The Catboat



ANIMALS DAY October 4, 2022

Lynn needs help
Today October 4th, Animal Day, we will ask you for your help. We are working with 2 cats whose vet costs are more than usual high. We hope you will help 1 of the 2 cats. Every little bit helps.

Lynn had an accident that left her missing her left hind leg. The owner could not afford the high costs of the vet and left Lynn behind. Amputating a hind leg is a major operation for the vet. But luckily everything is going well and she can recover with the assistant of the vet. The bill is yet to come and we hope many of you will help us with that.

A donate link has been created to make it easy for you to support us and Lynn. We hope you can help us.

Tibor needs your help
Tibor is the second cat and we hope you will help us treat Tibor. That vet still doesn't know what's really going on and what makes Tibor feel bad. He has now been in hospital for about 6 days at a vet and at Evidensia (formerly Hugo referral veterinary clinic). By making pictures it appears that he has 4 rib fractures and then his sternum has shifted a bit. He was short of breath and has therefore been in the oxygen cage.

Now he is back with us but he is not feeling well yet. We keep our fingers crossed that he will soon recover from the medicines he is receiving. Of course we will soon receive a large bill and we hope that you will help us with that.

A donate link has been created so that it is easy for you to support us and Tibor. We hope you can help us.

Welcome at the Catboat

The Catboat is the one and only animal sanctuary that literally floats. A refuge for stray and abandoned cats which, thanks to its unique location on a houseboat in Amsterdam's picturesque canal belt, has also become a place where people want to go. 

Water and cats...

Most cats hate water. But ours learn to love living on it. After all, we have been keeping their feet dry since 1968.

Since that time the Catboat has developed into a modern and professional sanctuary providing tender loving care to countless cats.

On this site you can find out how we came to be here and the rest of our history. You will also meet some of our cats. And, as well as this virtual introduction, you can find details of where and when you can visit us for real!

Entrance is free, but with a donation you make the cats and us very happy. We do not receive any subsidy. it sounds cliché, but it's true: without your donation and support we wouldn't stay afloat! Nowadays, you have to book a day and time online on our website. We hope to see you soon.