Please understand that we are a very very small project. We do not have people who have time or possibility go around picking up or checking on sick cats, so we really need people to help out and take the cats to hospital themselves. Another issue is that sick animals tend to go hiding and by the time you send us email and we find someone to go look for it, the cat might have moved on or gone hiding and we cannot find it.
So please PLEASE take the cats that need help directly to the hospital in Lutwala Dive. Thank you.
Also: NEVER leave a sick cat or orphan kittens in front of our shop if it is closed!
I got bitten/scratched/touched by a cat. I'm worried i may have rabies now!
To put it shortly and simply: if you are worried about your health, go see a doctor. However, we do not have rabies on Gili islands (other parts of Indonesia is a different story). Cat bites get easily infected though, so you may need antibiotics. So: go see a doctor!
And unless the situation changes, the fact is as it is stated here: there is no rabies here.
we were on holiday there 3 months ago and really fell in love with a cat who hangs out there-and-there. Could you go check how he is? It's sort of tabby with short tail.
Cats Of Gili is a tiny, tiny project. We do not have time or resources to go around and look for cats someone saw somewhere days/weeks/months ago. Sorry about that. There's also hundreds, if not thousands, of cats on each island, and finding one is pretty much impossible.
We love this cat we got to know while on holiday there and we want to take it home with us. Can you help?
No. Sorry. Again: we are a tiny tiny project with limited resources. We concentrate on helping the cats that live here. In case you want to take a cat from here to your home country, you need to sort it out by yourself. Start by checking the rules and regulations in your country: is it even allowed to bring a living animal from Indonesia to your home country? If that part is ok, then Sunset Vet clinic in Bali can help you get all the paperwork, vaccinations, blood tests and microchips done. It will not be cheap, easy or quick process. It will take months.
I'm in BALI/LOMBOK/SUMATRA/MALAYSIA/PHILIPPINES/MOON/URANUS and just saw a tiny sick kitten there-and-there. What can I do? Please help.
During our cat clinics we always need lots of helping hands. If you are on the islands during our clinics, just show up when we're open and we will find you something to do. See more info about volunteering here.
I'm a vet and i would love to come and volunteer on your cat clinic!
First, read our volunteer info page. Check when the next clinic is here. If the dates fit your schedule, email us. I also post on Facebook and send out a newsletter as soon as we have new clinic dates confirmed and I start looking for vet volunteers. That's the time to contact us. And do it quickly: our vet team volunteer positions usually fill up in just couple of days!
I want to donate money and/or supplies. How can i do that?
I'm not in Gilis, but would love to buy some cat bags/t-shirts you have at your shop. is that possible?
Unfortunately, right now we do not deliver stuff anywhere. You need to visit the cat shop and buy from there. However, I'm checking on possibilities to open an online-shop too. Just have to figure out the best way to do it and most importantly: test the local postal service to make sure whatever I send, really gets where it is supposed to get! If all works out, our online cat shop may open in the next couple of months!
what about the island horses! is anyone helping them?
Yes. We have HORSES OF GILI -project on the island and they are doing a great job. Please contact them for more information about the island ponies. Report any sick or hurt horses to them, with the location of the horse, so they can go check and help.
Horses Of Gili also happily rescues goats and other animals that need help.