Help pay for rescue cats’ urgent operations

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A crowd funding page has been launched to assist Honeycat Rescue to fund three urgent operations.

Honeycat Rescue currently has 60 cats at its centre and is feeling the financial pinch.

Lucy Honey wood, who owns and runs the centre, said, “Due to the recession and the fact that the rescue is looking after over 60 cats currently, funds are limited and only sufficient for food, litter and routine treatments for the cats.”

Isaac and Smokie need potentially life saving operations and Bear needs urgent dental treatment, altogether totalling £1,200.

Lucy said, “Isaac our lovely grey lad has a tumour in his left ear which is too large and deeply embedded by his skull to be able to fully remove safely.

“However our vets are confident that they can operate and remove, the bulk of his tumour, give him a quick dental to help his mouth too, and whilst there are no guarantees, buy him many more months of a happy quality of life. .

“Smokie has worrying lumps the size of a marble on his side that need a biopsy carried out on them and also a full tooth removal due to chronic gingivitis.

“Bear has an overhanging fang pushing into his lower lip which has embedded itself and caused inflammation and infection there.”

Lucy is now appealing to local cat lovers in Eastbourne to spare a pound or two towards saving the three cats.

She added, “I would really love for them to go on to find the loving home they deserve.”

On top of the expensive veterinary treatment needed for the three moggies, Honeycat Rescue currently still owe the vets around £2,500.

Lucy said, “ We are going to set up a Just Giving page and appeal as far and wide as we can for assistance with this. However, if you can help us by making a donation, however small, we, Isaac, Smokie and Bear would really appreciate it.”

Honeycat Rescue is run from Brodrick Road in Hampden Park.

It specialises in cats who most vets and some other rescues centres would put to sleep.

Lucy said, “We offer these cats sanctuary but have also managed to rehome a large number of them over the years.

“We make no profits and we do not kill any cats that cannot find a home.”

Lucy is always appealing for donations and volunteers to help care for the animals.

She explained paying for litter for all the cats is difficult.

She said, “Our litter bill stands at £400 and until this is paid we cannot order anymore.

“If you could possibly add a box of cat or kitten food to your weekly shop to donate to us we would be incredibly grateful. “

We have donation collection points for food, litter, cat toys and other accessories in ESK, Sainsburys and Morrisons in Eastbourne.

Donations can be made to Honeycat’s Paypal account, by emailing honeycateastbourne@hotmail.com or by visiting www.honeycatrescue.org.

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