Aleks raises cash for cat rescue service

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An Arran youngster has raised nearly £500 for the new Arran Cat Rescue service.

Animal lover Aleksander Klaczkowska, 15, from Lamlash, who attends Arran High School, started the fundraiser because he was shocked by how many cats are abandoned and need help on the island.

As the weather is getting colder and lots of places are still closed, Aleks thought it would be fun for islanders to dress up their dogs and share images on social media so the dogs could raise money for their feline friends.

And his fundraising initiative has been so successful that he has more than doubled his original target of £200 with donations still coming in.

An Arran Cat Rescue spokeswoman said: ‘When Cats Protection closed its Arran branch a few months ago I didn’t think a rescue could be run on Arran but how wrong I have been proved, much to my relief and joy.

‘A small group agreed we should try to run something and we have grown from three to 11 people, including fosterers. The support from people on and off island has been amazing and encouraging.

‘On behalf of Arran Cat Rescue, we thank you all for your donations and support. It has meant we can now purchase some of much-needed equipment to help catch and transport cats to the vets and new homes.

‘Thank you for this Aleks. You have a truly compassionate soul and we are most grateful for you reaching out to help cats on Arran.’


Fundraiser Aleks with family dog Luna. NO_B53cats01