Friday, June 14, 2013

Special appeal for Apple's operation

Apple came in to us last week because she was found with a bad leg injury and her owner could not be contacted.

Initially we thought this would heal up with treatment by antibiotics and dressing the wound but it's now looking as if we have the choice of amputating the leg (cost around £200) or spending around £800 on surgery to graft some of her healthy skin to the injured area.

The underlying problem is what vets call a "de-gloving injury" which literally means that the limb's skin has come away like someone peeling off a glove. Obviously we would prefer to save her leg if possible as she's a young cat with, hopefully, a full life ahead of her. 

We've set up an online appeal page on JustGiving to raise funds specifically to go towards the cost of an operation. If we do better than we expect and overshoot the target we'll use the excess to pay for the treatment of other injured strays.

If you would like to donate by text message, you can do this by texting the code CLIN88 £1 to 70070
(to donate more than £1 just change the figure after the pound sign).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Branch AGM: 20th June

Cambridge branch's Annual General Meeting will be held at the Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane in Cambridge on 20th June. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm and normally finishes around 9:30.

The main purpose of the AGM is to elect a committee to run the branch for the next 12 months and there are a two essential rules we have to satisfy in order to do this:
  1. At least seven branch members need to be willing to stand for election.

    Barring accidents we have our seven, however there is still time for any other branch members who might be interested to get in touch in order to be added to the ballot paper. A committee can have up to fourteen members and seven is a little on the low side to cover all the work that's involved in running a branch.

  2. Enough branch members need to turn up at the actual AGM to cast their vote to hold a valid election.

    So, even if you don't think you've got time to join the committee, your presence is important. Aside from the need to hold the election, this is the one chance in the year for you to meet the people who work on the ground during the rest of the year and ask questions.
I've you're not a branch member, but you're interested in the work of the local branch (maybe you already volunteer for us) you are also very welcome at the meeting, but I'm afraid you can't vote.