I hope you dont mind me jumping into this Mild Thing
I think your ideas are great but also that when one man/woman bands like Ron, Dawn and Teresa are concerned, there has to be a balance between what is most important in terms of time. Having spoken to the latter two, I know they are totally stretched physically and financially to carry on their work rescuing cats and websites need knowledge to make and time to maintain.
I believe that neither of these two wonderful ladies have the resources to create and maintain a website and the first priority for them is the rescue and rehoming of cats and in Dawns case endless hours trying to trap the feral furries.
I do not know too much about Rons knowledge and physical well being, I know at somepoint he took time to learn how to create a website and he maintains it when he has time but he must have also had the computer literate side tackled. To be honest I do not know how he manages but he seems to and I hope our support to him last Christmas was of a little assistance to his rescue.
Teresa I know has been in rescue longer I believe than the combined time Of Dawn and Ron so is well known in her area and well respected. Dawn has many many contacts and through them and her vets etc etc she also has a wide net. What I am trying to say is that each one of the 3 run their work in different ways and a website albeit it useful, is not a necessary thing and in some ways could also be a disadvantage due to cranks and the other idiots that one gets in cyberspace now.
From my point of view I think that each should be allowed to priorotize their time, knowledge and expertise in the way that suits them best individually and the advent of websites should be left totally to them because it is not a necessary essential in their line of work.
Rons site took him next to no time to make as did mine because both of us went to an IT coarse to learn how to Rons site was created specifically for a lost and found list to enable him to put photo's of lost and found cats on was then utilized to advertise cats that needed re-homing it takes as long to put a picture on a website as it does to put one on here.
As for security it would be no different to the security you have on here both of our sites are secure although someone did try and hack into mine to remove my links to the hovel,I spoke to ron last night and it was about midnight and he had just finished seeing to the cats,he spends every hour he can trapping,collecting strays and the problems that go with all that as well as running the lost and found,he has not been well although lately he has been feeling a lot better.
I would also agree with what "mild thing" has suggested I am sure teresa would like to have a website,and dawn already has one it is of coarse their decision whether they want to take up the kind offers people have made to make a site for them,the sites do not have to be sophisticated(take a look at mine) they just have to do the job,cat photo's,info as to where the cats can be seen,phone number,address,now you might say that the last two are taking some kind of risk .but ron has them on his site and as far as I know he has had no problems.
Point in case here ron had two persians sisters that needed homing together he put them on his site and a lady in essex came to look at them and ron delivered them the following week after speaking to the ladies vet(he still gets the odd photo and info about them from this lady.)
So where is the problem I know that ron does have his problems(this is where I wish I still lived in Brighton) but he gets over them without much fuss his and I am sure anyone in rescue's main problem is finding the money to carry on and on this point I'm sure ron will agree having a website has helped him no end people who have continued to support him after adopting a cat can go and look at where there donations and gifts of food,blankets,baskets,bowls ect,ect go and they are always welcome to go and see ron (as I know some from this site already have) and have a cupper and chat although they might find themselves in charge while he goes off to the vet or to collect another cat.
It might seem as though this is one big advert for Ron ...but I know ron I have seen his work,I have been with him while he is at work,he and I have been friends since he came looking for our fuzz and anyone who has virtually no heels go stumbling through bushes and scrub at 3 in the morning is the sort of person I call a friend.
Ron is not seen that often on this or any other forum,he does not have the time thats why I sometimes post for him,normally its a garbled
message from him on his mobile from the vets or a car boot somewhere that there is a cat on his site (normally put on there in the early hours) needs to be put on this or some other site whether it is a lost cat or one that need a home.
a rather long post but the point here is people need to see what you are doing,you have to be transparent in what you do,you have to allow people to see you at work,otherwise thats when the funds start to dry up.
And gill I hope this goes some way into letting you know more about what Ron is about.