Win more often and help sanctuary with lottery
THE team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary in Holmeswood come across many different scenarios where cats become unwanted and at times neglected, before they are able to find sanctuary with them.
However, some situations can pull at the heart strings of the experienced team more than others. Not least when they knowingly take in cats who through no fault of their own have been abandoned and, the team know, will be overlooked time and again in favour of a younger, cuddlier, more attractive coloured cat.
Not only is this heartbreaking for the cats but also the team, who see the cat retreat more and more into themselves as they are passed by once again. For as independent as cats can be, they are still just as receptive as us to feeling loved or not.
The team are therefore unable to turn these cats away, even though they know they will be in their care far longer than they should be and will cost them more, simply due to the length of time they are with them.
The beautiful Millie and equally handsome Jack are both cats who unfortunately for them, fall into this category of being over-looked simply because of their colour and sensitive nature.
Millie arrived at Woodlands all the way back in February, pre-lockdown era! Millie was found as a stray and taken to Rufford Vets to be health checked and looked after before being admitted to the charity.
It was found that Millie has a mild heart murmur which could become more of an issue for her in the future. She is also on special food because she has a tendency to throw up when given regular food.
She has, of course, been health checked, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed prior to being given the all clear to be rehomed and the vets suggests that this little lady is still only six or seven years old.
Although she has a couple of health conditions, she is a beautiful, friendly cat who adores to be stroked, which leads to the couple of incredibly endearing habits she appears to have when being stroked! She will walk like a crab while being stroked and will talk to you with the cutest meow you will ever have heard!
WOULD you like to play the lottery but don’t feel like you have a good enough chance of winning?
By playing the lottery that Woodlands Animal Sanctuary run in conjunction with Unity Lottery you have a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize from one of the four winning combinations and a fabulous 50% of the money you spend on the lottery will go straight to Woodlands so as they can continue their life saving and life-changing work.
This will directly affect more than 1000 animals per year that the charity welcomes through their doors and have in their care.
By signing up to play their lottery you will be helping to guarantee the independent self-funded charity a steady income, which is so important to them, especially at this time, with the lack of ability to hold fundraising events and with the nature of fundraising effectively changed forever.
Their lottery has a grand prize of £25,000, which could be yours if you match all six numbers in the draw, but even just matching three numbers still wins you five entries into the next draw.
Draws are held weekly and Unity will contact you directly should you win, so
Millie does, however, need an understanding home that will still give her all the love she is longing for.
Jack, meanwhile, came to Woodlands in mid-March with his friend, who unfortunately had health issues and could not be saved, when their owners moved abroad and could not take the cats with them.
Jack is particularly timid and can be very nervous. The dedicated team have done all they can to help Jack to adjust to his new, albeit temporary environment, but he has sadly lost his confidence in humans. The team have therefore taken the decision that Jack should only be rehomed to an outdoor environment, one where he can have his own space and routine, but knows he has a guaranteed food supply, someone to watch out you don’t even need to remember to check your numbers! So, from as little as £1 per week you could win big and their chickens will get their dinner!
From hedgehogs to horses, cats to chickens and guinea pigs to goats, the team at Woodlands are certainly busy and dedicated to improving the lives of the animals who come to them.
Not only do their animal care team look after the animals, but they are also involved with fundraising as much as they can and often brain storm new ideas to help bring in much needed funds.
The army of volunteers who are also involved with Woodlands and assist with most aspects of life at the sanctuary are also invaluable to fundraising for this amazing cause.
And so if you would like become a member of the Woodlands family, but don’t have much time to help on site, or doing collections, then simply by playing their lottery you will be giving them invaluable help while also being in with a chance of winning big yourself.
Find out more about the lottery and sign up by visiting: https://www.unitylottery.co.uk/causes/woodlands-animal-sanctuary/ for him, should be become poorly and somewhere safe to shelter when he needs it.
A stable farm, small holding or similar would be ideal, with someone who is happy to allow Jack the freedom he needs to enjoy his life again.