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Just spent a lovely two weeks in the Sheraton Hotel. I was really disappointed to learn of no cat cafe in the grounds. I was last there in 2014 and there was one in the hotel grounds then. I did however enjoy seeing the island,s cats looking so well. It makes such a difference. Keep up the excellent work.
We stayed at the Fuertesol Apartmentms in Caletta de Fuste a couple of weeks ago. I found the cat cafes on the first day and spent lots of time feeding and fussing the cats! Most of the cats I saw had been spayed but another guest told me that unfortunately there was a white cat hanging around and it had just had kittens! I think the cat cafes are a fantastic idea! You are doing such an amazing job!
Just returned yesterday from a week at the Elba Sara Hotel, Caleta, Fuerteventura and loved the Cat Cafe. Along with others at the Hotel we ensured the 5 Twinkle Trust Cats were fed twice a day. But, wanted to advise you of the other 6 cats which come to the Cat Cafe who are not dressed, one tabby looked pregnant and another tabby who was very timid looked worse for wear, very skinny with what may be mange and also a very bad eye. i dont know how often you look at the Guest Book, so i'll email you directly as well.
Just returned from Castillo; we'll make a donation to complete our trip!
I have just returned from a short break at Hotel Elba Sara in Fuerteventura. It was such a joy to see the cat cafe with such lovely, well fed and well self groomed cats enjoying the sun and the fuss the tourists were giving! What an amazing job you are all doing.
What a wonderful charity. We noticed a cat cafe our first day and have been looking out for them where we can. We have left food for them. I have never seen stray cats looking so healthy.
We've heard a lot about the cafes, can't wait to come and visit later this year!
What an amazing job you are doing saving the lives of cats & kittens in Fuerteventura. Its just brilliant that you cared enough to act. I too go on holiday & find it so distressing seeing how the cats are treated and many starving. Worst I seen was Split :-( . We went out twice a day to feed/give water & some love to the strays in Funchal, Madeira in Oct 16. They have one cat home there but its overrun. I have read of two great vets trying their best to help. I hated leaving one cat behind balck /white with a blaqck nose and I have to do something and still trying to get him to Uk. My issue is I have a rescue cat (so dearly loved now) who was so badly treated he can only live indoors with us both and cannot cope with the stress of any other cat. This weekend I have sponsored 3 of your cats and hope my monthly donation will help in some way. Keep up the fantastic work Jackie x
Just back from Castillo Playa in Caleta De Fuste and it was great to see the cat cafes. Had two cats come to sleep in the apartment most days and they were healthy friendly cats. Left a donation in your box in apartments to help with the good work you do.
What a fantastic job you are doing. It distresses us so much to go on holiday and see the poor conditions in which that cats and dogs survive.We can't go to back Greece or Turkey because of this. How much more we were able to enjoy our stay at Barcelo Castillo Beach this month due to the low numbers of feral cats and the excellent feeding cafes and your regime of neutering. It was reassuring to know that these cats are treated with the respect the deserve.We will certainly be making a donation now and again in the future in gratitude of your dedication.
Thank you for the information. We are looking forward to our visit.
Hi William & Jackie, We have 2 cafes in Broncemar, so you should have plenty of cats to enjoy, we hope you have a great time meeting your past furry friends and making new ones
Hi, we will be travelling to Fuerteventura in January 2017 and will be going to Broncemar Beach Aparthotel in Caleta de Fuste for a week and then on to Oasis Papagayo for our 2nd week there. We are familiar with the cat feeding area at The Oasis Papagayo, but do not know if there is an area for the cats or a Cat Cafe at The Broncemar Beach. If not, can you tell us where the nearet one is please? Looking forward to our holiday there and seeing the familiar faces of the cats at The Oasis Papagayo and to meeting new ones in Caleta de Fuste.
Hi, it's my last day here in Caleta de Fuste before returning to UK tomorrow after a week's holiday. I've been absolutely amazed at your Cat Cafes here and found myself to be a partial one as well - we were 'adopted' by 'Mr Scruffy' on the first day and he (she?) has taken up himself to spend most of his days on our patio where we've been feeding and watering him daily. The cleaners at Barcelo Hotel feed the cats daily but we've witnessed bullying at feed times, resulting in a few more timid cats such as Mr.Scruffy, being bullied and left without food. He's a black cat with some grey hairs around the face and back of his neck - he's probably younger than he looks but as he's painfully thin and a bit stiff on his hindlegs, his future does concern me. Could you please advise me if there's a Cat Cafe in the grounds of Barcelo Hotel Area 3 ('Majorero') - I've seen ~4 Cafes altogether around the resort but haven't seen one in this particular area? Although Mr Scruffy appears to have been sterilised (tipped ear), I'll email you once back home to give you more details about him.
