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IT’S TIME FOR PLAYING WITH CHILDREN IN THE REFUGEE CAMP

“Copies of the image to be coloured, done. I have put in the markers for colouring, too. Well, today I escaped from the routine of animals caring in the clinic and shelter”, said Novi Fani Rovika, volunteer of Animals Warrior for the Palu earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Novi had spent her full week feeding dogs and cats who were left and abandoned by their owners in the earthquake and liquefaction area of Patobo and Balaroa Villages. She took care of several confiscated animals in the BKSDA Central Sulawesi and Tahura Kapopo, Sigi District, Central Sulawesi. She also shared her time caring for dogs in Palu Dog Lover shelter and for cats at Mrs. Ana’s shelter, with around 80 cats. Now, it’s time to interact with children in the refugee camp, who still have time to think about cats and dogs in Patobo and Balaroa.

It starts with singing together, playing, telling stories and colouring images. Suddenly, 90 minutes passed. Their smile brings happiness to me. All the 20 elementary students from 4-5 grade finally can hold paper and colour markers again after the disaster. “Let’s color our life, kids!” said Novi with enthusiasm. (IND)

SAATNYA BERMAIN DENGAN ANAK-ANAK DI PENGUNGSIAN PALU
“Fotokopi gambar yang akan diwarnai, sudah. Spidol untuk mewarnai juga sudah kumasukkan tas. Baiklah hari ini melarikan diri dari rutinitas merawat satwa di klinik dan shelter.”, gumam Novi Fani Rovika, relawan Animals Warrior untuk bencana gempa dan tsunami Palu.

Setelah seminggu penuh mengisi hari-hari dengan memberi makan anjing, kucing di daerah bencana gempa dan likuifaksi kelurahan Patobo dan Balaroa yang ditinggal mengungsi penghuninya. Novi juga mengurus beberapa satwa sitaan di BKSDA Sulteng dan Tahura Kapopo, kabupaten Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah. Novi juga berbagi waktu merawat anjing di shelter Palu Dog Lover maupun kucing-kucing di shelter ibu Ana yang jumlahnya mencapai 80-an kucing. Saatnya berinteraksi dengan anak-anak di pengungsian, yang masih juga sempat memikirkan nasib kucing maupun anjing yang mereka tinggal di Patobo maupun Balaroa.

Dimulai dengan bernyanyi bersama, bermain, bercerita dan ditutup dengan mewarnai tak terasa 90 menit pun berlalu. Senyum mereka adalah senyum bahagiaku. Keduapuluh anak kelas 4-5 SD ini pun kembali bisa memegang kertas dan spidol warna kembali. “Ayo warnai kehidupan, anak-anak!”, ujar Novi dengan semangat.

ANIMALS WARRIOR SAVE 5 KITTENS IN PETOBO

A very tiring day. This is not the first time the team has been around feeding dogs and cats in Petobo, Central Sulawesi. Petobo has experienced liquefaction with severe damage and destroyed almost one village in Palu. “There are 21 dogs and 52 cats recorded today while we doing a street feeding,” said Faisal, animal volunteers who joined Orangufriends.

At the house in the corner seems like there are not only 3 dogs. One mother dog has wet nipples, that indicates she is still breastfeeding. The team braves themselves to enter the collapsed house. In the bathroom, between buckets of water, they saw baby dogs hiding. Their eyes are still covered, still only 1 week old. The homeowner, evacuated and has not returned yet. The team immediately coordinated with neighbours and conveyed the existing conditions and the possibility of evacuating the dogs.

Together with Mrs. Ana, the owner of a cat shelter in Palu, the Animals Warrior team headed to a house which was reported to have sick kittens. The search for cats is not easy. All the cats were roamed, so the team had to chase and catch them. There are 5 cats with wounds in their eyes. Now the five are in the shelter of Mrs. Ana.

