Chats du Quercy’s vision is to:-
- Become a national lifeline for abandoned cats
- Address the reasons why cats are abandoned
- Provide education, advice, and encourage responsible cat ownership.
- Inspire and mobilise society to create a world in which all animals enjoy as a minimum, five essential freedoms:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst – animals should have access to fresh water all the time, and the right type and amount of food to keep them fit.
- Freedom from pain, injury, and disease – animals should always be fit and well, and should be treated by a vet if they are sick or injured.
- Freedom from distress – by making sure the animals’ conditions and treatment avoid mental suffering.
- Freedom from discomfort – animals should have the right type of home, including shelter and somewhere comfortable to rest.
- Freedom to express normal behaviours – animals should have enough space, proper facilities and the company of other animals of their own kind.
Our sound belief that Chats du Quercy should be run in a very business-like manner, allows us to grow as a charity. Rehoming cats is at the heart of what we do and we are working now to ensure that many more cats in the future are given the chance of that loving home they deserve and every year demands on Chats du Quercy services increase. Our future projects include –
- Improvements to our facilities in Miramont de Quercy, including the building of a dedicated Cat Adoption Centre.
- Create a retirement home for elderly or disabled cats.
- Create a network of volunteers who could look after cats in their own homes when the owner is indisposed.