"Stari Maček" Cat Shelter
"Stari Maček" Cat Shelter
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“Stari Maček” (Old Cat) is the only Croatian animal shelter for abandoned and old cats. It is situated in the National Park of Nature near Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It has found its current home in 2008, after previously sheltering the felines in a narrow flat.
The main reason why this particular shelter is so unique is seen in the name. The average age of the cats is 7 years. The older the cat, the less chances it has of finding a new home, so the work of the shelter is invaluable. Right now, there are 130 cats living there, both in the house and a small garden outside.
Such a unique shelter always faces a lot of problems. Apart from the lack of help from the government and authorities, the shelter is also quite remote and during the winters it can only be accessed by snow plugs and tractors. That alone makes it difficult for volunteers and food suppliers to go to the shelter.
Despite all the circumstances, the head of the shelter (Ljiljana Horvat- Komerički with the help from her husband Josip), as well as the volunteers, work hard to achieve their goals. Like most animal lovers, they are rather ambitious. They strive to provide a home for cats that had never had a home or were abandoned. The most prominent of their goals is to create a common place for all the animal rights enthusiasts, in order to coordinate with each other and make the streets free from stray pets.
Needless to say, the shelter needs help from both volunteers and the kind people, who are willing to help with pet food. With enough help, the shelter can achieve even the most ambitious of their tasks.
Products necessary for the shelter
Clumping cat litter (14l)
100% natural cat litter with plant-based hygiene pearls that act as a natural odour blocker. Forms extra compact clumps, traps bad odours and bacteria, and absorbs up to 80% its own volume in liquid.
Dry food for cats (10kg)
Dry food specially designed for fussy or sensitive cats, rich in salmon and with easily digestible ingredients. It has an optimum calcium-phosphorus content for prophylaxis against urinary stones.
Canned cat food (2,4kg)
Natural wet cat food with a minimum 70% meat and fish content. It is gluten-free and full of nutrients, containing no artificial additives & available in a range of delicious, mouth-watering flavours.
Canned cat food (1,2kg)
Canned food with high-quality and natural ingredients, with at least 70% meat and free from preservatives and additives. Available in a variety of flavours!
Dry food for cats (2kg)
Highly digestible dry food, rich in tasty turkey and rice. The selected protein sources help food intolerance and omega 6 fatty acids support healthy skin and fur.