Help A Cat

$710 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 3 months
John Ponko  6023
Frankie & Valentino ( up front)

Our story at Bahia Redonda Marina, Venezuela

From its inception and with the help of its owners, the marina has been a free range, no kill animal sanctuary. Over the years many people have taken on this noble job of caring for the cats and dogs here. Through neutering, spraying and adoption with the help of many, including Magda Reyes and Maria Castillo, we’ve keep the animal population down for many years.
Sadly, as this beautiful country deteriorates, people are becoming unable to feed, neuter or spay their pets, and in many cases feed themselves. Consequently, our adoption rate has gone down, and people are smuggling more kittens or cats into the marina in the hopes that since they are unable to care for their pets, maybe we will be able to and we do, well we try, but this is becoming more and more difficult, as the economic situation in Venezuela changes
Gillbert & Maybelle.

People are suffering and the animals are suffering the most, I know it seems silly to worry about feeding cats, kittens, and dogs twice a day in a country where people are standing in long lines for hours to buy basic food, while workers and security guards rapidly lose weight, because they are only able to eat one meal a day. But the animals are unable to provide for themselves, so we are doing the best we can to help them, this includes feeding the animals twice a day, veterinary visits if they become (really) sick. (I say (really) sick, because I have been taught how to diagnose and treat small ailments from a few helpful Veterinary Doctors). We regularly de-worm, neuter or spay all adult cats and dogs
Big Red.

Our adoption rate for the pass 3-4 years was at a steady average of 10-15 cats a year. This economic crisis has also reduced adoptions to only 5 cats in 2016, due to these factors we are now at 56 cats and 4 dogs in our care. All the cats and dogs were abandoned and or smuggled into the marina, a few came to us in terrible condition, but all are de-wormed, given a bath and food, and if ill, medical treatment and eventually Spayed or Neutered

The marina has always been a no kill sanctuary, and we would sincerely love to keep it this way.
The marina has graciously and thankfully continued to buy us some food but with the rising number of animals and the new cost of animal food it isn't nearly enough,

we are now in desperate need of your help.
We are in sincere need of your help, we need money for food, medicine, and for sterilization and veterinary visits. We hope you can find it in your heart to help us!
we are sincerely asking for your help, with this noblest of cause, helping animals who suffering in a country that is suffering

Please! We don't want to have to put animals to sleep, but sadly we may have no choice.
Your contributions are most welcome!
Thank you sincerely in advance for your help

Dellisa Flavius
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Bradley Cooper
Chola King

Cleopatra ( one of our oldest cats 15 years old)

Orchid. our oldest (15 and a half years old)
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Update 15
Posted by John Ponko
2 days ago
I have created a youtube channel for the cats.
Check it out.
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Update 14
Posted by John Ponko
28 days ago
Finally after 5 months of trying we found a new home for one of my babies.. one down 61 to go. Hahahahaha
Don't forget to follow us on Instagram: @helpacattoday
Like us on Fb : Help A Cat
Tell people about us. We still need help with food and medicine. Candy Bar's chemotherapy treatment is comming up . Helen our blind cat needs surgery to remove her eyes so they stop becoming infected.
Thank you for all your help so far. If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to email me at helpacattoday@gmail.com
This is new to me so any imput in greatly accepted and appreciated.

Lots of love from
Help a cat
It's not a great picture of them but i love it. Mickey looks like a teddy bear
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Update 13
Posted by John Ponko
1 month ago
It's Tongue out Tuesday everyone
Let celebrate by sticking our tongues out. Hahahah
Hello my name is Mickey. Happy tongue out Tuesday.
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Update 12
Posted by John Ponko
1 month ago
We are totally excited this awesome cruising magazine publish a story about us with beautiful pictures the
Check out the below.
Download the January 2017 edition
It's a Pdf file. Then Check us page 86-

Follow us on Instagram: @helpacattoday
Or like us on Fb: Help A Cat
Candy Bar .
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$710 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 3 months
Created November 14, 2016
John Ponko  
Christine Wise
1 month ago

Good luck.

Beverly Ponko McCarthy
1 month ago

I support all your efforts for our kitty friends' welfare! Keep up the good work!

Marcelle Taylor
1 month ago

Thanks for all you do!

Elizabeth Stanley
2 months ago
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