Cat Shelter Felix was registered as the first official cat shelter in Serbia back in 2011 and is located in a small village in the Vojvodina region. More importantly, it’s not just a shelter but it's also the only cat sanctuary in Serbia, a unique cat haven with plenty of open spaces where all of the rescued cats are provided with a lifetime of care in a cage-free environment. However, it has always depended and still is depending on the kindness of strangers...
As we’ve said countless times before, we are not only embarrassed but almost ashamed to ask for help over and over again, but the number of Felix kitties is around the frightening number of 130 already despite the fact that we’ve been officially closed for intake for years now. We get a zillion appeals for help that we are sadly forced to deny as we can’t possibly save all of the cats wandering the streets of Serbian towns and villages, but sometimes we simply cannot turn a blind eye to the suffering of cats in urgent need of help, TLC and a safe place they will promptly begin to consider their forever home if we take them in. Far too often, the difference between life and agonizing death are those of us here - and you.
The bottom line is that our expenses are sky high - we spend around 1600 euros on cat food alone every single month, our worker doesn’t work for free and needs to be paid cash in hand and moreover our vet bills are significant. The costs of food become literally frighteningly high during the cold season, especially when winter weather is as weird as it is now - temperature differences between day and night are vast and even the toughest kitties easily get sick if they’re not fed properly and abundantly. All of the Felix cats know what hunger feels like, they’re all familiar with neglect and the danger of life on the streets and now that they’ve found their safe haven, their first and only home, can we possibly all gather together to provide them with what they need the most?
If you’re able to donate any amount please do so, as everything adds up and keeps these wonderful creatures well fed, healthy and happy. All of the kitties and all of us, their caretakers, are immensely grateful for all the precious help we get!