03 May 2017
Spring is here, and with it hopefully warmer weather – and another newsletter. Our local feral cats will certainly be happy when the wintry weather is over! There is some great Branch news from 2016 to start the new year in style – the figures show that 76 cats were rehomed in total last year. Another 26 are now in care and 42 are on the waiting list.
COLWYN AID FOR BLAZE
Two North Wales RSPCA branches and Cats Protection Colwyn & District Branch came together recently to provide vital funding for surgery for a homeless tortoiseshell kitten found in Prestatyn.
A member of the public discovered beautiful Blaze with a badly-damaged leg that had to be amputated to protect her.
The surgery was urgent and vital, but £600 had to be found to fund it. Because the kitten had no known owner, two of the RSPCA’s branches, Clwyd and Colwyn and Aberconwy, contributed a combined £300 and Cats Protection Colwyn & District donated the remaining balance of £300. Lucky Blaze is reported to be recovering well, and is continuing her rehabilitation with a foster carer.
The Colwyn Branch will have a stand at the Eglwysbach show on Saturday, 12 August this year. The popular local show takes place on Cae Henblas from 9.30am to the Grand Parade at 4pm, and is always well signposted from the A470. Volunteers are needed for the stand, so if anyone is able to help out, please contact Janet Edwards on (01492) 547669.
The Colwyn Branch table at Pets@Home in March was a great success – there were even some copies of the Winter newsletter available. The event brought in £34 in shop sales and £46 in donations – a big thank you to all who came, bought, donated and helped!
BRANCH SCHOOL TALK
Miss Foxley, the reception class teacher for Mochdre Infant School, recently asked the Colwyn Branch to provide an education talk to support their topic on cats. The children were designing cat carriers, and the information in the talk helped them to improve their designs. Pawsome work, everyone!
The Colwyn Branch collection at the Tesco store in Llandudno this March produced the hoped-for great response from visitors, with volunteers collecting £157.50 in total. Many thanks to all those involved in a very worthwhile day.
The Colwyn Branch shop in Llandudno played an enthusiastic part in the town’s Victorian Extravaganza over the early May Bank Holiday weekend.
Staff and helpers dressed in Victorian costumes in the hopes of winning a prize, but sadly the shop was not chosen. However, the popular attraction and parade of vintage steam engines, trams and buses, which passed the shop, helped to draw in the crowds and brought in great takings.
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Acting Secretary – Mary Keenan
Treasurer – Joan Jones (01492) 516867
Adoption – Sue Cook (07935 345 568
Neutering – Dot Nuttall (01492) 596555
Lost & Found – Dorothy Dolan 0345 647 2185
Charity shop – (01492) 872427
Events/fundraising – Janet Edwards (01492) 547669
Website – www.cats.org.uk/colwyn
Helpline – 0345 647 2185
Our charity shop at 50, Madoc Street, Llandudno (open 9.30am to 5pm), sells clothing bedding, books, bric-a-brac, small electricals, small items of furniture and useful household goods. Donations of such items are always welcome, as are volunteers to help in the shop.
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This newsletter is sponsored by Ruth Pugh of Penrhyn Bay “in memory of Purdy and all the other beloved felines we have owned and fostered”.