The “Every Child Deserves a Kitten” project started with an idea to find more people to adopt our fully vaccinated and sterilised kittens. How could we do this and be sure the kittens would be well cared for. A dear friend, Martine Caire, told me about a foundation called the SOS Children’s Village in Tabanan. Martine’s friend, Wayan, had been a boarder from the age of 11 years as her father had died before she was born and her so in April this year we set off to meet the director and the “foster mothers” who care for the children. SOS Children’s Village is an extraordinary place. Pak Agung agreed it could be good for the children to have cats to give them some special love and teach them responsibility. We chose ten cats and on 4 May 2013, a convoy of three vehicles, loaded to the top with all the supplies and the cats, set off. It was a landmark day. The children were delighted. Everyone wanted one for their houses.
May 2013, we have placed 10 kittens at the SOS Children’s Foundation. Compassionate donors have sponsored some of the kittens by financing their food and regular health check-ups, both of which are personally delivered by the Villa Kitty team each month. To take part in this project please email Elizabeth at email@example.com.
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Villa Kitty is a rescue and adoption centre for Bali’s abandoned cats and kittens.We have just celebrated our 3rd birthday with one hundred and twenty-one cats and kittens, seventeen of them tiny kittens under 6 weeks having arrived in the past seven days. Please consider adopting or fostering and if you are not able to adopt or foster please consider making a donation via our PayPal account or volunteering.
Villa Kitty Bali began as the “Cats and Kittens Section” in another shelter in Lodtunduh. I am Elizabeth Henzell (nee Suttie) and in 2009 I was asked to care for three tiny kittens. I didn’t have time but I had two young friends looking for work so I employed them to care for the kittens. Many more quickly followed. My close friend, Robert Elliot, has been the major sponsor since our first days. He generously paid our staff wages, in addition to the necessary equipment, food and medications for the cats and kittens. Villa Kitty has been in operation for more than three years now because of his continuing generous monthly support. Kadek Purnata and Wayan ‘Jopi’ Budiarta were our first vet assistants. These compassionate young men are still working at Villa Kitty as senior assistants who mentor our junior vet assistants. They take their position very seriously and are consulted on important issues such as hand-feeding neonates.