To say that Zanda Indriksone is an animal lover is an understatement. For the past two years, the inspiring activist has rescued more than 350 cats from the streets and single-handedly helped them find loving, forever homes.
It all began when Indrikesone started educating herself on cats, their nature, and their healthcare needs. Her fascination with felines naturally led her to start taking in the critters and getting them the help they required. Zanda explained:
“For example, I am going down the street – when I see a cat, I just can not pass away. The first thing I do is take the cat to the vet so the vet could check cat’s health and determine cats age.”
Before long, volunteers began to offer their time to help Zanda with the task of assisting the cats. Some even opened up their homes to foster the felines. She explains that a cat’s condition determines how long they will remain in a temporary home.
“If cats condition is good and the cat is healthy, there can be a chance to find a home within half an hour. This mainly happens in the summer. Longest time cat spent in temporary home was about a month, but this when cat required special treatment.” commented the activist.
Because of her love for cats, Zanda recently became a member of the non-profit cat protection organization Cat Care Comunity. Activists involved with the project help build wooden houses for homeless cats in Riga and other Latvian cities. Learn more here.