How to Help
The Kalymnos Cat project needs your help. We can't do this without the financial support of kind people all over the world. Your donation supports: the purchase of traps, food and care for the animals, and veterinary bills.
The Kalymnos Cat Project is working with local animal welfare groups to implement an educational and sterilisation campaign to manage the stray cat crisis. Learn more about these efforts on our About the Project page.
Since August 2021, we have sterilised over 800 cats on the island. But our work is still not finished. Please donate to support our continued efforts.
If you'd like to become a regular supporter of the project, please consider setting up a monthly donation. Even if it's only 5€ or 10€ per month, every little bit helps.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
The island has all the necessary ingredients to have a successful Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program: experienced volunteers and feeders to do the trapping and veterinarians to do the neutering. But we need FUNDING. Without funding, we are unable to purchase the trapping equipment, pay the veterinary bills and provide food in the winter.
There are literally thousands of stray cats needing help on the island. The Kalymnos Cat Project hopes to get the proliferation under control in 3 to 5 years if we manage to find the funding to help the volunteers on the island continue their great work. Just recently the Kalymnos Cat Project shipped many traps and hospitalisation cages making the job of capturing and caring for the feral cats much easier and more efficient.
The plan is to find private sponsors for the individual cat colonies so the feeders can continue to give them care and to have any newcomers sterilised.
We sincerely hope that generous foundations will continue to help us in the coming years.
The Kalymnos Cat Project, like all TNR projects, is ongoing and in constant need of funding.
We would like to thank the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for funding that will allow 250 cats to be sterilised in 2021. And thanks to the Summerlee Foundation, we will be able to continue these efforts in 2021-22. We expect to sterilise an additional 100 cats, purchase and ship capture equipment to the island as well as establish feeding stations for the sterilised colonies.
Your donations will help support these cats in need on the island:
Kalymnos Cat Project is funded by: