Lucas organisasjonen was established in 21/05/2016 and has already helped more than 900 animals in need. With our own shelter in Øksnevad and around 50 volunteers, we spend several hours daily on our animals. In addition to the animals in our shelter we have several foster homes. All the contributions are from volunteers and therefore there is always a need for new people and donations to keep helping animals in need.
One of our goals is to contribute to minimize the problem of homeless cats in Stavanger and sorrounding cities. We want to do something about this because cats are not part of the norwegian fauna. Our motto is "Alle dyr skal ha det godt" - all animals should be well - and homeless cats are often suffering if they can't get the care of a vet in the event of injury or sickness.
The goal of the animals we take in is to find a good home for them. All our cats receive a health check, the first vaccine and are neutered when they leave our center. This is because none of our cats will be used for breeding.
Since we started up and until now, we have brought in over 620 cats and kittens, four hens, a rooster, chinchilla, guinea pig, a fox and three rabbits. A dedicated team is the driving force behind Lucas and together with the volunteers we set up several times a day with help with cleaning, care of the animals and to get contributions so we can give the animals the necessary care and attention.
We rent a place at Øksnevad where we have built a reception room. This is a reception room that all new cats can live in before they have received a health check. We have a separate socialization room for cats that are scared and need to socialize with humans, a separate large room for domestic and adoption-ready kittens. We even have a "kindergarten" here, where kittens over 12 weeks live. They play and enjoy themselves!
We have a good collaboration with Jæren dyrehelse who has a separate room at our place which we use when our veterinarian comes to our center to check our cats. By getting the vet to us, we save our cats the stress of a car trip. We also have several partners for which we are incredibly grateful! To name a few: Sele Dyreklinikk, Royal Canin, Norengros. We are a non-profit organization, everything goes to the animals and what they need. If you want a to support us see "Support us" page for more info.