The Zoophilist Society of Maldives is an association of animal-lovers and volunteers, originated from a large online group Maldivian Cataholics*, created in 2009 with 34,500 members to date. It has become clear over the years that there are people who are ready to spend their time and money on helping street cats - and we wanted to offer a registered platform to do this, to support such actions and to be able to host activities.
Since November 2021, donations have been collected exclusively for the medical treatment and the relief of pain and suffering of Maldivian street cats: the #MaldivesStreetCatFund was born, and has been transferred to this NGO at the time of inauguration.
Our mission is to compassionately reduce the Maldivian stray cat population; to end the suffering and improve the welfare of abandoned, unwanted and vulnerable stray cats. We are dedicated to working closely with our global project partners to facilitate sterilization, education and welfare programmes to achieve this goal.
Read more about our projects here!
You can email us in English: email@example.com or in German: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are on Facebook and on Instagram: @zoophilist.maldives
Our professional advisors
Our partners and collaborators
Media & Responsibility
Mag. Verena Wiesbauer | Zoologist, Marine biologist
Strassergasse 20, A-2230 Gänserndorf
Fathimath Hiyaa 4D, Haveeree Hingun, Male', Maldives
Executive Board (Vorstand)
Chairman: Mohamed Faisal
Vice Chairman: Asim Mohamed Fulhu
Secretary General: Aishath Shihana
Treasurer: Ibrahim Faisal
Dir. of Operations & Foreign Relations: Verena Wiesbauer
Member: Umar Ibrahim
Member: Alyasau Asim
Member: Hassan Sinan
Member: Mohamed Nabeeh
Member: Abdul Maniu Abdul Samad
Special Thanks... There are many people who helped us getting on the way and are still with us!
Audrey & Viper, Shereen & Huney, Dr. Jesa Ken Polinar & Irufaan; Emma & Abbie. PetSmart Maldives offering a 10% donation into the #MaldivesStreetCatFund from vaccines, and offering discount on Stray Cat Treatment. Oases Vet Hospital, offering 10% discount on Stray Cat Treatment. Hobbyist Pet Shop, Lenco Aquatics, Fawz.mv, CatMania, SmartKittyCat, Muxty.mv. Pooshie Books & Purrfectory.mv. Julchen Ahha (vet assistance) & Sabine Zink (TNR), Mag. Annemarie Hurban (start-up, Website)
* © Shaal Jaufar and Nora Nazeer, Facebook group