As an animal lover, especially cats, volunteering to help our furry friends was puuuuurfect for me. Every six months, the non-profit animal welfare project Cats of Gili run a free cat clinic to spay/neuter the islands’ felines. During our time on Gili Air, I was around for two clinics and was honoured to help.
The experience was humbling, tiring, emotional but very rewarding. There was a wonderful community spirit as volunteers gave their time, islanders donated what they could, and I was in the thick of it.
Let me share with you my experience of volunteering at a cat clinic, and show how such a small act can provide such a huge impact.