GREAT news! Having counted all the small change, I can now confirm that Pam’s Almerimar Strays (mainly) book sale raise 235€ on Saturday, which is fantastic, particularly as we have effectively already spent the money helping Korky and Phoebe. SO thank you to everyone who supported it, and i hope you will all come to the next one if you can, at the end of this month, when there will be more books and other goodies for sale, all for a very good cause.
This week has been another busy one so far! Monday we started Project Mimi Catch. I had borrowed a ‘catch cage’ the door of which can be snapped shut via a long piece of string. We duly put tempting prawns, chicken etc. in the cage to tempt Mimi in but to no avail on Monday or Tuesday. By Wednesday there was no sign of her at all, so it is highly likely that she has now had her kittens! Not great news, but I will be very relieved to see her either way and I hope soon, so that we know this wild but special little madam is ok.
I also had some good news on Tuesday from Gisela at the cat rescue: she has found a foster home in Germany for her baby kittens, and tells me this lovely lady will be flying over to collect them when they are ready to travel. In the meantime they are doing well and she is supplementing their mother’s milk with extra bottle feeds as 6 kittens are a lot. That’s great and good that she won’t need our help as I envisage we will have enough kittens of our own.
Today Pam and I have been moving kittens to new foster homes for the last 10 days they will be with us. Pam now has Jack and Bruno, and Lisa and Salvador have kindly taken in Cookie. I also had great news for Jack and Bruno this week as their new home TOGETHER in Germany is now confirmed! Thank you again to Tracy, Kev and Jack for looking after them 2 for so long, and Cookie for 3 weeks now.
I’m currently busy trying to order a feral cat trap to be sent from the UK. We are hoping this automatic trap will help us catch our more feral females for sterilisation. It works via a spring mechanism which shuts the door when the cat stands on a metal pad right inside the cage.
Tomorrow we are also hoping to catch at least 2 more of our semi-ferals for sterilisation, so overall another busy week … the work goes on!