URGENT! Our shelter is in crisis. The increase in dogs and cats has skyrocketed expenses. Public aid only covers 11% of the annual costs, and private donations are not enough. Our facilities are collapsing, and the animals are stressed. We owe over 10,000 euros to veterinarians, and the bills keep increasing. In May alone, we received 37 dogs. PLEASE, HELP US (donate, become a member, volunteer, or foster)

MAIKA 15 year(s) & 4 month(s) old

Contact with children: ?*
Contact with other cats: GOOD
Contact with dogs: ?
Contact with people: ?
Special needs: ?

Maika is a symbol of our shelter. She was the very first cat we rescued 10 years ago and headed the long list of cats we have today at the shelter. Although all abandonments are cruel and condemnable, Maika’s was especially cruel. She was four years old when she was left in a cardboard box, at the very door of the shelter, after being in a family. Just like Maika, we could never understand why that happened. Maika suffered a lot from being abandoned.

It’s probably why she can be a bit reserved and distrustful when she doesn’t know you, but she’s very good at heart. With time, she will enjoy receiving pets and cuddles, but only on her own terms: when she’s had enough, she will let you know! That being said, she can be bribed with food easily 🙂

She absolutely loves it when she’s allowed to go outside and will often be found chilling out in the sun. Sunshine definitely makes her happier. She would love it for her future family to have a small garden. Because the shelter is full, she doesn’t always have the opportunity to go out as much as she would like to and ends up spending a lot of time in a relatively small room. We think that this situation, along with the fact that she sometimes has to share her space with kittens, is having a negative impact on her mood, health and emotional state. She is now 14 years old and deserves to live in a nicer, more quiet place than the shelter where dogs can be heard constantly and animals come in and out all the time. She sometimes suffers from alopecia that we believe is stress related.

We would love for our queen Maika to find a lovely home where she could spend her last few years in peace, where she could feel loved once again.

Adoption costs for cats  : ADULT  120€ / KITTEN 60€ All animals available for adoption have a microchip and passport. They have been tested for common diseases (Leishmania for dogs, FeLV and FIV for cats). Adult animals are fully vaccinated and castrated.

* Until complete adaptation, adult supervision with small children is essential.