News And Events




April the 23 Ryan Christie will be running his first marathon, the Virgin London Marathon he took on this challenge without a thought and is hoping to raise much needed funds for Twinkle. Ryan has been training very hard for this event and as he lives in Scotland has to endure some harsh weather to do it, so it would be nice if you could sponsor him to show your gratitude for his monumentous task.



Click picture to go to Ryan's Virgin giving site




Please meet Bella, sadly her owner passed away saturday morning, leaving Bella lonely and missing him, she would love to find a new home where she will loved again.

She is about 6 years old and neutered, she is fairly shy at first, but once she learns to trust you is very friendly, she is not used to sharing with other animals, and even outside likes her own space, but will be sociable with other cats.

She is in Surrey so  If you would be interested please contact

Alun on








We recently found this cat with a broken elbow and un-castrated. As you can see from his X-ray the break is bad but it's an old break, the bone has fused so it can't be set and fixed, also all the muscle in his leg has wasted away. Our vet has castrated him and he's now back with us and we've got to see how he copes.









We see this too often, another case of skin cancer%uD83D%uDE2A. We've blurred this photo due the severity of injury the tumour had caused. We were made aware of this cat over a month ago, but he was very wild and would not go in a trap or come near us and all we could do countless times was to look from a distance and pray that we would eventually catch him and be able to end his suffering. Thanks to Judy & Alun for never giving up trying, and the kind security guard at a hotel in Costa Antigua late one night we managed to catch him. Rest in peace little man.








Maxine and Betzie are still looking for new homes after we had to take them from one of the hotels. Maxine loves her food and big cuddles, Betzie is terrified of the broom, she is shy to start with but very sweet and friendly when she gets to know you. Both are spayed and treated against fleas and worms.














This is a new guy who has arrived in our garden, He is sitting in one of the cat biscuit huts and not letting anyone else get to the food, luckily for the other cats there are other food huts for them to use.









Thanks to our friend Christina for helping, we were able to get this lovely old lady checked over by our vets. This cat lives in the grounds of one of the hotels and a very kind tourist got in touch to let us know she had a nasty wound under her neck.

The vet gave her a full checkover and medication to help the wound heal, plus we also treated her for fleas and worms.

A huge thank you to the very kind holiday maker that contacted us for covering her veterinary bill.







Bltzi update

Blitzi has has had her stiches out and is being fostered, we would really not put her back on the streets, so if you would consider adopting her please get in touch.






We found her yesterday afternoon in Caleta de Fuste and took her straight to the vets for emergency treatment. We don't know what has caused the wound but it was very deep and infested with fly maggots. Our vet has cleaned the wound and put her on intravenous fluids because she was severely dehydrated and given her antibiotics and painkillers. We hope that Blitzi will make a full recovery.

Any donations towards her vet bill would be greatly appreciated.







Lulu update


Lulu has had her stiches out and she's doing great, her new mum & dad are so happy to have her join their family and Lulu has decided that she is going to stay as well.



























Meet Lulu


4 weeks ago we were called out to help a cat that someone noticed had blood in its urine. I took Lulu to the vets where she had an examination and blood test. Everything seemed normal, so she was given an antibiotic injection and I took her back to where she lives.


Thankfully she had decided to find herself a spot on a chair on the patio of some very nice Italian people and they monitored her for me. They phoned me last week to say Lulu is passing blood again. Needless to say Lulu returned to the vet again and this time they took X-rays too.

















As you can see from the photos the vet discovered Lulu had quite a large kidney stone. The vet said this must have been causing her considerable pain. On Monday our vet operated and removed the stone and Lulu is recovering very well. I'm relieved and so thankful the nice family where Lulu was found has offered to look after her ( they've fallen in love with her). we're keeping my fingers crossed Lulu makes a full recovery.





An update on Claude, Jan 2017


Since receiving treatment at the vets and having some pampering from Jenny & Andy, Claude has impoved so much, walking must be such a pleasure now none of his claws are growing into his pads.

Here he is enjoying some sunshine






Wednesday morning this guy was picked up from the Elba Sara, Vanessa & Jo had contacted us saying he did not look to great on his feet, so once he appeared I picked him and it was obvious straight away why he didnt like walking much, as you can see his claws had grown so much they had curled into his pads, so off to the vets again where he was given the works.
It appears he is about 8 years old and still entire, despite that and his poor paws he is such a lovely guy and let us stroke him, although it's not something he's used to.
we are looking after him till his feet are better and we decide whats best for him.















Thanks go to Sue & Gordon for contacting and meeting me last week, they had seen this ginger lad at the Elba Carlotta and noticed he has a sore eye, so we took a trip to the vets on Monday morning for a check up, Thankfully he is ok, it appears he has had trauma to his eye and luckily not gotten an infection, it may never be perfec, but he's fine, he was treated for fleas and worms and off we went back to the hotel where we were greeted by his friend. Here they are having a gourmet breakfast to celebrate.
Thanks Guys
















It's taken 6 months but finally we were able to pick up this handsome lad and have him neutered. He's had a complete personality change, he used to be a bit of a beastie and now when I go to where he lives to Feed him and his friends, which is in the middle of nowhere, all he wants is a big fuss.
























If you have any donations of biscuits, toys or anything you think we could use,

"Browse" located at the front of the St Jorge hotel in Caleta are very happy to look after them for us till we can collect them.

"Browse" have a wonderful selection of items and is a great place to take a look around





                      How quickly 20 years passes, to remind us all of some of the memories here's a little montage, please click the link below


"20 years of Twinkle"




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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