How it started...
Eliane visited Bali for the first time in spring 2013. It was only meant to be a one year break before returning back to her office job in Switerland.
However, she could not turn a bling eye on the immense suffering of animals in Bali. Shortly after having arrived on the tropical island, she started to care for and feed strays. Soon after she picked some terribly ill dogs and cats off the streets. It didn't take long to become clear that this project would need to be extended beyond the time she had intended to stay but that she wouldn't be able to cover expenses for the animals' welfare. She founded 'Help 4 Bali's Street Dogs' which later became streetpaws.ch. The foundation is registered in Switzerland and donations are tax deductible.
Eliane started off solo for over 6 years but as the project grew and she couldn't manage by herself anymore she hired a part-time employée.
Due to the actual pandemic help is needed more than ever. As 85% of the locals work in the tourist industry, many are unempolyed now or have major salary cuts. Families struggle to pay for proper food for their fur family members - streetpaws.ch helps by supplying pet food. streetpaws.ch is also part of a community food bank project for local families.
In addition there are more starving animals on the streets and beaches as there have ever been before. By now streetpaws.ch feeds 150 animals every single day - and counting!
While streetpaws.ch's expenses are exploding during this pandemic, donations are decreasing. We urgently need supprt!
Our activities and projects:
rescuing sick, starved and young animals while providing a protected environment for them to recover
finding loving forever and foster homes for the rescues
daily feding of 150 strays and owned pets by locals (who can't afford to feed their pets anymore due to loss of income - Covid19)
to stop litters of unwanted puppies and kittens, streetpaws.ch spays and neuters as many animals as possible.
in 2019 we fixed 553 animals
Integration of the local community into the projects and education about the relationship between humans and animals, a balanced diet, treatment of common diseases, importance of sterilization and castration, as well as training topics
support of local families who can't afford tretatments and/or food for their fur family members