Wednesday, 19 March 2014

How your donations have helped our cats and kittens at Exeter Axhayes

Our Friends of Exeter Axhayes Group are a group of volunteers who organise fundraising events and activities to raise money for the centre. We cannot carry out our vital work of rehoming and helping hundreds of cats every year without funds, so by becoming a fundraising volunteer you could really be at the forefront of helping cats in your area. If you have passion for cats and can spare some time to fundraise or be an advocate for the charity’s work, then we would love to hear from you. Even sparing a few hours a week could make a huge difference.

Last year our feral garden was constructed and it officially opened in September. This feral enclosure wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of the public at our Friends of Group events. In October 2011, 25 people including staff, volunteers and members of the public walked over a 20ft path of hot coals at temperatures reaching 800°F to raise money for this feral enclosure. Our aim for this event was to raise money for a feral garden to be built at the adoption centre. This will make our feral cats stay at the centre much more pleasant. We would like to thank our Friends of Exeter Axhayes Group and all of our supporters. Thanks to our feral garden, we have been able to take in unwanted and homeless ferals and find them outdoor homes.


We have food donation bins at Sainsburys store in Pinhoe, Jacks Patch Garden Centre and The Cooperative stores in Sidwell Street, Heavitree and Broadclyst. Our bins are emptied weekly for our cats and kittens breakfasts, lunches and suppers. We would like to thank our supermarket shoppers for donating this food. Some of the money donated has been used to buy new toys, scratching posts and beds for our cats. Our cats and kittens have made great use of these toys, these toys really help our staff, volunteers and potential adopters interact with our cats. Of course these toys help reduce boredom!

We thought we’d share a few photos above showing how your kind donations have helped our cats and kittens at our centre. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to our Friends of Group and our supporters who have kindly donated money and have come to our events over the years.

Please keep an eye on our events pages on facebook or our website for more details about our future events. From all the cats and kittens here at Axhayes, Thank you.

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