Last Hope Animal Charity Cat Spaying Scheme
Last year, Last Hope Animal Charity faced the highest number of cats and kittens abandoned and in need of our help than any other year since we began operating over ten years ago.
In order to prevent such high numbers again this year, for the month of February, we will have a Spaying Scheme running in Smith and Foley Vets Navan and Kells, and Joseph Neylon Vets Dunboyne.
This scheme will run for the month of February and we are focusing on female cats initially. We will be running another scheme closer to the summer months which will be open to male cats. The reason that we are only offering this to female cats at the moment is because female cats are preparing to breed at this time of year and by offering discounted spaying to over 180 cats, we are preventing 360 litters of kittens being born this year alone. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of neutering, it helps to prevent the spread of disease, it can help in preventing cancer and most importantly, prevent more kittens being born unnecessarily.
For those who wish to avail of this scheme, Last Hope will pay €25, the owner of the cat will pay €25 and the vets will cover the remainder of the fee. This offer is open to anyone that would like to avail of it and the vouchers will be given out by the vets on a first come first served basis. For more information please visit our website www.lasthope.ie or call 085 717 2024. Please note, you do not need to contact Last Hope should you wish to book your cat in under this scheme, you can phone the vets directly.
If you would like to book your cat in for spaying, please contact:
Smith and Foley Veterinary Clinic, Kells 046 924 0434
Smith & Foley Veterinary Clinic, Navan 046 902 3854
Joseph Neylon Veterinary Clinic, Dunboyne 01 8255 884
If you would like to meet our Last Hope cats available for adoption, please come along to our Kitty Speed Dating event on the 16th February in the Claremont Stadium Navan from 2-5pm.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our fun day & made it the success it was. The turn out was amazing & it was great to see so many of our supports & dogs we’ve had in our care at some stage! And many, many thanks to Navan Race Course for providing the venue – without them it would not have been possible.
For the first time ever, LHAC will be holding a charity Skydive fundraising event. This event will take place on the Saturday 11th August 2012, giving all willing participants plenty of time to fundraise the required amount. A €25 deposit is required to secure your place, and a minimum of of €500 will need to be raised in order to participate.
Check out http://www.skydive4charity.ie/
It will be a tandem skydive but may not be for the faint hearted so we would ask anyone thinking of signing up for it to give it plenty of due thought and consideration before making a commitment. In saying that, it will no doubt be an exhilarating and thrilling experience and a memory to a last a lifetime! And all for the benefit of the animals that come into the care of LHAC What more could you ask for?! For further details, please contact Claire: firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda: email@example.com.
Times are hard for everyone and with so many people out of work, we know that it is difficult to offer animals a home. However, fostering is a brilliant way to help us, all bedding and food is provided and nobody is ever out of pocket. Fostering is rewarding and so much fun and for those who have spare time on their hands, it is a great way to contribute to charity without spending money.
We desperately need fosterers (ideally within 40 mile radius of Navan). If you are interested, please contact us.