Echo, a permanent shelter cat?

“I might have to stay here for a long time!”

Echo-baby has her looks against her, no matter how dazzling her personality is. She is loving, purring, playful, obedient, sociable – a perfect cat. But she has that scarred eye that works against her getting a forever home, even though she can see perfectly well. It may be because the market for adopters who love special-needs kitties is shrinking. It may be because Asians don’t like tortoiseshell coloured cats. Whatever the reason, no one has asked to adopt her, we can’t release her as a stray as she was rescued at a young age, we don’t euthanise cats just because they are taking up space – so, Echo is likely going to be a long-term overstayer in our foster home, more than she already has been.

The possibility of Echo getting adopted grows slimmer by the day as she grows older, so she has age working against her too. We may have to accept the fact that we will have to keep caring for her for a long time.

If you have already been spreading the word about Echo’s need for a forever home, thank you.

But we need more than that while we wait for responses to our calls for an adopter for Echo.

Having long-term shelter cats requires sustainability for us. This means that Love Kuching Project needs a constant income stream to make sure we can keep up the care of long-term shelter cats.

What can you do to help us achieve sustainability?

We need an increase in regular giving through standing instructions. This will help us because instead of worrying about our finances every time we are in a deficit or in debt and having to call for gifts, we can worry less because we have a steady income stream from automated monthly giving.

How you can do this:

Assuming you are a DBS internet banking user, here is how you can set up a standing instruction to give monthly to Love Kuching Project. Log in to your account online and click on the circled links shown in the graphics below –

This will lead you to a page where you can fill in the details such as our bank account – POSB Savings 188-52652-7, and how much you want to give monthly (no amount is too small). When you come to the part which says payee name, we are unsure as to whether the bank means it is for your reference or it requires the actual account holders’ names – to be safe, put either Chiam Elaine or Koh Zhen Jian. As long as you have got our Love Kuching account number right, the funds will not be accidentally routed to Andy’s personal account (and I don’t have a POSB account).

The standing instruction set up is likely available on other banks’ internet banking websites as well.

Doing this for us will cut down on our need for too-frequent calls for funds and bundle donations, and it also gives us more float financially. This means sustainability for us, and this means we need not worry as much over the fate of long term shelter cats like Echo.

“Thank you for your monthly giving! Am happy!”

Give financially to our cause by depositing to our bank account POSB savings 188-52652-7
Sponsor a foster kitten’s vaccination through our Sponsor-A-LoveKuching-Cat Scheme
Give food at charity rates through our corporate sponsor The Water Dish 

Leave a Reply