We care for nearly 200 stray & abandoned cats a year but we've run out of space & we urgently to raise £1500 for new pens.

Sunshine Cat Rescue is a small charity run by dedicated volunteers. We take in stray and abandoned cats and kittens and look after them until they can be found loving new homes. In a typical year we care for nearly 200 cats and that number is increasing.  Currently 18 adult cats and 44 kittens are living with our foster carers.

Sophia, pictured below, is one of the cats we have with us at the moment. She'd been living as a stray in a local town and arrived with three ten week old kittens. Soon after she came to us we discovered she was pregnant again and this time she gave birth to five kittens, you can see one of these little cuties at the top of the page. If we hadn't been able to take her in it's  likely she would have died of malnourishment and her first litter of kittens would have starved. We've now spayed Sophia and we hope that she and all her kittens will soon find new homes.

Keeping our foster cats & kittens healthy and happy is our priority and to do this we need to replace some of our existing pens, which are getting a bit old. In the future we will also need to buy more to cope with the growing number of animals arriving on our doorstep. We never put a healthy animal to sleep, but unfortunately that isn't the case everywhere, so we try very hard never to turn a cat in need away.

With this appeal we want to raise £1500 to buy one large double pen and one smaller pen which will allow us to care for 30 more cats and kittens and give them extra space to sleep and play. We'd also like to buy some more cat carriers to transport all our kitties in comfort.

We don't have any paid staff, so every penny we receive will go towards looking after our cats and any donation you can spare, however small will make a real difference.

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We want to buy one large and one smaller cat pen. In addition to the basic frame we also need to purchase shelves, castors to move them on, bedding, scratching posts and toys to make them comfortable. £5 will buy some cat toys, £10 will buy a scratching post or a cat bed, £15 will buy a set of castors, £21 will buy a shelf for the pen, £40 will buy a strong wire cat carrier, £388 will buy a small pen, £665 will buy a large pen. As well as donations we are always looking for more volunteers in Oxfordshire to help with fundraising or to become foster carers and we always welcome donations of food and toys.

How success will be measured

If we're successful in reaching our target we'll be able to care for 30 more stray and abandoned cats every year. Not only will this protect them from a miserable and risky existence on the streets, but by neutering all the cats that come to us and by offering advice to the local community, we can also stop the stray population increasing.

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Find us in Witney, Oxfordshire, England

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  • Nicola Smith 27 September 2017 Reply
    Please can you advise how I can donate. You rehomed a stray cat for me and I would like to help with a small donation for all the great work you all do.
    • Reply by Sunshine Cat Rescue 27 September 2017
      Thanks Nicola. You can make a payment for this campaign by pressing the "donate now" button at the top right of this page, or otherwise through our website which also has a donation button.
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  • 2 Jan 2018

    Campaign finished

  • 2 Oct 2017

    Harvey makes a new friend!

    In our last update we said that all Sophia's kittens had found new homes and we thought you'd like to see this picture of one of them settling into his new home and making a dog friend! This is the sort of happy ending that keeps us doing what we do and, with just £120 left to raise, we are very close to being able to create even more of them in the future thanks to you. Lou x

  • 26 Sep 2017

    Almost There....

    We are so excited to have reached 84% of our target and very grateful to everyone who has donated. Having got so far we're determined to raise the last £235 so that we can rescue more cats and kittens as we head into the cold winter months. Any help you can give us in sharing the campaign would be much appreciated. We're also thrilled to say that we've now found homes for all Sophia's kittens who were saved from a dangerous and uncertain life on the streets. Lou x

  • 6 Sep 2017

    Kitten Update!

    Firstly a very big thank you to all the kind people who have donated to our campaign, we've raised an amazing £445 so far and have another incredibly generous donation of £500 still to add. That means we are already two thirds of the way to reaching our target. However we can't relax until we've raised the full amount, so we'd really appreciate your help in spreading the word to other cat lovers. Also some good news about Sophia's kittens, they were eight weeks old yesterday and are all doing really well. Two of them have already found homes and will be going to their new owners in a couple of weeks. If you are interested in adopting one of the remaining kittens (and they are very hard to resist as you can see from this picture!) please get in touch at homing@sunshinecatrescue.org.uk for a chat. We've also got lots of gorgeous older cats looking for homes.

  • 25 Aug 2017

    Campaign started

Sunshine Cat Rescue

Charity Reg No: 1154876

Sunshine Cat Rescue cares for and re-homes homeless cats and kittens in oxfordshire. The charity is run by a small group of volunteers and depends largely on the generosity of the local public. The charity has now been running five years and in this time we have rehomed approximately 700 cats/kittens.

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£1770 donated of £1500 target
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