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Found.
Is this your cat ?, He is sterilised, no ear tip and no microchip. He’s been living up Chipmonk Mountain in Caleta de Fuste and has been feed by a very nice couple that have a holiday home and a resident neighbour.
Back in February he had a small black patch of skin on the tip of his nose, but as you can see it’s got a lot worse since then and the vet has diagnosed skin cancer and it’s developing pretty quickly now.
As he sterilised and no ear tip (so probably not sterilised as a street cat) and he’s used to being in a home environment and really friendly, we think he may belong to someone.
Please share this with all your friends and any other organisations you can think of. He won’t have much time but if he is lost and if he was mine I’d want him home until it’s time to let him go.
Please share.

 

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Can you help us to help “Pretty”. She was found in Puerto del Rosario hiding in a corner and unable to walk.
She’s had cat flu and her eyes were infected, but her biggest problem is her front right leg, it’s paralysed and she has nerve damage and she has no feeling in the leg at all.
At the moment she is weak and needs love and building up and medication but she’s already improved since she was found.
If her leg doesn’t improve and the nerves don't rebuild she will have to have her leg amputated.
This little girl has such a loving and positive nature and wants to live.
Any donations towards her vet bills would be a great help.

 

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Remember this little group that we posted about in March. Yesterday evening we managed to trap all the remaining 7 adults that needed neutering which is such a huge relief.
Just prior to lockdown we had an appointment at the vets to neuter all the adults in this group that were not already sterilised, unfortunately the appointment had to be cancelled because of CV19 and our limited travel restrictions. Now the adults are in the vets being neutered as I type, we can stop worrying about them carrying on having more kittens. In the last couple of months 8 little kittens have been born ( 1 was found in need of urgent help and taken home by a super couple that give them all food and water regularly). In time well have to help the kittens and neuter them when they are bigger and stronger. Times for everyone are hard, and we are always asking I know .... but if anyone can spare a £/€ to help our huge vet bills we’d be truly grateful. Thank you

 

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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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With a lot of our lovely, hardworking volunteers now able to travel back home to the UK we desperately need help to keep our cat café’s cleaned and stocked with fresh dry food and water.
I’m not going to say it’s easy because it’s not, we have to carry large bottles of water and bags full of biscuits and unless we go early morning is is sooooooo hot, plus we have to give them a clean while we are topping up supplies.
If anyone can help, even 1 day a week please contact us.
At the moment we still have several cat cafes that someone is STEALING OUR CAT BISCUITS FROM. I’d like to tell these people that this is selfish theft, some café’s we can only go to once a week and once you’ve stolen the food as soon as we have filled up our huge feeders, it means the cats it was intended for will not have any more food for another week.
You maybe be desperate but so is our charity, we are honestly struggling to keep up with food and vet bills.
Every vet visit even if it’s a minor or fatal condition costs us for petrol, consultation, and what ever tests, Xrays and medication needed (our time and care is free, we’re all volunteers).
If we could afford them we’d buy covert cameras to help us denounce you! Jenny

 

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We were asked if we could help this cat who is lucky enough to live on an urbanisation that likes cats.
She doesn’t belong to anyone but gets fed and an kept on by the residents and they noticed her fur was very thick and matted.
One of the helpful residents took her into the vets for us because we just couldn’t get there for lack of trying, with so many others we're helping each day.
She had to be sedated and shaved and we're hoping it will grow back knot free soon, as she needs her fur to protect her skin from the scorching sun out here. No reason could be found as to why she’s not grooming herself.
We also treated her as we always do with our homeless cats, with flea and worm medication, she should now be feeling a lot more comfortable.

 

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Finally with a lot of love and patience from Jerry’s new mum and dad and a little help from Dave the older cat who can’t make out what these little things are doing in his home, plus our other recently adopted kitten Dotty.... Jerry has finally started to relax and be the cheeky little kitty he should be.
I think this photo was the first time he accepted a cuddle and enjoyed it too. Thank you so much to his new mum and dad, Dave and Dotty

 

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For a few weeks now Judy has been going early morning every other day (with the kindhearted lady that feeds this colony) to try and catch the cat in the first photo.
He has skin cancer which has advanced so much he has no nose!
He’s very wild and will only come out when the nice woman goes to feed them all on this old building site.
So far we can’t get close and he will not go near an automatic or wooden manual trap, which we were hoping would feel more natural for him.
It’s heartbreaking to see him suffer, as the morning warms up the flies start to bother him and there is nothing we can do.
The building site is impossible to corner him in and parts are totally unaccessible unless your a cat.
Judy has tried to gain his trust and we’ve discovered he loves tuna and chicken but he will not come anywhere near and only has to see a basket or trap and he’s off.
We feel awful each time we try to get him and fail, he’s just going to get worse and in the scorching heat we have now, his life could become unbearable very soon

 

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Remember Neolani (Hawaiian for “ heavenly mist). He was found with really bad mange/sarna, and starving hungry.
We’ve had him treated for his condition, and with the love and food from his foster mum he’s doing really great, he doesn’t even mind having his baths😁. He’s a really happy, easy going young man that would make a super family addition as soon as his treatment has finished and we’ve neutered him (he’s too skinny and run down at the moment).
He’s great with other cats and dogs and puts a smile on everyone’s face. He’d love a forever home.