Been coming to caleta for few yrs now. We stock up the cat cafes while out. Fuertesol bungalows round the back. Up the hill there is a big shelter type one in montacastilio. Another at the rocks near kids roundabout and of harbour/marina. We drop off c runchies and water
Hi Jessica, So sorry you did not find our cafes at Barceló, there are 2 inside the grounds of the hotel, one at either entrance/exit onto the beach promenade, there is also one at the harbour on the wall near the large rocks. I hope you had a great holiday and find them when you return.
Hello, I have recently just got back from a holiday in Caleta, staying at the Barcelo and Thalasso Spa resort and I am absolutely gutted I never saw any of your cat cafes!! I did meet six stray cats and due to being a complete and utter cat person I took them under my wing! I would have loved to go to a cat cafe, donated and maintained it, but when I return next year I will definitely keep my eye out!! Keep up the good work, I was so gutted about leaving the cats I had been feeding but knowing this charity exists has put my mind at rest! Amazing xxx
I have just got back from hols in caleta, and I think you are doing a wonderful job. I love cats and fed the cats every day and cleaned the feeding station. I have a cat at home and was missing her, but all your lovely cats made me very happy. Keep up the good work. I left the last of my euros in your donation box. I will be sending you a donation later when I get paid........
Me and my partner are huge cat lovers and have just got back from staying at the Thalasso Barcelo spa. We had a brilliant time visiting the cats every day and playing with them and checking their cat cafes. What a fantastic idea....we will be back.
We are just about to return to the UK and have been staying in the Elba Sara Hotel. Like many people we have been travelling abroad for many years and have always been saddened and distressed by the condition of the local feral cats. We spotted your Cat Cafe and found out about your charity, what amazing thing you have set up. The cats are all well fed and look very happy and contented, we particularly like a little ginger Tom who use to love lying on our sun bed. Very well done fantastic achievement, I made a donation into your collecting box and will do so every time we visits the island. Regards John and Darlene Gray
Hello we came back yesterday from Barcelo Beach Resort and just loved the cat cafes, especially the pirate cat in the harbour! Met some gorgeous cats who lay with me and had ear rubs, imagine my surprise when 'the big Ginge', the absolutely huge ginger who turns up at lunch time in the restaurant decided I was his place to sleep! I would love to know more about him, he can't be a stray surely? He's too fat ­čśâ
What a fantastic aid for these wee cats.. We are staying at the Elba Carlota just now and have came across 4 cats so far. Have scrubbed all Bowls and purchased bags of biscuits and water. All cats look well and approachable except an older black cat. She's a bit timid and seems to have a watery eye. I will mention this trust on TripAdvisor to notify other cat lovers to help too. X
We have just returned from a week at the Dorada apartments in de Fuste and came across your wonderful ‘cat cafes’ We are cat lovers and have two of our own so we can see where you are coming from I want to say what an amazing job you do and I love you for it We had been there one hour and heard a noise on the patio. We discovered a very healthy and friendly little girl. We fed her and invited her in. She slept on our bed all week and we fed her daily. She was the most loving cat we have ever come across and she made our holiday. When we left, we both cried (poor for 54 year olds). We left some tins of food with the security guard to continue feeding her for a while but wish we could have done more. I have just read your website and the stories brought me to tears If ever you are in the Dorada apartments area and see this wonderful cat, an update or photo would be wonderful – we would have adopted here and brought her home if we could I think also, at the cat café on site, you should have a tube on the door (bit like a drain pipe), people could put tins of food into it, then they go into some crate or something. We could have left some tins there I will also be sending some donations to you in the near future which may help you continue to do your wonderful work
To update all readers, Cloe's Thomas as she called him was taken to the house shortly after she left Fuerte, he is living the dream and all is well. It was so nice to have been able to have given Cloe the good news.
Hi Cloe, If you have any photos of Thomas please send them to me at twinkletrust@btinternet.com and I will do my best to see if Thomas is known to us and if we can give you an update. any info on area or room number helps us greatly. I'm sure Thomas enjoyed your company as much as you did his, and thank you for cleaning the cat café.
