The feral cat organization in Iceland, VILLIKETTIR (Feralcats) helps hundreds of cats each year. The organization has grown fast and we are in a tremendous need for housing for our operations. We have built the organization on the goodwill of the citizens and volunteers, we have no other funding.
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The Animal Protection agency Villikettir is fundraising to buy a house that we can run our organization from. Our clients are cats of all shapes and sizes, Feral-and Stray cats, Cats and Kittens that come from difficult backgrounds.
We desperately need to buy a house so we can take care of cats that have nowhere else to go, cats looking for homes, pregnant cats and kittens.

The need for our organisation is great, every year we save anywhere from 200-300 cats. We desperately need a base of operations.

Our dream house

Our dream is to have two spaces, one space for mother cats and their kittens, feral cats on their way to get spayed/neutered and another space for cats and kittens that are looking for their forever homes.
We'd also love to have an catio so that the cats can go outside for some fresh air.

We've nursed a lot of sick cats back to health.

These poor kittens came from a farm, unfortunately it's way too common that farm cats aren't neutered, so a lot of kittens are brought into this world that aren't able to get the nutrition and care that they need. They usually never find homes and the story ends in a tragic way.
These kittens were one of the lucky ones and are now under our care, with proper medical attention and care that they need.

Jón Páll was removed from a animal hoarding situation and he needed to be fully shaved since his fur was so matted that he could barely move. His paws were covered in hard excrement, he was incredibly depressed and we didn't think he'd ever turn into a happy cat again.

Eventually he got a loving home and is now King of his castle, happy and healthy with his beautiful long coat.

The Feral Kitten Villi was trapped in Kópavogur. He had a wound on his cheek. He was insane in his crate and got the nickname "Wild, Crazy, Villi" We didn't think he'd ever be a good house-cat but after three months of hard work and patience he found his purr-fect family.

Little Villi got a new sister when the feral kitten Erla moved in, they have been inseparable since.

Ari and Bjössi are friends that were saved from the 100 cat home. They were really ill when we saved them, they both had pneumonia and bite wounds from dogs living in the house.
After a lot of TLC by our volunteers Ari was nursed back to health and found a home. He was scared and his new owners had to build up his trust.

Bjössi was wonderful and stole our hearts from the minute we saw him. He never recovered and died in the arms of his owner who tried everything to save him.

Kittens in this state are a common sight for our Volunteers. We find dozens of of kittens each year with eye-infections and unfortunately we can't save them all.
We ask that the public take good care of their pets, spay and neuter their cats to prevent the overpopulation. It takes one unspayed female to create an entire colony of feral cats.

Taking care of orphaned kittens is hard work! They have to be bottle-fed every two hours day and night. For a working person this is exhausting. But we sacrifice a lot to save these poor, helpless kittens, so they can become big and strong!

We feed colonies around the country every day at these feeding stations.

A Special task force takes care of trapping feral cats.

Feral Cats are scared of humans so the only way for us to catch them is using a special trap, we bait the traps with food and the trap closes once the cat goes into the trap. The cage is sturdy and the cat isn't going anywhere until we set them free into a crate. This is the most humane way to catch feral cats, they recover quickly from the initial shock.

Villikettir on Snapchat

Here are some videos from Snapchat that we took in June 2017. It's a full day of what we do at Villikettir. We run a small shelter, Kristukot which is in Hafnarfjörður, Vogakot was another shelter we ran in a house, we don't have use of that building anymore

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The Morning shift was recorded in our little shelter in Hafnarfjörður Kristukot. There we have a little garden shed from one of our volunteers. This little garden shed has completely saved us during rough times when we are working on big projects. Now the organisation has grown so much that the shed isn't big enough. We need a bigger building

The Outdoor shift, We feed feral cats outside all around the country. In this video we follow a volunteer working the outside shift. Volunteers go daily to the feeding areas to feed the colonies. We try to trap as many as possible and spay/neuter and return them to their homes. This is the most humane way of lowering the feral cat population. We take care of the feral cats as best as we can in the areas they call home.

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Foster Home. We could not save all these cats without the help of our foster home. They are so important, especially when we don't have a building to house our operations. Often these are pregnant females, or females with kittens. In this video you see three of our foster homes.

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Nothern Iceland - We have a branch in the North of Iceland, in Akureyri. In this video we follow Villikettir Akureyri while they work.

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Vogakot - For a while we had a shelter in Reykjavík while we were working on our large 75-Cat house project, where we took 75 cats out of a difficult situation. In this video we visit Vogakot and get to know these cats. Some of them are still with us, but we no longer have use of the building this shelter was housed in. The cats were moved into another shelter that's in a horse-stable that we are allowed to use until December. When that time comes we're in serious housing trouble.

In the next video we show you the evening shift back in Kristukot. A lot work goes into taking care of so many cats and we try to have 3-4 shifts a day, 7 days a week. Each shift takes about an 1-2 hours to complete. We have wonderful volunteers that work hard for the sake of animal welfare and take incredibly good care of the cats.

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