Help Thai Street and Temple Cats

For: Temple Cat Care in Thailand
Organizer: Chrissy Russell
of £5,000 goal
30% Complete
Raised by 87 donors
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The Story



There are millions of cats on the streets in Thailand, suffering enormously. They suffer from starvation, disease and some horrific injuries, usually from traffic or the street dogs who roam free.

I am a breeder of Burmese cats in the UK. These cats mainly originate from Thailand, and I have a passion for all of the beautiful Thai cats.

I have rescued 3 cats from the streets of Thailand. They live with me now as my beloved pets, and are contributing their genes to our very inbred Western Burmese genepool.

I had seen a gorgeous little street kitten on Facebook. It looked about 10-12 weeks old. I asked my friend nearby to go and pick it up for me. By the time she got to where the kitten had been seen, neighbours told her that a rotweiller type of street dog had just killed it. I felt so bad, this kitten was just hours away from being taken from the street and given a loving home.

The photo of the little tortie kitten in the photo gallery is of my gorgeous girl, Suay Valentina, when she was first found in Bangkok. She was being fed in a temple by the monks, along with many other cats and kittens. Temples all over Thailand are renowned for taking in the street cats, but it comes very expensive. There is also a photo of her here in England, looking proud and elegant. I adore her!

During a recent visit to Thailand, I asked my friends to take me to visit Wat Taphan, where Suay was born, and rescued by my friends in Bangkok.

I was very shocked by what I found. Overpopulation, disease, dying cats and kittens. It was enough to reduce me to tears. 

So it began. With the help of Nolan and Bew in Thailand, and with the blessing of Leung Ta, the head monk of the temple, we have now set up this fundraiser to provide food, medicine, veterinary treatement, vaccination and a spay and neuter programme for the cats at the temple.

The first £500 raised has already been donated to the Temple Cat organisation. Currently funds are being used to treat sick cats and kittens at Wat Taphan temple in Bangkok, and to feed, vaccinate and neuter the heathly ones.

Our volunteers in Thailand are giving their time freely to go in and feed, treat, vaccinate and spay/neuter the cats.

We have set up a Facebook page here, where you can view our progress

Thailand is a poor country, and veterinary treatment for the Thais is horrendously expensive. However, the cost is a fraction of what we pay for veterinary treatment here in the West.

Please would you find it in your hearts to donate a little? Even £5 or $10 would go a very long way over there.

Thank you.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 16, 2015

Posted on October 16, 2015

Hi Everyone.

Just a line to thank all of you for your support during our appeal to help the Thai cats. In total we raised £1,519, Thats around $2,345!

We are just in the process of writing up what your donations provided, and I will write to you soon with the updated info, however, for now, pat yourselves on the back because we have brought health back to the cats at Wat Taphan temple and dozens of cats have been neutered, medicated, vaccinated, and all are well fed and cared for. Thanks to you!

I hope you are all following the Wat Taphan Temple Cat Care Facebook page. This is the link, just copy and paste it into Facebook.

We will soon be setting up a new appeal for 20150/16, please continue to support us.

I am available to attend meetings/seminars to talk about the situation of the cats in Thailand, I am happy to drive anywhere within 100 miles radius of Southampton, Hampshire. So please let me know if you would like me to attend yours.

Once again, our very grateful thanks, and watch this space.

Very best wishes

Chrissy Russell

Posted on April 30, 2015

Posted on April 30, 2015

Thank you to all of you who responded to our appeal for the little black cat that was involved in a road accident. it is my sad duty to inform you that he did not make it and he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
We will continue to use the funds donated to help to care for other cats in the temple and continue our work there. Our funds still critically low. Please continue to donate,  share us on twitter, share us on facebook, share us with your friends.
We desperately need your help, please continue to support us

Posted on April 22, 2015

Posted on April 22, 2015

22 April Update On Injured Cat

He has had his X-ray, his back left leg is broken and will require surgery, twice. Sounds like a serious break. Khun Moo took him to the animal hospital so at this time we do not know the details of the break or what surgery is required. Will update as we learn more. Please keep donating if you haven't yet, it sounds like the surgery will be more expensive than we anticipated.

Please tell your friends too!

Thank you


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