Association Les Chats de Stella - Constructions - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Association Les Chats de Stella

For constructing a nursery, refurbishing the infirmary and creating an administrative room.

In 1963, the artistic painter Estelle Gireau bequeathed her property in Vence as a shelter to welcome stray cats. Since 2000, the shelter has been managed by the Association Les Chats de Stella. The cats roam freely on the property. The association arranges for adoption of the cats and for cats who are handicapped, too old or too wild to be adopted to finish their lives in the shelter. The association conducts sterilization campaigns for stray animals and advocates animal rights in the local community, placing an emphasis on the importance of pet sterilization.