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We have just carried out a large neutering campaign. 203 cats and kittens were admitted at the vets for neutering or treatment. Whilst out catching we came across many sick or unsafe cats and kittens that we have taken in and now we need help urgently to find new loving forever homes. We have many cats and kittens that deserve a chance of happiness. These photo are just a handful of some of the fluffs we need to find good homes for.Please contact us on 0034659598719 or email@example.com if you can help save a life.
More news and photos to follow soon.
Rescued 4th May
Finally we managed to make space for this large family group. We recently reported how 2 Mummy cats and 8 kittens were living rough and were at risk of being killed by 3 local dogs. Early this morning the 3 Mummy's (not 2 Mummy's as we were originally told) and all 8 baby kittens were picked up and are now with us at Twinkle. Apart from the daily threat from the 3 dogs we knew from previous experience that the longer these kittens were left out in the open it was only a matter of time before they became sick. One of them already has an infected eye. Also the white Mummy cat has the early stage's of skin cancer of her ears (SCC). Today we are just letting them all settle in after giving them nice clean bed's and some yummy food. Although wild we do think that in time the Mum's will learn to trust us and the kittens will without a doubt become friendly trusting bundles of fluff. Taking them in is just the first step, now we must care for them and in time we will need for-ever homes for them all. If you can help us & give one (or more) a wonderful home please contact Jenny via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Above photos show one of the Mums and kittens now at Twinkle and below when they were living rough.
Volunteers in action.
Twinkle saw me when they were replenishing one of their cat cafes. I had a very runny nose, a high temperature and my eyes were streaming because I've got the 'flu' and I was feeling really sick. During Last December's neutering campaign Twinkle castrated me, Tracey who was helping on the neutering campaign looked after me until a man promised to take me home and look after me, but for some reason he took me to Caleta de Fuste and left me there. I knew if I waited long enough the Twinklers would find me and take me to the vets. I had lots of test's and everything was OK, I just need some medicine to help me recover from the 'flu' and TLC.
06 April 2014
Cat Cafes – Twinkle has 17 cafes in the resort of Caleta de Fuste. This means the homeless cats have some where to eat and have fresh water. Many are based in the grounds of hotels that work with Twinkle, the cafes help not only the cats but the hotels, it means the cats don’t go looking into people's holiday accommodation for food. We need 70 kilos of dry food every week to keep the cat cafes stocked up. The cafes are cared for by kind volunteers that live in Fuerteventura, some cafes need maintaining once a week, others need attending to 3 times a week, depending on the number of cats that rely on the café. We are always in need of volunteers to help look after a cat café.
The work we do is incredibly hard , both emotionally and physically, although we were all exhausted the sense of purpose, achievement and team work kept our sprits high.
Below are just a few of the cats that we have been able to help in the last 12 months. Cats in for neutering or treatment and TLC.
Donations can be made via our [Donate page].
If you live in Fuerteventura or Europe and could help Twinkle with a donation you can make a regular donation or a one-off amount to the Twinkle account detailed here.
Twinkles Bank Details: Account 0081-0695-57-0001158319
IBAN : ES16 0081 0695 5700 0115 8319 /BIC BSAB ESBB
Chica needs a home
Why doesn't anyone want me?
About 3 ½ years ago a rather dirty white and very skinny cat was carried into the garden at the house in Fuerteventura, this cat had been found at the bus stop only a few hundred metres down the road, people waiting for buses had heard a cat calling for a few days, but had never seen it until that day.
This cat was named Chica and placed into isolation and given food, at first she seemed to be fine, just hungry and bemused at her new surroundings. After a few days she was checked over by the vets and on her return she was placed into the foster pens to give her more room and that’s when we found out she does not like to be forced into the company of other cats. Once she had settled she was allowed to go into the house, that was fine, but she proved to be a real escape artist, so she was allowed to roam in the garden, because of her pale colour initially this was during the shadier times of the day although she showed she has sense as she would find shade to lay in.
Due to the fact she is pure white a home was looked for and thankfully found in the UK (a wonderful home with some other Twinkle cats), where she would not have to suffer the intense sun and be at risk from skin cancer. The problem was that it meant choosing new friends for her again and that is just not Chica’s way. Unfortunately despite many attempts to make it work, Chica did not settle and the hard decision was taken to place her in a foster home.
When Chica went to her foster home we all believed it would be for a couple of weeks, how wrong were we, 2 years and 3 months later Chica is ‘still ‘looking for a home.
She needs a home to call her own - on her own and with outdoor access. Chica is very independent, she loves to do things her way and at her pace, but she also loves the company of people and to curl up in one of her favourite spots sometimes with you, sometimes in the next room and sometimes in your bed.
The ideal home for Chica would be ‘without’ other animals. Where she could have room to relax & explore until she was able to go outside (a garden is important for this little lady), not near busy roads or an area populated with lots of other cats, although she does pass the time of day with them, but she’s not interested in playing with them.
If you would like to meet Chica please contact me anytime on 07773 500158 or email me at email@example.com . If you can’t be Chica’s forever home please pass this on to someone that you think could make her dreams come true.
Thank you for thinking of Chica.
Caleta Harbour Cat Cafe
We use over 240 kilos to stock the Cafe's with food every month, as such we are always looking for volunteers to help with them, or welcome any donations to help keep them stocked.
Donating items to Twinkle in Fuerteventura.
We are really pleased that anyone who wishes to donate any items to Twinkle can now drop them off in Caleta De Fuste.
Fuerte Crystals have kindly said they are happy to accept items on our behalf at their shop which is located at Urbanización Costa de Antigua, 35610 Castillo Caleta de Fuste.
Any toys, bedding , treats or food would be most appreciated, at the moment they are only able to accept smaller items, for larger items please contact us and we will arange collection.
We frequently have small items that need to travel to Fuerte, if you have a couple of kilos baggage allowance free and would be happy to drop them off at Fuerte Crystal please contact us.