If you want to help animal victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Palu, Central Sulawesi, you can go to kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu

ANIMALS WARRIOR SELAMATKAN 5 ANAK KUCING DI PETOBO
Hari yang sangat melelahkan. Ini bukanlah untuk pertama kalinya tim berkeliling memberi makan anjing dan kucing di daerah Petobo, Sulawesi Tengah. Daerah yang mengalami likuifaksi dengan kerusakan parah dan menghilangkan hampir satu kelurahan di Palu. “Ada 21 anjing dan 52 kucing tercatat pada hari ini saat keliling pemberian pakan.”, ujar Faisal, relawan satwa yang tergabung di Orangufriends.

Rumah pojok ini ternyata tak hanya ada 3 anjing di situ. Terlihat satu induk anjing dengan puting susu yang masih menyusui. Tim pun memberanikan diri memasuki rumah yang rubuh tersebut. Di kamar mandi, di antara ember air, terlihat bayi-bayi anjing bersembunyi. Matanya masih terseliputi, masih baru 1 minggu usianya. Pemilik rumah, mengungsi dan belum kembali. Tim segera berkordinasi dengan tetangga yang kebetulan ada, dan menyampaikan kondisi yang ada serta kemungkinan mengevakuasi anjing-anjing tersebut.

Bersama ibu Ana, pemilik shelter kucing di Palu, tim Animals Warrior menuju rumah yang dikabarkan ada anak-anak kucing yang sakit. Pencarian kucing tak semudah yang dipikirkan tim, datang ke rumah dan menemukan kucing tersebut. Ternyata kucing-kucing berkeliaran, sehingga tim pun harus berkejar-kejaran menangkap kucing-kucing tersebut. Ada 5 kucing yang mengalami luka pada matanya. Kini kelimanya berada di shelter ibu Ana.

Jika kamu ingin membantu satwa korban bencana gempa dan tsunami Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, bisa melalui https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu

GEMPI AND HER FRIENDS ARE NO LONGER COLD IN RAIN

Her small body screamed and hobbled toward the Animals Warrior team. Among the ruins of the house, the team found a kitten who was dehydrated and malnourished. The Animals Warrior team, who had worked two weeks on the field, went around looking for her mother. Unfortunately, after trying to find, the mother never appeared. Gempi, this kitten was evacuated from the liquefaction location in Balaroa Village, Palu, Central Sulawesi.

The team took Gempi to the Palu Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief Camp at the BKSDA (Natural Resources Agency) Central Sulawesi and then moved it to the Palu cat shelter, run by Mrs. Ana. In this shelter, there are about 70 abandoned cats treated by Mrs. Ana. The condition of the shelter is not much different from the condition of the house or office in Palu, it is cracked and collapsed. Mrs. Ana was forced to put up a temporary tarpaulin in front of her house to avoid heat and rain but it did not last long, because when the wind blew hard, the tarpaulin was scattered.

Animals Warrior immediately divided the team into 2 groups, one group evacuated several animals from the BKSDA Central Sulawesi to Manado and the others rebuilt Mrs. Ana’s cat shelter. “Luckily, there is material shop already open. The team also bought wood and other necessities. In two days, the shelter roof was installed. Cages were arranged to make maintenance easier”, said Daniek Hendarto. Strong winds often blow in Palu and the last two days of rain are quite heavy. Meanwhile, to include cats into the house, Mrs. Ana was still traumatized by the earthquake so she did not dare to stay in the house for too long.

Thank you for the donation via https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu. Without all the help, it might be difficult to immediately realize a better place for cats in Ms. Ana’s shelter.

GEMPI DAN TEMAN-TEMAN TIDAK KEHUJANAN LAGI
Tubuh kecilnya berteriak dan tertatih-tatih mendekati tim Animals Warrior. Di antara reruntuhan rumah, tim menemukan anak kucing yang mengalami dehidrasi dan malnutrisi. Tim Animals Warrior yang saat itu sudah bekerja dua minggu di lapangan langsung berkeliling mencari induknya. Sayang, setelah berusaha mencari, sang induk tak kunjung muncul. Gempi, anak kucing ini pun dievakuasi dari lokasi likuifaksi kelurahan Balaroa, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah.

