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Our 17 year old darling Koki was diagnosed with diabetes and liver problems today.

He used to be the old village dog but joined our family years ago and still can’t believe his luck and wakes up with a wagging tail and smile every day.

Tomorrow we must take our old solider back to the vets to see what needs to be done to keep him enjoying life.

He’s still happy and wanting to enjoy life so that’s what we’re going to do no matter what it takes.

 

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Neolani was a very undernourished, unsterilised male cat that appeared asking for food and help.
Twinkle has paid for his vet treatment and neutering and he’s now in fantastic condition thanks to his foster mummy.
He did test positive for feline leukaemia but shows no signs of illness.
He’s a really funny, cheeky boy.
He’s good with dogs. With some more energetic dogs sometimes he can hiss at them if they bounce about to much for him. He even seems to like the company of dogs. But he's also a cat that can entertain himself.
He's good with other cats. Positive cats can live for many years if given love and a good mum or dad.
All he needs now is a permanent dream home.
Please contac for further information 🙏🏽. He deserves a second chance.
21/01/21

 

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One rather big macho male and a sweet little female caught in Caleta de Fuste, taken to Bichos clinic for neutering and given bed and breakfast during recovery by lovely volunteers L & D .

Thank you guys 

 

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This not so young girl lives at the Elba Sara, I’ve had so many messages about her letting me know she couldn’t eat, was drooling all the time and was losing weight.
Today thanks to volunteer help she was taken to Bichos for her appointment. Her mouth was in a shocking state, but her teeth weren’t the problem, her gums were raw.
Bichos carried out a full examination and ran full blood tests to try and see if we could help her. Sad to say she tested positive for feline leukaemia and had hardly any red blood cells, this meant her immune system was fighting a losing battle and explained why she couldn’t eat.
Let me add some cats that are positive can lead happy long lives if cared for in a home environment, but when they are living on the streets it’s 1000 times harder. 
Sadly all we could do was lay her to rest as gentle as possible.
RIP little girl, you will be missed by many that visit this hotel.
21/01/21

 

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Another cat has suddenly appeared at one of our cat cafés this recently 😞.

He/she is booked to go to the vets on Wednesday to scan for a microchip, have a health check and see if he/she needs neutering.

I’m speechless yet again on how many people are abandoning their ‘pets’ at this time.

Maybe it has a microchip and it’s lost, we shall see!

Your animal family members don’t deserve to be treated like this!

 

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This poor little street girl, who gets fed and was being temporarily looked after by her kind feeder was recently being treated for inflammation of her eye and the diagnosis was still being decided but on medication for pain and swelling, but over the weekend it became life threatening, something from the inside was developing fast.

Our first thought was to remove her bad and very painful eye and she was referred to another clinic but on the vets advise she was put to sleep as they believe a tumour was the cause.

Twinkle has paid for 2 vet clinics to assess and help this little girl, even though it wasn’t the outcome any of us wanted we still have to cover the bills.

Your suffering and pain is now over little girl

21/01/21

 

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2 more cats we hope to trap and neuter very soon.

The all black has kittens but they are able to eat alone and so we must help the mummy cat quickly before she has even more mouths to feed

 

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Because of the really wet weather over the last few days and the very strong winds we’ve had to bring Simba and Fonzo into our little spare bedroom.

Well it’s not actually a spare bedroom as one of our old rescue cats “Minchip” normally has this room as she's a bit antisocial with cats, so she’s a bit miffed at the moment as she not allowed in her room.

But hopefully we can find these adorable brothers a true home soon.

 

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Several years ago we had to remove many, many cats from the most awful living conditions in an old ruin.

Here’s a photo of a couple of the cats sent to us recently by their brilliant, loving mum.

This and neutering is what makes everything worthwhile

 

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Some more of the lucky cats we managed to sterilise and treat for fleas and worms a few weeks ago.

This is all only possible thanks to our supporters donations.

Now they can have a happy healthy future.

