Lutwala Dive has always been eager to help rescue and care for our island cats and previously we teamed up with the Cats of Gili to create a Cat Hospital at Lutwala Dive. We are thrilled to say that now with the help of Animal Aid Abroad, Cats of Gili, and Horses of Gili that the new Gili Islands Veterinary Clinic is now open! Our General Manager, Tori was a Vet Technician in her previous life so she helps our new local veterinarian Dr. Misha to care for all of the animals of the island! Susanna, of Cats of Gili, assists with getting supplies and finding homes for the cats and Horses of Gili assists with caring for the horses and other livestock. This are all not-for-profit organization and the medical supplies can be very expensive so please feel free to donate.
We also have a number of household cats that live on the premises. Every cat here has been rescued and has its own unique story to tell. We understand that people may have allergies and we do our best to keep them out of the bungalows, but you will see many cats lying about during your time here. Lutwala’s cat are all sterilised,wormed, treated for fleas, and inoculated regularly. Please rest assured that being around our cats will not harm you or your family in any way.
As a point of interest, Gili cats are bred from a very small gene pool and they have genetic defects such as deformed tails & shortened life spans.