Saaremaa Pet Shelter: Notice, care and helpHow does your donation help?
Kui lähedal oleme eesmärgi saavutamisele?
How does your donation help?
Not every home needs an animal, but every animal needs a home.
There are homeless, abandoned and abused animals in every corner of Estonia, including Saaremaa. The cat colonies that have emerged as a result of the uncontrolled breeding of cats, where diseases are spreading and members are in urgent need of medical care, are also a major problem.
The main activity of our organisation is to help solve these problems. Our goal is to help all animals in need by providing them with a safe temporary shelter and finding them a warm and loving forever home. We also carry out small and big sterilisation campaigns to reduce the emergence of potential new cat colonies.
The number of cats waiting for their forever homes at our Cat Home and temporary homes is stable at 250-300. Every year, 150-200 cats move to their new homes. Every animal in the shelter receives all the necessary procedures for rehoming – they are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given anti-parasitic treatment. Animals from the streets often have many health problems and all of them are given a thorough health check and treatment, if necessary. No animal is euthanised without a medical indication and without good reason.
The NGO also supports the development of animal welfare in society as a whole and does its utmost to solve animal-related concerns.
All of this requires a lot of money and work. We work largely with the support of donations and the contractual monthly grant from Saaremaa municipality also helps us. Apart from three full-time employees, we’re all volunteers and all of the money raised from donations goes to the animals. Your donation will help us save more animals in need – the injured, the starving, the abused. The more money we have, the more we can do, and the more animals have a chance of finding a warm and loving home through us.
- €5 allows us to buy 900 g of quality kibble or 1.3 kg of chicken hearts.
- €10 allows us to buy a microchip or 1.8 kg of kibble.
- €25 allows us to buy 4 bags of pellets or 4.5 kg of kibble.
The organisation is included on the list of non-profit organisations eligible for income tax incentives. Read more about taxes here: Donations and taxes.