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Mangrove Beach Cats

Mangrove Beach Cats

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I belong to a group of people who look after a beach cat colony in Abu Dhabi,  UAE

With the street cat population in Abu Dhabi over 100 000, we have a small colony of cats who live around our apartments on the beach on Reem Island. Approximately 25-35 cats live in a 2km radius and our group of residents are doing what we can to keep the colony stable, keep them healthy and feed them.

We believe in TNR - Trap, Neuter and Release - which means each new cat that might appear from another area, or gets dumped by their owners, gets trapped, taken to the vet for a spay/neuter and then released back to the colony. If the cat was previously a pet and won't survive outside, we source a foster home and we start to advertise for a new forever home.

TNR is AED 110 (R438) for male and AED 150 (R586.5) for a female cat. We always do PCH vaccine too (AED 95 - AED 150) (R 371 - R 586) to help with their immunity to the flu and parvo which is very prevalent here. 

When we trap a cat for TNR and it's sick or needs more medical attention, we then have to start paying vet consulting fees, hospitalization, etc. If a cat is off the street for more than 3 weeks and in medical care, we cannot release it back to the street and therefore then start the foster / rehoming process. That means further vaccines, medicine, care etc. 

If we take a cat to an adoption day here, or if we manage to get it adopted directly, we have to have all the vaccines, rabies vaccine and microchip done. This process/cost is about AED 500 (R1955) in total depending on the vet the cat is at.

The costs can rise easily and some cats are quick and fast back on the street, where others have had to have leg amputations and therefore far more care to get the cat to an adoptable stage. 

We ensure the colony stays healthy, by making sure if anyone of the cats get sick, we take them to the vet for medical treatment and medication. We cannot save all 100 000 street cats in Abu Dhabi, but we are surely trying our best to help and manage the street cat colony of cats that live around our area.

We are a group of approx 8 members who all take turns to feed the colony every day, foster, do vet taxi'ing of cats, etc.

All of this is funded by ourselves, and so we are asking for some assistance before the summer months. We have found in previous years, that as summer approaches, more cats get dumped, as people go on leave, or move back to their home countries, and they can't afford boarding, pet nanny or can't afford to take their pets with them.

Sadly, with temperatures getting as high as 55 C these poor cats will never survive outside during summer.

Please spare any amount you can to assist us with our precious Mangrove Beach Cats.

Funds raised will assist us in our vet bills for the beach cat colony.

Donations

  • Jun 07, 2019 - USD $ 1 096.58
  • "From All at Give Back Bingo" - Give Back Bingo

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "wish I could do more x" - Mich

  • May 29, 2019 - USD $ 35.73
  • "Thank you for all your work and generosity in helping these beautiful creartures have a better life" - Geraldine

  • May 22, 2019 - USD $ 6.33
  • "Well done- this is amazing work!" - Frani Heyns

  • May 20, 2019 - USD $ 218.67
  • "Those cats are lucky to have you:-)" - Kinga

  • May 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks for all the work you guys do for the cats" - Tersia

  • May 20, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "For the cats" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 21 309.91

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00
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With the street cat population in Abu Dhabi over 100 000, we have a small colony of cats who live around our apartments on the beach on Reem Island. Approximately 25-35 cats live in a 2km radius and our group of residents are doing what we can to keep the colony stable, keep them healthy and feed them.