Tim membawa Gempi ke Posko Satwa Terdampak Bencana Gempa dan Tsunami Palu yang berada di BKSDA Sulteng dan kemudian memindahkannya ke shelter kucing Palu ibu Ana. Di shelter ini sendiri ada sekitar 70 kucing terlantar yang dirawat ibu Ana. Kondisi shelter tak jauh berbeda dengan kondisi rumah maupun perkantoran yang ada di Palu, retak bahkan rubuh. Ibu Ana pun terpaksa memasang terpal sementara di depan rumahnya untuk sekedar menghindari panas dan hujan namun tak bertahan lama, karena saat angin berhembus kencang, terpal pun kocar-kacir.

Animals Warrior segera membagi tim yang ada, sebagian mengevakuasi satwa sitaan BKSDA Sulteng ke Menado dan yang lainnya membangun kembali shelter kucing ibu Ana. “Beruntung, sudah ada toko bangunan yang buka. Tim pun berbelanja kayu dan keperluan lainnya. Dalam dua hari, atap shelter darurat pun terpasang. Kandang-kandang pun disusun untuk lebih memudahkan perawatan.”, ujar Daniek Hendarto dengan lega. Bagaimana tidak lega, angin kencang sering berhembus di Palu dan dua hari terakhir hujan lumayan lebat. Sementara untuk memasukkan kucing-kucing ke dalam rumah, ibu Ana sendiri masih trauma karena gempa sehingga tidak berani terlalu lama berada di dalam rumah.

Terimakasih atas donasi melalui https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu Tanpa bantuan semuanya mungkin akan sulit untuk langsung mewujudkan tempat yang lebih baik untuk kucing0-kucing di shelter ibu Ana.

THE MASSIVE AREA OF PALM OIL PLANTATION IN EAST KALIMANTAN

Trans Borneo Challenge #1 trip on October 13 was accompanied by an endless rain. Throughout their long trip, the team realized how huge the palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan is. The switch of team members cannot be avoided. Septian, who is a COP School Batch 6 alumni, must be replaced by Reza Kurniawan from COP School Batch 5.

An illegal orangutan ownership case is still found. Unyil, a baby orangutan from Meratak Village, East Kalimantan, looked thin. Unyil was sitting in an empty cage. “This is a dilemma. A local person, Mr. Jating, cannot let Unyil starving and fright alone in the middle of his field. When he found Unyil, he brought Unyil to have cared at his house” said Ibnu Anshari, an alumnus of COP School Batch 1 who was the Team Leader of the Trans Borneo Challenge #1 trail.

Finally, after 9 days of traveling from East Java, the team arrived at the COP Borneo orangutan rehabilitation center, Berau, East Kalimantan. What a challenging and interesting journey. The team witnessed the condition of our mother earth. They listen and see the loss of orangutan habitat in East Kalimantan, that are destroyed by the enormous palm oil business. (IND)

LUASNYA PERKEBUNAN KELAPA SAWIT KALIMANTAN TIMUR

Perjalanan Trans Borneo Challenge #1 pada 13 Oktober ditemani hujan tanpa henti. Sepanjang perjalanan tanpa putus perkebunan kelapa sawit membawa kami pada luasnya perkebunan kelapa sawit di Kalimantan Timur ini. Pergantian personal pun tak bisa dihindari. Septian yang merupakan alumni COP School Batch 6 harus digantikan Reza Kurniawan dari COP School Batch 5.

Kepemilikan ilegal orangutan pun masih dijumpai. Orangutan Unyil dari kampung Meratak, Kalimantan Timur terlihat kurus. Unyil pun masih terduduk di kandang kosong. “Ini adalah dilema, masyarakat tak tega membiarkan Unyil sendirian di tengah ladangnya saat ditemukan pertama kali. Unyil pun dibawa untuk dipelihara. Kasihan kata pak Jating.”, ujar Ibnu Anshari, alumni COP School Batch 1 yang merupakan ketua Tim trail Trans Borneo Challenge #1.

Akhirnya, setelah 9 hari melakukan perjalanan dari Jawa Timur, tim berhasil tiba di pusat rehabilitasi orangutan COP Borneo, Berau, Kalimantan Timur. Sebuah perjalanan yang menantang dan menarik. Tim menjadi saksi kondisi ibu bumi. Mendengarkan dan melihat langsung semakin hilangnya habitat orangutan di Kalimantan Timur.

