Please Help Ginger & Baby Doll
(Georgia-South Carolina-North Carolina)
If it were not for the best luck in the world most of us could have ended up as ferals. Yes, it’s a cold hard fact. We have all been so fortunate to find the purrfect forever homes. We simply owe it to those less fortunate to help them out. The ferals and not feral by their choosing.
My friend Deb Barnes of the wonderful blog The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey has done a wonderful job on plight of the ferals. Here’s what Deb had to say…
“I did an excellent series with Christine Michaels of Riverfront Cats (she brought the Loews cat controversy to light) and think it is something you might find useful as a tool to help educate people about the misconceptions about these cats.
The reason it is such a great tool, is that we use video in a rare and compelling way to really show people a day in a life of a feral cat. Part one of the series is more informative, and part two of the series is interactive, in that I get to visit Christine’s colony of cats.
It is a lot of information, so I don’t expect you to get to this right now. But, when you have a minute, I would really like to watch/read. I am also very excited to report that Jackson Galaxy of “My Cat From Hell” on Animal Planet has endorsed our efforts!!
We really want this to be the “Year of the Cats!”
Please check out this wonderful and highly informative series here:
I am trying really hard to do my part as well, and I know times are tough, but if you can spare a $ or $$ to help me help the ferals I would greatly appreciate it!!!
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We are a small feral cat colony rescue group located in South Carolina. We trap neuter and release kitties to help curb the enormous overpopulation problem in our area.
Recently a local prison contacted us. The four cats some of the inmates were feeding five years ago has now grown to approximately 100 cats! The warden is working with us to try and help this situation. Thus far we have trapped-neutered and released 16 kitties. Some are friendly, thanks to the kindness of the inmates, and in need of homes.
We are also in need of homes or even barns for some of the tame ones. Currently most of the ferals are living in the storm drains at the prison.
It costs $60.00 dollars per kitty at our local low cost spay neuter clinic. When we went into this we had thought we would be able to do a media blitz on our local TV station, but the warden told us if we did, the trapping would cease. Any monies would be so appreciated so we can continue our work here.
Here is a picture of a kitty taken from the prison who is extremely friendly and would love any kind of home so that she does not have to go back to living at the prison. This is Star.
Please help us. No amount is too small, it all adds up, and it all helps!
Also of note: Feb. 10-12, PetSmart Charities® is hosting its first National Adoption Weekend of 2012. All pet adoptions will benefit more than 2,000 animal welfare organizations participating in National Adoption Weekend; each organization will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt in stores during this three-day event.
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!