Appeals and Useful Connections
following appeals relate to current issues and cries for help from
small organisations around the world, including appeals and campaigns
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Esther's Cat Rescue
every city and countryside we see stray cats. These are often cats
that have been abandoned; they are nervous and shy and their offspring
is wild. Many are doomed to lead a short and miserable life and
because nobody cares about them - a shortage of food, shelter and
medical help - this leads to illness and death at a young age. Very
often these stray cats are caught and killed (for no one wants to
adopt a wild cat) or shot by hunters. However, in some European
countries stray cats in some areas are neutered and then released
This also happens in Belgium where Esther de Schoenmaeker lives.
In her country she convinces the city councils that it's best to
catch and neuter the stray cats. The cities pay for the veterinary
costs while Esther catches all the stray cats, brings them to the
vet for neutering, then she releases them again at the spots where
she caught them. In doing so, Esther catches between 500 and 600
stray cats a year all by herself and without funding.
Throughout the years Esther has caught and released thousands of
stray cats. She loves animals and is very gifted in dealing with
cats, and because she meets so many of them, she also encounters
some that can't be set free anymore; cats that are very ill and
need a lot of personal care and disabled cats who won't be able
to look after themselves anymore. Esther also takes care of these
wild and disabled cats that no one wants, and she certainly won't
euthanize them when they have a chance to survive in her shelter.
So, the stray cats with disabilities, like missing a leg or even
eyes, find a loving home in her house and garden. At this moment
48 cats lead a happy life in her shelter while she also feeds another
50 homeless cats everyday at several places.
is a modest and selfless person who finds it difficult to ask for
money to help her work. We recognize her as a thoroughly worthy
person who needs all the financial help she can get. In line with
the VeggieGlobal and Looking-Glass mission, we make a point of focusing
our appeals on small "in-the-field" causes who we know do exactly
what they claim to do, and in the most effective way. In our experience
individuals like Esther are often far more focused on their dedicated
cause and therefore entirely worthy of donations, unlike many of
the questionable big-buck organizations with charitable status.
At the moment your for Esther's work will help towards
a new garden enclosure, (which costs a lot of money). Her disabled
cats must be able to lead a safe and happy life inside and outside
her house, so the cat enclosure must be of good quality. Of course,
money is always needed for medical care, cat food and cat litter.
Please use this PayPal button below to donate directly to Esther's
rescue. Our VeggieGlobal friend Marleen Drijgers (an equally caring
animal rescuer) is collecting these donations on behalf of Esther,
and you can be rest assured that Esther's cats will receive the
best care through every penny of your kindness.
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Farplace Animal Rescue
Farplace is a no-kill sanctuary situated
in Sidehead, Co Durham, England. VeggieGlobal has high regard for
their well-balanced philosophy in animal welfare management. Farplace
have recently lost their informative web-site which has led to a
dramatic loss in s. While they are attempting to rectify
the problem we would like to turn your attention to some of the
current animals in their care which need re-homing. These include
cats and kittens, rabbits, chinchillas and ex battery hens. Farplace
like to get to know prospective owners for their rescued animals
and a vet reference may also be required.
They also run a recycling scheme for toner cartidges and mobile
phones so please keep them in mind when disposing of these items.
Amongst other fund-raising activities, Farplace are always looking
for sponsors for the annual Great North Run.
is Luke. He is a neutered adult male cat who came into farplace
in October 2008. He is a sweet-natured cat who has been a loving
companion to somebody. Before he arrived, he had been living rough
for about a month in the Bishop Auckland, County Durham area. Please
contact Farplace on 01388 517397 if you know him.
You can get in touch with Farplace
now through their temporary web page at www.farplace.co.uk.
They will be most grateful for any help you can give.
LaFAN (Lost and Found Animals
LaFAN (UK and Ireland) is a simple
cross-linking system designed to enable anyone who has lost or found
an animal to easily track down the "lost and found" web-page
of an animal rescue place nearest to them. It's non-partisan, free
for animal rescues to join and free the public to use without any
registering or other unnecessary fuss. LaFAN was launched in 2007
but it is with great disappointment that since then hardly any animal
rescue has joined the system, which has been hailed by the public
and animal academics as a long overdue, no-nonsense lost and found
on-line network. After LaFAN contacted hundreds of animal rescue
centres and on-line lost and found registers to invite them to link
up with the network only three responded. Within just a few weeks
of these few joining the system, two dogs where found via LaFAN
and reunited with their owners. This proved that LaFAN's simple
back and forth linking system works flawlessly and effectively,
showing that if all the animal rescues with websites linked in to
LaFAN, thousands of lost animals each year will be reunited with
their owners quickly and efficiently. LaFAN is appealing to the
public to remind animal rescue places in their area to join LaFAN's
free and simple network. It's unified linking system gives rescue
places worthy publicity for taking part in a program which has no
strings attached, and which clearly has the potential to help the
plight of hundreds of lost animals daily.
LaFAN can be found at www.looking-glass.co.uk/lafan