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Aramis,Pathos & Athos. 3 very handsome brothers that need our help.

Previously they were owned but because of family illness they were no longer cared for.

All of them needed to be sterilised, Aramis had a fractured leg, and Pathos had an internal injury that needed vet treatment, luckily we got them before anything could happen to Athos.


Twinkle has neutered them all, and they were blood tested negative for feline leukaemia and AIDs which is a great relief. 

Until recently they were being being fostered, but we now have them with whilst their fosterer is away.

we need to find them safe, loving homes, so if you could offer them a safe forever home, or know someone that could, please contact us.


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



Zack has had his much needed dental. We’ve been letting him in the house as he was feeling under the weather. We even had him microchipped so he can open the cat flap and come in whenever he wants ( it took a bit of training and learning but he got it in the end), at first he’d just sit at the cat flat flap with it clicking to let him in but he’d just stare through the plastic flap. Problem is now he’s feeling better he’s getting a bit bossy with the dogs and is peeing on things he shouldn’t. Like my clean washing



This little one was picked up by some kind holiday makers when they found him laying in the road after he had been hit by a car. He doesn’t appear to be in distress and has no visible injuries, he has been checked over by our vets and is now being fostered whilst waiting to fing a home




We have listed the calendars at last, they are on eBay, so please search Twinkle Trust animal Aid calendars, we will add a link here asap,

   Thank you

We have now sent the order to the printers for our 2018 calendar, once we have supplies we will get them placed for sale.

If you are in Fuerte and would like one, they should be on the island at the end of November



Tuesday afternoon after a long day in her flight crate Mable arrived into Gatwick airport, she was very relaxed unlike the rest of us who were so worried she would travel ok.
Jenny Billimore checked her in at Fuerte airport early in the morning ready for her TUI flight, once at Gatwick she had her passport checked and once all was cleared she was on her way home with Catherine Gibson.

Here are some photos of her relaxing and exploring her new home.

Thank you to everyone that was kind enough to help this very special young lady.

Miss Mable has passed her driving test👏.


After much waiting for the wounds on her face to heal, we put Mable in her flight travel box and took her for a spin around the village. I was nervous knowing how she panicked previously and hurt her face on the bars of the cat basket, but we've been putting her meals and toys in the flight box and It seems to have worked. Mable was very brave and now ready to fly to her mum in the UK.




Bonita’s neck injury is healing very nicely. This is her angry face because I’m cleaning and putting on her special cream

Well that will teach me. 6pm last night I told a friend I wasn't going to the vets AGAIN until Monday, having been there practically everyday, somedays twice a day over the last few weeks I needed to get on with other things. Well 1 hour later we find Bonita with a nasty burst abscess on her throat. She's had the wound cleaned and a course of antibiotics, she should be fine in no time. My lips are sealed



Has anyone lost this super friendly castrated little man?.

We picked him up opposite the airport because he was found laying in the road, not moving out of the way of cars and breathing with difficulty. We rushed him to our vets where they gave him a thorough examination and some blood tests. He is negative for feline Felv, & Fiv, but the x-ray shows he has bronchitis. He is still in the vets having lots of care, several times a day he's put on a nebuliser to try and help him with his breathing. He doesn't have a microchip.



One of the hotels that has a couple of our Cat Cafes in Caleta is carrying out some renovation work, so one cafe has been temporarily moved until work is completed. Thankfully the cats have found the cafes new location ( sorry about the dark blurred photos it was late and dark when we went to clean and refill them).



Aramis,Pathos & Athos.

Three very handsome brothers that need our help. Previously they were owned, but because of family illness they were no longer cared for. All of them needed to be sterilised and Aramis had a fractured leg, Pathos had an internal injury that needed vet treatment, luckily we got them before anything could happen to Athos. Twinkle has neutered them all and they were blood tested negative for feline leukaemia and AIDs which is a great relief. They are currently being fostered but we need to find them safe, loving homes.


We were contacted by Purina (after our cat food appeal) informing us that we were to receive some free dry cat food, we were humbled when 5 pallets arrived loaded with 100's of kilos of dry food and all the bags of Purina One had a small pouch of delicious meat attached to them. This is a truly generous donation and immensely appreciated




Another little one that did'nt make it, she was severlely dehydrated, that with her nasty skin condition and she was suffering a high white blood cell count.


We had been notified by this poor little cat by three different people, Thanks to Alan that looks after the cat cafes in this complex for catching& taking him/her straight to our vets, We are now waiting to hear what's wrong.

This cat is only young, but is very weak and sick.




Sadly once we got this little one to the vets it became apparent that she was infested with Sarna and her imune system was struggling, so we had to say goodbye, 


Last night (Sunday) a message came about this cat which is living on a street in Caleta, it looks like it has a very serious skin infection, I ( Jenny ) set off as soon as was possible to try and catch it, sadly by the time I had gotten there the poor cat had disappeared, a good look was had around, but it was not to be found.

A kind young family have now one of our dropper cages and going to try and catch it.

Some people are so selfless to give up their holiday time to help. 

I wish there were more hours in a day, there's a huge list of cats that need Twinkle's help, it's so hard and heartbreaking deciding who we can get to and who not. 




Still looking for a home,


UK cat,
This is Timmy, whose owner died recently, He is still being cared for at his home by neighbours, but really needs to find a new home before his is sold. Although I was told he was not a lap cat he loved me picking him up and cuddles, he is over 10 years old, but seems in very good health.

We are not sure of his behaviour with other cats, as he was the only cat in the household and spent a lot of the time outside.
He is in the Dorking Surrey area, so please if you think you could offer him a home,

contact me on
Thank you, Alun

Some of our regular supporters may be pleased to see some of the lucky cats we have been able to rehome in the last eight weeks, it make it all worthwhile seeing them all looking safe, loved and content.



