Is it time for a change? [Updated 27 Sept]

Rehabilitating kittens from sickness till they are well before re-homing.

Vaccinating all kittens above 2 months of age.

Feeding supplements to kittens to rehabilitate them from sickness and boost their immunities.

Creating a luxurious foster home for rescue kittens with music therapy and aromatherapy and toys.

Screening adopters through our Adopters’ Questionnaire before arranging visits for adoption.

Insisting on feeding grain-free food only.

Sterilising more stray cats through TNRM this year than the last.  

Is it time for a change?

We ask this question because our funds are constantly in jeopardy recently. Granted, it is because our adoption rates since April have been low. Aside from social trends, the other reason is because our kittens for adoption are older than 3 months of age – unpopular to most. This means we are housing kittens who eat more, for longer, in our foster home.

So, given that our expenses are increasing in vaccinations and boarding needs, should we bring down our standard of care?

Given that our sterilisation expenses are going up, and CWS reimbursement cheques erratic, should we sterilise less stray cats through TNRM?

The answer is pure and simple. We will not compromise on improving our performance in numbers, and in quality. The cats deserve the best at the lowest quotes. This is our stand, and we hope this is yours too.

The only way we can afford to not compromise – is if you keep giving, and spreading the word to more and more cat-loving folks so they can also have the opportunity to give.

Our current Funds balances as of 26 September 2011

  • Boarding Fund – $24.56
  • Veterinary Fund – $48.35
  • Sterilisation Fund – $337.20
  • Operations Fund – $93.05

Our most urgent needs are for our Veterinary Fund and for our Boarding Fund. We need to maintain a healthy surplus for our Vet Fund in case of emergencies and disease outbreaks. Our Boarding Fund is in need because (1) we are already currently in debt to our supplier The Water Dish (2) we need to order more food soon, supplements and essential oils as adjunct therapies to the kittens, and other pet supplies such as treats.

How you can help

  1. Sponsor-A-LoveKuching-Cat. All sponsorships go into our Veterinary Fund, and vaccinations are our biggest veterinary expense. 
  2. Give directly to either of the Funds – contribute to our bank account POSB Savings 188-52652-7 and SMS / email Elaine at 90880675 / elaine@lovekuchingproject.org to indicate which Fund you are giving towards or if you would want to leave it at our discretion. 
  3. Spread the word. Below this blog post you can see AddThis buttons which will allow you to share this message directly to your Twitter, Facebook or Email. 
  4. Give monthly through a standing order. If you need help on how to do this on POSB/DBS iBanking, do let us know, we will guide you through the process through the phone or through email. Any amount will do, no amount is too small.
  5. Adopted an older kitten (more than 3 months old) before? Spread the word on our kittens for adoption, and the benefits of adopting an older kitten. We need the word spread on our adoption opportunities right now more than our rescue space (currently near nil). 

On our end, we are working on creating an even wider outreach in our marketing and fund-raising. We are also continuously sourcing for cheaper and lower cost products to use without compromising on our standard of care.

In the meantime, we still need your help to make a difference for the kitties in our foster home and for the cats that we neuter. Do stand with us on this. We will not lower the bar on our performance as a non-profit cat rescue group – only to hold it up continuously, and keep on working at raising it.

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