ABOUT US

Who we are and what we do

WHY CATLAND JAVEA?

Catland Javea was born out of sheer necessity. There simply wasn’t a cat shelter in Javea and the street cats were left to the hands of fate. The only help available was a handful of people feeding the cats and the local Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program carried out by Javea Feral Cats.

One day, our founder Claire Wall returned a spayed cat to the street.  A local resident objected to the cat being placed back in ‘his’ neighbourhood. Unfortunately, many people regard stray cats as a nuisance. Claire explained to the man that there wasn’t any other option for the cat. There wasn’t anywhere else to take it. Saying these words out loud, she realised something had to happen. A shelter was needed!

Soon after, Claire presented her plan to city council of Javea. They were pleased with the plan and saw the benefits for Javea. The city council pledged cooperation and provided a plot of land to build the shelter on.

What followed was a lengthy process. Interrupted by the pandemic and many hurdles along the way. We never gave up on our dream for the Javea cats and three years later the build has started. We expect the shelter to open in the next few months!

WHY CATLAND JAVEA?

Catland Javea was born out of sheer necessity. There simply wasn’t a cat shelter in Javea and the street cats were left to the hands of fate. The only help available was a handful of people feeding the cats and the local Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program carried out by Javea Feral Cats.

One day, our founder Claire Wall returned a spayed cat to the street.  A local resident objected to the cat being placed back in ‘his’ neighbourhood. Unfortunately, many people regard stray cats as a nuisance. Claire explained to the man that there wasn’t any other option for the cat. There wasn’t anywhere else to take it. Saying these words out loud, she realised something had to happen. A shelter was needed!

Soon after, Claire presented her plan to city council of Javea. They were pleased with the plan and saw the benefits for Javea. The city council pledged cooperation and provided a plot of land to build the shelter on.

What followed was a lengthy process. Interrupted by the pandemic and many hurdles along the way. We never gave up on our dream for the Javea cats and three years later the build has started. We expect the shelter to open in the next few months!

WHAT WE DO

Catland Javea is an official non-profit association. We are working with a registered veterinarian under a full zoological license.

Catland will offer shelter to approximately 80-100 cats at a time. Cats that can live as house pets, will be offered for rehoming. Those that cannot, will remain in the shelter under a no-kill policy.

We will continue to work with and support the local Trap-Neuter-Return program carried out by Javea Feral Cats. Neutered cats that are suitable for a life as a pet will be taken into the shelter. We will care for them until we find them a forever home.

Whilst preparing for the build of the shelter, we have formed a team of loyal and dedicated volunteers. This team has rescued, fostered, and rehomed dozens of cats into loving local homes. We also found a trusted partner in the Little Tigers Foundation in the Netherlands. With their help, we have been to find amazing Dutch homes for our cats. With the opening of the shelter, we aim to find more trusted partners abroad to help find loving homes for our cats.

Last but certainly not least, education is another important goal of our organisation. We believe educating the local community about animal welfare, cat grooming and the importance of sterilisation is the key to improving the fate of many Spanish stray cats.

The build of the shelter has started and we expect to welcome our first cats soon!

WHAT WE DO

Catland Javea is an official non-profit association. We are working with a registered veterinarian under a full zoological license.

Catland will offer shelter to approximately 80-100 cats at a time. Cats that can live as house pets, will be offered for rehoming. Those that cannot, will remain in the shelter under a no-kill policy.

We will continue to work with and support the local Trap-Neuter-Return program carried out by Javea Feral Cats. Neutered cats that are suitable for a life as a pet will be taken into the shelter. We will care for them until we find them a forever home.

Whilst preparing for the build of the shelter, we have formed a team of loyal and dedicated volunteers. This team has rescued, fostered, and rehomed dozens of cats into loving local homes. We also found a trusted partner in the Little Tigers Foundation in the Netherlands. With their help, we have been to find amazing Dutch homes for our cats. With the opening of the shelter, we aim to find more trusted partners abroad to help find loving homes for our cats.

Last but certainly not least, education is another important goal of our organisation. We believe educating the local community about animal welfare, cat grooming and the importance of sterilisation is the key to improving the fate of many Spanish stray cats.

The build of the shelter has started and we expect to welcome our first cats soon!

LOCATION

Perfectly suited for our cats

The Catland Javea shelter is being built in the Ramblars area. A tranquil location, perfectly suited for our cats.

Less than 10 minutes by car from Javea’s town center. Just off Carretera Gata (CV-734) towards or from Gata de Gorgos.

MEET THE TEAM

Our dedicated team

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

OUR GOALS

Cat Protection 100%
Adoption Services 100%
Education 100%

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