09/01/2021

 

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Sleep well Mr M and little one.
Over the last month we’ve had to help 2 adorable cats that were suffering from skin cancer of the nose.
Sadly the only way we could help them was to have them put to rest.
This condition is so common here, normally on white noses and ears, and we see it too often, if not helped these cats would die a slow and awful death.
One of them I’m sorry to say was Mr M, a cat many of you know from Castillo Beach Lake from your holidays.
Mr M was given a home by a very special couple 7 months earlier, he already had the start of skin cancer when they called us after he had been hit by a car and we rushed him to the vets and they continued to feed and look out for him once he’d recovered and within no time he followed them home and became part of their family.
The other cat was being fed and looked after and taken in (when some fireworks were set off over Xmas and new year) by a very kind couple who were about to go back to the England as they don’t live here but had taken her under thier wing and thought she had an injury to her nose.
RIP babies
09/01/2021

 

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Been asked to share to try and get this little one back home.
Lost in Caleta de Fuste:
Hello good ones. Sorry for the inconvenience I lost my kitten, more so, it's the only love I have here and I'm dying if my kitten doesn't come back. Sending you guys pics if you can help me out, really...
I moved house and it didn't go 3 hours and he ran away opening a door. It's from the 21 missing.
Her name is Skyla, she is 3 years old
She's spayed and has all vaccines.
No chip and no collar at the time he escaped.
The area is from the 2 golf view, Artemi street, on the mountain in Caleta de Fuste, if you can help me, I appreciate it so much. I'm lost without her
Her name is Skyla
Contact:
655 577 758

 

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Simba and his brother Fonzo are still waiting for the chance of a true forever home.

They are both sooo handsome and loving, a bit shy for the first few minutes with strangers but once they know they are safe they cuddle and purr like little tractors.

They really deserve a chance after being abandoned at just 6 weeks old.

They are now almost 6 months, neutered, microchipped, tested negative for usual viruses and now started their vaccinations.

Please make contact if you would like more information.

 

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So pleased and relieved to let you all know we managed to find a home for this a little brother and sister recently.

We  trapped them opposite the airport and they were pretty terrified at first, but are already showing how sweet and grateful they are

 

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Within the last 2 weeks over 31 cats have been sterilised, treated for parasites & 1 cat given long lasting antibiotics & pain meds after being hit by a car.

Suza & Cat are so dedicated and have worked so hard and gone to places no tourists would ever see to help get the "invisible" cats we know about.

 

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Update on Little Pete, 
Here he is having a little bit of fresh air and exercise whilst being closing monitored by his mum. Last week he had surgery carried out by the specialist that came over from Lanzarote and was operated on at Fuerte Pets, who gave a charity discount price of €535 for the surgery.
We don’t have the money in the bank to cover his full expenses but little by little it will get paid.
The surgery went well and for the next 2 months he needs to keep all the metal implants and collar on. His new mum has discovered he is deaf as well, which may explain how he was hit by the car that left him to die. He’s needs lots of checkups and medication for pain and antibiotics but he is such a happy boy. We will keep you posted on his progress. Thank you Noelia for being there to help him and to those of you that have donated towards his medical bills.Your help can mean the difference between life or death!
06 dec
 
We are still helping to neuter the 20 cats that are being feed by a very kind family that can hardly afford food for themselves.
This is one of the cats from the group and he has a broken front leg that only a specialist from another island can repair.
Our big problem is the surgery will cost €535, plus pre and post care.
He has been offered a very good home if all goes well but we just cannot afford the vet bill, because we MUST continue with neutering and providing food at over 19 cat cafes.
He can be operated on when the specialist comes to the island on Tuesday but we need all the help we can to raise the money.
 
We have also set up a Virgin Money Giving page in the hope we can help this littel man, you can also get a little more on the story 
22 nov     

 

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Grisita from Caleta harbour recently was taken by L & D to Bichos because she’s been having a little trouble eating, she was given long-acting antibiotics and steroids and her teeth were in good condition, it’s just her gums that are a bit sore, hopefully she will be feeling more like her very old self soon but she also has early stages of skin cancer just under the tip of her nose and she needs to be monitored

 

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Toby now has the most fabulous home he could wish for.

He was the last kitten to be offered a home from the litter we picked up during lockdown from Neuvo Horizonte.

We are so pleased for him

 

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Ciro needs a home urgently! We found him in Los Estancos recently. He’s sterilised and microchipped but the contact details for his Italian owners no longer exist. He doesn’t like other cats or dogs ( so cannot stay with us), so needs a home on his own. He loves padding whilst purring and cuddles and playing. He’s confused and hates being in our foster cage, he wants a home again

 

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If you click on the photo you will see how well Pretty is doing 🙂.

Remember “Pretty” the little kitten that was found in the capital Puerto del Rosario, very sick and alone, huddled up in a corner near a bush.

It would have been easy to not see her but thankfully she was spotted by a very kind woman and we organised for Pretty to be taken to Bichos vet clinic.