 

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This week this skinny and super friendly cat was found in Caleta de Fuste.
She was covered in ticks and starving but even then her personality shone through.
At first I thought it was just going to be a check over & flea treatment that was needed, but the vet realised she is about 10 years old and clearly not doing ok on her own.
We had her treated for all the ticks (which were vile) and worms and fleas but she also has swollen knees and claws, so long they had grown into her pads. The claws were trimmed and she’s had anti-inflammatory medication to try and help her painful joints and she needs a check up in 2 weeks to see hows she doing.
The very kind lady that found her has offered her a home, which is wonderful news.
Our vet bills are mounting every day, if anyone can help and donate just a little even we would be so grateful.

 

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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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We have now sterilised all of the adults except one male from the village El Time, and we are still trying for him.

As soon as all the kittens are bigger we need to help and neuter them too.

Thank you to those that donated, we still have much of the bill to pay, if anyone can spare a bit to help us we would be so grateful for any donations.

 

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Tara and Theon that we found at the rubbish bins a couple of weeks ago did have a home to go to but it’s fallen through.

They are super sweet. Please message me and I will put you in touch with their foster mum that found them.

Adoption will be made via Twinkle so contact and adoption fee applies as standard.

Thank you

 

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This young boy appeared recently in the street and was starving and as you can see he’s covered in mange.

Twinkle paid for his treatment and follow up visits and in about a month her should be feeling much better.

He’s so gentle and calm, in the vets he was an angel all through his examination and even seemed grateful.

Once he’s well we’ll neutering him too.

Has anyone lost this cat?

He has not been checked for a chip yet but will be soon.

 

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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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It's so pleasing to say that little Ashley has been operated on by Javier of Bichos and so far so good. The gland under his tongue was blocked with just over 7 1/2ml of saliva fluid, which was making it impossible for him to eat.

This is very rarely seen in cats it’s, more common in dog he's recovering with pain medication and antibiotics, and I’m happy to say he’s eating well.

He’s got a check up in a weeks time and we need to monitor him for several months to make sure the condition doesn’t re-occur. If it does it would be a much bigger and more dangerous operation.So paws crossed.

Ashley is one of the sweetest little cats we’ve had in our care and I’m glad to say his knees don’t need operating on at this time either.

 

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We are so overjoyed to be able to finally say all of the six kittens born to the sweet mummy and father that was lethally shot have now all got new homes thanks to our supporters on this beautiful island.

I’m so relieved they will never go without love and food or be in any danger.

Happy days

 

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Meet the mummy of the 6 kittens we’ve just homed.

On Thursday we paid for her to be spayed so hopefully she can now live a much more peaceful and content life not having to worry and keep safe endless litters of kittens.

We say thank you to Katie who’s been keeping an safe eye on them all and helping me with the homing.

Good luck brave mummy, She is sweet natured and very friendly, now she is spayed and has been treated for fleas and worms.

If anyone would be able to offer her a home please get in touch with us. She deserves and chance too.

 

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We urgently need to neuter this colony of homeless cat’s that are getting fed by a very kind lady.

We’ve organised the vet clinic to neuter them; but are desperate for donations.

If anyone can donate something towards the neutering and flea and worm treatment we’d be so grateful

 

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Another sterilised this week from this colony in La Oliva.

We plan to get more to the vets next week. There are a couple we can’t neuter yet as they have young kittens but we’re doing all we can to stop the colony getting any bigger until the new mums and eventually the kittens can be caught and neutered......it’s never ending.

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Please help us find nice homes for Jerry, Nancy, Baby Bear and thier mum Freya.

You may remember we found them in a mop bucket at one of our cat cafés.

They are all so gorgeous and soft and fluffy. They deserve to know what a kind and loving home feels like -forever.

Freya is going to be sterilised next week now her kitts don’t rely on her for food and can eat alone.

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about them.                                             June 2020

 

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Lets start on some happy news, here are some of the kittens we have been so peased to find fantastic homes for recently.

Thank you to all who have adopted, remember you not only give a home to your new addition, you make space for us to help another lost soul.

 

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Our adorable black babies are thriving and so sweet.

