Last year was a very difficult year for all charities including ourselves. Despite lockdowns and problems when some vets suspended routine treatments we did manage to neuter a good number of cats throughout the year. We were also able to help with veterinary care for some very sick cats and we continued to support all our long term care cats.
Despite the decision to stop homing we have done some. We haven’t taken in any cats but we were asked by a charity helping people in difficult situations to help with a multi cat household becoming over run with kittens. We have neutered all the cats in that home and are in the process of homing all the kittens.
2021 has not got off to a promising start and it is impossible to say when we will be able to hold our fund raising events again. Living in hope that this year would be much better than last year, we booked all the venues but, in the current climate, it looks as if we will have to cancel at least those booked for the first half of the year.
Fund raising is vital for us as for all charities. As it is, lots of money is going out on huge vet bills every month and not much is coming in.If you would like to help the charity please look on Support Us for ways in which you can help
The Leeds 10 neutering campaign got off to a flying start early in 2020 but within a few days lockdown was announced and put a stop to that. The vets suspended all routine surgery and a cat could be neutered only after a risk assessment. We were able to have a few cats neutered where the situation was deemed to be urgent.
In September we were able to start the neutering campaign again but with far fewer cats being neutered.
In November a second lockdown was announced and the campaign suspended again.
We have assured all those who registered with us for the Leeds 10 neutering campaign that we will honour our promise to do those neuterings as soon as the vets are working normally again.
SO WHAT TO PUT ON THE NEWS PAGE?
Many people spend more time than ever on their phones during lockdowns. How many will confess to whiling away the hours looking at cute kitten photos and video clips? One member of LFF is definitely guilty! However,recent research by the University of Leeds has shown that looking at cute animal pictures can be good for your health. Their study shows that watching images and videos of cute animals for 30 minutes reduces stress and anxiety and affects blood pressure and heart rate.
What can be cuter than kittens? So no need to feel guilty just take a look at some of the very cute kittens that we have homed over the years.
It’s good for your health!
SOCIAL DISTANCING FELINE STYLE
These guys are setting us all a good example. They are not going to break the rules. Maybe not 2 metres but definitely social distancing feline style.
Ginger boy, Biscuit, is keeping a sharp eye on the gang.