annisik (Nov 4 2008, 02:20 PM) said: > original post 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.
Thank you Ann! I have emailed the SPA but have not heard back from them. We do not know where we will be staying yet, but when we do, I will contact the Mairie, as you suggested. I was hoping there would be an organization which cared specifically for the cemetery cats, but I don't think there is. It must be just kind and caring individuals who care for them.
It's wonderful that you have adopted your cat from the SPA! I have two cats which were strays at one point, but now are part of our family. I will check out the clicanimaux website. It sounds like an easy way to help the SPA care for animals!