Rainy season has started in Chennai. These rains will continue till the end of the year. With the donations that you so generously gave us, we were able to buy taurpaulin sheets and cover the kitten and cat shelters. This helped in protecting our kittens from the cold rain. We also vaccinated the cats and applied fiprofort to protect them from fleas.
We are raising funds to put up a permanent roof for the kittens to keep them warm during the rains. More than twenty cats have been added to the cattery. These were cats that have been removed from hospitals. The cats have been spayed and vaccinated. The cattery is getting over crowded and the cats need more space.
Seventy cats in the shelter have been vaccinated against feline distempter this month. The cost of the vaccines have increased enormously. The vaccines are essential as they protect the cats from viruses. Many of our new residents are rescues from hospitals. These cats cannot be put back in the hospitals. The cats have been spayed and vaccinated. The cats that are rescued are also vaccinated before they are put back in their territory.
More than 1000 street dogs and 70 cats are being sterilized every month in the Blue Cross of India. This is besides hundreds of cats and dogs that are rescued by our ambulances every month.
The past three months have been hectic in the cattery with the monsoon rains setting in and more cats being rescued. Thanks to your generous donation we are in a position to carry out renovation of the cattery. We are now able to santize and disinfect the cattery every week with effective disinfectants, We propose to replace the existing roof of the kitten shelter with a brand new soon. We have finished whitewashing and painting the cattery.All this has been possible due to your generous donation.
The cattery now houses more than 100 adult cats and about 50 kittens. Everyday, more and more kittens and cats are being added to our shelter. Kalki was abandoned with her three little kittens at the shelter in a cardboard carton. Later, Kalki was diagnosed with urinary infection and treated. She is now in foster care, now spayed and ready to move into the shelter.
Your donation is giving cats like Kalki a second chance.