Please donate to Feline Friends London

I must admit that I was a bit disappointed in the response when I asked readers yesterday to kick in a few bucks (or pounds) to support the Official Website Charity®, now Feline Friends London, a no-kill and all-volunteer cat rescue organization that re-homes felines taken from the London Streets. I thought that people who read this site regularly and enjoy at least some of it wouldn’t mind paying, say, $5 for ten years worth of entertainment.

A lot of people did donate (and said so in the comments, which enters them in a book contest), and I’m immensely grateful for their response. However, only about 50 people responded in the comments, and I had expected 100. After all, if every subscriber gave just one pound (donations are in pounds), the charity would get $77,781.45! One pound isn’t a lot, is it? (I recognize that some who donated might not have registered with a comment.)

I’ll be repeating this appeal every other day for about a week, and then leave you be. But if you haven’t donated yet, please consider doing so, as it’s a terrific cause and the organization is not flush with cash. You can donate as little as you want (donations at the site below—click on screenshot—start at ten pounds, which is only two Starbucks lattes, but you can write in less, using your credit card).

Please click on the site below (or this link) to donate to the organization, described in my earlier post.  The cats thank you, Feline Friends London thanks you, and for myself, well, that goes without saying. If you donate, put your name in either the comments below or at my first post, and you’ll get the chance to win an autographed book with a cat of your choice drawn in it.

Here are some of the cats who need homes:

47 Comments

  1. Andy Lowry
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I donated yesterday, but wanted to pop in to say that if I lived in the UK, Homer would be mine! His personality is all over his face.

  2. Dominic
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Done.

    Unimaginatively I suggested the name Jerry!

  3. Nic
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I was in for a fiver!

    Enjoy your columns! keep it up!

    Nic

  4. JB
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    I’ve been wanting to donate to WEIT for years but the proprietor doesn’t accept donations and insists he labor to inform, entertain, and stimulate us for free. So I donated here as a surrogate to support this site and all the hard work our host invests in its content.

  5. Dominic
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Well not sure about others but I am still having problems with comments – seems to take an age to appear… then you end up with two!

    Done…

  6. Jan Looman
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I donated yesterday, just didn’t tell anyone. I’m humble like that.

  7. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    “the organization is not flush with cash.”

    This is a very interesting factor – because the inevitable question comes up : “ but what about all these other problems in the world?!”

    • Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:22 am | Permalink

      Excuse me, but what is this whataboutery about? Am I supposed to determine what the world’s most pressing need is, find out what charity fixes it, and then ask people to donate?

      I like cats and don’t like starving and feral ones. You don’t have to give your money for that but please allow me to at least try to collect money to alleviate ONE problem.

      No, that question doesn’t come up except in the minds of tut-tutters who fault me for helping cats rather than anything else.

      • ThyroidPlanet
        Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:37 am | Permalink

        I thought it sounded like a common reactionary question that can come across one’s mind when evaluating if one should donate to charities on Charity Navigator. I pointed at the question itself, and your argument – that the specific charity being discussed here is, understandably, deficient in funds compared to any other charity, weighs heavily, I think.

  8. Becky
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I donated again for good measure

  9. Jeffrey Hatley
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    In for 10 pounds! Meow!

  10. Ken Kukec
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Ok, ok, I ponied up.

    • JB
      Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:00 am | Permalink

      You mean you put some money into the kitty?

  11. Mike
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Donated, suggested the name Tigger, after my long dead feline friend who gave up her mortal coil at 22yrs of age.

    Your contribution of £10.00 to Adopt a cat or foster a cat in London – Feline Friends London has been confirmed. A confirmation has been sent to you at michaelbrogs@aol.com.

  12. Randall Schenck
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    You will never do better than to give to good animal charities like this one. I think 10 pounds is about 13 bucks which is not much but you can give more if you want. Animals give us much more everyday.

    • Mike
      Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      If all 50,000 subscribers contributed £10, that’s £500 grand + a huge chunk of change.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:09 am | Permalink

        Sounds pretty good and it’s painless. Why shouldn’t PCC have that kind of impact right here. This is a cat establishment so giving to the cats is part of the deal. Contact everyone you know and remind them to log on today and do this. Do not pass up the opportunity.

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:54 am | Permalink

        That’s what tempted Mr. Ponzi.

  13. Mary Ann Bushman
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the info about adopting a London cat. Just donated 10 pounds in the name of our former kitty, Lucia.

