Although we already raise funds for sick and injured cats and we support Kitty-Cat Rescue Serbia - a group set up to provide food, medications, spay and neuter for abandoned cats and kittens in several villages and towns throughout Serbia, most of our reports are about dogs. One of the reasons for this is that we have no 'cat base'. Both Jelena (in Niš) and Goran (in Belgrade) do not have the facilities suitable for cats and therefore can only take in a handful a year.
Goran, often gets called to help with neutering cats and taking in injured ones, but as we already said, sadly he doesn't really have anywhere suitable for them to go.... With nearly 100 dogs in his care, all available space is in use.
During our last couple of visits to Goran's we talked about what we could possibly do to change that and we're confident that we've got it figured out!
The house on Goran's property is used for sick and elderly dogs BUT there is plenty of loft space that we believe we can convert and turn into a safe and spacious area for the cats.
We've found a couple of kind people who have been making various little cat beds, toys and other items and who have promised to help with making climbing frames once the loft has been converted.
Ideally, we would like a few resident cats but mostly the cats coming in would be those who are undergoing catch-neuter-release program and injured ones undergoing vet treatment.
The estimated cost of fixing the leaking roof, converting the loft, as well as building a small balcony is about 3500 Euros. We know it is a huge sum of money but in the long term we know it will be worth it.
So many unwanted cats struggle to survive on Serbian streets and many kittens get killed within a few weeks of being born. Its a vicious cycle that has to end and the only way we can do that, at least for some of those cats is by having them neutered.
Ways you can help us help ALL the paws in Serbia:
Make a donation via paypal to email@example.com
If in the UK, via text : text PAWS30 then the amount (i.e. PAWS30 £10) to 70070
Bank transfer: Account Number 77422368 Sort Code 77-30-02
When making a donation via bank transfer or paypal, please mark 'CATS'.
If you are not in a position to donate, please help by sharing or even organising your own small fundraiser on our behalf!