When I first moved to Malta, I volunteered at a cat sanctuary, Animal Guardians Malta. They opened their sanctuary to their first stray cat in 2016 and worked hard to ensure the cats were healthy, well-fed, and loved. A mission definitely accomplished!) In the way that they grew, the care and support continued to grow.
AGM was started and is run by a Maltese cat lover, Karman. as well as some extremely committed and amazing supporters who help run what is now blooming around Malta. The help of volunteers and the kindness and generosity of our supporters to maintain this cute little cat village has truly opened a lot of people’s eyes!
They are a regulated charity NGO. VO/1063.
Their mission is to
- To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray cats in forever homes.
- To raise funds and sponsorship to feed and care for their cats
- To encourage and host animal-assisted therapy
- To work closely with government ministers to pursue a policy of neutering within Malta
- To invite and educate schoolchildren in animal care and the benefits of neutering.
- To work with local and international animal NGOs
With now over 125 cats they have really made this something so emotionally inspiring!
Based in the grounds of St Vincent de Paul and welcome the elderly, accompanied by family or nurse to spend time among the cats, chatting and hugging them. The cats benefit from this love and attention too!
They also run further and more programs for children with special needs – whether it’s autism, learning difficulties or the victims of bullying are also invited to join us at the cat sanctuary and enjoy our fluffy, friendly cats. They will also learn that animals deserve our love and respect. We love to see the smiles on their faces when they have a cuddly cat in their arms.
There are over 300,000 stray cats in Malta and managing and reducing this number is vital. Educating the population is hugely important. Inviting schoolchildren to the sanctuary and showing them what we do and why we do it is a key way of ensuring the next generation is aware of the issues and teaches them softer values eg caring for animals.
Want to be part of the AGM? Why note donate here!
Your donation to support their work is kindly appreciated. Make a small donation and Feed 1 of their rescued cats for a day!
Paypal : www.paypal.me/feedacatnow
Now, this is just puuuuuurfect affection isn’t it! Meow…