There are several colonies of about 47 homeless cats living in the open fields surrounding the Fourways Value Centre in Pineslopes.
The cats used to live in the fields which were fenced off from the centre, but they used to come through the fence to feeding /sleeping stations set up along the fence in the Fourways Value Centre. This meant that they had shelter from the Highveld storms and the hadedahs didn’t eat their food, and they were easy to trap and sterilise because they were used to coming to be fed.
Unfortunately additional palisade uprights were installed along the fence between the centre and the open field which has prevented the cats from being able to get through the fence to the feeding stations – except in one or 2 places.
Around the same time the economic devastation of COVID struck, and people started dumping un-sterilised domestic cats, and because it was almost impossible for the cats to get to the feeding stations, it has been impossible to trap them, and a flood of kittens have born.
Thanks to the kindness of the owner of the open field adjacent to the centre we have now been granted access to the field to try and trap the cats and kittens living there.
Unfortunately the land is very steep and uneven, and there are so many hiding spaces for the cats so this is exponentially harder than it used to be when we could trap by the feeding stations in the centre, but it has to be done to avoid a catastrophic increase in the number of homeless cats.
5 kittens have already been caught and are being fostered by some of my feeders until they are old enough to be vaccinated and homes found for them, but there are still several adult cats and apparently about 9 more kittens that need to be caught.
I am asking for donations towards this sterilization project.
Bank Details for donations:-
Branch Code 470010
Account No. 14 18 99 95 61
Thank you in advance
Linda Horsfield email@example.com
082 566 335