REOPENING OF LENICKA's CAT SHELTER 2016 !!
For members who joined the group after the big fire 2013:
Our host Lenicka runs a cat sanctuary in Groningen/Netherlands, home to many sick cats with Leukemia and Aids.
Have a look at her page, it is heartwarming!
Stichting Kattenboos Cat Sanctuary
The new sanctuary, rebuilt after the fire and
Recent photos: slideshow
Some of many happy cats !
Kitties who died in the fire in January 2013....
More photos of happy cats : slideshow
you are in my prayers every day. God Bless you for what you do and do not give up! You are an Angel!
Noted and Thnxfx for All The News about House and Cats :-0 Will contininue to PRAY :-0 !! 3/3
Dear people, there is so much to tell and I will try to do that as much as possible the coming days. I see a lot of questions about contacting me. Unfortunately the firstname.lastname@example.org mail adres can not be read. I and te provider lost the password.
All my stuff is gone! Also the backups of my adminstration. Danielle, who is doing al lot, tries to keep up with the mail, next to catching cats and other things, her mailbox is limited.
My personal mail has no limit, so please mail me. Every day when we come back from het Kattenbos I try to read and awnser as much mail as possible. Currently I stay with my daughter
The problem with Paypall I can not understand. Paypall is connected to the only offiial bank account number of “het Kattenbos” 264929. I can pay and receive payments with it.
Money is what we need. A big part of the premises is contaminated with asbestos and will be disposed of. Also the new little houses etc.
Worse is that the fence will be destroyed when the remaines of the house are removed. The speed for making the new omheining depends on the time the cats can return to their home!!!!!
I probably forgot to tell much more, only this.
THERE IS ONLY ONE BANKACCOUNT OF “Stichting Kattenbos” at “Lucaswolde” and that is 264929. Only by the use of this account we can justify all purchases and thank everyone for there deposit.
That is it for today, I am very tired.
Please mail to email@example.com
I thank everyone by heart for all your reactions and compasion, IT HELPS!!! And gives me the strenght to keep going!!
From Lenicka posted on her site:
Very sweet friends !
Finally I am able to connect to the internet for a short period. There is so much happening rigth now that I am not able to oversee it all. My first priority is catching the last cats that are still walking arround on the premises.
This goes very slowly. These are the cats most terrified of people, traumatised by the fire and all that happened after that. They are probably very cold, fresh water freeses within the hour and the dry food is being eaten by the birds. They are also hungry (we had a bird in one of the cages set up for catching cats). So a lot of patience is required.
Today we have caught 3 cats, one of them we had not seen since the fire and was on the list of missing cats. Currently we still have not seen 8 cats since the fire, but we are still hopefull.
Hope is what keeps me on my feet. There is so much happening at once. My first care are the cats. The insurance, cleaning of asbestos and al the other organizations do not understand.
They are walking around in their white suits disturbing the peace for the cats that need to get caught.
Al lot of the cats are in the care of several pensions and care centers. Very sweet people who helped us within an hour after hearing the news.
It is terrible to say goodbye to your beloved cats, allthough they are having a beautyfull and safe place, they are away from their known environment after this horrible experience. And worse I nor the other volunteers can comfort them. Happily the people taking care of them let us know how they are doing and they are doing okey. Some cats are still at het Kattenbos in places that are not destroyed by the fire and will be moved soon too.
Something personal, I have never realised what happens when you are watching your house burn down. The firemen did not allow me on the premisis, where al your belongings are, your pictures and al sweat things you have collected by the years. Everything is gone!! One second I walk around the house and discover the fire, chasing al the cats outside, next I am outside.
Just minutes before I was living happily and content with my cats in a warm and safe house (at least I thought) and within 10 minutes it turned into hell. As well as for me as for the cats. I lost control.
There were lots of firemen on the premisis who gave me the opportunity to catch the cats that were walking around, confused, and put them in a safe quarter.
My daughter arrived soon and Kitty (someone I have known for a long time) jumped out of bed. Before the fire was put out, 15 cats were brought to “Kat in Nood” and my daughters house. Those were the first to be safe. After that I lost track of what happened next.
Danielle, Anneliek and Margreet came the next morning to help.
Anneliek and Margreet are our vets. Margreet, the sweetheart, arranged a big generator with which we could keep the other quarters where the cats were in, warm. And ourselves, because besides the fire it is also horribly cold.
Our request for water was awnsered by many people. First I thought it was not enough but less is true. Up till today we still have to give the cats water and do the dishes.
Kitty came the next day with a bag with underwear and socks. She had realised it all better then I did. More people thought about it. Beside sweaters, jackets and trousers somebody brought a toothbrush, washcloth and soap. I am so very happy with al the stuff and touched that people thought about it. I would like to thank everyone peronally later when all the cats are safe and a lot of things are arranged.
