A House for Cats and Kids

by Fundacion Vivatma
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids
A House for Cats and Kids

Summary

Given our experience on rescue, care, and re-homing, of unwanted, homeless and injured dogs and cats, we would like to work helping kids with special needs by bringing them together along with cats that have endured difficult conditions. Our project intends to provide the facilities for a group of children with special needs to interact with 30 rescued cats. Our main objective is to build a shelter in the Bogota Savanna where cats and kids can interact and play.

$50,000
total goal
$45,786
remaining
57
donors
0
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

As Animal Protection is still an ignored subject in the Colombian villages and municipalities, the local mayors do not invest money in organized spay/neuter programs especially for cats, so overpopulation of stray and feral cats is unavoidable. On the other hand, children with special needs as autism o cerebral palsy often live on the fringe of society, isolated from a natural environment which includes being with animals.

Solution

With a proper shelter we could give at least 30 rescue cats the chance to recover within a safe place from surgeries or emotional traumas, and become therapy cats for kids with special needs, until they are adopted into forever homes.

Long-Term Impact

The program is destined for 30 spayed/neutered rescue cats, bringing love and communication to special children, often unable to communicate with humans. Furthermore, they will not be longer a public health menace and may suddenly be regarded as a blessing. The cats have a high probability to find forever homes and the kids may discover that there are many ways to communicate with sentient beings.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Fundacion Vivatma

Location: Tabio - Colombia
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Twitter: @Fund_Vivatma
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Fundación Vivatma
Tabio, Colombia
$4,214 raised of $50,000 goal
 
73 donations
$45,786 to go
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