Donate To Our Cat Sanctuary

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Donate to Cat sanctuary. Friends of Felines

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Donate To Our Cat Sanctuary – Support Our Cat Sanctuary

Help Us Continue Our Mission

For 20 years, our cat sanctuary has been a safe haven for cats in need, usually housing between 15 and 18 residents. We are not registered as an NPO, and our sanctuary is fully funded by proceeds from our shop. Therefore, donations are NOT tax-deductible. We welcome donations of cat food (we feed 6 – 10 kg of Whiskas per week), flea medication, cat litter, and other supplies.

How to Donate to our cat sanctuary

Local Donations:

  • Cat Food, Litter, and Supplies: Drop off at Gems for Healing, Nr W120 Losperfontein/Wolwekraal, Brits Northwest Province 0250.
  • Financial Donations: Visit our shop or donate directly through our website.

International Donations:

  • Via credit/cheque cards or Masterpass. Please email us at info@gemsforhealing.co.za with your intended donation amount, and we will send you a secure PayFast payment link.

Our Journey and Residents

Most of our cats were rescued from terrible conditions and suffer from FIP and other illnesses. With holistic treatments and dedicated care, we’ve extended their lifespans from 3-6 months to over 8 years, with our oldest resident being 17 years old in 2024. Many of our cats require weekly vet visits and special diets, making rehoming impossible. Here are some of their stories:

  • Skillie and Jassie: Orphaned after their mother was killed by a snake. Jassie, despite a broken vertebrae, thrived under our care. Skillie is our main profile picture cat.
  • Emerald, Seuntjie, Pietie are brothers and sister who we took in after their mom was killed shortly after they were born.
  • Mrrr came to us after she had been severely abused by her owner teenage son.
  • Grace, Wollie and Spokie were adopted from HAWS. Being older cats they were not deemed adoptable. Grace has toes missing from her feet, and was very aggressive when we started working with her, now she lives up to her name.
  • Klits came to us via one of the Veterinarians in Brits after her family had been killed by residents in a local settlement. She suffered from severe PTSD when she came to us.
  • Misty was shot with a pellet gun and dumped at Welwitschia country market where she was brought to us for rehoming. The pellet is in such a bad spot that the vets decided to leave it in her, so she has been living with it for the past 15 years. She is one of our oldest residents now, already reaching the age of 16 this year.
  • Mammies, Seuntjie, Ogies, Soentjies is a family that came to us after the rest of the family had been killed in traps set out by locals.
  • Graatjie, Spikkels, Garfield, Mini Me, Tigger, and ET is a mom with her 5 babies which was brought to us after residents in the area found them sick and undernourished and at the point of death.
  • Dopey was found at Chameleon village, very ill and undernourished, he had no teeth and was in a very bad condition when we took him in.
  • Squeeck  was a day old kitten when she was abandoned and we bottle raised her from a day old.
  • Simba and Spikkels was dumped near a mine in JHB when they were a few days old. Spikkels suffers from a congenital heart condition which was diagnosed when he was 3 months old
  • Wollie came from the Harties cat rescue after her owners decided to euthanize her for not being friendly enough. She has severe arthritis and is also on a special diet.
  • Gaps was abandoned at Chameleon village, where we started looking after her and later rehomed her to our own premises. She suffers from both FIP and Calici virus. But is still going strong. She can however only eat cat moose.
  • Queen, Twinkle, Tinky, Sweetie pie was brought to us after their family moved and left them behind. The 3 boys suffered from urinary stones, and we managed to get 2 completely clean, but the one male after having a catheter inserted 3x now get blockages regularly if not constantly monitored.

Why We Need Your Support

Currently, we have 16 in-house cats. Your donations help us buy cat food, litter, medication, and cover vet bills. We feed roughly 6-8 kg of dry Whiskas cat food and use 20 kg of cat litter per week.

Shop and Support

Some of our products, like the Flower Pearl Tin Holder (CA10) and Pentagram Tin Holder (CA8), are handmade by us and sold to fund the sanctuary. We also accept donations of used esoteric statues, cards, books, etc.

Visit Us: Gems for Healing Nr W120 Losperfontein/Wolwekraal Brits Northwest Province 0250

Thank you for your generosity and support!

Contact Us: Email: info@gemsforhealing.co.za Website: Gems for Healing