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£175raised of £10,000 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help us with the up-keep of the SPCA cat rescue centre that we built in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo.

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Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia
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Our company Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures has already exclusively funded and built a cat rescue and rehabilitation centre here in Sabah, Borneo where we live. We built it in response to a plea for assistance by the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) a non-government organisation, approved under the register of societies Malaysia.

We currently have 76 cats living at the centre and we are paying for the up-keep by providing one full time staff member, cat litter, food and veterinary care for the animals.

Our objective is to fundraise via this page and the local community to help with the general up-keep, future extension, staffing, adoption & education program for the successful longevity of this project.

We - Richard & Joanne, are the Directors of Downbelow Adventures. Currently we are using our company funds for this project but we need support. We will personally ensure that all donations are spent wisely on the items we need.

Other generous benefactors in Sabah have donated money to the SPCA to construct dog kennels and the staff accommodation building. But there is still much work to be done. The SPCA rely entirely on donations and this big move is challenging them financially.

Every penny of your donation will be spent on this worthwhile cause. We will post images and news frequently so you can see where your donation is being spent.

£10,000.00 will pay for the cat quarantine centre (the next building on the wish-list)
£4,300.00 will pay the salary for a member of staff for one year.
£2,650.00 will pay our entire cat litter bill for one year.
£55.00 will pay for a vet to visit and provide basic medication for a two cats with flu.
£7.00 will pay for kitten food for one week for a orphaned kitten

Please help us. We can not change the world - but we can change someones world !

Together we can make a difference !

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  • Richard & Joanne Swann

    Richard & Joanne Swann

    11 days ago

    Richard & Joanne Swann

    So much has been happening at SPCA & with our own rescue efforts. Five cats were adopted last weekend. This weekend its SPCA's adoption drive showcasing 25 beautiful cats looking for their 2ndChance home. Joanne saved a cat from being dumped (Pebbles Below) - tested her for infectious diseases, vaccinated and neutered her, she is now with a foster carer until we remove the stitches, then she will go to the shelter. Today we vaccinated one of the cats on Manukan island. We found 4 more cats that we need to trap, neuter & release ... busy busy !

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  • Richard & Joanne Swann

    Richard & Joanne Swann

    15 days ago

    Richard & Joanne Swann

    We named this baby Tibby after my first cat that lived to the grand old age of 19 💕 She is just one of the gorgeous kittens living at the shelter ready for adoption. 💕

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  • Richard & Joanne Swann

    Richard & Joanne Swann

    a month ago

    Richard & Joanne Swann

    The SPCA Kota Kinabalu Cat Shelter is at its capacity right now with 90 cats. They can't take any more in due to lack of funding & man-power. Our company is sponsoring one member of staff, assisting with medical fees & supplies but we can't do it alone. Pls donate & help. This cat came in last night but they are full - yet how can they turn cats in need away. Please donate and help us support them. Thank you.

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2 months ago

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  • Elvis and Binti

    Elvis and Binti

    Mar 10, 2017

    Awesome job Guys.!

    £30.00

  • Kathryn Elliott

    Kathryn Elliott

    Mar 10, 2017

  • Sandra Carina

    Sandra Carina

    Mar 10, 2017

    £20.00

  • Georgie Hall

    Georgie Hall

    Mar 7, 2017

    Wish I could donate more! You're doing amazing work and it makes me so happy to see the continued progress. Keep going guys!

    £10.00

  • Karen Mansfield

    Karen Mansfield

    Mar 7, 2017

    It's not much, but will hopefully help towards your target. Good luck xxx

    £10.00

  • Traci Dix-Williams

    Traci Dix-Williams

    Mar 6, 2017

    Can't say no to cats in need. Well done both of you; very proud!!!

    £20.00

  • Bonnie Marsden

    Bonnie Marsden

    Mar 6, 2017

    You guys are doing such an amazing thing for those animals. Keep up the great work!! Lots of love and cuddles to the cats from London x

    £10.00

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Richard & Joanne Swann

Richard & Joanne Swann

Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia

We are British ex-pats living in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo. We are owners & Directors of Downbelow Adventures, a travel & dive centre. Through our company, we funded and built the cat rescue centre for the SPCA in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo.

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