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Like & Share on Facebook
The easiest way to help us is to like our Facebook page and share our daily pictures and posts. Let your friends know about our work, share our passion, and help us reach a wider audience!
Write about Pagoda Cats
Journalist, reporter, blogger, photographer… If you happen to be in Siem Reap, come visit the pagoda cats and let your audience know about your experience. An article of any length on any media will immensely help us.
Сontact us for an interview or a photo session!
Visit the pagoda cats with Josette
Whether you are living in Siem Reap town or are planning to spend a few days in Cambodia to visit the Angkor Temples, you can join Josette on her visit and give her a hand feeding or taking care of the furries! Anyone can join. It’s free and really easy.
Josette now goes to the pagoda every other day, always in the morning, all year long, and anyone is welcome to join.
There is no specific skill required, except your love for animals, and you do not need to pay anything.
You will be asked to help feed the cats, to pet them and to keep them entertained while Josette provides care for minor ailments.
The cats feeding and care session starts between 8:30AM and 9AM and lasts for one hour.
You are not required to bring anything but any donation in kind (cat food, medicine) or in cash (any amount) is always welcome!
You’ll see with your own eyes how this money is making such a difference for the pagoda’s cats and dogs.
Note that you have to organise your own transport to the pagoda, the easiest being by tuk-tuk (10 USD). Josette has her dedicated tuk tuk driver, Mr. Ratha, who has been transporting her pagoda cats and dogs, as well as many of her visitors, from the beginning of Siem Reap Pagoda Cats.
If you have decided to join Josette on her visit, please inform her as soon as possible about the day of your proposed visit.
A fundraiser for Siem Reap Pagoda Cats is organized once a year at the popular hotel Rosy Guesthouse in Siem Reap.
The fundraiser consists of a charity quiz followed by a charity raffle.
All the prizes donated for the raffle come from many local businesses supporting Josette’s pagoda cats (hotels, restaurants, shops, spas).
All the proceeds from the raffle tickets ‘sales are given to her, helping her to continue feeding and treating these poor animals.
It’s a very popular event every year!
Some injured cats and dogs have captured the heart of many fans reading about them on the Cats Facebook page. They have been sponsored by some of them, helping Josette pay the sometimes very high vet bills.
A happy story…
This beautiful tortoiseshell cat had given birth to 4 kittens on one of the monks’ veranda in July 2015.
Two kittens died soon afterwards; the two others have been adopted by a Siem Reap resident.
A generous Australian couple has then sponsored Annabelle’s spaying and vaccination.
She is still happily living on the monk’s veranda!
A very sad story…
She was found in a recluse place at the back of the pagoda in October 2015, hiding in the outdoor kitchen, emaciated, injured and covered with ticks. Josette couldn’t leave her there and it was thanks to animal-loving Australian resident Martin de Porres that she could be transported to Dr. Trish’s clinic for a very intensive treatment before being fostered by Martin’s friends.
For two months, Martin went to see Serena twice a day to feed her, give her medicine, change her bandaging and provide her with the love and affection that this poor dog probably never knew.
A number of fans overseas were moved by her plight and made donations via Paypal to help cover her vet bills and daily care.
Nothing was spared to save her but, sadly, just before Christmas 2015, Serena made Martin and her fosterers understand that enough was enough and that she could no longer cope.
She was euthanized by Dr. Trish at what had become her home, surrounded by her fosterers in tears.
She is buried in a peaceful and green spot by the river, near the pagoda where she had been found.