Hi I've just been to the Barcelo for one week in Catela de Fuste. Despite seeing many cats one little kitten especially caught my eye. He was Black with a small amount of white on his chest. I fed him some food as often as possible and gave him water, unfortinately I didn't find your cat cafe till the last day of my trip but I did clean it out and refil the water bowels. This kitten who I named Thomas was the friendliest cat I have come across! He would jump straight into my lap and sleep there for hours constantly wanting to be stroked! I would have loved to have brought him home with me but I already have two cats and a dog myself. Just thought I would post here and see if anyone sees it as I would love to know how he is getting along if anyone happens to see him as he was quite skinny (I think due to being so young) Feel free to contact me cloe x
Having visited Fuerteventura 9 times in the past 11 years we have got to know the cats at both Castillo Beach and the surrounding area. A few years back we found a kitten and some other holiday makers found her brother. Volunteers from Twinkle Trust came and collected them from us and they were re homed together. We had the pleasure of getting to know Sophie really well ( she was the first cat we met 11 years ago)sadly she had to be put to sleep earlier this year. This year we had the privilege of visiting the Twinkle Trust farm house and were given a tour by Andy which we are grateful for. We were able to catch Thomas who is currently at the farm house undergoing treatment for a bad inner ear infection and Andy came to collect him just before midnight one evening. The work you do with the cats is amazing and regardless of what time you get called out you still carry on day in and day out working tirelessly to help the cats. Fortunately we are in a position to be able to bring Annabella to the UK to live with our family and other cats. She will be joining us in the next couple of months. Please support this amazing charity. Xx
Just returned from the Elba Sara for the 2nd year and love the cat cafe, We saw and took photos of 15 or more cats this year and the children have names for all over them. A few of them to name a few are Little ginge who was tiny last year, Mr Grey the all grey cat, Slim socks the black and white cat. Tiny the back and white gate keeper. Mr Fluffles the elusive cat. Missy the tabby who loved to flop. Not fogetting Spot and Smudge the friendliest off cats just outside the back of the hotel who always loved lot of fuss. We bought a cat comb/brush from the supermarket which they all seemed to enjoy along with a large bag of cat biscuits. As a family of cat lovers - keep up the good work and can't wait to return to our furry friends again x
Thank you so much to Jenny and Catherine who came out to the Elba palace today to see a wee cat I had been feeding and was worried about. All turned out ok as they knew her and she is fine. Thank you is not enough for all the hard work and dedication you give to help these cats. I will spread the word and help when I can. The world is a better place thanks to twinkle and the wonderful people who run it.
we are both cat lovers and just lost our beautiful Buddy.Then In Barcella beach hotel Castello we came across the cat cafés, after numerous holidays of spending time feeding and worrying about stray cats it was one of the most wonderful things we have come across and you made our holiday very special. We had a visitor every day who was not interested in being fed just cuddled. So we must tell you you are all very special people to do this and we just wish you could be in every country we visit. We wish you all the success you and the cats deserve many thanks Brian and Grace
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at The Oasis Papagayo in Corralejo, Fuerteventura. While there, we were visited at our apartment by no less than 7 of the 12 or more cats that we counted. There were 3 or 4 that would come in and wander around. There was one in particular that really took to us. So much so that when we got up in the mornings and opened a door, he would come in and look for us and to be fed. He was the larger of the 2 black ones. His left ear was tipped also. We took it upon ourselves to buy various foods to feed any and all that would come around. We also gave them fresh bottled water and milk when they would take it. We have cats at home and welcomed the company of the few that visited us daily. This really added to the enjoyment of our stay. Thanks, William & Jackie
Just returned from a week's holiday in Fuerteventura. I was very interested to read in the hotel grounds about your good work. I am not a cat owner, but I do like cats. The cats at the Hotel Barcelo at Caleta de Fuste were very contented (thanks to you), well fed and well mannered, and I made a point of saying 'good day' to any I met, to which without exception they responded most politely. No, honestly, I am not mad. Well, not that mad ... I have just posted my review for the hotel on Tripadvisor, and you may be sure that I have mention to Twinkle Trust Animal Aid.
Thank-you to everyone that has sent us comments and for looking after the cats whilst on your Hols, Please keep the comments coming.
just returned from holiday stayed at elba sara hotel there was 10 cats there all very friendly I spent a hour in the morning with them and 30 mins at night I own a boarding cattery in the uk java boarding cattery so I was still feeding and looking after cats while I was on holiday lol over the 8 days I was there I bought 15 tins of food and 8kg of dry food what they all loved and as a treat got 3 tins of tuna. which they all loved.
Was great to see the cat cafe on our visit in the new year to fueverventura! Our first visit and hopefully not our last was great to see so many healthy and loving cats we had a visit every night during our stay! Have made a donation and hope to return soon! Jane x
What a fabulous idea the Cat Cafe is. Great to see so many healthy happy and contented stray cats. Stopped for a chat with them every day over Christmas. If only more people cared for cats the way you do. Keep up the good work everyone. Looking forward to seeing them all again next time I visit. In the mean time I'll be sending a donation. Best wishes, Ian Jones Wales UK
Hi there, staying at the sheraton hotel that has a cat cafe. Such a brilliant idea. All the local cats look well fed and healthy. Keep up the good work !
