Deep in the heart of Lamu East, Kenya, untold numbers of homeless cats and kittens lead short, miserable lives of hunger, neglect and pain. Stricken by severe starvation and sickness, they eke out a sad existence on islands where hope feels miles away, struggling for scraps and some semblance of shelter just to survive.
This heart-wrenching scene is not conjured from horror fiction - it is the harsh and inescapable reality for more than 20,000 stray cats. With not a single shelter or veterinary clinic and absolutely no government help, the cats are left to breed unchecked, resulting in a deadly population boom and immense suffering for the animals.
Kittens are being born into a world without hope, destined to die of starvation or disease.
Tragically, most do not live to see adulthood. The streets of Lamu East are littered with sickly cats and kittens practically at death’s door - forgotten victims in a cruel world where compassion for animal lives is rare.
NO animal deserves such a fate. As cat lovers like you, it breaks our hearts to know that so many of our beautiful feline friends are suffering and dying right now. Without your help, they will NEVER have a chance at a better life.
We have a plan to help end this sorrowful cycle of birth, disease and death for the street cats of Lamu East, but we desperately need your support!
The most critical need is sterilization. Our past efforts - made possible entirely by YOUR compassionate heart and devoted generosity - have already borne fruit. Together with a skilled team of local veterinarians, we have successfully sterilized more than 1,000 cats!
We have ignited change and saved the lives of countless cats in crisis. But our work is far from over.
Focusing on the needy villages of Faza, Pate and Lamu Town, we hope to continue our life-saving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to prevent thousands of unwanted kittens from being born into a world where there is no love, only pain.
Credit: NFA/Daniel Snyder
We must raise $10,000 (£7,900) to urgently conduct another mass sterilization of Lamu East’s burgeoning and suffering street cat population. Please, will you help us?
Our team is ready to start sterilizations immediately, if we can raise the critically needed funds. Please help us ensure that the animal expert teams are equipped and ready to go.
Now is the time to amplify our efforts. Every cat sterilized is another life saved. Your continued support can usher in a world where these numbers are not just reduced, but where every cat has a chance at a happy and healthy life. Please, if you possibly can, donate generously to Network for Animals today and help us give Lamu East’s street cats this chance.
For the animals,
Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Founder and CEO
Network for Animals
P.S. 20,000 cats are relying on us! We cannot save all of them overnight, but with your help, we CAN ease their suffering. Your donation right now will bring them vital, life-saving sterilizations that will benefit every homeless and helpless street cat in Lamu East. Please donate today and help us save countless cat lives!
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