A Brief History
Our founder and CEO, CJ van Vuuren, is a South African woman who relocated to Asia in early 2010. Raised by a family who love animals, she has always had compassion for animals.
After relocating to Asia CJ rescued her dog from a market in Bangkok and brought him with her to Vietnam.
In early 2016 CJ's friend found a litter of abandoned kittens and brought them to her. Sadly these kittens ended up fading and died soon after adoption. However, CJ did not despair. She became an active foster at a local shelter, and eventually went on to start her own campaign.
Mid-2017, AWAsome was launched. With an excellent track record of rescuing and rehabilitating over 100 cats and kittens, AWAsome is well on its way to become an unstoppable force.