Hi TT We visited the TT house recently and saw all the hard work that Jenny and the volunteers are carrying out. Incredible. We also saw Sophie (aka Squeaky), we saw her each year we visited Castillo Beach on holiday, she is a very affectionate and sweet cat, and it is good to know, she is safe at last... !! Jenny it would be great at some point when you have a moment if we could see the photo that was taken of Sophie on my lap, enjoying a cuddle! Keep up the good work Twinkle, all your work is appreciated more than you could ever know!!
Hello I have been to Fueterventura, Caleta de Fuste. You took Sophie. I really appreciate what you have done for her and I hope that she has a happy life. Can't wait till I come back to Fueterventura. Thank you so much. Love Sydni
Hi, Just passing by to say that I do appreciate what u do for cats and animals in general. Thank u and keep going the good job.
Just returned from the elba carlotta in fuerteventura, and found the cat cafe on the 1st day, I did visit every day and cleaned it and filled the bowls up. I think this and the sterilisation project are brilliant, I am a cat lover with 2, 18 year old rescue cats and hate going on holiday and seeing all the strays. I handed over the feeding of the cats to another couple when i left. Im also going to vist your donation page so you can keep up the good work!!
Merci ´┐┐otre association. Nous revenons d'une semaine ´┐┐uerteventura et nous avons d´┐┐uvert les caf´┐┐pour chats que nous avons aliment´┐┐t rencontr´┐┐de nombreux chats durant notre s´┐┐ur. La prochaine fois nous vous informerons de notre venue pour vous aider sur place. Congratulations and see you later Alexandra et Romain
We just returned from a week in calista de fuste at Barcelo Spa hotel. I couldn't believe it when I see one of your cat caf´┐┐and also how well the strays were that I see round the hotel. I knew some kind hearted people was behind it and now I've read the history behind twinkle trust I know I was right. I can't imagine what it must of been like to see all the cats and kittens dying that first time you visited but thank you for doing something for them.
I appreciate the work you do saving animals. Keep it up and the best of luck in the future! Greg
Just got back from my third trip in a year to Caleta. First time was just for a holiday but I have now grown to love the place and come out to visit the cats (yes the sun is nice too!). Always amazed by how well the cats look and how hard Twinkle works. Thanks to Susan for the lift and lunch AND letting me spend some time at the farmhouse. Very glad I got to see Hailey once more before she passed. She will be missed. Hopefully be out again beginning of 2014...wonder what will be taken in my suitcase that time...done nappies, cat food, cat flaps, even weighing scales! Just happy that I can help. Simone.xx
I have just returned from a week's break at the Elba Sara Resort in Feuteventura, which has one of the Cat Cafes. I must say how impressed I was with this initiative, and donated both my time (in keeping the area clean and ensuring the cats had food and water) plus donation (in terms of cat food and a money donation in the donation box in the hotel reception). I am a cat lover in any case and have 3 of my own, plus I am a volunteer at my local Cats Protection Rehoming Centre (Bredhurst, Kent) so was pleased to see such a caring community in terms of what you are doing for the cat population in Feuteventura. The cats all looked very healthy and were very friendly - we even gave them names whilst we were there, and were sorry to leave! Keep up the good work xx
We ( family, with 2 young daughters from holland,all 4 of us are real cat-lovers) were last week in Caleta de Fuste, app. Broncemar beach. and we were so pleased to see how you help the street cats. We.ve seen 10 cats that looked good en healthy, there was enough water at the cat cafe,it was clean and almost every time we went to the cat-cafe there was food. We bought tins of catfood and gave it to them on a day the bole was empty. We ve never seen such a good animal aid before on our holiday and it made us happy that there are people like you who really care. Keep up the good work!! greetings fam. Bakker, from Holland
Just got home from Feuteventura. Stayed at Caleta Dorada. All the cats were so well looked after I was truly amazed. Of course one befriended us and it broke my heart to leave this morning. The cat cafes are a wonderful idea and well done to the Twinkle Trust Foundation.
We recently visitedthe Pet Cafe at the hotel Elba Sara on our recent holiday to Fuerteventura where we came across the Pet Cafe and learned about the Twinkle Trust for the first time. We were very impressed with the work the Trust does and very much enjoyed visiting and feeding the cats every day, having left our own cats in a Cat Hotel in Durham, England during our holiday. The cats were well fed, clean and very friendly and we were sad to leave them. We did however feel a bit better when we spoke to another hotel guest who was taking over our temporary role of visitng and feeding the cats each day. Keep up the good work.
Hello everyone! Well done to you all for the good work you do and for caring so much. Will be back out in Fuerteventura in three weeks and looking forward to a trip to the farm house and the warmer climate!