» Come help rescued cats at Cat Beach Sanctuary and explore fascinating Penang
Come help rescued cats at Cat Beach Sanctuary and explore fascinating Penang Report
Location: Teluk Bahang, Penang island, Malaysia
Cats, cats, cats...it's all about the 100 plus cats rescued from desperate situations and given loving care in a somewhat remote fishing village on the island of Penang. Located directly on the beach in an old wood house and outbuildings, the Cat Beach Sanctuary depends on volunteers to keep the place clean and the cats fed and well-cared for. Volunteers come from all over the world to 'camp out' at the beach. Currently there are only hammocks, couches, and a few beds with kitty companions. Some volunteers bring their own tents or hammocks, others choose to stay in one of the nearby cheap homestays and hostels. Typical daily schedule is feeding cats at 8 am, then cleanup and projects until about noon; then going out or doing projects in the afternoon, then feeding and cleaning again at 4 pm and later on at night. Daily tasks are feeding, cleaning, medications, etc. Projects range widely depending on your interests and skills -- admin, photos, videos, fundraising, construction, painting, art projects, etc. We are in the process of setting up a Cat Cafe and a Charity Store as sources of new support for the cats. Volunteers typically work 4 to 6 hours per day. Basic food and supplies provided so no one goes hungry at Cat Beach but all are encouraged to share or to go out to sample Penang food -- cheap and considered among the best and most varied in the world. See www.penang-tips.com or the many tourist websites for more about this fascinating place. The Teluk Bahang National Park is 10 minutes walk, and the tourist beach resort of Batu Ferringhi about 10 minutes ride by bus. Teluk Bahang is one hour ride west of historic George Town and about 1.5 hours from the airport. The only real requirement for volunteers is you MUST like cats!