Lina’s end-of-year figures have now been released, and they show just how much hard work has been done by everybody in 2014. Here is a statement from the director, Sheryl Leonardi.
313 cats and kittens successfully adopted.
57 cats neutered through our new neutering scheme which only started in September.
Annual income £26,845
£21,111 spent on vet bills which includes just under £1,500 on the neutering scheme.
Remaining spent on flea/worm treatment, food and various other things such as advertising, equipment, etc.
We never have over £600 in the bank which I make sure we always have for emergencies, our income is spent almost as soon as it comes in.
It’s amazing to think that such a small charity, which works entirely through volunteers, has rehomed 313 cats this year! These cats have been rescued from the street, from ‘free to a good home’ ads and as private rehomes from owners that can no longer keep them.
Our new neutering scheme was only begun in September, and enables anybody to get free neutering, regardless of whether they are on benefits or with a low income. This is unique among local neutering schemes, and all we ask in return is as much as you can afford to give towards it. And since September, this scheme has contributed to the neutering of nearly 60 cats- thats one every two days for the time it has been running!
We would like to thank all of our fosterers, fundraisers, volunteers and friends for all of their support, and to remind you how you can support us in 2015.
Fostering: We are always looking for new fosterers as we work entirely through foster homes. Please see the ‘Foster For Us’ page for more information.
Donating: We are always extremely grateful for any donations you can give.
Money can be donated through:
- Paypal by using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Giving cash to any fosterer
- By BACS to Miss S Leonardi, Santander, Account no 88092680 Sort code 09-01-26
- By phone St Leonard’s Vets, who will be able to take card payments directly onto our account.
We also love donations of food or equipment, which are shared between fosterers as fairly as possible. Please contact us to arrange pick up or delivery. You can also buy us something from our Amazon wishlist, which is available here.
We also take donations of unwanted gifts, toys or bric-a-brac which we sell at various events to raise money for Lina’s. Please contact us to arrange this. Of course, attending our table-top sales and buying from us is great too!
Join our Facebook group (here) to show your support and join our community of cat lovers. We post regular updates about all our cats and offer advice to struggling cat owners.
As always, thank you for your support for 2014, and we look forward to working with you all in 2015!