Cat Beach Sanctuary, Penang

$10,725 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 171 people in 63 months
Love cats? Please join us in supporting Cat Lovers International Society and the Cat Beach Penang Sanctuary.

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.

The initiatives:

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.


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.
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Happy Birthday!
Cat Beach Cats
Adopt - Volunteer - Donate!
Please wish the Cats a Happy Future
with your generous monthly gift!

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary to Cat Beach!

Dear Cat Friends,

It is thanks to YOU and other cat lovers that hundreds of kittens and cats have been saved from dangerous situations and given a "Second Chance."

YOU have made a real difference! Please join the celebration! Support the wonderful work of Cat Beach saving homeless kittens and cats!

Can you please help Cat Beach give cats
another year of shelter and loving care
with your generous monthly gift?

300 cats & kittens will thank you.

Cat Beach's Birthday was an exciting day back in 2014. A caravan organized by cat lovers brought 40 rescued cats to their new home in the fishing village of Teluk Bahang -- the start of @Cat Beach Penang. About 60 neighborhood Community Cats would gather to eat fish scraps when the kind local fishermen came in from the sea. From that day forward at Cat Beach,100 cats began to receive regular food, vet treatments and nursing, and a lot of loving care from visitors and volunteers from around the world.

But now -- Cat Beach has reached capacity and still we are asked to save more. As of September 2018, now about 300 cats and kittens live at Cat Beach needing daily care. With costs rising with every new cat, the Sanctuary urgently needs your help. The cats need and deserve our care.

So many cats are in danger and need sanctuary...

Found in the middle of busy highways, under cars in car parks, tossed in dumpsters inside plastic bags, tiny kittens taken from their moms found in cardboard boxes discarded at markets and hawker stalls or beside garbage bins to be tossed away. Every day, Cat Beach receives requests to save cats.

Sometimes it is a human tragedy that threatens cats lives -- cat carers may become sick or die or have to move away and leave their cats homeless.This past week, we heard a colony of 60 cats need to be given a place to go. It breaks our heart not to be able to save them all.

Not a day goes by without a request to help save cats.
If it is a true emergency, how can we turn them away?

Heartfelt Thanks to the Cat Beach Founders

German wonderwoman Ms Barbara Janssen realized Penang's cats needed help years ago. She turned to fisherman Mr Nana bin Wanchik who had been feeding cats at the beach for years. When she met American professor Ms Teviot Fairservis who had rescued cats on Langkawi, it became clear that someone needed to do for the cats what Barbara does for 600 dogs at her 4PAWS shelter. Teviot sold her apartment in Honolulu, Hawaii USA and used the proceeds to establish Cat Beach. But now those funds are nearly gone.

Zoom forward to 2018

Because of amazing volunteers like Ms Mas Rozana from Penang and Ms Kari from KL - both of whom have helped Cat Beach cats for more than 2 years -- Cat Beach is now more than a place for homeless cats to go -- it is a sanctuary that strives to reach international standards for cat care.

With little promotion, it has also become an Educational Centre and a Tourist Attraction -- a very special place for cat lovers to visit and fall in love with cats.

Please know we are doing everything we can think of to sustain the sanctuary long-term -- encouraging visitors and volunteers, social media outreach, partnering with businesses social enterprises, applying for grants and crowdfunding, and producing events like the upcoming Animal Experts Lectures, Group Community Service programs, Volunteer Trainings, Yard Sales and the annual Christmas Party.

How can you help?

With just small donations from many people, Cat Beach can continue to care for cats and kittens for many years to come. Monthly donations will help ensure the cats never go a day without food and basic care. Larger donations, legacy contributions and matching gifts will enable important programs and projects like emergency vet care, vaccination and sterilizations of all the cats, renovations of the property, and educational programs and publications.

Cat Beach urgently needs you to contribute today.

Please wish Cat Beach "Happy Birthday" and a great year ahead!

Furriest thanks,
& the Cat Beach Cats

P.S. Please give in whatever way you can. If you can donate a little money every month that would be a gift that keeps on giving. You can also send an order for delivery of cat food and cleaning supplies from Tesco, Lazada, Shopee or your favorite pet store. You can easily bankin or transfer funds -- get full information at

Could you ask at least one friend or family member to help support cats? Gather colleagues at work to contribute to a 'kitty'? Share Cat Beach posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media? Why not bring friends and family to come hang out with the cats and volunteer at the Sanctuary.

Or even better, you could adopt or foster a wonderful cat!

We can't do it without you.

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Cat Beach Sanctuary
Copyright © *|2018|* Cat Lovers International Society / Cat Beach Sanctuary, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
778 Jalan Teluk Awak, MK 2
11050 Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
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Be the Miracle. Cat Beach Cats are rescued cats saved from desperate situations but with no place to go. Every day, we see and hear of healthy cats rescued from dangerous situations and even from human abuse. Luckily, there is Cat Beach - a No Kill Sanctuary.

All too often, sick and injured cats come to Cat Beach -- if we can afford the vet bills, then a little loving care can make all the difference. When owners can no longer care for their cats due to illness or death of a family member, they turn to Cat Beach for help. Cat Beach Cats live a happy life at the beach and can become wonderful adoptable companion pets.

With education and training programs, outreach, adoption and fundraising campaigns, tourism and retail sales, and more, Cat Beach Sanctuary and the Cat Lovers International Society aims to do all we can to help cats!

Our gratitude for the loving care from donors of funds, food, and time as volunteers, Cat Beach Sanctuary met all its expenses in 2017 - a total of RM 313,000. It will be more in 2018 as we try to meet the demand for this special cat sanctuary to accept more cats and provide more services..

But we cannot save or care for nearly 300 cats or provide cat welfare programs without your help. Please donate generously and join us in donating monthly. You can make miracles happen!

Please be the miracle for cats! Donate today!

Furriest thanks,
Teviot & the Cat Beach Cats
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Please donate to the Ragna Fund for Veterinary Care to help Cat Beach Sanctuary give the best care to cats.

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

Your help is deeply appreciated by the cats in need and the people, like Kari, who work so hard to care for them!

+ Read More - The Ragna Fund -- a new fund for veterinary care for cats.

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
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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Krista Goon
21 months ago

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.

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Lisa Schipper
23 months ago

That's my little one and her grandmother in the background! I am so happy to see them there!!! We had an amazing visit.

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Aneeraz Damha Irmaz
57 months ago

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

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$10,725 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 171 people in 63 months
Created June 17, 2014
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2 days ago

as per kittenlady youtube...

Beth Gannon
2 days ago

I am sponsoring a day for each of the 300 cats as a birthday present to myself - I wish I could do more for these tiny priceless lives.

Jerry Caropolo
1 month ago

The No Suffer Society is proud to support the extraordinary efforts of Cat Beach Sanctuary and we look forward to expanding our collaboration in the months ahead.

Matthew Galyon
4 months ago
Jill Gaugler
5 months ago
Jasdeep Singh
5 months ago

Love cats

Karina Mendiola
6 months ago

Thank you for taking care of those cats.

Krista Goon
21 months ago

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.

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Lisa Schipper
23 months ago

That's my little one and her grandmother in the background! I am so happy to see them there!!! We had an amazing visit.

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Aneeraz Damha Irmaz
57 months ago

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

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