The animals of River Haven
In December my partner and i moved across the state to our Dream Home in the rural, wooded areas around Olympia WA
After a week or so i noticed quite a few outdoor cats were living under and around our new home (it was empty for nearly two years). The two i saw the most, both orange (see photos), had frostbitten ears and were visibly skinny. I began feeding them and making a bed on the porch.. slowly but surely more cats showed up. Suddenly we realized all these cats had been living Under our house before we moved in, making it more theirs than ours.
Once i began feeding them i realized they’re not feral, just abandoned/neglected. I have treated their wounds (which have decreased to almost nothing now that i feed them & they have a safe place to sleep), providing food and water, first aid, heating mats and a heat lamp for any critter that needs it.
On last count i feed roughly 6 ‘outdoor’ cats and two Muscovy Ducks - all of which showed up skinny & continue to show up daily for food. One of the newer/friendlier kittens is not neutered and i would really love to get him fixed to avoid more homeless kittens… He’s the grey and white one in the photos.
[i also have two adopted cats & one rescued indoor cat // with access outdoors via an enclosure]
I want to be able to continue to help any animal that shows up, but i need your help to do that.
All proceeds from this listing go DIRECTLY to food and medical care (so far around $200 in vet bills) for any animal in need.
Even one dollar helps, if everyone who sees this donates $1.20 we will be able to afford quality food & nutrients for the neglected animals.
- $10 receive a handwritten post card
-$20 hand written thank you letter and Sticker that reads “Respect the Wilderness”
* please note nothing physical will be shipped for the $1 & $5 donations because i want as much of this as possible to go directly to the animals. if you do not want a postcard/letter/sticker simply say “No Rewards” in the note to seller section
* etsy charges a $0.20 fee for each listing sold
Thank you a TON for taking the time to read this - i know we are all struggling & hustling to get by - if donating isnt in your budget please consider sharing this listing. xoxoxo