What is Catrescue.id?
Catrescue.id is an initiative started off by several people who met while giving food and water (street feeding) to street cats that live in public spaces in Jakarta and Depok. We became acquainted and establish communication through WhatsApp Group.
We believe that street feeding alone is not enough. Without TNR, it will actually speed up the breeding process. Street cats are supposed to roam around looking for food. However, they settle in one area because they are used to the food that street feeders provide. We are limited in time, energy, and financial capacity. Thus, we decided to focus our efforts on TNR (Trap Neuter / Spay Return).
Where does Catrescue.id organize TNR?
We live and work in Jakarta Greater Area. The cats that we help live in public places. You can also organize TNR for the cats that you see on the street or in other public spaces, to keep them healthy and prevent them from breeding.
How can I join and contribute?
You can help through the following three things:
- Donate via Catrescue.id website for sterilization and hospitalization, as well as helping sick cats.
- Adopt cats with special needs, kittens, sick cats, or senior cats.
- Write an article to share on our website and social media.
How to donate to Catrescue.id?
Donations can be channeled using a credit card through a form on Catrescue.id site, or via a bank transfer.
Catrescue.id account is an account dedicated to receiving donations and payments for TNR activities and treatment of sick cats, even though the account is under the name of one of our volunteers.
Please send proof of transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also need your email address to send financial reports every one or two months.
If you want to send donations via other platforms, please contact us on email@example.com or direct message us on social media.
Can Catrescue.id take reports or cats?
No. We cannot take reports or cats that you find on the street, because, we:
- Do not have an office or a headquarter.
- Are NOT a shelter.
- Do not have a vehicle.
- Do not have a field team.
- Do not have employees.
- Do not organize TNR at locations other than the colonies we monitor.
- Are NOT accepting reports to rescue cats.
We ask you to get involved and help street cats. You can start by feeding and organizing TNR for cats living around your home and office neighborhood.
If you find a sick cat on the street, what can you do?
You are the first person who can help the sick cats, senior cats or kittens, you see on the streets.
- Try your best to take them directly to the animal clinic, veterinarian, animal health center, or the nearest Animal Husbandry Department to be examined and given first aid.
- You can be honest with the veterinarian about the cat. Tell them that it is a street cat and if you need financial assistance.
- If you collecting donations, be sure to provide evidence, such as photos of the cats at the clinic, the receipt, full report for the donors, and provide an update about the cat.
- If you cannot take the cat to the veterinarian, seek help by:
- Take the good quality of photos or videos
- Turn off the video sound if there are certain sounds
- Upload on your social media platforms
- Open the privacy settings so it can be shared
- Tag or mention Catrescue.id on social media
- Tag or mention accounts that have many followers, especially those from the same or nearest city
- Don’t give too detailed location to avoid people dumping cats in that area