ZAENAB FROM FISHERMAN’S HOUSE ON TALISE BEACH

To ease the pain, madam Zaenab raised her arms to the chest. Her arms looked swollen. The time when she run away from tsunami at fisherman area, Talise beach, East Palu, Central Sulawesi. Her house was the last house that survived the tsunami.

Madam Zaenab went back to her house, checking on the cats that used to gather around her house. There was no time to look after them. When she run away, she fell down and her hand hurts as she came to health centre post.

Madam Zaenab, as any other mother, returned to her house while looking for the cats that used to gather around in her yard. Like madam Ana near yellow bridge at Talise beach, Palu city icon. Madam Ana, as she awakened from her sleep she asked whether she’s already dead or not. She faintly heard cat’s sound. And she realised that she’s alive. “I still heard cat’s sound that was getting clearer and louder. And I saw it approaching me. I am still alive.”, Madam Ana said.

Now, madam Ana is taking care of the cats living nearby. She said that this will be her activity. Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Talise beach has ruined houses, places to find food, and of course the life of Palu residents. Not sure how many people that are disunited. Now, they are struggling to reunite their ruined hopes. (SAR)

ZAENAB DARI RUMAH NELAYAN PANTAI TALISE
Untuk mengurangi rasa sakitnya, ibu Zaenab mengangkat tangannya sedadanya. Tangannya terlihat bengkak. Saat melarikan diri dari tsunami di daerah nelayan, pantai Talise, Palu Timur, Sulawesi Tengah. Rumahnya menjadi rumah terakhir yang selamat dari terjangan tsunami.

Ibu Zaenab kembali lagi untuk mengecek keberadaan kucing-kucing yang biasanya berkumpul di rumahnya. Tak ada waktu untuk mencari kucing-kucing itu. Saat melarikan diri, dia terjatuh dan tangannya pun terasa sakit setibanya di posko Puskesmas.

Ibu Zaenab seperti ibu-ibu lainnya di Palu, kembali ke rumahnya sembari mengecek kucing-kucing yang biasanya berkumpul di halaman rumahnya. Seperti ibu Ana di pantai Talise dekat jembatan kuning, ikon kota Palu. Ibu Ana, tersadar dari tidurnya di posko. Apakah saya sudah mati? Sayup-sayup terdengar suara kucing. Dan dia pun tersadar bahwa dia masih hidup. “Masih ku dengar suara kucing yang semakin jelas dan keras. Lalu kulihat dia mendekati ku. Masih hiduplah aku.”, kata ibu Ana lagi.

Kini ibu Ana mengurus kucing-kucing di sekitarnya, ini akan jadi kesibukanku tersendiri, begitu katanya. Gempa dan Tsunami yang menerjang pantai Talise telah memporak-porandakan rumah, tempat mencari makan dan hidup warga Palu. Entah berapa ribu orang yang tercerai-berai. Kini mereka sedang berjuang menyatukan kembali puing-puing harapannya.

THE ‘WAY BACK HOME’ BOAT IS BADLY BROKEN

The APE Defender Team has tried to survive with a leaky boat for the past 4 months. Various efforts have been made. We were patching it with adhesive glue and cloth, but the leakage appears again at the other parts.

The boat is almost two years old now.  With high usage around the orangutan island, we strongly need a new boat soon. “At midnight, we also have to check the island. It is exhausting to frequently check the water that enters the boat. If we did not remove the water from the boat, the boat will sink with the engine” said Daniel, who is in charge of all vehicles at the COP Borneo orangutan rehabilitation center.

The ‘Way Back Home’ boat is the operational vehicle for the COP Borneo orangutan island. The boat is purchased from the benefits of Sound For Orangutan music charity or often called SFO. It is the greatest gift from the hard work of Orangufriends, COP support group. This music charity will also be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Yogyakarta. (IND)

PERAHU ‘WAY BACK HOME’ RUSAK PARAH

Tim APE Defender mencoba bertahan dengan perahu yang bocor selama 4 bulan terakhir ini. Berbagai upaya sudah dilakukan, mulai dari menambalnya dengan lem perekat dan kain, namun muncul lagi kebocoran di bagian yang lain.

