Help us care for the Messinian Mogs!

Update posted by Joy Sherriff On Mar 11, 2019

Our beautiful kitten, Titch, went missing a couple of weeks ago. As he never leaves the garden we knew something was wrong. We found him across the road on our neighbour's land and carried him home. He seemed perfectly fine.

Yesterday we discovered a scab in the middle of his back along the spine. I thought nothing of it but later had another feel around, which made poor Titch cry. IT IS A PELLET embedded under his skin. The scab is the entry wound.

So once again, someone is shooting our cats. As Titch doesn't leave the garden, we know that the cats are being shot through our metal gates.

Another of our mogs, Dave, was shot a couple of years ago and the pellet shattered his femur. The vet said the only option was amputation but suggested leaving it and just giving painkillers, to see what happened. Dave recovered! Apparently cats can grow muscle to compensate for bone loss. He certainly did - and now has hardly a limp. Cats are amazing. He has been shot again since, in his hip, but this luckily did not cause him problems.

However, our tiny Titchells McGinty could so easily have been killed. We are so angry and frustrated. We do not know who is doing this but suspect local teenage boys. There is not a lot we can do.

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Update posted by Joy Sherriff On Jan 09, 2019

...that our Facebook Page has received over £160 in donations since October 2018, and a couple of offers for monthly standing orders, which is wonderful! We are of course delighted, as there has been enough money to pay for little Niki to be spayed, and for food and medications for over a month too! Thank you very much to everyone who has donated either via this campaign or the Facebook appeal. We are hoping there will be more help forthcoming so that we can spay another little girl, Cutie (who is too small yet) and neuter some of the intact "teenage" boys who are causing trouble as their hormones are raging!

Two of the village female cats are, we have noticed, now pregnant so unfortunately we were too late for those and will probably end up with yet more kittens to care for as the mothers tend to bring them here, where the food is! Our dream is to one day catch up with all the neutering so that there are fewer kittens!

Without your help we wouldn't be able to do as much as we do for these lovely mogs. Every day is a financial juggling act but we would rather live on baked beans than not feed and care for these innocent creatures. :)

Please share our campaign if you can, and THANK YOU again everyone! xxx

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Happy to help you keep up the good work.

Neil Holliday

Backed with £20.00 On Nov 30, 2018

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Backed with £20.00 On Nov 30, 2018

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