Purrfect start for animal charity’s new £2.1m facility on old fire station site

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    WreX-iT
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    I quite enjoyed reading the comments on this subject on Facebook.

    If the crazy old cat ladies want to give their money to rescue cats rather than donate it to help the homeless or something else to do with helping humankind, then they are free to.

    I would ask to see the books if i was donating because after building the facility, buying catnip and kitty kat, there must be a LOT of money left over.

    My guess is that the cats are all getting iPads …..

    #161930

    Matt
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    I guarantee 99% of those on Facebook bitching about money going to cats rather than those on the streets donate exactly £0 to homeless causes themselves & probably next to nothing to charities in general.

    #161931

    Llayby lilly
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    wrex-it…I’m confident that we can have both, that is meaningful support for people less fortunate and cats in need of protection. I also bet they will have a beautiful building at the end of this for a fraction of the cost of Ty Pawb…it will also look finished and have more foot fall lol

    #161943

    Maureen Gray
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    My biggest whinge is they should have saved the iconic front of the old fire station – another bit of mine and the old towns history gone! Even with Ty Pawb they kept the old car park look and feel!

    #162025

    janeywxm
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    I can perfectly understand why some people would rather donate to an animal charity rather than support human beings. As a species we are not exactly that nice at times!

    Janey

    #162033

    Ioan y Ffin
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    Seems an obvious location for a Cat sanctuary right next to a Catholic Cathedral.

    #162171
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Waiting to read the results of Matt’s survey:

    “I guarantee 99% of those on Facebook bitching about money going to cats rather than those on the streets donate exactly £0 to homeless causes themselves & probably next to nothing to charities in general.”

    I have my hat here ready to eat ….

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #162180

    IMHO
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    “Seems an obvious location for a Cat sanctuary right next to a Catholic Cathedral.”

    Certainly, you wouldn’t want it to be a childrens home, would you now?

    #162183

    WreX-iT
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    Catholics and Cats, now that is a story in itself.

    On June 13, 1233, Pope Gregory IX issued the Vox in Rama, an official papal decree declaring that Satan was half-cat and sometimes took the form of a cat during Satanic masses. Catholics around the continent began slaughtering any feline that entered their property.

    Not a good place to put a cat home and if they escape into the cathedral they will not be seen again.

    “One can love animals,” the Catechism says. “One should not direct them the affection due only to persons.”

    #162234

    bubble
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    “One can love animals,” the Catechism says. “One should not direct them the affection due only to persons.”

    I don’t think the ‘faithful’ amongst any religions have any qualms when it comes to picking and choosing which rules they follow & those they ignore.

    I never understand why some people take issue with those who choose to donate to animal charities. It’s charity. It’s voluntary. People can donate to whichever charities they prefer, or not donate at all if they wish. There’s no requirement for it to be a charity approved by someone else (other than the Charity Commission, arguably).

    I prefer to donate to animal charities. I make a regular monthly payment to one & donate items to the Cats Protection shop in town. Sometimes I donate to charities that help ‘humankind’ – including those that help people in other countries.

    However, I will not donate to charities for homelessness in the UK as I feel the term ‘homeless’ is now a euphemism for substance abuse – a sanitised and more sympathetic spin on what the real problem is. I have no problem politely but flatly refusing to donate to such charities. I’ve lived next door to substance abusers before they were made homeless and even after that I tried volunteering for a few months with a ‘homelessness’ charity here in Wrexham, but I won’t do it again. I honestly consider money donated to such charities to mainly be money thrown down the drain.

    Right or wrong, that is my opinion, based on my experience. But if other people want to donate their money to homelessness charities, then I don’t have a problem with that at all. So I don’t understand why it is that other people take issue with those of us who choose to donate to animal charities. It is our money and we can spend it however we like.

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