Usia perahu yang hampir dua tahun ini dengan penggunaan yang tinggi di sekitar pulau orangutan menuntut untuk segera ada perahu baru lagi. “Saat tengah malam, kami pun harus mengecek keberadaan pulau, karena kalau tidak dicek dengan menguras air yang masuk ke dalam perahu, perahu akan tenggelam bersama mesin perahu..”, ujar Daniel, penanggung jawab kendaraan di pusat rehabilitasi orangutan COP Borneo.

Perahu ‘Way Back Home’ adalah kendaraan operasional pulau orangutan COP Borneo. Perahu yang dibeli dari keuntungan acara musik amal Sound For Orangutan atau sering disebut juga SFO merupakan kerja keras orangufriends, kelompok pendukung COP. Acara musik ini pun akan digelar Senin, 29 Oktober 2018 di Yogyakarta.

MOTHER IN BALAROA WITH HER ELEVEN CATS

Maybe this is the most touching disaster mission for our animal warrior team. The people in Palu are very welcome for the presence of volunteers who are the members of our Animals Warrior team. We saw huge efforts from the pet owner to rescue their pets, like this couple from Balaroa.

Earthquakes are a common thing, but that day it was getting more and more powerful. Finally, an earthquake with 7.4 magnitudes struck all of this regions. This mother called her cats. Lifted it up and took it outside the house. Then she and her husband left the house. This couple is living together with eleven cats. Their efforts to save their cats make the animal volunteers touched. Suwarno, a volunteer who has repeatedly been in various disasters such as Mount Kelud and Mount Agung, also promised to return to feed their cats.

The mother was the first person that return home after one day in the evacuation camp. She did that to feed her cats. “It was amazing. The mom still had time to think about feeding these cats”, said vet Siti Aminah while checking the health of those cats. 4 small cats were given wet food while the big ones were fed with wet and dry food.

Until this day, it is still very difficult to find cat food in Palu. For this reason, cat aid is needed. The handling post for animals affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Palu was at the Central Sulawesi BKSDA office, Jl. Prof. M. Yamin No. 19 Palu or contact the Animals Warrior team at 081328837434. (IND)

IBU DI BALAROA DENGAN SEBELAS KUCINGNYA

Mungkin ini adalah daerah bencana yang paling mengharukan bagi para penyelamat satwa yang selama ini menjadi relawan di tempat bencana. Masyarakat Palu yang sangat ‘welcome’ akan kehadiran para relawan satwa yang tergabung dalam tim Animals Warrior hingga usaha para pemilik hewan pelihara terhadap hewan peliharaannya. Seperti usaha sepasang suami istri dari Balaroa ini.

Gempa sudah biasa dirasakan. Hari ini semakin banyak dan semakin kuat. Hingga akhirnya gempa berkekuatan 7,4 SR mengangetkan seluruh penghuni perumnas ini. Ibu satu ini memanggil satu-satu kucing-kucingnya. Mengangkatnya dan membawanya ke luar rumah. Lalu ia dan suaminya pun keluar rumah. Sepasang suami istri ini memang hidup berdua bersama sebelas kucingnya. Usaha menyelamatkan kucing-kucingnya membuat haru para relawan satwa. Suwarno, relawan yang sudah berulang kali berada di berbagai bencana seperti gunung Kelud dan gunung Agung ini pun berjanji untuk kembali lagi mengirim pakan untuk kucing-kucing tersebut.

Si ibu adalah orang pertama yang kembali ke rumahnya yang selamat setelah seharian mengungsi. Itu dilakukannya untuk memberi makan kucing-kucingnya. “Luar biasa sekali… ibu masih sempat memikirkan mengeluarkan kucing-kucing ini.”, ujar drh. Siti Aminah sembari mengecek kesehatan kucing-kucingnya. 4 kucing kecil pun diberi pakan basah sementara yang besar diberi pakan basah dan kering.

Hingga hari ini, masih sulit sekali mencari pakan kucing di Palu, untuk itu bantuan pakan kucing sangat dibutuhkan. Posko penanganan satwa terdampak gempa dan tsunami Palu berada di kantor BKSDA Sulawesi Tengah, jl. Prof. M. Yamin No. 19 Palu atau bisa hubungi tim Animals Warrior di 081328837434.