Little Milo and Max were adopted and given a great home last week by Lorraine and her family.

Little Serena and Sally Ann are still hoping someone out there can give them a happy ending.

They can be homed separately but if we can we would like to hone them together.

 

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Although we’re struggling in every way and times are hard for everyone, we need to ask for help with our vet bills.

Another group of cats that urgently need neutering before more kittens are born.

We want to help them all and start neutering this group next week, firstly the 4 adult females and 2 males and the kittens we will help when they are bigger.

 

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€86.43 bill and we still couldn’t save him.

This week we had an urgent message about this poor cat ( who is actually the father of the 6 black & white kittens we are helping find homes for), now more urgently than ever, who was unable to use his back legs, Claire messaged us asking what to do, we advised her to take him to Species vet clinic urgently which she did, while I phoned ahead to the clinic to let them know she was on her way.

I’m so sad to report the vet carried out an urgent examination and did multiple xrays which revealed this lovely boy had been shot in the spine at close range! He couldn’t be saved and all we could do was put him to sleep.

This happened in Triquiviate, we are sickened to say this has happened many times in this village. If we knew who is behind this evil behaviour we would take legal action but this coward hasn’t been seen actually shooting.

 

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Little Dotty is still looking for a good home. She’s completely healthy and checked by the vet and treated for parasites as standard.

If you would like to meet Dotty please contact us.

It was Dottys dad that was fatally shot a few days ago. We really need to find this wee baby a home ASAP!

 

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On Friday this frightened mum and her 3 babies were abandoned in one of our cat cafés.

They were all trying to hide in the mop bucket, mum is just skin and bones, although afraid when we put the cat basket on the ground and opened it she actually jumped in the basket along with her kittens.

Although still nervous she lets us stroke her and pick her up, and enjoys a little brush.

Her 3 kittens are not used to being handled and try to hide under their mum or bury their heads in her fluffy coat.

Tomorrow we’ll take them to the vets for a checkup and parasite treatment.

Can anyone foster them while they look for new forever homes ?

 

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We were tagged in a post showing the first photo of this little girl with a nasty wound on her head.

Judy went to see if she could find and catch her and she did with no problem, this little girl is a real sweetheart.

We’ve found out she used do be owned by a couple on the Cocosol Urbanización but they have moved and left the island, which is so sad because she is affectionate, gentle and cute as anything, and she’s not wandered far from her old home.

The wound is an old abscess which had burst but as a precaution the vet gave her a long acting antibiotic injection which should speed up and help her healing. I’m so sorry you have been abandoned little girl.

If anyone out there could give her the proper home she deserves we would help make that happen. She is neutered.

 

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Remember Bosch that Twinkle helped neuter just last week, well he’s so grateful to the lady that caught him and was feeding him that he now goes inside her home and sleeps on the sofa and in the last few days he’s stopped going off into the vast wildness and tumble weed where he used to live and actually enjoys all the home comforts. 

The vet estimated he’s about 5 years old and I think just waiting for someone to help him.

Isn’t it just incredible what neutering can do, even for a cat of this age and how much calm and peace it gives.

 

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This young girl had a litter of kittens which sadly all died.

We don’t know why they died because she’d given birth amongst cactus plants and they were all impossible to get to before anyone knew she’d even given birth.

She is only a young cat herself (they can get pregnant from as young as 4 months!) which maybe part of the reason.

The good news is she’s now been taken in by a nice woman and Twinkle will have her spayed at the end of this month.

She can now start enjoying her young life and never have to go through such trauma again.

Please help us to continue helping the homeless cats and kittens of Fuerteventura.

 

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Update on the 3 little girls who’s mum was killed in the road and saved by Chan Telle who found them next to their mum and took them in until we were able to help.

Lucy and Phobe have been adopted by a really super couple, and so that the 3rd kitten was not without her sisters they are fostering Cookie for the time being.

These little girls are really coming out of their shell and playing and full of affection.

I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and know they are safe and loved and being totally spoilt

 

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Update on the 6 little kittens and their mum.

All being well on Saturday they will be going to Species vet clinic, we’ve arranged for them to have a health check and to be treated against fleas and worms and to check who’s a little boy and who’s a little girl, plus we’ve left some food at the clinic so hopefully they can start to eat alone, which will help the mum out as 6 kittens is a lot to feed, and mum can tuck into the food to help rebuild her strength.

Mum and kittens are being looked after by Claire Yeates and her family whilst we all try and find them all good homes and once the kittens are weaned Twinkle will help and pay for mum to be spayed.

Mum and babies are friendly and very sweet. Houdini and Smudge are reserved.

More updates will follow after Saturdays vet visit. If you would like more information please send a message via messenger or WhatsApp 659598719.

