Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Appreciate Donation

 Back in 1991 I met an amazing lady who suggested I volunteer for cat rescue work. 

Connie inspired me and over the years has often been in my thoughts. I was sad to hear she had passed away and humbled to be a beneficiary of donation that will really help our small struggling charity. 

Thank you Connie and family please accept our heartfelt condolences. 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Thank you

 Huge thank you. 

Thank you

 We would first of all like to thank all our loyal supporters who have stuck by us through thick and thin. 

It’s been a tough year and a lot of our sanctuary cats the old and infirm have needed a lot of care. 

We are no longer on Facebook as some of you may have noticed. The decision to leave some of our social media was made to reduce stress and workload so we can concentrate on the cats instead of trying to please some of the people some of the time 😻

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

It’s tough

We sit here in the corner of county Durham after a tough couple of years, doing what we can, our fundraising store is a huge miss but it was impossible to keep open due to covid we aren't as active on social media anymore as the constant messages and pressure to do more is just to intense for volunteers struggling to do what we can. we see people we have helped in the past just forget about us when we need support so its unsure how much longer we can continue. of course the feral colonies we support and feed 365 days of the year care needs to continue as does care of long stay cats even if charity fiunds are zero we personally can not turn our backs.

We have long stay cats with FIV, heart problems, blind, old ones, ones with no teeth left, long standing health problem from being stray or feral a long time. They rely on us doing our best for them.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Long stay cats deserve the best too.


We have a number of cats that for various reasons can’t be homed and need to stay with us, often for health or behaviour issues that can be costly to treat and emotionally draining to deal with . The stresses of being adopted to risky and the cost for adopters to high. 

We have a strict no destroy policy and a depleting bank balance,  the pandemic has had huge impact on our small charity making fundraising events impossible. 

Please consider supporting us donations can be made via PayPal or direct bank transfer. https://www.paypal.me/CatsRUs

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Thank you. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Thank you


 So many people to thank we simply can’t fit all names in so please know how grateful we are to you all. Wether it’s been donations instead of Christmas cards, direct bank donations, go fund me, PayPal or Facebook  THANK YOU.  Donations of raffle prizes and cat food and goodies have been amazing too. It’s been quite a year and it’s not over yet. Stay safe everyone and roll on 2021 😻.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Help Cats R Us through Pandemic

Please Help Save Cats R Us click this link to go to our go fund me page.

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on small charities who unlike the large charities cant launch huge fundraising campaigns with paid advertising , don't benefit from rate relief or staff furlough because we don't have paid staff only unpaid volunteers.

No fundraising events means no funds and Cats r us has also had to close its small fundraising store as couldn't afford overheads.

Cats R Us has a strict no destroy policy and are left with a lot of very difficult to home cats either because of their health or behaviour problems and all still have to be fed and vet treated regularly, volunteers feeding them and the feral colonies we support are doing so out of their own pockets as funds are so low.

Sadly if no funds come in then Cats R Us may have to close completely which would be devastating for the local area cats.

Please consider making even a small donation to help this charity keep going.

Since 1998 Cats R us has been helping cats even fighting Toys R Us for their name https://straycatsrus.blogspot.com/p/blast-from-past-cats-r-us.html 

See some of the rescue successes here https://straycatsrus.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html  there are many more too.

FAQ https://straycatsrus.blogspot.com/p/some-frequent.html 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Closure of fundraising store

Due to Coronavirus and current situation we have now closed our fundraising store at Dabble Duck, all stock will be kept in storage until times change and Fundraising Events return.
Thank you to all our past customers for their support and donations of good quality saleable items will still be accepted though we can no longer accept clothes.

Stay Safe Everyone.