Well, after much care and treatment and lots of love Pretty has recovered and now in a great home

 

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We are so happy to tell you all that little Bonnet, the kitten we had to get out of a car engine, was offered a great home and she’s settled in really well and being spoilt and loved, just like any kitten should be.

Thank you Martin

 

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This big bundle of handsomeness lives around the back of an industrial estate near El Matoral. L & D trapped him for Twinkle and took him to the vets as an emergency because of his sore eye and he was also sterilised.

He’s been treated and now gone back to his little spot where he has a friend.

Good luck handsome.

 

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Remember Cola. He had a really nasty abscess on his leg which has taken 6 weeks to heal.

He’s now fully recovered and ready to be released.

BUT we’ve found out his owners  left him behind when they left the island.

Cola has a wonderful gentle nature and gets on with cats and dogs.

We really don’t want to put him back out on the streets. Can anyone offer him a real home where he will be lived and wanted forever.

He is about 6 years old

 

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This poor little girl was hit by a car last week and went missing.

Thankfully she’s reappeared but limping and with a badly broken jaw that needed urgent surgery.

She has been operated on but we need help to pay €100 towards her vet bill❤️.

She’s recovering well so far and eating and being looked after by her feeder.

 

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Toby is one of the most adorable black cats we’ve taken in.

You may remember we picked him and his siblings up from Nuevo Horizonte when they were just 5 weeks old, they had fallen off of a 2nd floor Balacony and then children were throwing stones at them.

All of Tobys siblings have been adopted but Toby is still waiting.

He’s soooo adorable, he curls up in your arms like a baby and loves a tummy tickle.

He’s neutered and started his vaccinations. He’s almost 6 months old.

Please make contact if you can offer him his special loving home.

 

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Here are the other 2 kitty cats from the harbour, resting in of all places our rescue cat basket, even though they have a nice comfy bed and a house to run about in, which I’m told they have been doing with gusto.

So good to have some happy outcomes.

Huge thanks to their mum and dad for also taking them and thier other sister in the previous post to Bichos vet clinic to have them spayed as part of the Twinkle adoption.

Soon thanks to volunteer Lee the mum who is still at the harbour will be spayed too.

Just a shame we couldn’t take her in too, but she does have a 4th kitten who’s ginger that were trying to get but he’s very shy.

 

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You may remember the 3rd little kitty cat that was abandoned at the harbour, well the great news is she has been adopted and treated for fleas ( which she was absolutely crawling with) and of course treated for worms and the relief from being abandoned and infested by the fleas shows.

The photo of her looking like a star fish was her pure joy of a comfy sofa, tummy full of food, a mum and dad that love her and no more blood sucking fleas irritating her

 

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This super sweet and friendly tabby mum and her 4 gorgeous daughters urgently need homes.

We caught them recently for neutering and now they are ready for releasing but they live on wasteland and have no protection from dogs or any other dangers.

They are all really friendly and need help.

We cannot take in anymore and they will have to go out soon.

They are all neutered and treated against fleas and worms as usual.

Please get in touch if you can offer a loving, safe home.

 

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Sammie and Toby are still hoping the right home is out there for them.
They are now about 3 -3 1/2 months and so lucky to have a foster home but a safe and loving forever home with lots of space to play and grow is what they need.
Sammie loves having his belly rubbed and Toby loves being kissed.
They are so playful and adorable.
Please get in touch if you can offer the responsible and loving home they nee

 

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An answer to a question we've been asked many times regarding the costs incurred by us for neutering

This is not a straight forward answer but we hope this is enough to give you a clear guide.

Prices vary at each clinic, the more we neuter at some clinics the more discount we receive.

We use 4 different clinics depending on the cats condition, location of the cats, and location of the volunteer or trappers. For neutering, on average we pay €75 per female and €55 per male, which includes flea and worming for every cat.

Twinkle currently owes in excess of €12k in vet bills!

We are regularly paying chunks off the bills but every week we have more cats that need our help.

 

       We really want to stop cats ending up like this one below,               especially as many are just kittens themselves

We are currently helping 4 separate colonies of between 7-10 cats in each, and also several lone cats that need neutering ASAP.

There are more cats out there that need help but we can’t cope with more logistically or financially.  

Our mission is to always try and get every single cat in a colony neutered, leaving just 1 female cat unneutered can put us back to square one within months, so it’s a constant effort.

 

   If we miss just one cat mature enough to                breed, this is what can happen.

 

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As you may have seen, this apology had been published in Hoy and Fuertextra, which are 2 local publications in Fuerteventura. In addition as agreed in the courts we are publishing it on our internet pages.

 

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