BELLEGLEN SANCTUARY NEEDS HELP! PLEASE READ!!!
Due to the economy being so bad donations have been way down and have been continuing to go down more and more. In 2011 we took in 35 cats (some kittens) from a family that lost their home to due to foreclosure and not having any place for the cats to go. It was not safe where the cats were. Neighbors would shoot paintballs and use a pellet gun aiming at the cats and managed to kill a couple of the cats before we were able to rescue them. One of our volunteers cars was shot by the paintballs while out working out the arrangements to move the cats to Belleglen Sanctuary. A highway was near by and cars ran up and down the street too fast and some of the cats were killed by cars. They needed help so badly and a chance to be able to live a safe, healthy and happy life. We had a matter of days to get them moved to safety and we are very sadden to say that we know that one of the cats was shot and killed before we had a chance to get him moved. Upon arrival at Belleglen Sanctuary it was noticed that all of the cats had fleas and ear-mites, which we have treated. They were all tested for FeLV and FIV, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchiped. Unfortunately one of the cats a female did test positive for FIV and will only be able to be adopted to a single cat home or a home with another positive FIV cat. We hope they will be adopted or be lucky enough to have a wonderful person sponsor them for a month to a year or longer.
In 2010 one of our former volunteers became homeless for a short while and they brought their 12 Adult cats and 8 kittens with them to temporarily have a home for the kitties while they got back up on their feet and could care for their cats. The volunteer showed up to help with caring for the cats for awhile, but than after about a month they just up and left and moved to another county without a word to us and even saying good bye to her cats. One of her cats was so depressed that they are not wanting to eat and was turning yellow and their liver is not functioning properly. Fortunately after syringe feeding and fluids she has returned back to good health.
We have approximately 210 cats (some disabled, some with special needs and cats that are elderly)we are desperate for donations. We have found a vet who is willing to give us discounts on things, but vet bills, food, litter and just basic janitorial supplies is making it so hard for us to keep going. Before these very unexpected new cats we were struggling day by day to continue our work with the kitties. Now we are not even coming close to raising enough money to feed and care for all of the kitties that reside at Belleglen Sanctuary. Belleglen Sanctuary is fully funded by donations (from individuals and businesses).It takes about $3,000 to run the sanctuary each month. We just do not have enough money to pay the bills for the remainder of this month.
Without you donating, referring family, friends and helping us, we struggle every day to provide for the cats.
We are worried that one day, we won't be able to take care of them, vet bills or whatever, our kitty numbers had been going down, but now we are overflowing due to the kitties having absolutely no where else to go. We are completely full to where we are not able to take on any new cats.
We are asking for donations of any size.
Donations can also be sent to Belleglen Sanctuary -
P.O. Box 6455 Chico, CA. 95927-6455
Just go to our www.myspace.com/belleglen OR www.facebook.com/belleglensanctuary !!!
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