RMIT SGS Campus Cats

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Our campus cats need your help!

Dear friend,

Hello and thank you for being here and reading this. This is the first time we’ve gone onto GoGetFunding, and we hope to raise some fund for our beloved campus cats.

Who are we?

We are a team of cat enthusiasts working and studying on RMIT Vietnam Saigon South campus which is based in HCMC, Vietnam. Our operation relies heavily on self-expense, donations and we are 100% non-profit and volunteer-based.

You can find more information about us on our Facebook page SGS Campus Cats and our website https://sgscampuscats.wordpress.com/how-to-help/. If you’d like to verify any information regarding our operation, team or current situation and bugeting, please drop us a message via email …. You’ll be connected with ms Dao, our representative and team leader.

What are we trying to do?

As a small team of people who have full-time duties either as students or staff, we try our best to take care of stray cats - cats that have been wandering in and around our university campus for a very long time. We also keep an eye on other cat rescue community in Saigon to offer timely support.

Currently, we are keeping track of 20+ cats that we divided into groups: senior, kitten, new stray, and baby-machine (cats that we haven’t been able to trap and neuter). We keep record of their health and well-being, make sure the population is stable, and of course, keep the cats well fed. Our ultimate goal is to find a forever home for each and every cat on the campus. So far, almost 50 cats have been adopted with our help!

Why are we doing this?

In Vietnam and in HCMC specifically, stray cats are treated as filthy and burdening animals that bring along bad luck and germs. Because of these bad stigmas, stray cats face the risks of getting slaughtered, trapped or abused brutally by cat-meat-eaters. Countless cases of animal abuse, specifically pet cats and dogs, have been reported and received raging responses; however, more and more distressing cases have happened, such as the 16-dogs case [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58894320] or cat poisoning case at a famous restaurant in D1, HCMC recently [https://fightdogmeat.com/vietnam/vietnam-the-olive...].

So, we are here to change those stigmas by keeping the stray population under control through conducting TNR - Trap, Neuter, Release protocol. Naturally, stray cats wander through the streets and breed uncontrollably, which accidentally brings along many risks such as feline diseases spread, population boom, and close inbreeding. This also causes hygienic problems and creates bad experience to the residents in those areas, which ultimately adds up to the worsening prejudice about cats. By conducting TNR, our team helps keep the stray community healthy and protect them as well as their off-springs from cat slaughter houses. Plus, this is the effective way to keep the residents happy, which gradually changes their perspectives on cats - especially strays. Of course, our main priority is finding permanent homes for strays, but in some cases, we can only conduct TNR in order to keep track of them, due to our limited budget and fosters. TNR is a big part of our operation.

We don't only work to build a healthy cat community on campus, we work to improve the stray situation in our city, and in Vietnam too!

Why are we here on GoGetFunding?

Every month, we are spending a fixed amount of:

  • 30kg on dry food, 10kg wet food, and 10L food for special need cats
  • 1 to 3 million on healthcare including vaccination, health check, medication - occasional and annual, neutering
  • 7.2 million on shelter rent including water, electricity expense, management fee, 1 to 2.5 million on cat litter, dry food, wet food, vitamins and other living expenses

Although we dedicated our time helping these cats, we are still in dire need of funding and resources to pay for expenses such as food, medication, and health-care.

How will your donation help us?

It will be used to pay for expenses to keep the cats healthy and happy. All donations will be tracked and recorded here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1079MNxoliCavYtOj3An3YDP0VtRKuEtDbUNe6NUD8uk/edit#gid=0https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1079MNxoliCavYtOj3An3YDP0VtRKuEtDbUNe6NUD8uk/edit#gid=0).

We are grateful to receive donations from fellow collegues and friends, and we hope you can support us too - every donation counts!

Thank you from all of us,

RMIT SGS Campus Cats team.

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Donors

  • Tâm Nguyễn
  • Donated on Sep 11, 2023
$17.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 09, 2022
  • Hope this helps with the excellent efforts.

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  • Ngoc Thien Thanh Chung
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2022
$10.00

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6 donors
  • Tâm Nguyễn
  • Donated on Sep 11, 2023
$17.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 09, 2022
  • Hope this helps with the excellent efforts.

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  • Ngoc Thien Thanh Chung
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2022
$10.00
  • Tinh Dang
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2022
  • Nhớ thương cả nhà nhiều 🥰

$75.00
  • Tinh Dang
  • Donated on Sep 14, 2022
  • Nhớ tụi con nhiều❤️

$1.00
  • Yen Dao
  • Donated on Sep 14, 2022
$1.00

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