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Say hi to Walter.


We recently told you about a little complex in Nuevo Horizonte where the owners had to move out, reluctantly leaving behind many cats which were no longer welcome to live in the little garden they had spent all their lives.

We relocated a couple of the cats ( we couldn’t do anymore) and we’ve taken in this big fella because he’s suffering from a bad flea allergy.

We would love to find him a nice, forever home, He was already neutered, we’ve treated him against fleas & worms and the vet treated his skin. In time his fur will grow back.





We’ve had many calls, messages and emails about this cat in El Cotillo. Eventually, thanks to the help of several Twinkle volunteers that were here recently we found out this cat does have an owner and is being treated by a local vet. It does have skin cancer which has developed in its top lip and nose ( I’ve blurred the photo) but the vet and owner are making sure the cat is not suffering, it’s still eating and will get help by the vet when the time comes.

Thank you everyone for your concern.





After many, many weeks trying to catch this poor cat in Nuevo Horizonte we finally managed to get him.

He was friendly enough as long as a trap or cat box was not in his sight. We originally planned to catch him to remove his ears that had developed skin cancer and carry out a dental because he was having trouble eating at times, But sadly the vet discovered he had a spinal injury too.

RIP brave little man.



Meet Geoffrey, he’s been living in a little village but much to the annoyance of the owners and holiday makers visiting the he decided to call home Geoffrey had to be moved on.


Thanks to one very nice couple that were spending their holiday at this particular villa, he will be going to live with them in the UK. It was love at first sight and they couldn’t forget about him when they returned home from their holiday.


We are not a cattery or rehoming centre, our foster cages are for sick and injured cats but we had to step in to keep Geoffrey safe and well until he can travel to his new home at the end of April. He’s got a huge appetite and devours his food but he’ll soon learn that he’ll never go hungry again. He is a real foody and so sweet.



We have another new boy to add to our family. Bangalore Bill is what we’ve called him, he’s massive and acts like a dopey lion, except if the dogs get to close and then he biffs them!



Recently we told the story of Bubbles an adorable young girl who chose to pull out her stiches twice after being spayed.

We are delighted to say that she has now recovered and has been adopted by Peter, she has now gone to her new home where we are sure she will have all the cuddles and interaction that she craved whilst in our care.

Thank you Peter.



We had a call from some very nice holidaymakers that had got stuck on the island after their flight was cancelled because of snow in the UK.

They thought there was a very pregnant cat at the little complex where they were staying  in Nuevo Horizonte, in actual fact the cat was an already castrated male that is just nice and fat.

The sad part is, we sterilised 27 cats on this complex in 2014 which were getting fed by some very kind people that rented an apartment on the complex, but the nice couple have had to leave (I believe for feeding the cats) and so now the cats are left hungry and confused after being cared for all their lives.

We’ve removed and relocated a few of the cats but can’t do more. There are no longer 27 cats, I believe there are only about 10 cats in the complex now, but they are all neutered so will not cause a problem with new litters of kittens, fighting & mating. I’m praying the cats we had to leave behind will be safe and find food and water ( we did offer to put in a cat cafe but they would rather not have one).

Sorry about the dark photos, but it was late the other night when we went.




Thank you to Claire Anderson for spending the week with us, Prior to coming out Claire raised an amazing £620 from family, friends and clients of Brookmead Vets, she also collected toys, food and other items we could use, including flea,worm treatments and antibiotics from Brookmead.
We had a good week carrying out many important tasks, and are so pleased Claire was able to join us.
We just hope she will be able to join us again, that is if we have not frightened her off



February 21st, --28th

We are being joined on the island by Claire Anderson who is a final year veterinary nurse student at Brookmead Vets in Cranleigh Surrey. Claire has been with Brookmead for 3 years now, but has been seeing practice for 9 years.
Claire, Gill & Ryan Christie and myself are aiming to attend those cases that are unusual, time demanding, but need to be addressed.
With the kind support of Brookmead Vets who look after all our cats in the south of the UK, Claire has a ...display board in their reception area, which has attracted lots of interest, they also have a collection tin at reception and Claire has also been kindly sponsored by friends and family to help us to cover the costs of neutering some of those we aim to catch.
Brookmead Vets have also kindly donated supplies that have become close to their expiry date, but that we will be able to use in time.
We are looking forward to having Claire join us and to be able to compare together the differences between companion animals and those that are truly feral.





Here are Arty and Smudge as they are now known enjoying their new garden


Krumel & Schnupsi.

Hopefully you will remember them from our previous posts before Christmas. One of them was found in the road unable to breathe with a kind of asthma attack, and the other little one was found in the road ( yes the road again) after it had been avoiding cars “unsuccessfully”.

 We are very happy to say that today they went together to a wonderful new home, Mum and Dad had the toys and beds all ready and waiting for their arrival.



Thanks to Caleta Repertory Amateur Productions, Twinkle Trust Animal Aid last night received €1200.

CRAP (as they affectionately call themselves) ran a series of “fun-tastic pantomimes” of Alice in Underland at the Broncemar Tavern to raise donations for 4 chosen charities,

Twinkle  was one of charities to benefit from the pantos.

An amazing total of €7000 was raised thanks to the supporters,sponsors (and creative cake makers that were raffled off) and everyone who took part both in front and behind the scenes . Thank you one and all.



Mussy is looking for a genuine home after her Italian owners went to Italy for two weeks and have not returned so longer want her. She is three years old, and already sterilised. She is a very sweet natured girl, nobody deserves to be left behind like a piece of old furniture. Please get in touch if you can help.



While trying to catch another white cat with cancer of the ears last week , we picked up this pretty girl. Thankfully her ears and nose are clear of any skin cancer, we have spayed her and she will Soon be ready to go back to her feeding spot. Thank goodness you won’t be able to have any more white kittens.



Sorry about the blurry pics, these are a few of the cats we’ve helped to be sterilised last week.

Kitten season will not be a problem in the next 2 months for these little girls



Pathos, Athos & Aramis in their new home



A huge thanks to Mirco & Sarina of Natural Instinct doggie grooming and pet food shop, for donating all this great quality food. The cats think it’s Christmas again



We recently attended a kitten with severe mange, so bad she had huge cracks covering her underbelly and legs and bleeding everywhere.

Many hours were spent trying to catch this poor little girl, and we must thank Luke & Lou for finally catching her, and Judy for getting her to the vets straight away.

Sadly she was suffering too much and the vet kindly put her out or her misery.

3 more cats have now been caught and taken to the vets for treatment, that left only 2, but unfortunatley someones dog was loose in the complex and chased the dogs over a wall, we are hoping they will come back so we can get them treated.



Remember Stanley?

He arrived with a broken elbow that had healed and set in a bad way. We ended up having to amputate his front broken leg but know he luvs and lives the life of luxury with his new mums and other feline family in the UK.



We are relieved and so grateful to have received a grant from The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust. The grant has been used to pay some of the veterinary clinic expenses for the neutering and emergency treatments of the homeless cats and kittens of Fuerteventura and also helped us with the purchase of cat food for our stray cat feeding stations (cat cafes) as well as some wet food for the rescued and resident animals in our care.


Thank you



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