WE NEED YOUR URGENT HELP – PLEASE DONATE
It’s time to let the cat out of the bag!
Let’s share with you one of the biggest projects we have take on - well apart from the day we started a cat Shelter Lol
Our second biggest expense at Just Cats is easily the vet bill and let’s share with you why;
Over 1800 cats entered our shelter during 2019. We have desexed over 800 cats and as you all know, many others receive medical attention or require surgery. Our 2019 vet bill totaled over $100,000 which is the biggest yet!
That’s massive !!
If we had the opportunity to contract our own vet we would have the potential to save over 50% of our veteterinary expenses and if we had an extra $50,000 each year we are in a much stronger position to continue the great work that we do for years to come.
On another note; there’s so much work and stress involved with transporting cats almost every day from our Mowbray facility to our partnered veteterinary clinic in Launceston. We have been dreaming of something we can use much closer to home.
Well dreams do come true when you set yourself a goal and we did it!
As you know we raised vital funds to try and obtain a mobile unit, however this project was met with lots of road blocks when it comes to meeting the standards of the veterinary board to create it into a desexing unit.
We felt that our focus would be better spent investigating the feasibility of a desexing unit at our Mowbray shelter for our shelter cats.
We also wanted to make sure it was relocatable in case we ever move to a new site.
So here’s our announcement;
As of the start of April Just Cats will be the third animal shelter in the state to have their own registered veterinary surgery. This will be a portable building located at the Mowbray site.
This has all been made possible by those who donated previously; to WD Booth who granted us the funds for the building; the determination and passion of our volunteer project manager Sheena Harris and last but by no means least, the support & expertise provided by Animal Medical Centre in being able to keep up with our heavy workload.
We are so lucky to have found the Purrfect vet to join our team and with great pleasure we announce that Dr Lisa Reynolds will officially be the Just Cats veterinarian.
How can you help?
The very last piece of our puzzle is the veterinary equipment to install into the building - we are $20,000 short to finish purchasing everything we need.
Can you please answer our call? Can you please answer the call of our kittens and cats in need?
Just $5 from each and every one of you would get us over the line. It’s just the cost of your next cup of coffee in the morning but one that will help save a life.
Please donate now.
P.S I’m really hoping that when I wake up in the morning we have hit our goal. Much Love Rach xxx