What We Do

Sarah tracking released cheetah on the front of a safari vehicle in Namibia in 2011

Sarah tracking released cheetah on the front of a safari vehicle in Namibia in 2011

We work with our partner charities around the world to make the lives of big and little cats better, with our main focus being on big cat conservation. We raise money by holding FUNdraisers, conducting unique raffles and selling merchandise and wine (yay!). We believe in giving you something for your money but you can of course just donate too.

Founder, Sarah Menzies, has loved and supported cats all her life. It all started with a blog to raise awareness about cats, followed by selling some of her art pieces online to help big cats, but Sarah felt this was not enough. She was looking to do even more for cats in need and so came up with the idea of fundraising with an incentive! That's how The Feline Foundation was born in 2011. The Feline Foundation’s aim was to sell tee shirts (and other merch!) that spread the word about the plight of both domestic and wild cats – and at the same time donate 100% of the profits to support those cats. Since then, The Feline Foundation and has evolved and has started holding bigger fundraisers including raffles, auctions and events.

Sarah’s passion in life is so save as many cats as possible. “I’m always striving to do more for cats in need, it’s literally something that’s on my mind every day. Through my blog I've met so many wonderful cat lovers from around the world who give up everything for homeless cats, which is the reason I wanted to support cats worldwide, that includes big cats where my main passion lies. My hope is that through this organisation, I can save at least a few extra felines. I once read a quote that said ‘saving one animal won’t change the world, but it’ll change the world for that one animal’, and it really resonated with me. Let’s see how many cats’ lives we can change!” Sarah is from Sydney and shares her home with her husband, her three cats, Bosco, Oliver and Duma, and her dog Dexter.

Leopard N082 (later named 'Ollie' after one of Sarah's cats), had been trapped by a farmer who was trying to catch spotted hyena who he believed had been attacking his livestock. Thanks to the GPS collar funded by us, the farmer agreed to release the leopard, and he now receives regular updates to his whereabouts. Tracking collars are vital to the survival of Africa's big cats in highly human populated areas.