MISTLETOE ... A SUCCESS
to everyone who helped get Misteltoe back to the UK.
(Scroll down to read Misteltoe's story.)
Here's a note from her mum ...
friends of the Mistletoe Travel Fund and fellow Cat Lovers,
Mistletoe has been a much loved and treasured cat for ten plus
years, by myself and my family and I really do not know where
to start in saying a very heartfelt and warm THANK YOU to each
and every one of you who has donated towards her homecoming
fund. Mistletoe is a lucky lady as her family has such an extended
membership now, each of you is so very much a part of her present
and her future. I so look forward to holding her again and watching
her climb, chase and push the other cats around (she is such
a fussy old girl!) but another enjoyable part of having Mistletoe
home will be keeping in touch with all of you and informing
you of her progress through our joint friend and organiser,
Your kindness, generosity and support of Ingrid's fund raising
is out of this world, I feel truly humbled by every donation
you have all made, I wish so much that I could contact each
of you individually and tell you what a difference you have
made in the life of Mistletoe and her family.
has been a rock in a storm she loves all the cats in her care
and they are very lucky to have her wonderful Haven, but even
more so they and Mistletoe are all so dependent on your untiring
help and support. What you have achieved is incredible, I truly
cannot express my gratitude and thanks enough. I hope one day
to be able to repay your help to Mistletoe by sending my own
donations to the cats at the Haven, via Ingrid, in order to
help her in her ongoing work to rehome and look after so many
cats who require their own forever homes.
I will never forget what you have done for Mistletoe and I will
always feel deeply indebted, grateful but most of all truly
THANKFUL to each and every one of you.
your donations Mistletoe's Travel Fund would never have been
a success, each of you has played such an important role in
Mistletoe's life and for that I want to say THANK YOU, THANK
YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, your kindness
I send my love and affection to each of you on behalf of Mistletoe
and her family.
orignal plea to help Mistletoe
Mistletoe is a 10-year old cat
who came out from the UK with her family to start a new life
in Australia. The family members were four humans, two dogs
and two cats Mistletoe and Tom. Another, little Tinkerbell,
joined them in Australia.
the sad story begins … the 19-year-old daughter didn’t
like Australia at all so decided to return to the UK. The family
had had some previous tragedies in their lives and this decision
by the daughter basically forced them to decide that they had
to go back to the UK for to be all together.
sadly didn’t include the animals as there was no money left
to ship them back.
The two dogs
have been rehomed and recently I was checking the Catmatch site
and found Julliet advertising the three cats, free to good home.
Well, her way of writing touched me as I have been through almost
the same when we lost our farm so I wrote to her and told her
to contact me if no homes could be found.
Tom and Tinkerbell came to stay at the Haven in late July but
I could not get Mistletoe out of my mind and one night I woke
up and thought, 'Fund raising, I have to get Mistletoe back
home where she belongs.'
where I am now. I will need $2,700. I have opened a bank account,
reward interest, called Mistletoe’s Travel Fund. I have
booked her into a clinic for her to have a rabies shot which
she must have before entering Europe. This vaccine will take
months to work, I think around six months before she has a blood
test and is declared fit for travel. Mistletoe will stay with
me till she can fly out so to save cost instead of going into
quarantine in the UK. I am planning to have a raffle for her,
I am planning to beg everyone I know to help out, I have been
thinking fund raising dinner, my head is spinning from all this
I am now
asking you, on Mistletoe’s behalf, to help me reach my
goal. It has got nothing to do with Julliet and her family,
nor with me, but has got everything to do with Mistletoe. Tom
and Tinkerbell I think I can find homes for but Mistletoe is
a senior cat, she is depressed and is not suited to live as
a shelter cat and I just know in my heart I have to help her.
think of a little cat who through no fault of her own lost everything
and is stranded in a foreign country. If you can find it in
your hearts to help her going back home by donating some money
I will be eternally grateful, I already am to most of you but
this is something I have to do, just like I have to stop the
pound cats from being put down.