Feline Network News
Here you'll find all of the latest information from Feline Network. We update the page regularly so keep an eye out for fresh information about all things Feline Network!
Feline Network Christmas
Raffle Tickets on Sale!
It's that time of year again, and the Feline Network Christmas Raffle is fast approaching!
We have some fantastic prizes this year, with the top prizes being £50, an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, a food hamper, a £15 voucher for Trago Mills, as well as many more prizes including gift boxes of toiletries and candles, a selection of seeds and loppers, a handmade cat tote bag from KittyKentHandmade, as well as toys, chocolates, and more!
With the recent lockdown, our Charity Shop is sadly closed until at least Wednesday 2nd December, however, raffle tickets are still purchasable online. They're 50p each, or £2.50 for a book of five, and every ticket contributes greatly to our work helping cats both in and around Torbay and Devon.
To buy your tickets, contact us through our Facebook page, and you can buy them either via our PayPal or a BACS direct debit payment.
The raffle draw will be taking place on the 14th of December at 1pm and all going well, will be once again hosted in our Charity Shop, where we're hoping to sell tickets in person once we're able to reopen.
We hope you'll take part in this year's raffle and, as last year, we'll be streaming the drawing of the main prize winner on our Facebook, so we hope you'll join us in some form!
Feline Network and
Hector's House Residents
Feline Network are happy to announce our partnership with the animal rescue non-profit organisation Hector's House Residents, established in 2020 and helmed by a long time Feline Network volunteer, Zara.
Like us, they seek to trap, provide medical aid for, rehabilitate and rehome cats across Devon, but with a focus on strays, who they feel deserve to have someone put them as the priority.
Charity Shop Reopening
We're very happy to announce that the Feline Network Charity Shop is now scheduled to reopen bright and early at 10.00am on Monday, the 22nd of June.
We're hard at work preparing our shop so that our shoppers can safely social distance. As part of this, our opening hours are going to be reduced to 10.00am to 3.00pm on Mondays, as well as 10.00am to 4.00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Also, only the ground floor excluding our changing room will be open at this time, but talk to our members of staff if you wish to purchase anything from the first floor! Next, we'll be limiting the amount of people who can enter the store at any time to four to give a max capacity enough room to properly social distance.
Lasty, we'll be unable to accept donations in our first week of operation, but we'll update you both here and on our social media pages when we're able to take donations again. We'd like to thank everyone for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the near future!
A Happy Home for Charm
Today, we have a happy story from Charm, who recently found her forever home with the Symons family. Her new mum Kim shared this story with us.
"I was scrolling through Facebook and saw this little face on the Feline Network page. I fell in love and made a comment that we were interested. Never did think anything would come of it. I went on to look at the charity on Google to ensure it was an actual charity as I had not heard of them.
We were messaged by Debbie her foster mum who invited us to meet Charm as she wanted to meet my 9 year old daughter and I to ensure we were right for Charm. Debbie was amazing giving us information about the charity and Charm. We wanted to take her home but Feline Network would not let her go until she had been spayed, fleaed, wormed and had her 2 lots of injections. Debbie kept me updated every step of the way. In the mean time a house visit was carried out by a lovely volunteer. Looking at the premises and asking appropriate questions. An answer was given to us there and then, no waiting. Debbie had taken the time to send us pictures of food and cat litter Charm was used to. As soon as Debbie had Charm ready we discussed the collection date. Every step went so smoothly with constant contact from Debbie. I do highly recommend Feline Network."
We'd like to thank Kim for her story and we know Charm will be very happy in her new home! We always have more cats who need a loving home, so if you'd like to find your own Charm, have a look at our Cats available for rehoming!
Gremlin, Happily Reunited
After Three Years!
Today, we're proud to share the story of Gremlin who had been missing for three years, and our wonderful volunteer Zara who returned her home.
As part of our work, we'll regularly go out to investigate calls and messages about suspected stray cats, as was the case when our volunteer Zara sought out a grey long haired cat that was seen in the area.
Luckily, Zara was quickly able to gain her trust and get her safely and (mostly) happily secured in a cat carrier, at which point she was able to scan her and found her microchip letting us know who Gremlin was and where she lived.
And after a quick car ride, Gremlin was happily reunited with her family after three years apart, who, as you can see from the pictures, were very happy to have her back! We'd like to thank Zara and all of our fantastic volunteers for their constant hard work, and all of you, as without your support, none of the good work we do would be possible!