The Fluffy Bunch (Formerly: “Hell Colony”) June Fundraiser

  • €580.00
    raised of €1,000.00 goal goal
58% Funded
20 Donors

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"The Fluffy Bunch" is the new name for a colony formerly known as "The Hell Colony." We thought they deserve a better name as well as better care.

Let me start by saying that these cats are not ok. As the former name shows, this place is really, really difficult. It is tough to find volunteers because the suffering of these cats is very high and there are constantly new drop offs. It is not like beach or park colonies where people come for walks with some catfood... it is located on a cemetary gate. Most people just pass by it, ignoring the cats. Noone wants to take responsibility because then they may be shamed for the state of things... Any private shelter can say "No, we cannot accept as we are at capacity", but this place is... on a road. Yes, it is illegal to just throw cats at any place but the people do not seem to care much about that law... Anyone with an unneutered cat who gives kittens just drops off the kittens there and I am pretty sure they do it season after season instead of neutering the poor animal.

1000 is the minimum necessary this month for food, cleanup and vet bills. If we raise 5000 we could move some of these babies to a shelter and really sort out the sick ones, and know that there is food enough for the current residents and start to really sort this out.

This place needs regular support and consistent volunteers and feeders, 30 at the minimum...This place cannot be cared for by any one person, it needs a large group. Every day cats and kittens are dropped off at this place as if it is a government shelter... without notice, without a donation and without permission.

We organized a Deflea and Spot-on along with an assessment of the situation by one very experienced cat carer. 7 women and 1 man came together and cared for this colony. The feedback from each is: more help is needed, next time we need at least 20 people. They spot on 20+ cats, cleaned out 5+ Industial trash bags, decided we need a skip (150 euros) to collect all the garbage.

The costs for the deflea and spot on needs to be covered... Around 200.

(Sebacil, Spot-Ons, Disinfectant, Pump)

These cats need regularly... 500 euros of food per month as well as 500 buffer for emergency veterinary care, funds for neutering the cats... These are not anybody's cats... these are community cats dropped off by... members of the community - the people who live in Limassol. At least 20 of the 40-60 cats just in this colony are experiencing infection, disease or kidney failure. I am not sure how anyone ever expected all this to be taken care of by one person... It is not possible. The cats need immediate attention and the 3 people that are regularly there cannot afford 300 to 500 each needed to support this colony of cats and kittens dropped off by every resident who doesn't bother to neuter their cat. Volunteers often return a few hours after feeding the cats to find both the bowls and the food simply stolen. This is not ok!

This place may remain a disaster until the municipality can install cameras and prevent abandonings. These cats are in danger every day from cars, people, workers, and even other people who steal the food and bowls left for them... We appeal to the Limassol community to support these cats because truly this place functions as the main abandoning area for cats there.

Gabriela Bus of Cyprus Cats Rescue was doing her best on her own trying to look after these cats, but this job is too big for 7 people let alone 1. Not one person alive can take care of this colony on one's own. It is absolutely impossible. The Fuffy Bunch is the new "club" that will do their best to change this situation - there is no boss or hierarchy, though organizers will do their best to keep things cohesive. So, if you wish to help here physically, please come! If you know this place, if you have cared for cats here, if you have ever heard the words "Hell Colony," if you have ever dropped off cats here because you didnt know what else to do, now is the time to act and to support these kittens.

I am running this fundraiser only to help the volunteers at this place.... they don't have time to write this. This money does not go to me in any way, shape or form. Money can be accepted only through this fundraiser for complete transparency on how much is raised so that we can account for all the money. This fundraiser is only for one specific cat colony where between 40 and 60 cats live, half of whom are very sick, with new ones always being dropped off.

Rewards

A huge thank you from our team

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Covers dry food for 1 day

3 Backers

Thank you card from volunteers

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Covers neutering for 1 cat

1 Backers

Covers vaccines for most of the kitties

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Covers food for the whole month

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Fundraising Team

  • Masha Yakovenko
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  • Organizer
  • Krista Keski-heikkila
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  • Organizer
  • Dimitra Dimitriou
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  • Organizer

Donors

  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 15, 2021
€20.00
  • justine ferrier
  • Donated on Jun 10, 2021
  • I hope the target is reached x

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 08, 2021
€30.00
Jun 11

Fluffy Bunch Update #1

Update posted by Masha Yakovenko at 03:52 pm

First things first: we are beyond grateful for this very strong start to each and every one of you: Justine Ferrier: Thank you for your wishes.Marianna Doneva: Thank you so much for your generous supportAnna Ioannidou: Thank youLitsa Damianou: Thank you, that is huge! Some foor and a neuteringRena Charalambous:. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

20 donors
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 15, 2021
€20.00
  • justine ferrier
  • Donated on Jun 10, 2021
  • I hope the target is reached x

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 08, 2021
€30.00
  • Marianna Doneva
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
€35.00
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  • Litsa Damianou
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
€55.00
  • Rena Charalambous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
  • Let us know if there is any other way we can help!

€30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
€25.00
  • Andrei Chepelev
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
€20.00
  • Nastassia Krupskaya
  • Donated on Jun 06, 2021
€10.00
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