Hi, I am a Polish and British national and am involved in helping stray cats. Cats have no nationalities – they just need help and in some countries they do not have the support like others.
In Poland, responsible pet ownership is far behind the UK, especially in rural areas. There are not enough national funds and many people working in small groups rely upon public donations to fund their work. Polish municipal authorities don’t take their responsibilities seriously, in preventing the homelessness and supporting people who want to help in their own time.
There are many cats and kittens (especially this year) that need help; in my area, called Podhale, there is not a single cat shelter. There are a small number of people who try to help, but there are no facilities or funds for treatment and re-homing of cats. There is no legislation or education enforcing pet owners to neuter, look after welfare and control breeding.
When I heard about a poor and skinny mother and four kittens living outside and begging for food every day, I couldn't stop myself from helping. Remotely I organised the rescue and the family of felines ended up in Krakow in one of the private foster homes Dom Tymczasowy . I was lucky because many kittens are still ill on the streets with no roof or food either; starving and in pain.
The kittens were skinny and weak, and have had several problems with vomiting and stool; the kitties are one day better and one worse, but still lethargic and with raised temperature. They have been tested for feline distemper (negative) and dewormed twice. They have been on antibiotics for a couple of days. The lady who fosters them has 16 old cats and 2 dogs. She fosters other cats too. The money collected here will be transferred to Poland to a Polish crowdfunding site (you will see the sum and how). here facebook of the foster home
We need further funds to pay for a vet because we still don’t know the source of the problem and what the treatment should be. The family needs food and other things.
Mother will be neutered and all cats rehomed. Please help me to save their lives. There are fluffy and beautiful (as all cats are). I’ll be adding all bills and cost as update.
Thank you very much for looking. Any penny and sharing will be appreciated.