Greater Kruger Alley Cat Initiative

Greater Kruger Alley Cat Initiative

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Greater Kruger Alley Cat Initiative (GKACI) is a non-profit organisation based in the town of Hoedspruit, South Africa. We live and work in one of the worlds most famous wildlife havens.

The aim of our project is to actively control the feral domestic cat populations through Trap, Neuter and Release programmes (TNR) to protect and conserve the African wildcat whilst minimising cruelty to domestic and feral cats.

We are a non-profit organisation (NPO 2016/521059/08) comprised of a group of dedicated individuals with a common goal. Not only do we all love the Africa Wild act, we love all cats. We welcome help from anyone who is willing to roll their sleeves up and wants to get involved. Our core team is made up of four directors and numerous others who work day in, day out working toward our common goals.

Greater Kruger Alley Cat Initiative (GKACI) is a non-profit organisation based in the town of Hoedspruit, South Africa. We live and work in one of the worlds most famous wildlife havens.

The aim of our project is to actively control the feral domestic cat populations through Trap, Neuter and Release programmes (TNR) to protect and conserve the African wildcat whilst minimising cruelty to domestic and feral cats.

We are a non-profit organisation (NPO 2016/521059/08) comprised of a group of dedicated individuals with a common goal. Not only do we all love the Africa Wild act, we love all cats. We welcome help from anyone who is willing to roll their sleeves up and wants to get involved. Our core team is made up of four directors and numerous others who work day in, day out working toward our common goals.

The Issue

The main threat for the African wildcat is cross-breeding with domestic cats and because of this pure African wildcats are scarce. It has been estimated that in a 12-year lifespan a single female domestic cat could be responsible for as many as 3500 descendants.

Feral domestic cats also compete with wildcats for prey and habitat and can also transmit infectious diseases to them such as FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus).

GKACI is run solely by volunteers and funded on donations alone.

The Issue

The main threat for the African wildcat is cross-breeding with domestic cats and because of this pure African wildcats are scarce. It has been estimated that in a 12-year lifespan a single female domestic cat could be responsible for as many as 3500 descendants.

Feral domestic cats also compete with wildcats for prey and habitat and can also transmit infectious diseases to them such as FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus).

GKACI is run solely by volunteers and funded on donations alone.

The Solution

By using humane food-baited traps we catch, sterilize, vaccinate, treat and release feral cats. In doing this, we hope to reduce the damaging effect the feral cats have on the local African wildcat populations as well as to limit cruelty towards feral cats within the community. In addition to the TNR project we maintain 28 feeding stations scattered across Hoedspruit. Feral kittens are fostered and adopted out to loving families.

Feeding stations must be monitored, and traps set and collected twice a day. Fundraisers are also held regularly and any feral kittens adopted out to loving families.

Rabies
Every single cat that is trapped gets vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a dangerous virus that is fatal in all species, and any warm-blooded animal can become infected; the biggest carriers being cats and dogs.

We have the support of an incredible community, but need help raising money.

The Solution

By using humane food-baited traps we catch, sterilize, vaccinate, treat and release feral cats. In doing this, we hope to reduce the damaging effect the feral cats have on the local African wildcat populations as well as to limit cruelty towards feral cats within the community. In addition to the TNR project we maintain 28 feeding stations scattered across Hoedspruit. Feral kittens are fostered and adopted out to loving families.

Feeding stations must be monitored, and traps set and collected twice a day. Fundraisers are also held regularly and any feral kittens adopted out to loving families.

Rabies
Every single cat that is trapped gets vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a dangerous virus that is fatal in all species, and any warm-blooded animal can become infected; the biggest carriers being cats and dogs.

We have the support of an incredible community, but need help raising money.

Donations Go Towards

Vets Bills
Sterilizing, vaccinating and routine treatment and care of feral cats.

Trapping Cages
Maintenance and purchasing of the well-used and humane cages.

Feeding Stations
Food, water, bowls, maintenance and purchasing of the stations.

YOUR ALLEY CATS NEEDS YOU.

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a dedicated community to strive for the conservation of species. Working with everyone from those in the town houses to those in informal settlements, we look to educate all members of the community on the importance of working together toward this common goal. 

Donations Go Towards

Vets Bills
Sterilizing, vaccinating and routine treatment and care of feral cats.

Trapping Cages
Maintenance and purchasing of the well-used and humane cages.

Feeding Stations
Food, water, bowls, maintenance and purchasing of the stations.

YOUR ALLEY CATS NEEDS YOU.

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a dedicated community to strive for the conservation of species. Working with everyone from those in the town houses to those in informal settlements, we look to educate all members of the community on the importance of working together toward this common goal. 

Greater Kruger Alley Cat Initiative’s Wallet Address & QR Code:

0x9Ffd6adFF817e6feEbff9Da7887aD8E2F5Bd8963

Currencies Accepted

CaliCoin accepted currencies

Reminder: This address is only for Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens CaliCoin (CALI) and USD-Tether (USDT). For the safety of your funds, please confirm again that the network you wish to send with is ETH.

Greater Kruger Alley Cat Initiative’s Wallet Address & QR Code:

0x9Ffd6adFF817e6feEbff9Da7887aD8E2F5Bd8963

Currencies Accepted

CaliCoin accepted currencies

Reminder: This address is only for Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens CaliCoin (CALI) and USD-Tether (USDT). For the safety of your funds, please confirm again that the network you wish to send with is ETH.