Food given to Bali dogs & cats every week
Dogs & cats sterilized to date
Free medications for animals in need every month
What We Do
Heartbreakingly, there are increasing numbers of stray dogs and cats across Bali who struggle to survive, battling for food scraps that lack nutrition, often with mange, ticks, fleas and worms. They are generally unloved, and often traumatised from abuse.
Everyday we deliver wet and dry food for animals in neighborhoods across Tabanan, the third largest region (of 9) in Bali. We support homeless animals by street feeding (giving food directly to stray animals) and providing essential treatments like deworming or flea treatments.
We also support local pet owners who cannot afford food and medication for their animals, and who lack the knowledge to care for their animals. With the virus and lockdown having a devastating impact on the Balinese, families struggle to feed themselves, let alone their animals, so your support has never been needed more.
Spay & Neuter
At Little Steps Matter we are committed to reducing unnecessary suffering and the number of unwanted animals in Bali. The most effective method to do this is by sterilization, so we organize monthly mass sterilizations for street dogs and cats as well as those animals owned by local families who would otherwise not be able to afford these surgeries.
Ahead of our sterilization days, we seek out stray dogs and cats who require the procedure, and also go from house to house to register owned animals that need it, and assess how best to facilitate each sterilization. If owners are unable to bring their animals, we help with their transportation. After the procedure we follow up with each animal and provide post-op medical care if needed.
All sterilizations are carried out by a professional vet team from Bali Pet Crusaders as well as from different vet clinics.
Sadly, knowledge of how to care for animals is not widespread in Bali, with many animals being unwittingly neglected or abused, rather than being cared for as a member of the family. Many dogs and cats are kept in cages or tied up on short ropes. They lack drinking water, nutritious food and often suffer from illnesses.
Fortunately, in Balinese culture people live in family compounds, with many activities occurring outside, which allows our foundation to connect with people by going from house to house to offer support to owners with their animal care. People welcome us into their homes and appreciate our offer to help them improve their animals living conditions and well-being.
Rescue & Adoption
We at Little Steps Matter have actively helped animals in need since more than 7 years.
We wish to save more. And with your help we can.
In 2021 we found a suitable, quiet and peaceful house for rescues to decompress and rehabilitate. A house that provides a home environment for animals that are considered unadoptable because of old age or disability to live out the rest of their lives. An area and a meeting point to welcome volunteers and the nearby community to hold sterilization and education events.
We are asking for your support to cover the ongoing running costs and maintenance. Support us by donating or becoming a patron.
Donate today and be part of a this live-changing mission for Bali's animals. Help us to give many more a new beginning.
How We Do What We Do
While we are a small team, our impact is large. With your help we can continue to make even more of a difference.
Our team manages mass sterilization days and carries out daily street feedings for dogs in the Tabanan Regency of Bali. We also rescue abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for treatment and re-homing. Throughout all our work, we educate the local community on animal care and encourage respect for animals.
Without government or support from any big organizations, we survive on donations from monthly donors, our loyal Patrons on Patreon, along with donations from our Instagram followers. These good people are the lifeblood of our organization.
With your help, we can grow the awareness of the activities of Little Steps Matter and, most importantly, increase the number of animals that you, too, can help.