of the Cat Home- From an Interview with Dolano
It is very important for you to know that the Cat Home with 100 cats is not a situation that Dolano would have created herself.
Dolano helped simply to improve a difficult situation that was created by someone else and with all the love and compassion and her ability to respond she could help. So she used all her money from Intensive Satsang in a selfless act by helping people and animals, to care for nature.
I only came to know Sandeepa because her 2 children did the Intensive Satsang and I was very touched, when I heard about Sandeepa's rescue place for cats and her love for animals.
Because she was at that time so committed to the Cats and because I had more money than I needed I was happy to support her and her cats.
Then after some time I visited her house and saw what an unhealthy
situation it was.
When we found the house I had to build a big wall around the garden, which we had to do partly 3 times as, it fell down with the monsoons, and this did cost a lot of money.
I kept on paying the rent of the new house and in this time all what Sandeepa had to do was to continue taking care of her 60 Cats as she did before.
Sandeepa had found some intelligent Indian people to help her and these people have really learnt to take care very well of these Cats. However then Sandeepa struggled financially with the cost of the food and as I had the money, I stared to pay for that as well.
Sandeepa carried on collecting more cats and eventually became bankrupt. She had a lot of debts with the Vet concerning the food and I still wanted to help her as I felt she had too much responsibility to carry so I cleared her debts as well.
I carried on supporting her Cat Home in the hope she would get more stable and happy in her situation.
But this did not happen. She was then bitten by a cat badly and needed
a lot expensive treatment, this affected her, both physical and emotionally
So I continued supporting the Cat's as no one else could do. Many people were coming to Intensive Satsang so there was no problem with the money.
After 5 years the landlord of the large new house became greedy and because he thought we would not move with so many cats he wanted to get more and more rent. I said no to his blackmailing and so we moved again the cats to the new house where we are now, with much less rent to pay.
So because of all the moving and expense this year was the first time
I really notice that this Cat Home can't survive anymore with the money
from Intensive Satsang alone.
But I did ran out of my last penny and could only afford to pay the
rent for the first half of this year.
The money from this school helped the Cat Home to survive and without it we will not manage this coming year as generally less people are coming in the low season to Intensive Satsang.
But what is so amazing in spite of all these problems, that so much did naturally happened to take care of all these Cats, it will be a tragedy for it to have to end in a bad way.
I am not complaining. I do love and care very much for these Cats and
Cat Home to survive.