  14. sang1ee
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    6 pounds. That’s a million bucks in Canadian monies.

  15. David Hammer
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Ever since 2nd grade, the “I’m disappointed in you” tone has worked with me. Put in ten pounds immediately.

  16. Deborah Lind
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I, too, contributed yesterday without adding my name to the comments. Thanks for all your hard work, Jerry, so love WEIT ….and kitties.

  17. Ruthann L. Richards
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Any one else having trouble making the donation? I just tried, and the error message keeps appearing that there is something wrong with the credit card info I am inputting. No there isn’t! I checked the number repeatedly and reentered all the info (all that other info as well), but the site continues to show the error message when I know 100% the info is good.

    • Deborah Lind
      Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:27 am | Permalink

      Be sure to put in those 3 little numbers on the back of the card. I had the same thing happen.

    • Mark R.
      Posted March 14, 2019 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

      All my info was correct and it still gave me an error. I thought “maybe they don’t take Discover” so I plugged in my Visa and viola.

      • Ruthann L. Richards
        Posted March 14, 2019 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

        Hey, I know to plug in the three numbers!!! And this was a VISA card. Still won’t let me in….

        • jahigginbotham
          Posted March 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

          I occasionally have the same problem. Charge shows up on credit card online but is immediately withdrawn. No idea why.

  18. Ross Foley
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Thanks for putting up this charity on your website, Jerry.
    Their doantion form, however, is not co-operating with my wish to donate. It seems to be having a problem with the fact that I’m at a London, UK address. Keeps asking for “the required information” when I’ve already put in as much as I can. Tried sending them a message from their website as well – with the same result.
    Shall attempt to find their address and drop off a cheque there.
    Thanks also for your excellent work on your website.
    Ross.

    • Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      There’s a phone number given on the site with contact hours, and you can leave a voice message. Here it is:

      CALL THIS NUMBER
      Tel: 07786 380 572
      10am to 8pm – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
      6pm to 9pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

      and thanks!

      • Ross Foley
        Posted March 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

        Yes, I saw the number after I’d posted the comment here; I just wanted to post to let you know I’d seen your appeal and was off to do the right thing.

  19. Robert
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Done. Thanks for the reminder.

  20. Scott
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Good Morning,

    I just donated. All the best!

    Scott

  21. Mary Bierbaum
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Done. Suggested Naru for a name.

  22. BJ
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Keep posting it! I made sure to include in my message to them that I heard about them through you and your website, so they will know the sudden influx of donations is due to your kind promotion of them and their cause.

    Thanks for saving so many homeless cats, Jerry 🙂

  23. KD33
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    That’s a nice organization, but there are lots of great local shelters as well, and strays in need are everywhere. We donate annually the Animal Shelter Assistance Program, which is a no-kill cat adoption program in our area.

    • Posted March 14, 2019 at 11:26 am | Permalink

      Umm. . . what are you saying–that people shouldn’t donate to this shelter because there are other good ones? I have NO idea why this comment is here, but I don’t like it. The post was meant to solicit donations for the shelter I’ve “adopted” in London, not so people like you can say, “Well, there are other shelters, and I donate to a different one.”

      What does that add to the thread?

  24. Posted March 14, 2019 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    I’ve tried every which way to donate but have been unsuccessful because their system wants to interpret the CVC I enter as a date. If I instead enter my expiration date, it rejects that as well saying “invalid card data.”

    Are others experiencing the same problem?

    • Ross Foley
      Posted March 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      Yep, see my comment above at 9.26am. I’ve now left a voice message asking for their address so I can drop by and leave a donation personally.

  25. Posted March 14, 2019 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Done! I’m probably going to London soon so it will be good to have the local felines on my side.

  26. Patricia
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks for btinging this organization to my attention. I just made a donation.

  27. Diana Hook
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Donated today.

  28. Dave
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Just sent them £20 to make me feel good during a dull afternoon at work.

  29. John Conoboy
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Donation made.

  30. Posted March 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m in. One must hope those cats don’t come around asking for more gruel anytime soon.

  31. robkraft
    Posted March 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Donation made. Thanks for encouraging us to do so Jerry!

  32. Elizabeth Belyavin
    Posted March 15, 2019 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Popped a tenner in the kitty.

  33. Posted March 16, 2019 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Done.


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