Animal Aid

Our primary goals are education, sterilization, medical treatment, street feeding, and adoption.

With a gentle and empathetic approach, we want to educate families and communities about the best practices of pet care and the importance of vaccinations and sterilization. We provide subsidized sterilization programs for pet owners in villages to control a healthy and sustainable population of pets, and to ensure enough attention is given to all the animals. We treat injured and unhealthy dogs and cats from the streets, and support owners who cannot afford medical care for their animals. Going around our neighborhood, we feed street animals, and stay up-to-date with them and the people who agree to take care of them. Constantly, we look for suitable owners who will adopt dogs and cats that were born without a caring owner.

Education Program

Balinese families live in large open compounds and most activities occur outdoors. Our work involves visiting one family compound after the other, from one home to the next. At every visit, the families welcome us and gladly talk to us. We understand that in most cases, families are misinformed about their current animal treatment – they are not to be blamed. Our educational program strives to correct these habits that harm the animals. We show families how they can treat their animals ethically, provide healthy but affordable diets and clean drinking water. We urge them not to place the animals in cages, provide basic medical treatment for when they get sick, and inform about the importance of sterilization and vaccination.

Sterilization Program

At Little Steps Matter, we focus on reducing unnecessary suffering from overpopulation of dogs and cats.

We hold a monthly mass sterilization day in collaboration with Bali Pet Crusaders and rabies vaccinations are supplied by the Department of Agriculture. 

Prior to these sterilization days we go from house to house, registering dogs and cats. If needed, we help people transport their pets by delivering cages the day before, and picking them up on the day. This also requires us to bring the animals back with the appropriate post-op medication and explain to the families how they should be administered. We also check in on the animals the following days and often provide further vet care for dogs and cats suffering from other diseases.

Medical Treatment

We support people with basic training on proper pet care and show them how to handle wounds or skin issues. For serious and complicated cases, we call our vet to help with the medical attention needed.

We understand that not all families can afford proper medical care for animals. We supply aid such as giving special food to families with sick pets, and offer them subsidised medical treatments.

Little Steps Matter also provides medication for street dogs suffering from mange, fleas, tick infestations as well as worms.

Street Feeding Program

Every day we deliver food for animals in various neighborhoods.

We are not an animal shelter but we contribute to the care of homeless animals by street feeding – giving food directly to the stray animals. The street feeding program also benefits owners who are unable to afford food for their animals.

Adoption Program

Educating owners and sterilizing dogs and cats are preventive measures to reduce the suffering of animals across Bali. However, there are thousands of animals that are not owned or that have been abandoned.

In fact, adoption is the ultimate goal which ends the cycle of suffering. The greatest gift anyone can give is time, and you can give your time to foster or adopt a dog or cat and become a lifelong companion for these animals.

The Story of Tips & Foxi

During one of Sabine’s daily walks with her own dogs, she heard the cries of puppies. She found two of them tied up on 1-meter-long chains next to a pig shed, close to her house. The puppies were half a meter from each other, without access to water or food. One of the dogs had an injured and infected eye, while the other one had the metal chain on so tight, that it was starting to grow into his neck. Sabine immediately gave them food and water and went to look for the owners of the dog who lived nearby. With her vast experience living in Bali, she knew that the only way to make a long term and sustainable impact on the lives of these animals was by talking to the owners calmly and trying to make agreements with them, small steps at a time.

The owner explained that they keep the dogs as security for their pigs and agreed to let Sabine call a vet to examine the eyes and vaccinate the dogs at her cost. Unfortunately the owner had previously kicked one dog in the eye and therefore damaged its sight. After the visit with the vet, the owners agreed that Sabine could buy new collars and longer tethers for the dogs as well as take them on walks twice a day with her own pack.

From that day on, Sabine provided dry dog food that the owner would mix with the rice they had been exclusively feeding the dogs previously. It took a couple of months to treat the eye infection and the next step was to get the poor dogs off their leads. The owners had a brick structure on their property that wasn’t being used, and by providing a bamboo fence and door, Sabine was able to convince the owners that the dogs would still provide security for the pigs while being in their sheds and not tying them up unnecessarily.

Ultimately, the dogs were finally able to get off their leads and had a small space on which they could run around, remain safe, play and sleep.

After a few weeks, Sabine started to “forget” more and more often to lock the door to the shed after their walks and the dogs started to visit their owners at the house. Since the dogs were healthy and clean, the owners started letting the dogs stay in their house and wouldn’t lock them up any longer.

To this day, the dogs live in the same house as their owners, while protecting the pigs and following their owners to their work on the rice fields every day. They still come twice a day to our foundation to get extra food and are very happy to go home afterward.

Little Steps Matter

Yayasan Pani Aswa Kamala

 

Jl. Dam Gadon 110, Br. Malmundeh, Kediri,
Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Email: info@littlestepsmatter.org
Phone:  + 62 811 394 623

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Account name: Pani Aswa Kamala;
Account number: 702291682
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Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.225, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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Yayasan Pani Aswa Kamala

 

Jl. Dam Gadon 110, Br. Malmundeh, Kediri,
Tabanan, Bali, IndonesiaEmail: info@littlestepsmatter.org
Phone:  + 62 811 394 623

 

Donate Directly

 

Every little bit helps us

 

Donate directly to Little Steps Matter

Account name: Pani Aswa Kamala;
Account number: 702291682
Bank Name: Permata Bank. 
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.225, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Swift code: BBBAIDJA

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