Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wonderful News!

Frankly, a couple of weeks ago, when we published our latest update on the shelter repairs desperately pleading for help, things were bad to say the least and the overall situation seemed rather futile and hopeless. With 117 living beings to take care of every
single day, with many sick kitties in need of vet care, medicine, special food, with a pile of unpaid bills and living under the shadow of the constant threat of the roof caving in, we literally hit the wall and there were no solutions to our problems anywhere in
sight. We were already giving up hope that the horribly damaged roof of the auxiliary cat rooms would be replaced before the onset of winter, as raising the $4,000 needed for the roof replacement sounded like science fiction, no matter what we tried.

When nothing goes as planned, I guess that people inevitably begin to question themselves. Did we bite off more than we could chew? Is the idea of maintaining a cat sanctuary in Serbia totally unrealistic? What are we doing wrong? Is there a
point to posting yet another appeal for help if dozens of similar ones have passed almost unnoticed?

Watching all of the shelter kitties lying around, carefree and relaxed, blissfully oblivious to the dangers ahead was
truly heartbreaking. Lulled into a false sense of security in their home, they had no idea that their fairytale existence could be cut short at any time and I somehow felt I had betrayed them, offering and promising them safety I obviously could not
provide. I’ve been at my wit’s end for months now trying to find a way to get all of the kitties plus the shelter through another winter unharmed, but time was running short and each new day was just bringing bigger worries…
And then, when things were at their darkest and there was almost no hope left, a gift of incredible kindness and generosity from the other end of the world restored my faith in humanity. I’m thrilled to share the best news ever, the news that stunned me and left me breathless
– a wonderful lady who wishes to remain anonymous sent us the entire amount of money needed to replace the roof! The massive repairs will begin as soon as the weather permits and with a little luck, all of the Felix kitties will be warm and dry this winter! They will still
need food and vet care, and we’ll have to raise funds to buy gas for central heating, but our new roof, once finished, will certainly be able to bear the weight of snow and endure the upcoming winter and many more winters ahead. What a huge relief!

There are no words to express our immense gratitude to this wonderful lifesaver of the Felix kitties, but also to all of our supporters who appreciate our work, share our appeals for help, contribute with their donations whenever they can
and caringly show they believe in us! A huge thank you to all of you who are helping our dreams become a reality! It takes a village to make a difference, I know, but with true friends like you, the sky is the limit! And yes, we might be dreamers, but
dreamers of a better future!

"'It's impossible', said pride. 'It's risky', said experience. 'It's pointless', said reason. 'Give it a try', whispered the heart."


bea's blog said...

How beautiful ~ such good news ~.♥.~


Angela P said...

That is such a blessing! Thank you anonymous donor and also to you for saving the kitties.