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The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker

Posted By: Marty

The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/18/13 12:20 PM

http://lifeofabackpacker.com/the-cat-lady-of-caye-caulker/

Taking care of 86 cats is no easy task. It's something that one woman does on the island of Caye Caulker every day. This is the story of Madi Collins and her work at P.A.W.'s.
Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/19/13 12:33 AM

I admire this woman so much and hope to meet her and contribute in some way to her endeavors!
Posted By: kepola

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/19/13 02:50 AM

Things are not always as they seem.

Posted By: donnap27

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/19/13 01:59 PM

"Things are not always as they seem" ??????
what does that mean?
I've spent a month at P.A.W. with Madi for 3 years. The description on the post from Marty is totally accurate. Madi works non-stop giving those cats the best life she can give them. They would all be dead if not for her self-less devotion. The Sanctuary is clean, no 'animals odors', the cats are healthy, well-cared for, have ample room to play, and in addition, also get 'outdoor time'. What he did not mention was the work that Madi does with the school children, the assistance she provides to some locals when they have issues with their animals, and the spay and neuter clinics that she also organizes. All of this with no support from the 'Community', nor the local Humane Society. She relies on income from her rentals and donations to fund the Sanctuary. If you are compassionate and love animals you will enjoy your stay there ... and you will be supporting a wonderful cause. If you can't visit, any donations are greatly appreciated...and needed.
Posted By: iluvbelize

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/19/13 02:24 PM

God bless this woman! I'm going to send her a donation - she is one person doing the work of 10!

I just made an online donation - it is easy and takes 3 minutes of your time. THANK YOU MADI! http://www.pawanimalsanctuarybelize.com/
Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/19/13 03:28 PM

Wow - we had been having internet issues with the storms and I couldn't pull it up until now. The site is very informative and provides numerous options for volunteering and donating to this very worthy cause! THANKS SO MUCH FOR RE-POSTING THE LINK smile
Posted By: Clairefa1973

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/20/13 08:22 AM

The work Madi does is incredible. I volunteered at the sanctuary in 2011, and since then I have been helping from afar in the UK. Because the sanctuary is run single-handedly, with no govenment support, I have helped to promote the cause by building their new website, running their Facebook page and also Twitter. Please check out the sites and help spread the word. Not only does Madi look after more than 80 cats, offering food, shelter and care when they are sick, she also helps to promote humane education and runs spay and neuter clinics in Mexico.

This is on top of looking after her elderly mother, plus trying to keep a roof over everyone's head.

Please support this wonderful cause.

https://twitter.com/PAW_Belize
https://www.facebook.com/PAWAnimalSanctuary
https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerVacationsPAW
http://www.pawanimalsanctuarybelize.com
Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/22/13 10:37 PM

I have made my first donation and am in process of planning my first visit to the sanctuary - ?maybe even tomorrow! (I live on A/C and never knew about this until the article was posted!).

Thank you Clairefa1973, the author of the original article (and this message board venue!) for everything you have / are doing to support this worthy cause!
Posted By: iluvbelize

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/23/13 01:34 AM

Yay! Thank you SnoopysMom! I received the kindest thank you email from Madi. And thank You Clairefa1973 for your efforts in sharing this kind woman's work to save and help so many animals thrive in a very challenging environment. <3
Posted By: Clairefa1973

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 06/23/13 06:11 PM

Glad to share and help!
Posted By: Clairefa1973

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 07/06/13 02:15 PM

Hi SnoopysMom, did you get a chance to visit the sanctuary?
Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 07/07/13 12:07 AM

Not yet - the weather hasn't been coopoerating when I was available, but I hope to visit in the next week or so. Cannot wait to see the kitties and see the sanctuary smile Thanks so much for your follow up!
Posted By: Clairefa1973

Re: The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker - 08/17/13 02:24 PM

Hi Snoopysmom, did you get a chance to visit PAW?
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