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Appeal to save Cornish cat rescue from closure

Appeal to save Cornish cat rescue from closure

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:32am 28th January 2020. (Updated at 4:09pm 28th January 2020)

A crowdfunding appeal has launched to help save a Cornish cat rescue from closure.

Sue's Cat Rescue has had to close its doors for now because the vet bills have gotten so high.

The centre, based in St Day near Redruth, takes in stray, abandoned, unwanted and feral felines.

At any one time it has around 80 cats to care for and look after. 25 of those are permanent residents that cannot be rehomed.

Sue, who runs the rescue, is then responsible for paying the vets bills for all of the rescued kitties.

Now an appeal is trying to raise £8,900 to secure the Redruth centre's future and to make sure it does not have to close permanently.

"The rescue has around about 80 cats at any one time, 25 of those are in what we call the 'no hopers club', so the disabled ones, the very old ones, the ones that can't be rehomed, when more cats come in, the bills mount up.

"We've had a very poorly cat in that has had to have a lot of tests done, x-rays, anyone who has their own pet will know how expensive it is to have anything done at the vets.

"Imagine having 80 cats that belong to nobody and you are responsible for all those cats.

"We don't want it to get to the stage where we can't reopen again or carry on."

Sue Davis, volunteer

Sue Davis is a volunteer at the rescue centre

"Sue's Cat Rescue has had to make the heart breaking decision to temporarily close its doors - a dreadful decision to have to make knowing that so many are desperately in need but we have to try and get this vets bill down before it runs away to a point that we can't - which would jeopardise the future of Sue's Cat Rescue

"Closing the doors, even temporarily is the most tragic news - if you follow Sue's Cat Rescue you will know how many cats Sue helps that would otherwise have no hope. We are desperate to put the rescue back into a better position for the sake of the oldies, the desperate old toms, the ferals, all the ones that both need and DESERVE their chance.

"Sue is regularly overwhelmed with the sadness the rescue brings, not to mention the physical strain of caring for so many alongside working - it'd be amazing if the vets bill wasn't yet another worry for her and if we could bring it back to a place we want to be - Putting Sue's Cat Rescue back into the position to help those in need.

"It's dreadful to think of desperate cats having to be denied their one chance based on money alone. With more and more cats desperately needing Sue's help the vets bill is currently accelerating through the thousands which is an enormous worry."

Tiffini Hodgson. Just Giving page

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