How does it all work?
times vary depending on the time of the year (around 4:00pm
in the summer and 3:00pm in the winter). You can usually find
someone caring for the cats in the late afternoons.
Our cats are not caged but fenced from the road; but we have
isolation buildings for small kittens and cats recovering
from neutering and spaying, and a special place outdoors for
young cats. None are pedigree. At any one time we average
90 cats and as many or more kittens. All are neutered or spayed
as soon as they are of age. This is very important to the
population - we have had no kittens born at our site since
April of 1994
We foster and find homes for any cats we can, always making
sure they go to good homes.
cats and kittens are often left at the Sanctuary by irresponsible
owners, without our permission or knowledge and with no suitable
donation towards their upkeep. Unfortunately, many of these
are also too young to be away from their mothers, and there
is simply no way to save their lives. But we care for them
all, and we can't possibly have the Sanctuary 'manned' all
Our volunteers know most of the cats by name and personality.
The Feeders make sure that each cat and kitten gets a proper
meal and are fed individually if too timid to eat with the
Cats are fed at around 2:00pm but in the summer when it gets very hot, this can be a little later.
If you would like to know more about our cats and the work
we do, this is a good time to visit. Our cats love affection
and are always on the lookout for a new pair of hands! Prepare
to fall in love with at least one cat or kitten!!
You can come along at feeding time and make a fuss of the
cats; they love attention and affection. Bring your family
along; if you and your family are unsure of animals and cats
in particular this is a very good way to better understand
them and their needs. If you bring young children, please
keep them under supervision.