Everything is unsure now. I would like to have a temporary home where I can stay with several cats who are attached to me. Currently I hope to use the breastcancer bus of animal care in Groningen. If they would lend me the bus than I would need approval from “staatsbosbeheer” to put the bus on the ground next to “het Kattenbos”. All very unsure and a lot of organizations that would have to cooperate.
Noted and current Moniika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 2/1 Heads Up for more current News :-0 Thank-You
Thanks Monika, sorry about the 8 cats though.
This is such a sad story, thanks for keeping us posted. Strength is sent out to help get through this.
thanks for the update monika
I'll ask her in an email today Sandi. But the reply might take a while, Lenicka isn't online often
Do you know if she got any of the money? I sent twice.
UPDATE from Lenicka
8 cats are still missing and she fears that they have died in the fire...
PLEASE DON'T FORGET OUR PRECIOUS FRIEND LENICKA !!! Also a small amount is helpful....
Thanks for the update on the cats, Monika.
Thnx for the Encouraging Update Monika :0 :0
Update from Jan
Have had some news of Lenicka via her friend Carola on FB a few minutes ago and they have seen some of the last cats now and are still trying to catch them as they are hiding in the woods. The one they thought was killed in the fire has been seen...
Will Pray for the missing 9 kitties Thank-You for All the Updates Everyone .... 23/1
Thanks Monika, I did get a completed message. I also sent using the one Anneke had on Katinnood nl. hope this goes through as couldn't read it. I'd give more but have bills to pay.
I hope everything works out fine with this Paypal account. It should be on 'automated transfer' Lenicka told me that she had some very important meetings this afternoon, so she will be busy..Asbestos is a real problem. She will try to rent the area opposite to her own, when the fire raged. She still has a small living unit at this spot, but sleeps at her daughter's place in groningen. I mailed the volunteers yesterday again about Paypal, but the mail bounced. I'm experiencing a lot of problems myself with mail sending /receiving, don't know yet what's going on. But donations can be given also through
http://www.katinnood.nl/ button: Doneer online, on top; mention: Restoration Het Kattenbos, Lenicka
Thanks everybody for caring about Lenicka and the cats (she is afraid that 9 cats were victims of the fire..)
Thank you so much, Monika! I just made a donation using the second email address you provided. I hope and pray things will be ok as soon as possible!
Update from RC regarding kattenbos email addy:
But anyways, I called PayPal again and they told me that my Paypal email had NOT bounced back to them, so they are showing it as completed since there was a working email at kattenbos at the time it was sent to accept the email from Paypal. So, she told me that as long as they are able to access the kattenbos one again, that the PayPal should be there still waiting on them to retrieve and that anybody else who sent a PayPal that way and got a "completed" status on the delivery of the Paypal can know that theirs got to the kattenbos email inbox.
Thus, if Lenicka can access it again, if the loss is only temporary, then it should all be okay for her to retrieve the funds from there. If for some reason, it is not a temporary problem for Lenicka, then we will all get our funds back in our Paypal account in 30 days. However, anybody that did send to the kattenbos email and got a completed status, well, their transfer DID go through, PayPal says. She told me that should the domain be down at the time they attempt to send the funds, it will show that the status of the transaction failed. So, anybody that received a "completed" status like me, she says that the domain HAD to be up when that happens.
UPDATE from RC
I wanted to let you know that I had a short message back from Danielle@ kattenbos....she told me that 9 cats are still not caught. 3 have been sighted at least, but 9 are still missing and it is snowing now.
A huge thank you to Monika and RC for sorting this out.
Paypal info from RC !!!!
HERE IS THE INFO ABOUT PAYPAL
To Those who wish to help out Lenicka's Cat Sanctuary using Paypal:
Since there is not a Paypal Donate button on the website page of the sanctuary, I called and spoke to PayPal Customer Service about how to do it. And they told me that as long as I have an email address for the sanctuary and a personal PayPal account myself, there is no problem to send funds to her. When she gets the notice that funds are there, she can enter her bank information at that end and transfer the money to the Sanctuary account.
If you live in the USA and have a personal Paypal account, here are the instructions for sending funds to her kitties.
GO TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND CHOOSE THE "SEND MONEY" BUTTON. Once you do that, you will be given a page that has a place for you to enter an email and an amount you wish to give. Below those spaces are TWO tabs, one says "Purchase" and one says "Personal". MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE ONE MARKED "PERSONAL". That is important!!!! If you do not choose the personal option, and then check the "gift" option, they will charge an exchange rate for the funds. But if you do SEND IT AS A PERSONAL GIFT, they will only charge you a few cents to send it. (they charged me ten cents and the sanctuary will get the full donation without exchange fees).
