18 October, 2018: A senior monk has demanded that ALL animals be removed from a significant pagoda in Phnom Penh.
To our knowledge, the decision will affect around 40 animals.
His plan is to put all of the cats in bags and dump them in a rice field on the outskirts of the city. After this, he will come back for the dogs.
The animals are domesticated and fed by the pagoda residents, if they are dumped they will be terrified and defenceless. We are even more horrified as in these areas dogs and cats are snatched and killed for their meat.
With the support of people like you over the past two years, many of these animals have been neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and they are well cared-for by the pagoda residents. The idea that these animals can be carted off, essentially to their death, is too much to bear.
We have tried to reason and negotiate with the monk, but his mind is made up. He claims that “the animals are dirty” and that he does not like to have animals at the pagoda. These are his justifications for abandoning the cats and dogs that are so dependent on the mercy and protection of the monks.
We have convinced the monk to let us take the animals instead, and we have until October 20th to safely remove them all from the pagoda and relocate them to our center.
For this to happen, we urgently need to raise $110 per animal to cover their care, including;
In addition, we need $1,500 to fence the terrace and rooftop at our center to make space for all of these additional animals. It will also enable us to house more animals in the future, and is an investment that will benefit many more to come!
Your donation is essential to save these animals! We currently don’t have the space or funds to take them in, but we just cannot turn them away.
Please donate today!
AUD 50 12/12/2018 06:55:24 PM UTC
All life is precious. Especially cats. ♥️
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USD 5 11/07/2018 07:48:49 AM UTC
Donation for food, medication and care while the rescued pagoda cats stay at ARC
USD 485 11/06/2018 12:00:00 AM UTC
USD 50 11/01/2018 03:31:48 PM UTC
Donation to save the pagoda animals!!
USD 836 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM UTC
Hope this helps!
AUD 100 10/24/2018 10:18:50 AM UTC
Direct donations received to save the pagoda animals. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously so far!
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