November 4, 2008 3:20:26 PM CET
wgram (Oct 29 2008, 05:10 PM) said: > original post
When in Paris recently, I noticed many feral cats living in the Paris cemeteries. Is there an organization that takes care of these cats? (i.e. feed, spay/neuter, vaccinate, etc.)
My friend and I are planning on being in Paris for several weeks and would like to volunteer with any groups taking care of the feral cat population in the Paris cemeteries.
Does anyone know of any group or individual with which we can volunteer?
I'd suggest contacting the Mairie (Town Hall) of the arrondissement in which you are going to stay and ask the question. They will be able to tell you if there is any association or local group doing anything.
They should at least be able to give you the address for the nearest SPA (Society For The Protection Of Animals) in France and you can alert them to the situation and also volunteer with them. Their national web site is: http://www.spa.asso.fr
Our cat is a rescued cat adopted from the SPA, in February this year, from their refuge in in Plaisir, near Paris.
You can also help feed rescued animals very easily: www.clicanimaux.fr is a site that helps raise money for the SPA. There's a big yellow button the page and if you click it, you are basically feeding one animal one meal.
You can choose to have email reminders sent to you every day from clicanimaux to remind you to go to the site and click the button. And you can have it as a signature on the bottom of your emails. I have reminders sent and go and click every day and every email I send out has the link to clicanimaux on the bottom!
There are tabs on the top of the clicanimaux site so you can do the same for children, the disabled, the hungry, just click the big buttons!
This operation takes me about one minute per day.
Hope this helps and thanks for caring.