Serbia: Felix Shelter News – October 2017.

Danica Mirkovic

October 8 ·

 

This past month was one of the most exhausting and excruciating months in the history of our cat sanctuary. Many of the senior kitties became ill due to their ages, and we have suffered the loss of three of our fighters – two little sisters, just a couple of tiny kitty babies, lost their battle with FIP and a couple of days ago, Zack succumbed to meningitis.

The struggle in keeping this Cat Sanctuary running doesn’t get easier due to our constant debts. Yes, we’ve been registered for almost a decade, and no, the state nor the local authorities provide our kitties with a single cent. It seems like the animals here aren’t on anyone’s priority list but ours.

 

For years Felix Cat Shelter has been trying to help the community by taking in as many abandoned or ill kitties as possible. Once again, we are relying on the goodness and the grace of all of the kindhearted people out there who will find a place in their hearts to support our sanctuary’s mission and help us keep this place running. Not for us, but for all of our residents who have nowhere else to go.

Perhaps our sanctuary would’ve been more likable if we tried to make our entire story about us and us alone by constantly complaining that we’re having a rough time because we have families which don’t see us as often as our kitties do. Moaning that we’re too busy and don’t even have time for ourselves as we are taking care of such a huge number of animals and also have to go to work, whining about our health problems, incessantly lying as to the number of our sanctuary residents or exaggerating when talking about their health, vet treatment and the costs of such.

Yes, perhaps that would make us more appealing to many kindhearted people, but that would be a lie. Felix Cat Shelter was established because of the kitties and that’s the way it shall be for as long as we’re around. Perhaps our residents would have been better off if we were prone to telling sad and pathetic fabricated stories instead of simply telling the truth. If things were the other way around, we share the opinion that our residents would be ashamed of us. However, no matter how hard it gets, no matter how many misfortunes keep following us, we can always take pride in everything we did for every single one of our kitties. Honestly, we had more than our fair share of “having had enough” or “too much”, but we will be trying to keep this sanctuary afloat for as long as we can.

Well, since we’re not fond of misleading people, our sanctuary’s mission is hanging in the balance once again. Thanks to many of you, we’ve been able to reduce our last month’s veterinary debt for 80 Euros. But, since then, we’ve had more sick kitties (Mastika, Giuseppe, Grania, Venus, Serena, and Zack) and our total debt is now 330 Euros. Obligatory annual vaccinations of all of the cats against rabies is just around the corner and we have no idea of how we’re going to cover the costs for that either.

We still owe 200 euros for canned wet food and if it weren’t for the Danish group UFFAC (who has donated significant amounts of canned cat food to our cats), we don’t know how we would’ve made it through the end of the month. The cold days have already started and consequently, the shelter residents are craving more food. They are not spoiled, they are just cats and if we want to keep them the way they should be kept, one of their meals has to be wet canned food because kibble just isn’t enough. Also, many of our residents are elderly cats with bad or missing teeth, and wet canned food is all they can eat.

 

And once again, we are here to humbly ask for your help.

Please donate and help us keep our cat sanctuary running and its mission persisting.

 

Felinologic Association Felix – Cat Shelter Felix (Bikovo, Subotica, Serbia)

PayPal: savage1@shaw.ca

 

For those of you who want to make a donation but don’t or can’t use PayPal, you can donate to our foreign currency bank account:

Felix – Felinolosko drustvo

SWIFT/BIC: VBUBRS22 (Vojvodjanska banka a.d. Novi Sad)

IBAN: RS35355000320003120311

 

In the name of all our sanctuary residents –

THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts.

 

Please go to the following for other ways 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

 

 

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