homeless pets looking for forever homes can be found on my Mum's Pinterest Pet Rescue board.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. As a rescue kitty myself I want to help other rescues find their forever home, so each week on Charity Tuesday I share adoptable cats from Wood Green, the Animals Charity (which is where I was rescued) and some other charities dear to our hearts. Mum and I are so grateful to Wood Green because without them we would never have found each other! Please note: We are here to help cats and give our time freely. We also ensure that to the best of our knowledge and research other lesser-known charities mentioned are legit.  

This post contains affiliate links. Full disclosure here.


Brian's Home Blog said...

Such beautiful sweeties all.

Eastside Cats said...

The whole world needs to embrace SPAY/NEUTER! It's the only way we will reduce the number of cats looking for homes; we cannot adopt our way out of this.

pilch92 said...

I wish I could adopt Finzi. XO

Summer said...

There are so many cats in need. :-(

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I fall in love with every single one :)

Lone Star Cats said...

Hope they find their forever home soon!

meowmeowmans said...

Finzi and Nala are beautiful. There are so many cats in need. Thank you for all of your efforts to be their voice! You are champions, Athena and Mum Marie. <3

We will share your post.