Cat Beach Sanctuary, Penang
Dedicated to improving the welfare and treatment of cats, we believe in 'think globally, act locally.' Please 'like' our Facebook Page to learn more about how you can connect with other cat lovers - or just enjoy sharing the antics of our furry friends!
At the CAT BEACH PENANG SANCTUARY, cat lovers have made a special home to care for cats rescued from desperate life-or-death situations where our all-volunteer team gives them the most loving care we can.
And Cat Beach is more than a shelter. It is fast becoming an Educational Centre with visiting students from area schools and universities. Journalists have now declared it a Tourist Attraction as well with visitors coming from around the world to spend time with cats at the beach.
What started as a simple idea to create a home for about 100 cats that had nowhere else to go has grown exponentially. The demand is huge. As Cat Beach Penang becomes better known, more cats arrive. Now we are caring for nearly 300 cats! Cat Beach Cats need your support!
Your support means the world to these cats -- with your help, we can have healthy, happy, vaccinated, sterilized, friendly and truly adoptable cats.
1) GOOD NUTRITION - top priority is to give the cats good food and supplements to build strong immune systems
2) BASIC HEALTH CARE including deflea and deworm treatments.
5) EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE as needed
In a rural Malay fishing village, local fishermen have cared for cats for the past decade or more. Meanwhile in the sophisticated city of George Town, just an hour away, homeless cats are found by caring rescuers every day in the ditches and drains, markets, restaurants or simply dumped on the street. A "Zero Strays" policy went into effect in July 2014 for Penang which gives special urgency for the establishment of a 'no kill' Cat Sanctuary -- as there is literally no place for them to go except a few caring homes.
That's why we have set up a sanctuary in the fishing village. To start, we provided for 100 cats but the demand has been astonishing with new cats arriving almost every day. Now there are nearly 300 cats!
Please give as generously as you can to help this nonprofit maintain and improve the cat sanctuary. Currently this is an all-volunteer group and funding is coming from a small group of caring cat lovers.
With your help we will be able to improve the lives of cats locally and support you and other cat lovers internationally!
Please do plan to come to visit the Cat Beach and all the wonderful cats someday soon. You can come for a day visit or stay on as a volunteer (we can provide housing and possibly other compensations).
Thanks for caring about cats! It is deeply appreciated.
Vet Bills can be huge! It would be purr-fect if we could have all sick and injured cats kept under 24/7 veterinary care. Instead we save our pennies for real emergencies and do the best we can to nurse milder cases back to health.
Ragna was a recent emergency. He was Kari's very best buddy. We all miss this beautiful black blind cat. His bill is still outstanding -- and there are others too.
Gifts to this fund will be deposited to a special account in the USA to keep accounting separate. You can donate here as well and mark a note it is for Ragna. Or go to https://www.gofundme.com/RagnaCat
Your help is deeply appreciated by the cats in need and the people, like Kari, who work so hard to care for them!
Beautiful Ragna recently passed on to the Rainbow Bridge and we miss him so much. In his memory, we have started another GoFundMe campaign to help support the veterinary care for rescued cats from Cat Beach Sanctuary.
Emergencies happen and cats get sick or injured. It takes an hour to drive them on the winding roads from the fishing village to the vet -- but sometimes there is just no other choice. No vet has yet been found able to come out to the sanctuary on a regular basis. So cats must go to them.
Ragna stopped eating and so his best buddy, Kari, our Cat Care Supervisor ("cat dad"), took him to the vet. An ultrasound showed an unexplained 2cm mass pressing on his liver. It could have been a tumor or perhaps that awful virus, FIP, that takes so many cats around the world.
As of March 19, the Ragna Fund has received $220 USD from contributors (about rm 860). Ragna's bill totaled rm 1300 so we still have a ways to go. With 5 others at the vet in recent weeks, Cat Beach needs to raise about rm 3500 (abt $900) to keep up with current vet bills.
The Ragna Fund https://www.gofundme.com/RagnaCat
is deposited to a special savings account in the US and will be used exclusively for veterinary care for Cat Beach cats.
Caring for a big group of cats gets expensive! Figure that if you feed a cat at rm 1 per day (about 25 cents US) times 365 days, that comes to a total of rm 365 per cat per year or about $91.25 per year. Now multiply by 250 cats. That's 91, 250 ringgit Malaysia (USD $23,310 or Euro 18,995 at today's rates).
Then add in all the costs for operating and maintaining a sanctuary. 2018 Budget = rm 250,000 (about USD $65,000, 52,000 euro.
Please know -- your gifts change lives! Both the cats and the people who care for them will be truly grateful and encouraged to continue to do their best for our feline friends. Blessings to all who help cats!
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The cats at Cat Beach Sanctuary need your help more than ever before. The need and demand for this special refuge for cats is huge.
The need for Cat Beach is real. It is fast becoming more than just a sanctuary for cats rescued from truly desperate situations - it is also an exceptionally beautiful and unusual place where people can share in the joy of cats - and the beach!
What started as a small project to help save 100 cats has grown exponentially, especially in the last few months - our all-volunteer staff is now trying to give good care to nearly 300 cats and kittens! Why? Because almost every day some kind rescuer brings in another cat or all-too-often an entire litter of kittens. Of course, expenses have nearly tripled as well!
The demand is real and overwhelming. Just now I had a message that a woman who has 30 cats in her apartment has been told by the authorities that she has until next week to get rid of them - or they will come and take them and kill them. Or perhaps even worse, they may be dumped in the jungle. Somehow we have to find a way to help the cats.
Please know that even in the midst of trials & tribulations, we remain very optimistic about the future. Almost every day visitors from around the world find Cat Beach and come to have a unique and memorable experience. And students from area schools and groups from local businesses seek us out for internships, community service and educational projects.
I hope that you will join me in contributing to the cats' care - knowing that every penny donated is an investment in educating people, giving visitors a special and memorable experience with cats, and truly saving the lives of some very special furry feline friends.
Thank you so much for your kindness to cats! Wishing you and yours (and your cats) an early and very Merry Christmas ahead!
Teviot, Founder, Cat Beach Sanctuary and
Cat Lovers International Society
Hi Teviot - Have shared this event on our Google+ page. It'll be coming up on our Redbox Studio FB page soon too. Keep up the great work! Let me see if Nic and I can attend the dinner.
That's my little one and her grandmother in the background! I am so happy to see them there!!! We had an amazing visit.
hi there.. how can i find this "Cat beach" ? Could you tell me the exact location please? I would like to come and visit the cats.. text message me or whatsapp me on on 0167383114