Help us secure the future for Angelcats Sanctuary

For: Angelcats Sanctuary and many many stray and injured cats
Skopje, SK, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
Organizer: Stichting Angel's Choice
Help us secure the future for Angelcats Sanctuary (Angelcats Sanctuary and many many stray and injured cats)
€18,764
of €30,000 goal.
Raised by 41 donors
62% Complete

The Story

Angelcats Sanctuary will be demolished this summer! We and all the animals will be on the streets. With an average of about 50 cats and a couple of dogs under our care nobody is willing to rent their property to us. We have only one option: buy our own property! That’s the only way to secure the future of the sanctuary and the life of many stray animals.

So far luck has been on our sides. We found a highly affordable place at a great location (5 minutes walk from three different vet offices). However, the place is a shell structure. It needs a lot of work and money to make it into a sanctuary. Problem is we don’t have any life savings. All of our earnings go to the animals and that is how we have lived for 10 years now. Animals are our priority.

30.000 euro is needed and we look at you, dear animal lover. 10.000 euro to make the empty shell into a functional sanctuary with several separate units for cats (indoor and outdoor), a few quarantine units and other facilities. And 20.000 euro to pay for the property. A detailed financial estimate is to be found in the picture gallery.

Help us make this dream a reality. We realize this is a lot of money, but we are optimistic and hopeful we will reach our goal because we are doing this with love, dedication and professionalism. We are pressured by the deadline of eviction and the end of Angelcats Sanctuary is no option for us. We need this place to care for all the animals that need us.

Background information:

At the beginning of 2015 we, Maja Popovksa and Ruzica Parsons, joined forces and created an official NGO called Angelcats Sanctuary. We were animal rights activists years before we met. We have two things in common: our love for animals and our belief in mutual help. We believe this is crucial in order to help as much animals as possible.

We trap, shelter, cure, neuter, rehabilitate animals (mostly cats) and find homes for them both in Macedonia and abroad. Usually we take care of animals with special needs/handicapped, the ones everyone else has given up on. We have managed to find homes for over 50 cats and 7 dogs in the past year. One third of them were sent to countries in Western Europe. We neutered around 100 cats in one year time, that’s the best way to save lives.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 6, 2017

Posted on July 6, 2017

While trying to reach our goal amount of 30 000 euros and buy and fix our new home, we found out after months of waiting for answers that we cannot make an offer for the place we intended to purchase. It turned out the previous owner and the current one are having a legal dispute over the place and until that is over we cannot do anything. The legal battles here can last for years, so that went down the drain… We were forced to look for an alternative, but with the amount raised so far we cannot afford anything that is suitable to for our purposes and within a reasonable distance from our vets. To make things worse we were told last week we are evicted by August 1st so we had no choice, but rent (paying from our own pockets). Renting a place does not give us the opportunity to have more animals in our care. That means we have to turn a blind eye to all the desperate and sick cats and dogs we come across and with 200 000 strays in Skopje you can imagine how much suffering we see daily. Our hearts get broken on every corner. Everywhere you turn you see a homeless, hungry, malnourished, scared soul waiting to be rescued, waiting for the TLC they deserve. Most of them will never have it… most of them will die run over by a reckless driver, poisoned by an animal hater, starve to death or get sick and crawl somewhere to leave this cruel world. We need your help to create our sanctuary and rescue as much animals as the three of us can. Please help us make a difference to at least a small percentage or them! Return our faith in humanity! Show the compassion and care we rarely see in our society. Please donate! Time is of the essence! The faster we have our home the sooner we can return to rescuing with full speed. Every cent counts! Every amount is welcomed! Thank you!

Posted on August 5, 2016

Posted on August 5, 2016

After several meetings with the estate project development company it has become clear that the demolition of the building in which Angelcats Sanctuary is located is postponed till early spring 2017. This means we have more time to raise the money we need to buy and renovate the new home. In september some benefiet events will be organised in Skopje. Hopefully this will yield a lot of money. In the mean time we will try and find organisations willing to sponsor. Please keep on sharing and donating.

Posted on June 20, 2016

Posted on June 20, 2016

Dutch foundation Angel's Choice organises an auction on Facebook to raise money for the new home of Angelcats Sanctuary. Over 160 donated items will be auctioned. The auction ends on Saturday Jun 25th, 2016 at 20.00 hrs.
You are invited to join and place a bid.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/veilingenAngelsChoice/?fref=ts

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