Loving Rescue Cats for Adoption!
We have started a separate funding page to help get our cats out of Hoi An to lower the cost of adoption for loving families.
While dogs are the main concern of “animal lovers” across the world due to media hype over the dog meat trade (which conveniently ignores the far greater danger to billions more animals every year globally for human consumption), cats have just as hard of a time as dogs in Vietnam- perhaps even worse. They are trapped, stolen, and sold to be shipped off for meat like dogs, but they are also subject to infectious disease, traffic accidents, neglect, cruelty, and an absence of competent vet care like all other animal species suffering in Vietnam. Our 20 rescued cats must get away from the shelter in Hoi An to have access to veterinary care and as they are all adults now, not kittens, it has been extremely difficult to help them get to good homes.
In seven years in Vietnam, I have seen very little progress in animal care facilities available to rescues and private clients. Service rarely improves and the lack of internationally trained vets able to train local vets to be fully self-sufficient is crippling as the Vietnamese veterinary education system is really rock bottom.
The final year of Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue work in Hoi An is not going to be easy and it certainly won’t be cheap from what we can tell. If we had decent vets in the area, we would not be in such a horrible rush to get out of central Vietnam and we would be able to adopt our animals out locally. However, every day in central Vietnam puts our rescues’ lives at risk. Year after year we have had horror story after horror story of the diagnoses and treatments from local vet clinics and we no longer can stick around to see what more deadly harm they can do. While rescues focus on taking in more and more animals, the total lack of focus on building up the veterinary capacity of the region has made rescue simply irresponsible. There are so many animals in need and not a single soul capable of taking on their medical care.
Donate today to help our kitties get out of Hoi An to loving homes.
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