Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cats in Jerusalem

Photography by Shoshanah Shear

Coming to Israel, something that many notice is the many street cats. Some complain about them, some enjoy them, others try to help them. Did you know that in Jerusalem there is a Street Cat Amuta? It was established 15 years ago by a group of cat lovers. Often low on budget or in debt, they have limited ability to assist. When they are able to they provide neutering or spaying of street cats at reduced cost and assist in emergency situations. They also offer advice and recommendations about cat issues or refer to someone who can assist.

When they have the budget, they provide poor elderly people in Jerusalem with money to purchase a sack of cat food to help to feed their cat.

A friend of ours manages a colony of 30 cats in central Jerusalem which she feeds and takes care of daily. The Street Cat Amuta assists with this effort.

The Street Cat Amuta is a registered Amuta and receives limited funding from the Ministry of Environment.

The main contact person in the Amuta is Shmuel Cohen 0528701277.
The JSPCA vet clinic in Talpiot is open 24 X 7. The vets are usually helpful with phone advice 
02 678 0222

We hope you have found this information useful. Next time you have a concern about a street cat, please don't hurt it, don't get upset with it, turn to Street Cat Amuta or the JSPCA for guidance.

This post is prepared for you by 
Shoshanah Shear of
Chessed Ve'Emet

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