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 Switzerland.
However, she could not turn a blind 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 up 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 two part-time employés.
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. streetpaws.ch helps by supplying pet food to several 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 200 hungry mouths every single day - and counting!
While streetpaws.ch's expenses are exploding during this pandemic, donations are decreasing. We urgently need support! Help us help these precious souls.
Our activities and projects:
· daily feding of 200 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. Since the start of our sterilization program in 2018 we spayed and neutered over 1’600 dogs and cats on the island.
· Integration of the local community into the projects and education about the relationship between humans and animals. This contains topics such as 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 treatments and/or food for their fur family members
· rescuing sick, starved and young animals while providing a protected environment for them to recover
· finding loving forever and foster homes for the rescues