About Metta Cats and Dogs Sanctuary
Metta Cats and Dogs Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation founded by Mdm Lee Siew Ying. In Pali language, “metta” means loving kindness and also refers to the special bond shared between humans and animals.
Established in 1999, the mission of Metta Cats and Dogs Sanctuary is to provide a safe haven for injured, abused, or abandoned animals. The sanctuary is also where old and special needs animals can live out the remainder of their days in safety and comfort.
The sanctuary started with 50 cats and now houses more than 200 rescued cats and dogs. Many of the residents lived a harsh existence on the streets before Mdm Lee took them in. Rain or shine, Mdm Lee, her son Terry, and the occasional hired help take care of the residents every day. For the animals, Metta Cats and Dogs Sanctuary is the only home that they have ever known.
Mdm Lee must raise about $16,000 every month to keep the sanctuary going. This amount excludes the high cost of medical care. Currently, the sanctuary relies heavily on donations and fundraising events to survive.
Rental and Utilities: $7,500 and upwards
Cat Food and Litter: $4,700 and upwards
(Kibbles: $2,000; Wet Food: $1,500; Cat Litter: $1,200)
Dog Food: $3,500 and upwards
(Kibbles $2,000, Wet food $1,000, Frozen meat $500)