Newsletters

Newsletter – October 2017

Spring is a time for action and for TUFCAT this means doing everything we can to help animals. Spring also brings its own challenges and we are bracing ourselves for ‘kitten season’ as UWC remains a dumping ground for unwanted pets. At the moment, we are in urgent need of cat food, as well as various other things and we are thus appealing to you.

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Newsletter – January 2017

2016 was extremely challenging for TUFCAT, but we have, as always, achieved many of our goals. The main reason we have managed to overcome various challenges can be attributed to the incredible support we receive from UWC staff and students (past and present) and animal lovers everywhere. Every day I am humbled by your kindness and generosity. I hope you all know how much we appreciate your support and how many animals (and their people) we have been able to help because of your contribution.

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Newsletter – July 2016

From protests to construction, there is constant change (and sometimes disruption) on our campus and quite often it impacts negatively on the resident feral cats. They are resilient and have survived marauding dogs, the revamping of the Sports Stadium and #FeesMustFall, but the most recent challenge is the deadliest yet……cars!!! We are all aware of the increased traffic and number of cars coming onto campus (and resultant parking dilemmas), yet may not know that many our cats have suffered because of this (along with reckless driving).

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Newsletter – January 2016

As most of you know, UWC went through a very challenging period at the end of last year and the cats living on campus have not been immune to the effects of the student protests. There were times when we literally could not get onto campus as it was unsafe. Other times we were allowed onto campus but could not access our store-room and cat food supplies.

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Newsletter – June 2015

Although it is true that cats’ coats thicken in anticipation of the seasonal drop in temperature, without a shelter, they suffer very much during winter. They also tend to need to eat more. By providing warm, dry shelter, ensuring access to drinkable water, and improving nutrition, TUFCAT ensures that the winter is a much gentler season for all the feral cats in our care.

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Newsletter – June/July 2013

Unlike previous winters, conditions for the campus cats improved immensely following the success of our shelter building day held in April. The food stayed dry and the cats stayed dry (mostly) so a BIG THANK YOU once again to everyone who helped with that . . . not a wet pellet in sight!

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Newsletter – December 2010

The past few months have been busy, challenging and eventful. We managed to remove all the feral dogs from campus and re-homed and rescued various dogs and cats.

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Newsletter – August 2010

We at TUFCAT have made significant progress with getting our existing shelters upgraded as well as acquiring new ones (for cats to sleep in). This is not an easy task considering there are 24 colonies and feeding stations, accommodating close to 200 cats in total!

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