Save the Cats of Curacao Sanctuary!!

The Sanctuary is in a dire situation right now and NEEDS you to help out FAST! 

Cats of Curacao Rescue Center and Cat Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary on the island of Curacao.

With NO government support, the center is run solely by private income and some donations.

With a huge overpopulation of cats on the island, the center is an important safehaven to cats and kittens of all ages, totalling up to 214 in 2019! 

Born out of the need, to take in and preferably rehome cats and kittens, that are abandoned.

*Tiny - few day old kittens (with umbilicalcords still attached- ), thrown into the unforgiving nature of the Island. 

*Kittens just days old / weeks old, seperated from their mom, left to die in sealed plastic bags, trying to survive their ordeal.  

*Cats left at a house while the owners have moved. 

*wounded and dehydrated, emaciated strays who don't have anybody who cares for them

These animals all find a (temporary) home at the sanctuary.

(Story of origin:


Lately a lot of things have happened at the sanctuary :-( 

The Cats of Curacao sanctuary is in a dire situation.  We need to vacate the property we are currently staying and that would leave us homeless in a short while :-(. 

Since I don't own the current property, I am restricted to the alterations I am allowed to make  here. Stray dogs have been entering the premises and are a serious threat to the cats :-(. I already lost some cats due to these brutal attacks :-( . The ACO officer and police can't help, since we don't know where the dogs keep getting in :-( and they never come in at the same timeframe

So I NEED to move to a property that belongs to the cats

I was able to save a few cats from getting killed, but they are wounded :-( They are paralysed and need time to (partially) recover. 1 Male needs a pawamputation because he lost complete use of his backleg due to muscledamage. So a lot of large Veterinary bills. Night, the black male, is recovering okay now. He will lead a life as tripod. Mimi has cued completely and is walking on all 4 again! 

I am putting as many animals as I possibly can, into inside enclosures, but I don't have enough enclosures, to get them all inside :-( I feel like playing GOD, having to choose, which cats to lock up and which ones need to stay outside :-( (and possibly not return in the morning :-( ). I get approx. 20 calls a week, to take in new animals (moms and litters), Even when I say no:  People are still dumping kittens, newborns, to 2 weeks old, without warning and to add to the stress, they need to be bottlefed. A task I can't take on myself at this moment, because of all that is going on. So they go to a foster.   A few days ago, we had to decide to euthanise a litter of 5, due to illness and little life-expectancy :-(  adding to the rising Vet Bills :-( and stress on me, for having to make this horrible decision to not let them suffer any longer :-( ) 

I NEED your help to get my rescues to safety! I dedicate my life to rescue these cats in need, and I consider them my family. Now I need your help to manage, no contribution is too small."

The costs of getting a suitable property where my kids are safe are: 

A piece of land:  68.000 Nafl.  ($ 37949 /  33498 Euro ) (cheapest I could find sofar)

Fencing:  Nafl: 54.000 ( 30.123 $ / 26866 Euro) 

Costs for building new enclosures to transfer the cats to a new location: Nafl: 5.000 ($ 2789,- / Euro: 2.487,=) 

Costs for moving this large group of animals: In own management 

If there is ANY way, you can support me getting the cats safe, PLEASE donate! If you can't help yourself, but maybe know somebody who does, PLEASE reach out to them on my and the cats behalf.   

If  you are on the island, and feel better about making a fooddonation, or donate medical supplies, defleaing and deworming, please get in touch with me also: You can do so here: 

If you are an investor and willing to help out: There is a businessplan I could send you. Please get in touch by sending an email to the following mailaddress : 

PLEASE Share the GO Fund Me page to your timeline, twitter or instagram account. Tag people who you think might be able to help (relatives, friends, celebraties who love cats, catfoodmanifacturers, medicinal manifacturers and so on! EVERY bit of HELP is welcome! ). You are saving a life by doing so! It only takes a few seconds of your time and could save a life!  

Thank you! Danke, danki di antemano

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