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Kaķīšu iela 34

Since 2006 two elderly women Maiga and Vija have been taking care of the homeless cats living right next to the forest, on the final bus stop in Bergi, a district on the border of Riga. Since that time number of cats has risen drastically. Often so called "people" left cats and kittens there on the bus stop in order to get rid of them, in some cases leaving them right in the dumpster. Those who survived gradually found the place where local cats fed and stayed there, so multiplying the colony.

When the number of cats went up to 20, the two women weren't able to maintain them on their own anymore and turned for help to the Riga City Council and the society for animal protection "Tutti". Maiga and Vija are very grateful to those organizations for help in sterilization of the cats.

All the cats are well kept and fed, and all, except one - Puma - are spayed or neutered.

Unfortunately, the women are not moguls and the only money they got are those of their pensions, which is not nearly enough for the job, especially now with cold winter coming soon. The cardboard boxes the cats inhabit at the moment are too feeble to keep them warm. Cats get cold and sick, and medicine that is necessary because of that still adds to the expanses. A much needed help to those animals would be a good and warm place to live through the winters to come.

If your heart beats with love and compassion please consider helping those betrayed cats to acquire new home. They will be so happy in a new, warm and spacey house. Cost of the materials necessary for construction of a house for 18 adult cats and 3 little kittens is only 180€!

Every cat and kitten will have their own place, as the overall living space of the building will include 8 chambers measuring 60x60 cm. Just look at the little faces in the pictures - don't they deserve a home? The house will serve them and those who will come for many many years. A own place is really a matter of survival for them. So we plead you to help in any way you can.

If you wish to take part in this important and kind initiative, you may send a donation to the makers of such houses. All the good always comes around.

All the information on the incoming money and it's use will be published here. If you would like to follow the life of the cats from Bergi just LIKE the page and you will get updated on the latest developments as well as photos and videos!

The Šri Ganeša will use all the money solely for the purpose of building houses, there will be no "administration" or other costs of any kind. If there will be more money than strictly necessary for the building of the house for animals in Bergi, the rest will be used for making of houses for other homeless cats in need, and all corresponding information will be published here as well.

Please feel free to ask any questions you have on the matter through the page or by calling Šri Ganesha by phone +371 26371903

"Biedriba Šri Ganeša" LV93HABA0551042428762 Reg. 40008255244 Riga, Bruninieku 65, LV-1011 Payment details: Donation

A cat in a respectable age. Some say he's bit of a coward. We think he's careful at who he trusts and that's how he got to his long life.

The bravest of the 3 Puma's kids. "Is it true what they say? Am I really a pretty boy?"

An extremely tender striped cat. "Please stay with me for a little longer.."

Pretty and tender little girl. Pima`s twin sister.

A cat with slender body and long limbs. Mr Handsome of the pride. He was born in Bergi and managed to survive his first winter.

The only furry black cat of the pride. "I'm a very friendly girl, meow!"

An aristocrat wearing black tuxedo and white tie for any occasion. He, Zuze and Puma were little babies when women found them near the dustbin.

Puka means fur in Latvian/ The name speaks for itself. Found in the midst of freezing winter near the dustbin.

His ex-carers dropped him out to live - or more likely - to die one freezing winter. He survived. Despite his sad story, still is so friendly he's constantly looking for a pet. "People are good.. I think my family just didn't know I had a soul..."

"Yes, this is my beautifully white tipped tail. And you are mesmerized already.."

A great young mom, who had 3 kids this summer. Zuze, Džekinš and her were tiny little kittens when they were found near the dustbin. Puma says: "I'd never though of it before... But motherhood suits me very much."

A great young mom, who had 3 kids this summer. Zuze, Džekinš and her were tiny little kittens when they were found near the dustbin.  Puma says: "I'd never though of it before... But motherhood suits me very much."

Piparinš (Pepperboy) - who later on turned out to be a Piparene (Peppergirl). Her lovely personality is so heartwarming! "Meow".

Possibly the most beautiful iron lady you'll ever know. Puma, Džekinš and her were tiny balls of fur when they were found near the dustbin.

A little foody of the pride, who won't share her food. Literally little - she's smallish and probably was severely underfed as a kitten, that leading to obsession with food and small height. She's about 5-6 years old.


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