Serbia: Felix News March 2017 – Urgent Repairs Are Needed, Can You Help Please ?

 

There are a lot of cat appeals and things going on at the moment.

As you know, we have tried to support Jasna and Danika at ‘Felix’ shelter in Serbia for many years.  Felix helps take in cats from the streets and provide them with a forever home at the shelter, where they get great food, warmth, a safe place to live and they feel love and attention, often for the first time in their lives.

But like all shelters; daily upkeeps for facilities and the animals is huge.  This is where we now step in – to try and help get some support for much needed updates.  Felix has been having a few problems recently covering all of its costs; and without support of a regular good quality Kibble food supply from Denmark (UFFAC) over the last few months; things could have been a lot worse.  In addition, the Winter has been bad with temperatures often down to -25 degrees; so the gas tank has been working overtime to keep the cats warm.  Money is required here also to keep the gas tank topped up.

8 of the 9 youngsters taken in last year have already been sterilised, and the last cat has to recover from sickness before he is able to be neutered also.  Vet costs also add up.

Jasna informs us that the outside fence is literally falling apart, as can be seen in the photographs.  This is a big job and will probably cost around 3000 Euros.  It is a concern as at the moment, anyone can open the gates and approach the cats – and as we know, not everyone always has the best of intentions !

All the fence posts need to be buried underground and strengthened with concrete; after that they should be rebuilt around the thick steel poles in the middle so they won’t crumble and deteriorate in the years to come. The same goes for the low walls between the pillars. The gates must also be replaced and the ancient iron fence badly needs cleaning and polishing.  It is a big job which sadly costs big money.

So we are putting out an appeal to everyone asking if they can help; both with a donation and also by sharing this link to as many places as possible.  It could end up getting to someone rich who can help cover all the costs needed – so please pass this link / info around.

Below we are providing all the links to Felix if you can help out in any way.  We know that we are nearly always asking for donations; but many of the facilities we support are the only places that have ever given a loving home and food and heating to many animals that lived pitiful lives on the streets.

Please help if you can – and please pass on this link far and wide.

Thank you – SAV – for our friends at shelter ‘Felix’.

Here are some pictures of some of the residents; and also the sad state of the walls and fence that we have talked about earlier.

Please go to the following to donate:

https://www.youcaring.com/cat-shelter-felix-512392

For alternative ways of giving donations:

PayPal button is on our blog:

http://novisadcats.blogspot.com/

and our website: 

http://catshelter-felix.com/

Webshop: 

http://www.cafepress.co.uk/catshelterfelix

Dinarske uplate: Felix-Felinolosko drustvo  355-1070729-96

 

Please help us – Thank you.

 

 

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