New Year 2020 Wishlist
Many of you cat angels, volunteers and supporters have given to us in the last year, and we really appreciate it!
This year, we’re hoping that you can help us do more for the cats at Love Kuching Project!
Here’s what we’re wishing for this Christmas and New Year:
This year we’re prioritising our wishlist according to what we need the most!
As some of our wishlist items (like IKEA furniture) can only be purchased in-person, we will include instructions on how to donate or purchase these items for us!
If you’re keen on giving us something on the wishlist, reach out to Yi Shu (our Marketing and FLOAT manager) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
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Food and supplies
Do you know that our cats go through nearly 42 cans of food and 2 bags of litter a week?
At our peak capacity each shelter cat will eat nearly a can of food a day, and while the amount and type of canned food varies depending on dietary restrictions, we try to keep to our high-quality usual brands, like Wellness Core and Zealandia.
Polypet has been offering reduced prices for us for the past two years through their Save the Strays campaign — and we’re really grateful for their help in setting up a donation page just for us!
Take a look at what we will need below:
picture credit: Aristocat/YiHu
Furniture and storage
Like last year, we’re hoping to replace our clinical care trolley, which was made out of pine. It’s accumulated more than four years of wear and tear, and has been exposed to the bodily fluids and dirt from cats in the last four years and needs to be replaced.
We’re also hoping to replace the shelves that have been at the center of the cattery this year! The center black shelves have been with us since we moved into the cattery in 2015, and they’ve been an iconic part of the cattery. But they have been suffering from uneven bulging and signs of rot from water seeping into the particleboard and fibreboard and need to be replaced.
As we are purchasing most of these through IKEA – if you’re keen to donate, contact Yi Shu, our FLOAT manager by emailing email@example.com and we can make relevant arrangements for you to help us buy these items!
This year, we’re hoping to get key fire safety and security equipment for the cattery.
Fires are serious business — and while we have functioning sprinklers installed with our building and two fire extinguishers which our Facilities Management volunteer maintains — we need a quick-response plan for our volunteers in case of a fire in the building. The Love Kuching cattery is not manned 24/7, and enhanced monitoring equipment will help guard the cattery from intruders too.
We’re also hoping to get a pet brooder — an enclosed incubator where we can ensure that cats like (the now departed) Sky can remain warm in times when they need critical care. The incubator can also serve as a comfortable space for us to apply oxygen and nebuliser therapy for a cat that needs critical respiratory care.
Like before, feel free to contact our FLOAT manager, Yi Shu by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to make relevant arrangements for you to help us purchase these items!