We’re animal lovers who care deeply about animal welfare and particularly devoted to helping homeless cats.
Almost without realizing it, we went from the simple compassionate act of placing a little food and water under the window to feeding a few feral cat colonies. Many feeding stations were eventually set up for homeless cats roaming our neighbourhood as well.
Around 60 kg of dry food, dozens of cans of wet food and gallons of water are distributed every month. Additionally, we take care of the maintenance of the feral cat colonies’ surrounding areas; about 40 hours a month are spent doing this kind of voluntary work.
Particularly urgent cases of abandonment, neglect and abuse started to emerge and they quickly led us to engage in an even greater cause: ANIMAL RESCUE.
In 2013, we started to rescue homeless cats found in distress that needed urgent help.
Once rescued and provided with proper vet care, these cats needed a safe place to stay during their recovery process; most of them were unaltered and needed spaying/neutering as well. Back then, our goal was to foster them until we’d eventually find them a suitable forever home.
Due to the increasing number of rescues, we needed a larger place for them so we had to set up a temporary shelter to meet their needs. Some old chairs, mats, towels, blankets and cardboard boxes were placed in a small vacant apartment we managed to “borrow” temporarily; it had no water nor electricity supply.
In spite of its reduced capacity and precarious conditions, abandoned, abused and neglected cats that were either sick or wounded were able to survive thanks to our ‘temporary shelter’. Sadly, some of them came to us in dramatic health conditions and their lives could not be saved however they did find tender loving care and a peaceful place to rest in their final hours.
From shelter to sanctuary
A few of the cats we’ve rescued since 2013 were able to find a forever home, however, most of them never did.
In 2015, our former ‘temporary shelter’ became what is today our cat sanctuary where homeless cats find love again and a second chance at life.
While a shelter offers temporary housing to homeless animals until they are adopted into families, a Sanctuary cares for them for as long as they live. We take care of our rescues just as any loving FAMILY would. Over the last six years, orphaned kittens, special cases that require 24/7 medical attention, special needs cats, FIV+ and FeLV+ cats, have found in our Sanctuary a forever HOME and those who didn’t have long to live, found love and comfort in their final hours.