Public Fund "Kotopes" was established in 2012 by the efforts of several people. This is a charitable organization in Almaty, Kazakhstan that rescues homeless animals in distress. To this day, the foundation exists solely through charitable contributions. The main activity of the foundation is the rescue, treatment and socialization of homeless animals, as well as the search for owners for them.
Our goal is to reduce the number of homeless animals on the streets of the city by sterilizing and neutering those pets that we manage to cure and save.
We are a public organization and our activities depend on the support of society - these are companies and people who share our goal and are not indifferent to the fate of homeless animals.
At the end of 2018, a cat shelter was opened in Almaty within the framework of the foundation. Over the three years of the shelter's operation, about 500 cats and kittens have been rescued and adopted, and about 4,000 animals have been rescued over the entire period of the foundation's existence.
The founders of the foundation, Maria Benevolenskaya and Marina Lezhneva, began their volunteer activities around helping homeless animals in 2012, and this activity continues to be a volunteer activity for them. They have a main job, due to which they and their families live, but all their free time is spent on rescuing, treating and caring for animals in trouble.FUND WORK SCHEME
The population receives information about a cat or dog that needs help, usually these are messages in direct (Instagram) with a photo or video.
Further, the curator from the foundation determines which clinic the pet should be taken to, at the same time she finds out whether the finder can somehow participate in the rescue (transport to the clinic, shelter after treatment), negotiates with the clinic and looks for transport for transportation.
The Foundation publishes a post on Instagram with information about the animal, and as soon as the animal goes to the clinic, a collection is opened, during treatment it is actively looking for a temporary or permanent home for the animal, if by the time of discharge the animal is not located, the animal goes to the shelter, where after the mandatory procedures (sterilization, vaccination, deworming) the search for hosts begins.
During treatment (including surgery), we regularly inform you about the state of health and the costs associated with this case. Our subscribers and their friends indicate the name of the animal when sending donations so that there is no confusion and everyone receives targeted assistance.
It is clear that the process of saving animals from trouble is still endless and it is impossible to collect the amount necessary for treatment every time. Therefore, the Fund has a lot of accumulated debts in veterinary clinics.
So far, we are searching for owners for all animals only through Instagram and in our environment.
When someone wants to adopt a cat or a dog, we will definitely meet in person and talk with the person in order to understand the seriousness of the intentions.
During the transfer of the pet to new owners, a guardianship agreement is filled out, according to which we can check how the animal is doing in the new family. Thanks to affiliate programs such as “Road Home”
, the stress level for new owners is reduced as he/she understands that we are not leaving him/her alone with a new home pet.More information here.