SCHOOL VISIT AT VIDATRA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

About 110 students from 7th and 8th grader at YPVDP Bontang Junior High School (Vidya Dahana Patra Education Foundation or better known as Vidatra Junior High) on Jalan Raya Badak PT. Badak LNG, gathered when our Trans Borneo Trail team visited their school on October 11, 2018.

It seems like the additional point promised by the school to their students makes the school visit very excited. Orangutans that are endemic to Borneo Island make students more focused and curious about why they are endangered. The Eyes of Earth team, who has been exploring East Kalimantan, describes the condition of the habitat of orangutans that are increasingly diminishing.

“Raising awareness at an early age is very important to understand various species of animals protected by the state. The problem faced by these animals must also be known so that the next generation can play an active role in maintaining its sustainability,” said Mr. Agung, The School Principal.

The Environmental Education Program, which is run at every school starting from elementary school, junior high school, and high school through the Adiwiyata Program, is expected to encourage students’ awareness about environment and conservation. (IND)

SCHOOL VISIT DI SMP VIDATRA
Sekitar 110 siswa kelas VII dan VIII SMP YPVDP Bontang (Yayasan Pendidikan Vidya Dahana Patra atau lebih dikenal dengan SMP Vidatra yang berada di Jalan Raya Badak, Komplek PT. Badak LNG berkumpul saat tim Trail Trans Borneo mengunjungi sekolah ini.

Sepertinya nilai tambahan yang dijanjikan pihak sekolah ke siswanya menjadikan school visit kali sangat bersemangat. Orangutan yang menjadi satwa endemik di Kalimantan membuat siswa lebih fokus dan penasaran kenapa berstatus terancam punah. Dengan epik nya tim Eyes of Earth yang sudah menelusuri Kalimantan Timur memaparkan kondisi habitat orangutan yang semakin berkurang.

“Pemahaman usia dini tentang penyadartahuan memang sangat penting untuk memahami satwa-satwa yang dilindungi oleh negara. Persoalan yang dihadapi satwa tersebut juga harus diketahui agar generasi berikutnya dapat berperan aktif menjaga kelestariannya.”, ujar bapak Agung, Wakil Kepala Sekolah.

Program Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup yang dijalankan setiap sekolah mulai jenjang SD, SMP sampai SMA melalui program Adiwiyata diharapkan dan memupuk kepedulian siswa pada dunia konservasi lingkungan. (PETz)

I LOST MY THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILD

Down to the beach which is the pride of Palu no longer gives happiness. The yellow bridge that has always been an icon and destination for visitors to Palu also leaves a grief line.

“How are you, Ma’am?” the animal volunteers greet a woman before starting their activities dealing with pets affected by the tsunami at Talise beach, Palu.
“I am fine” she answered.
“How about your family, Ma’am? Are they okay?”
“I lost my 3-year-old child”
“Do you bring cat food?” she asked again, while we were silent hearing the answer.
“Yes, Ma’am. There is it”
“There is nothing that these cats can eat anymore.”

Without waiting for her to speak again, the volunteers hugged her and she started crying. In her deep grief, she still gives love to cats who are tried hard looking for food. No more neighbors she knew. All were washed away by the tsunami. She went to the evacuation camp. Today, she is trying her luck waiting at her neighbor’s empty house, hoping a miracle to come and bring the news of her 3-year-old son.

Being an animal volunteer in disaster sites is not an easy thing. You need to be a good listener with high empathy if you want to go to the disaster site. Thanks to the Palu people. Even in difficult conditions, they are still caring for dogs and cats, sharing their love for animals without exception. (IND)

AKU KEHILANGAN ANAKKU YANG 3 TAHUN
Menyusuri pantai yang menjadi kebanggaan masyarakat Palu tak lagi memberikan kebahagiaan. Ikon jembatan kuning yang selalu menjadi tempat tujuan pengunjung kota Palu bahkan tempat berkumpulnya para penghobi mancing juga meninggalkan gurat kesedihan.

