AKI Grantee: Nairobi Feline Sanctuary
Nairobi Feline Sanctuary builds sleeping units & quarantine rooms
Nairobi Feline Sanctuary completed their AKI grant-funded sanctuary improvement project: They built 65 kitty condo sleeping units (25 more than planned!) and a quarantine area. it was a big job requiring carpentry expertise. But because of the importance of these improvements to the sanctuary's operations, NFS fast-tracked the work and completed it in 1 1/2 months.
Rachel Kabue, NFS Director, said, "These sleeping units have completely changed the sanctuary, and increased our efficiency. The sleeping units are ideal for cats that are new to the sanctuary and need a place to hide. They have also enabled us to reduce infections in the sanctuary by more than 90%. We are indebted to Animal-Kind International as we feel this is the most important aspect of any shelter, safe, warm and separate sleeping arrangements."
NFS also constructed two quarantine rooms, detached from the main sanctuary areas, that can quarantine up to 8 cats.
The improvements will allow NFS to care for more cats at the sanctuary, which is so important in Nairobi, where cats are so maligned, misunderstood, and mistreated. NFS not only provides a safe and comfortable living space for cats and spays/neuters owned and stray cats, they also educate people about cats. Just one visit to the sanctuary will greatly increase a person's knowledge and appreciation of cats.
NFS is also looking beyond their sanctuary. According to Rachel, "We have created a model that we plan to replicate in other regions in our country. And the units we built are sustainable and very durable in case we need to move and expand the sanctuary."
Enjoy some of the kitty antics and the beautiful kitties at the Nairobi Feline Sanctuary: