We love tracking our progress and finding solutions and don't shy away from hard work. That's why — with the generous help of our friends, donors and a grant from IFAW — we were able to accomplish a number of things:
● provide shelter and good care for a large number of cats, many of which have already found new families (see the current number on the right or down below);● implement infection control and prevention measures at the shelter from scratch (isolation units, vaccinations, basic renovation, regular cleaning);● set up automated kanban boards that keep data about our cats and expenses public and accessible in real-time;● finally, become registered as a nonprofit.
The war is not over, nor is the ongoing effort to end animal suffering. Despite this, we are looking forward to the after-war reconstruction of Ukraine and the establishment of new practices that take into account the life and health of animals that belong with us.
Thanks to their generosity, we saved many cat lives, restored their health, and finally got them adopted out. These people backed our efforts and supported us when we asked for help.
Convent and its sisters
The shelter is located in the city centre on a beautiful dog-free secluded area of Saint Michael Monastery and is supported by the abbess and the hard labour of the sisters.
When the war broke out, many volunteers rushed to help the convent with lots of abandoned cats. Feline Foundation was created by one of them who stayed to tackle long-term problems.
Nonprofits and businesses
Grants and donations from larger nonprofits and companies allow us to provide our cats with food, sterilisations and primary vet care. We also use product donations to better organise and automate our work.
We are grateful to those who, despite the war and instability, decided to make one of the shelter cats a part of their family, sometimes going as far as adopting a special needs cat or coming for the second adoption.
Temporary or permanent shelter
The cat shelter — located on a beautiful secluded convent territory — provides a home until the cat is adopted or till the end of its life. The number of places is limited, but we seek opportunities to house more cats.
Vet nurse level care
The care provided in the shelter includes daily care, anti-parasite treatment, FVRCP and rabies vaccinations and any treatments prescribed by the veterinarian, including pills, subcutaneous fluid administration, injections etc.
We have incoming cats (purebreds including) sterilized quickly to preserve their health and help control the cat population. All kittens that we house have been born outside of the shelter.
The end goal for any cat's journey with us is to find a permanent and loving home. We carefully screen potential owners and keep in touch with them after the adoption.