 

 

Mum and her 6 little kittens all need a home. Mum is very devoted and friendly and went looking for help to support her and her small babies.
They are living in a garden where they have some cover and where they are safe but all of them need homes.
Last night it rained and today it’s scorching hot, they really need good homes inside.
They will be going this week to Species vet clinic for flea/worm medication and a health checkup and to check who’s Male or female, Plus we’ve offered to pay for some kitten milk and special dry food.
Remember kittens can live for 15+ years, so it’s a forever commitment.
Please send a message to 659598719 if you can offer a great home.
Adoption contract and adoption fee applies which covers initial medication and neutering at 5 months of age.

 

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Six more kittens from the same village as the other 3 that need help.

They have a mum, and for now a safe spot and a bit of shade from the baking heat but of course mum needs help and to be spayed when the kittens are a few weeks older. We simply can’t take in all the kittens we know about but we would like to help find them all good homes and have them adopted.

Our adoptions include flea and worm treatment and neutering when ready.

Please contact Jenny via WHATSAPP, or via facebook  “MESSAGE”  IF YOU CAN OFFER A SAFE AND LOVING FOREVER HOME 659598719.

 

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Whilst making a few changes at this cat café a few days ago we were greeted by this young lady, who was sat there waiting for a nice human.

A few more also came to see us, they all had a fuss and snacks.

Thank you to the kind person for the anonymous donation of the sealed new bottle of water.

 

 

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Say hi again to our recently rescued black beauties. After falling off a second floor balcony and having stones thrown at them they are now doing well and are adorable.

In time we would love to find them good homes.

Molly and Serena are little girls, Max and Milo little boys.

They have names now foster mum and dad have got to know their personalities. Max is a darling, he is like a little batman! Molly is the most confident and greedy (there are little growls when the others go to take food sometimes).

Serena because every time her foster mum see’s her she just thinks “serenity”, she's divine! Milo because he just flies around all the time so he looks like he could run miles and Max because he's our little trooper!

 

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We’ve recently helped neuter 9 females and 1 male from a little village past Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island.

These were the last 3 neutered. This will make a huge difference and prevent many, many kittens being born.

Even though we are all struggling financially we couldn’t say no to these cats. Bearing in mind they all would of had their kittens outside in a field, or under a bush or in an old shed, what ever they could find, plus the mums and any surviving kittens would have struggled to find food and water.

These lucky ones will have a bit of any easier life now.

 

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Ralph back at Broncemar after getting better at Twinkle.

It was really hard putting him back out, knowing he won’t have holidaymakers for treats and company.

The essential workers were happy to see him back and we’ll do our best to check on him when we go to maintain Twinkle’s cat feeding cafés

 

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A happy little video of the 4 beautiful kittens. They’ve just learnt to play. They are super sweet and the smallest one is very clingy. Huge thanks to foster mum and dad for stepping in to help us. 

Yesterday we managed to locate and pick up the 4 tiny kittens that we’d been told about.
First I’d been told they were alone but being feed by a very nice person, which they were, then we found out kids were throwing stones at them!! And yesterday when we arrived we found out that 2 of them fell from a second floor balcony several days earlier ( not the balcony on the photo ) but one nearby on the same complex.
Thanks to the kind hearts of a couple of residents the kittens had been getting food and being kept an eye on.
We’ve now got them and they are in safe hands of friends that have fostered baby kittens for us in the past. Best guess is they are about 6 weeks old and don’t appear to be suffering from any injuries apart from one that has a scratch on his head.
It’s incredible these tiny kittens have survived, which is down to the compassion of the nice neighbours.

 

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Ralph’s vet check went smoothly on Monday, he was such a sweetie and so well behaved for the vet. Examination and xrays show that he’s most likely got asthma. He’s on various medications which should help. Of course I’d rather not have to put him back at the hotel but they do love him and will keep in touch if Ralph needs help again. He’ll stay with Twinkle for a week and then if he’s well enough we will take him back next week. He’s a fussy eating and won’t eat my meat pouches and prefers fresh cooked chicken and Purina dry food. So I’m spoiling him while I can.

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An update on Manuel and a message from his mum and dad.....

Aww he’s an absolute joy and is bringing us so much happiness too 💕Thank you and all the wonderful people at Twinkle Trust,what you do for these beautiful animals is truly amazing and so selfless..I don’t think we ever realised the true importance and magnitude of your work until now.

Always an uphill battle for you and never more so than at the moment.I wish more people on the island would open their hearts to these wonderful creatures and take one in,they really do not know what they are missing...Love and gratitude for all you have done for Manuel and all the other cats and dogs in your care

 

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As you may have seen, this apology has been published in the latest edition of 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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