An update on Buster. After we were told about a cat with a tail that was literally rotting and failing off we then had to try and trap him despite that fact he was wearing a collar, he was to afraid to come close.

but with the help of a very kind couple that live opposite where he was coming for food, who we lent a trap, they managed to catch him.

Unfortunately we were unable to trace his original owners and he doesn't have a microchip.

Buster had to have his tail amputated and was given a course of antibiotics & strong pain medication.

His wound is healing great and the best news ever is that he's been adopted by the couple that trapped him. No longer afraid and living rough he has shown what a gentle,sweet and loving guy he is.



Another emergency this week was this poor little girl with several injuries to her tail, not only was it broken it was deeply infected in 2 places and had spread very deep inside her.

The wounds were infested with maggots. The kindest thing we could do was gently put her to sleep, which our vet did immediately.

This was a real team effort, I would like to thank the couple that were feeding her for caring enough to take several nights to trap her and a huge thank you to my friend Judy for running around dropping the trap and basket off and collecting this poor cat and bringing her to Twinkle.



Our regular supporters will remember this adorable cat "Dante". A couple of years ago we needed to amputate his ears because they had turned cancerous and he needed a complete dental and some teeth extracted.

He lives in a street where he is fed by some kind residents, But he developed a very nasty ear infection.

We've been treating him with antibiotics and now he looks a lot better and must be feeling better too.

Pretty soon we're going to have to release him back to the street he lives in.

I would love to find this handsome cat at home. He is really easy-going, and is such a nice gentleman, he is very mellow and gets on with cats, dogs and people of course. I wish we could keep him but we just have too many



Last week we caught 96 cats and neutered all but 2 of them.

34 cats were from Caleta de Fuste, the rest were from various places such as La Jares, Tetir, Puerto Del Rosario, El Matoral and many more locations. Several cats stayed in our care for longer post op because extra surgery was needed such as skin cancer to the ears, blindness in both eyes due to cat flu and some that were just in poor health that needed extra TLC.

58 females were neutered, 36 males castrated and 2 were gently put to sleep by our local vet that we're terminally sick.

Sadly there are still many more out there we couldn't get to this time.



An update on Mable, She is doing well, she pulled a couple of stiches from the wounds around her eyes, so that set her back a little, she is so full of life and even climbs up and down her scraching post on her own, so incredible considering she cannot see.

Yesterday (Wednesday) whilst catching cats for neutering in a nearby village we found this tiny girl, 

The photos make her appear much bigger than she really is.

She is blind, her eyes were just a mush, and she has a deformity or some kind of damage to her ears, maybe from sunburn.

Catherine our super volunteer that found her, fell in love with her straight away and once you meet her you will understand why, she is so adorable, she oozes love, purrs and snuggles into you and she has melted all our hearts.

Our great Vet javier at Bichos veterinary clinic carried out surgery to clean, repair and close her eyes so no further damage can occur. As soon as she had recovered from the surgery and was cosy in one of our foster cages she dived head first into a bowl of food with such enthusiasm it made us all smile.

She is a remarkable and tough little girl and we have no idea how she managed to survive so long.

Catherine would love to give her a home in the UK where she could live with Catherines other rescue family.

We would really like to get her to the UK and into the care of Catherine, and if you could help we have set up a couple of dedicated pages where you are able to make a contribution towards her future



Born on a roof top, and when the owner of the building has enough of them she puts them in a cardboard box in the street,

Needless to say they won't be going back!!, and now we've managed to catch mum and she is booked in to be sterilised



Lot's of neutering going on this week, these are some of the days patients.

One also had skin cancer of the ears, so she's been in surgery longer to remove the cancerous sections.

This is one of the dangers of being a white cat in this intense sun, we will be trying to find her a foreverhome, but as we are so full she will have to be returned to where she came if none is found.




Skittles & Fifi, came to us as tiny sick kittens and were with us many months almost giving up on finding a home, but they have both now been adopted by Agata, with the promise of a home and love for 20 years.

Thank you Agata



We were looking for a home for this fellow we called Mr Handsome who was found living in unfinished buildings in Nuevo Horizonte, when we had great news that he was going to be adopted by his new dad after a great meeting together



Some good news, Maddie's 2 shy little girls have gone to a really great forever home with a nice genuine Spanish family only interested in adopting rescued kittens and willing to put the time in to make them happy kitts.

Thank you Frederico and your lovely family


Only another 10-50 that need homes now




Lunch and sleep time for the 3 kitts (all girls it turns out) that we recently caught at Barcelo Club reception. We were going to feed them up, neuter them and return them asap.But the day after we caught them their tree and a big bush they knew as home were pulled out for redevelopment work. Luckily 1 of them has a good home to go to soon.



We recently caught 43 cats in five days for neutering!!, 

One location where there were 14 cats living, was in an industrial estate which was extremely dangerous for the cats and kittens because it was a steel yard with heavy machinery and equipment on the move all the time.

There was also no food or water, one of the mother cats was sick and it showed us that she had been eating lots of plastic wire in desperation for something to eat. Luckily we were able to relocate most of the cats after they were neutered thanks to the help of a very kind Twinkle supporter.






And as if things are not bad enough, another 3 kittens found dumped at rubbish bins in Antigua, and these one are sick as well. Arrangments have been made to get them veterinary treatment.

This really needs to stop now, not only is it irresponsible, but Twinkle cannot deal with anymore




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IBAN, ES16 0081 0695 5700 0115 8319


Cuenta Relacion Twinkle Trust Animal Aid


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NatWest Bank

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