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Just 1€ is enough to make a difference! Really. Thank you…
You don’t know me and neither do I know you. This might make my cause appear less relevant for you at first sight. Actually, that doesn’t matter though, because today you can do something nice for two adorable cats. 😻 Become a hero and donate just 1€, so that Coco and Baron don’t have to freeze in the winter! 🙏
As I see it, you have three options now:
1.You can click "DONATE NOW" and are good to go - fast, uncomplicated and secure.
2.You can read a looong text and then click "DONATE NOW".
3.You can leave this website 🙀, but you will have a guilty conscience for the rest of the day. In the end, you will decide to click "DONATE NOW" anyway, while spending twice the originally intended amount this time.
Just now, you have been given an opportunity to do a remarkable deed!
It is scientifically proven that you become happier, the more you help others. When you are nice to someone, your body releases happy hormones. Therefore, it becomes clear that, whenever you help somebody, you can be just as content as the person you’ve offered your support.
Humanity has been relying on this principle of „give and take“ for millennia - for good reason. It is because of altruism and solidarity that a society can thrive.
Society, that’s what we are. It’s up to our own hands to turn it into something beautiful! 😇
Now here’s a looong text, with all the details you might be interested in:
I. About me:
I am a medical student, 22 years old, who lives in Alexandroupolis, in Greece. A few months ago, I moved into my new home and found the two furry guests in my backyard. They were helpless and looked pitiful, so I decided to clean them and provide food, otherwise they wouldn't make it.
II. The goal:
I would like to kindly ask for your support, so that I can purchase two outdoor cat houses and two heat-reflecting blankets for the two stray cats Coco and Baron. The two spend a fair amount of time in my small backyard and I would really like to take them in, but unfortunately that’s impossible (see below for reasons).
The local animal shelter is permanently overcrowded and, moreover, nobody was interested in my adoption-advert.
However, I always try to care for them to the best of my ability, ever since the day I found them as abandoned, little babies.
In winter 2019 the female, Coco, almost died due to extreme cold. It was only then, when I realised that something similar must be absolutely prevented from happening again in the future. Therefore, I decided to buy two weather-resistant, outdoor cat shelters. Sadly, as a student, I don't have the financial means, thus I am turning to you.
III. Why it matters:
Because no one else can (or is willing) to help them (see "difficulties"). They need a protected shelter, where they can retreat in the winter. Otherwise, they will be exposed to severe weather conditions. In fact, my city, Alexandroupolis, has reached temperatures of even -15°C, remarkably low for Mediterranean standards. Furthermore, it's a coastal city, which adds to high humidity levels and a sharper feeling of cold. As mentioned, the female has already suffered a severe pneumonia and couldn't breathe, move, eat etc. I can't watch them shiver, but I have also been reprimanded for taking them into the house.
IV. How your donation will help:
It will make a huge difference. The particular cat house, I chose, has thick insulation inside and a special varnish outside, which makes the wood much more resistant. The use of 60% recycled plastic and 40% recycled wood makes it particularly durable and eco-friendly. It is a fully weatherproof (wind, water, UV) model that needs almost no maintenance. Furthermore, it has four feet, so that it doesn't come in direct contact with the frozen ground and the air can circulate to prevent mold. The window provides daylight for the interior, but the flap keeps cold air outside. The closed space also gives them a feeling of security. It is the perfect refuge!
V. I do care:
...and I have proven it before, even without the prospect of financial help or any rewards. At first I thought they were just two cute kittens, nevermind, not my problem. As time went by, the two became quite attached to me, more than I imagined.I gained their trust. In the mornings now, they can't wait for me to wake up and open the shutters to greet them and give them their treats. In the evening, when I return home, they will watch me have dinner from the windowsill. Coco will even knock on the door, sometimes, demanding to be petted.
When Coco became seriously ill, I took her to the vet and didn't hesitate to bring her inside, where I gave her the prescribed medication. She was warm, safe and I tried to comfort her during her pneumonia. It wasn't easy though, because animals aren't allowed in my house and I almost failed to convince the homeowner to make an exception for 7 days. I also gave her a warm bath, later castrated her and administered parasitic protection, everything reimbursed by the municipality for matters of stray animal-welfare.
VI. The difficulties:
1. Total lack of time
My studies take up almost the whole day. Clinical/ laboratory tutorials start at 9 a.m. and lectures continue until 8 p.m. (incl. lunch break).
Cats most probably need a minimum amount of attention, especially when they are confined in a small apartment, plus the other time-consuming tasks related to them (hygiene etc).
2. Strained budget
My parents already have to pay for my rent, electricity/ water bills, internet connection, transportation etc.
The same applies to my sister.
I wouldn't want to ask them additionally for something, that isn't totally necessary for me to complete my studies, even if it matters to me in general.
Cats are a costly matter, however (bed, litter box, transport cage, food, scratching post, vet, toys).
3. Rental contract restrictions
Pets are not allowed in my house.
4. Overcrowded animal shelter
5. No one is interested for adoption
ANY help is appreciated!
You might wonder why I don't run this campaign in my home country, Greece. For one thing, people aren't familiar with such methods here, it's a waste of time. Besides, wouldn't you too, do everything that's in your hands if you were after an important cause?
"gogetfunding.com" has the advantage of being available in Greece. The disadvantage though, is that it has a minimum goal of 250€ as a condition to start a campaign. I promise to donate the excess amount to the local animal shelter "Kivotos" (The Arch), should the funds surpass my needs.
Transparency is the Alpha and Omega.
I promise to keep my donors and followers of this campaign updated at all times.
In order for me to be able to withdraw donations, I first have to submit to gogetfundme.com my bank data and a copy of my official, Greek ID for authentication. You can rest assured that only I will have access to the donations in a transparent and secure way.