31st January 2019
The Asociación Catland
Jávea is seeking funding to create a sanctuary
for cats and kittens which would otherwise be living
on the streets, providing a safe environment where they
can be water, fed and have the best chance of finding
a new home. The association is looking to raise some
40,000 euros which will cover the construction of the
refuge and the initial maintenance costs for the cats
as well as help spreading the word to raise its profile.
from the non-profit organisation Claire Wall explained
that the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has already offered
some 3,000 square metres of land in the Ramblars zone
for the purpose. Once the funding is available, the
refuge will be constructed and then run by volunteers,
providing a safe place for cats which would otherwise
be living in colonies in the streets of the local area
and be considered a nuisance to the local community
and tourists alike.
proposal is for a maximum of 150 rescued cats and kittens to
be able to be accommodated in the refuge. There will
be a local 24-hour veterinary support service available
and the conditions developed to enable an adoption scheme
so that the cats have an opportunity to fulfill their
lives in a loving home. The association's ultimate aim
is to rescue and re-house as many cats as it possible
can, to get the colonies off the streets.
achieve this aim, the association is relying on
the generosity of the local community whose donations
will help make it happen. This can be achieved through
the association GoFundMe page here
as well as via PayPal or by direct bank transfer (account
details available on the association website: see below).
Volunteers are also needed for there is a lot of work
to be done at Catland - and it will never stop. Raising
awareness will also help the objective become a reality
so the association relies on people spreading the
word about their efforts and making more people
aware of their desire to help stray and abandoned cats.
more information, interested parties and potential donors
can visit the association website here
as well as keep up-to-date with all the latest information
on their Facebook page here.