“Sehat bu?”, begitu sapa para relawan satwa sebelum memulai aktivitasnya menangani hewan peliharaan yang terdampak tsunami di pantai Talise, Palu.
“Sehat aku.”.
“Selamat semua, Bu?”.
“Anakku yang 3 tahun ngak ada.”, katanya lagi.
“Ada makanan kucing kalian bawa?’, tanya nya lagi, sementara kami terdiam mendengar jawabannya.
“Ada Bu.”.
“Kasian kucing-kucing ini tak ada yang bisa dimakannya lagi.”.

Tanpa menungu dia bicara lagi para relawan memeluknya, dan pecahlah tangisnya. Dalam dukanya yang dalam, dia masih memberi kasih pada kucing-kucing yang kebingungan mencari makanan. Tak ada lagi tetangga yang dikenalnya. Semua habis tersapu tsunami. Dia pun mengungsi, dan tadi mencoba peruntungan menunggu di rumah tetangganya yang kosong, mungkin ada keajaiban tentang kabar anaknya yang 3 tahun itu.

Menjadi relawan satwa pada bencana alam bukanlah hal yang mudah. Menjadi pendengar yang baik dengan empati yang tinggi adalah satu syarat jika kamu ingin terjun ke lokasi bencana. Terimakasih masyarakat Palu, dalam kondisi yang sulit pun, kepedulian pada anjing dan kucing tak luntur.

BACK TO PETOBO BECAUSE OF HER SMALL CAT

A mother with her third-grade elementary school child is putting in pieces of wood. There is a small cat who follows her into her yard. “Can we feed the cat, Ma’am?” said Ami while squatting and stroking the little cat. “Oh… you guys from cat lovers, right? Yes, you can. I haven’t feed him since I left him. I brought food from the evacuation camp but he didn’t want it.”

The little cat hid behind the mother. “Just put the food in the place to eat. That… there. ” Ami also started the conversation, asking how the mother was. Her family survived, but the furniture in her house was broken. They left the house and followed the other residents to the evacuation camp. The devastating earthquake at September 28 was very traumatic to them. At that time, she only had limited time to run away, so she only took her children and left the cat at the house.

When she arrived at the evacuation camp, she realized her beloved cat was left behind. Three days in evacuation made her even more uneasy. Finally, she came home and found her cat still on the porch of the house. She plans to bring her cat to the camp.

In the midst of the trauma of the refugees, not only this mother who returned to her home because worrying of her beloved cat. Your help through https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu will keep being distributed until the situation gets better. (IND)

KEMBALI KE PETOBO KARENA KUCING KECILNYA
Seorang ibu dengan anaknya yang kelas 3 SD sedang memasukkan potongan kayu. Ada kucing kecil yang mengikutinya bolak-balik masuk ke pekarangannya. “Boleh kasih makan kucing ya Bu…”, sapa Ami sambil jongkong dan mengelus kucing kecil. “O… kalian dari pecinta kucing ya? Kasih saja, sejak ku tinggal belum makan dia. Tadi kubawakan makanan dari posko, ngak mau dia.”.

Kucing kecil itu pun bersembunyi di balik si ibu. “Taruh saja di tempat makannya. Itu… di situ.”. Ami pun memulai perbincangan, dengan menanyakan kabar si Ibu. Mereka sekeluarga selamat, namun perabotan di rumahnya pecah semuanya. Mereka meninggalkan rumah dan mengikuti warga lain untuk ke posko. Gempa maha dahsyat 28 September itu pun menjadi trauma tersendiri. Saat itu tak terpikir olehnya untuk membawa apapun, kecuali anak-anaknya dan keluarga kecilnya.

Sesampai di Posko Pengungsian, baru dia tersadar, kucing kesayangan anaknya tertinggal. Tiga hari di pengungsian membuatnya semakin tidak tenang. Akhirnya dia pulang dan menemukan kucingnya masih di teras rumah. Dia pun berencana membawa kucingnya ke tempat pengungsian.

Di tengah trauma para pengungsi, tak cuman ibu dengan tiga anak ini yang kembali ke rumahnya karena terpikir nasib kucing kesayangan anaknya. Bantuan kamu lewat https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu akan terus kami distribusikan hingga keadaan semakin membaik.

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