The email address for her Cat Sanctuary, STICHTING KATTENBOS is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speechless at this news. I hope there is another cattery or sanctuary that will gove her temporary space for her cats until she can get on her feet again. Let us know when a Paypal account is established so we can help. : 0 ( Prayers go out to these cats and this heroic woman for doing all she does.
For this to happen to such a beautiful person makes us all sad beyond belief.
You are in my prayers pretty lady.
I have asked on their Help FB page if there is a paypal account.
This is devastating news. My Prayers go out to her. Like Barbara I have lit a candle on Dianne Lyns site
I am certainly Happy to hear that none of the Cats perished Never-the-less I still lit a Candle on Dear Dianne Lyns' site Sorry that I cannot Help but I sure can send up Prayer Much Love and huggggs are going out for you Dear Lenicka Will be looking for follow ups Monika, Anneke , Jan , Fulvia ..... Watched the video :0:0 Thank-You for posting Monika :0 21/1
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Jan I am totally devastated by the tragedy that hit our dear friend Lenicka.....me, too, I wish I would live closer to help at place, to hug her and ease her pain.
I crosspost all over for help but Lenicka (or one of her friends form the shelter) need to set up a Paypal account!! Its necessary for donations from overseas.
Do you have an idea how this can be managed? Do you know whom we can contact to get a Paypal account online?
This is the translation of the video of what happened. Poor, poor Lenicka I wish we lived closer.
Petra wrote: "Translation of the clip: Fire at Cats shelter in Lucaswolde (the north east of Holland) Lenicka watches the remains of her house in a devastated state of mind. Fate struck late last night. Shortcut is probably the cause of the fire. Roozendaal discovered the fire herself. Her first concern was saving her animals. "I ran to and fro, tried to get all the cats out, I didn't get any of my personal stuff, I'm now wearing borrowed clothes. Everthing, absolutely everything is gone. The only thing I did was getting the cats outside, I didn't want them to get burnt there..." It's a miracle that all 150 cats survived the fire blaze. They are now in boxes and cages on the premises. They're animals that won't be taken in by anyone else. "For the larger part they are shy cats, they come here from all over Holland e.g. because they can't be placed in animal shelters or anywhere else anymore. I have a department with cats that have aids and one with leukemia, so they are all cats that nobody wants." The firemen couldn't do much last night, this morning they were still putting out rests of the fire. Roozendaal wonders what to do next. "I don't have electricity, no gaz, no water, absolutely nothing, so we need aggregates to get warm, and we need water, bottles of water, and blankets, and money of course, because the aggregates will cost a lot of money and everything, everything... I don't know anymore, I'm at my wits end." During the fire asbestos disengaged, which has big consequences for the sanctuary. "The premises has to get a declaration that it's clean, so this will last for weeks and weeks, and I can't live on aggregates for weeks on end, so... well... I don't fully realize everything yet. The only thing I do realize is that I haven't retrieved all the cats yet, that I do realize and that eats me up...""
Oh dear God, could this not have happened to animal abusers instead. Lenicka, so glad you are safe and I pray you find those poor babies. What a terrible tragedy. You are in my prayers.
My Prayers go out to her I truly sorry that I am not in a better position to help more.
This is devastating news. She has being such a wonderful caring person. What really happened though? Please let us know. Thanks.
As Fulvia says, is there a paypal account available?
This shouldn't happen to such a good person.
Anneke, may you please ask Lenicka if she can open a paypal account? Donations are easy and fast via paypal! Unfortunately, I cannot get to my bank these days, cannot leave home for various problems. I cannot give much cause I'm unemployed, unfortunately, but I would be happy to help!
Please, let her know she's in my prayers, along with her loved ones!
OMG what a tragedy!!!!!!! I am so so so sorry for her and her beloved cats! It was such a beautiful home for all of them! Did the cats survive? I hope she didn't lose any of them, she loved them all so much
How could this happen?? Anneke please keep us updated. I am VERY worried
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I am so sorry!
Anneke if you are in touch with Lenicka will you please give her my love and hugs.
it is, she cannot sleep because it's to overwhelming; but she still was able to give an interview, when asked to (on video)
Oh my God poor Lenicka and her loved ones. This is a tragedy.
for gifts from abroad: Bankaccount ING 264929 Stg. Kattenbos at Lucaswolde, the Netherlands
(actie voor inzamelen van geld)
Everything has been destroyed last Wednesday; the search for the last feral cats continues; asbestos has to be cleaned up too; it will take a LOT OF MENTAL support also for her to be able to get through this tragedy! A financial support action has started on Facebook (please check the upper link). Please take a look, and share please..
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This post was modified from its original form on 20 Jan, 4:54
This post was modified from its original form on 20 Jan, 4:55