Feline Network mission statement
We are a non profit group set up and run by volunteers to help needy cats throughout Devon and the UK. We were established in 2009. We are proud to have Mr Adrian Sanders as our patron.
We rescue and care for ill treated, unwanted, abandoned and stray domestic and feral cats and kittens.
We ensure all cats leaving our care are fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, flea and worm treated and in good health unless otherwise stated.
We are a ‘no kill’ facility; if a cat is deemed unsuitable for rehoming, due to ill health, temperament or injury, they will remain in care with us for the remainder of their lives. We work with other rescues to find suitable placements for FIV+ cats.
All prospective new owners are subject to home and vet checks, and will be invited to the premises of the fosterer of the cat they are interested in, so that a best match for both cat and owner can be made. We home check to ensure that the cat will be going to live in a safe, secure and loving environment.
All those working with Feline Network do so on a voluntary basis, and all our money comes from donations, fundraising and our charity shop in Paignton. Anyone volunteering for Feline Network will be asked to produce references. We do not accept volunteers lower than 16 years of age. Feline Network has its own named bank account and is linked to Paypal for donations from the public.
We occasionally work with Women’s Aid to find emergency placements for cats, where the families have had to leave their home at short notice, usually due to volatile situations or house fires etc.
We have a trap, neuter, return policy for feral cats, where is it safe to do so, otherwise we seek to find safe environments for them to be placed in.
We are always available to the public either face to face, email or phone, to help on a wide range of health and behavioral issues with cats. We have both a vet and an animal behaviorist amongst our volunteers to help with any issues which may arise.
We offer a discounted micro chipping service to the public and our implanters ensure all cats leaving FN care are chipped.
Debbie Da Silva Dias