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Help Hamilton Strays Get Healthy

$345 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 5 people in 24 months
I had a full time job in Niagara Falls for 12 years. Many things happened in my life and eventually, by choice, I left my job, and started to work toward my “Mission”.  When I say my “Mission”, I mean my real, main life purpose.  This entails teaching and educating people about the esoteric realm, angels, energy and topics of this nature.  While I have been working on my business, I spend lots of time in my home.  When you are working out of the home, you notice things that you wouldn’t have noticed as much when you are travelling to a job. 
I have noticed, especially in the winter, that there are lots of stray animals, especially cats that roam and have minimal amounts of food.  I live in the north end of Hamilton, Ontario with lots of land nearby.  I recently talked to a neighbor who found a live kitten in a garbage bag flung over a fence near the tracks! They rescued it. Animals left to their own devices is evident and unfortunate to see their helplessness, fear, and suffering. Seeing animals like this makes me wonder why they don’t realize they just shift the burden to others who cannot idly sit by seeing neglect and suffering. Others do care. I care.

Since 2008, I started feeding a few animals at the back of my house.  It was just a cat or two at first. Over time, my neighbor next door started feeding them, too. For a few years, we had a few regular cats that we were responsible for. We had our own indoor/outdoor cats as well as the strays. My neighbor moved in May of 2015.  By them leaving, it disrupted what we were doing and our “joint” strays felt uprooted.  The people that bought the townhouse next door were doing repairs and the cats didn’t feel safe to be at the back of the house anymore.  I needed to let them know that I still loved them and wanted to continue to feed them so I put the food at the front of the house.  By moving to the front, I couldn’t do this kind act discreetly anymore.  Now ALL of my neighbors and clients started to see small shelters and food at the front of the house.  I have to admit it has been a real journey for me. In this past year (especially this winter), I went from assisting 3- 5 cats that I was occasionally feeding to 12 – 14 cats (in truth maybe even more)!  And in just a short time...OMGosh!!!!  Not JUST feeding them but spaying them, de-fleaing them and trying to get them healthy.  Until just recently I have been tending to this pretty much on my own with a few food donations from a couple of clients. I have met a few members that are a part of organizations, but on some level, they can only assist me so much.  I really want to tend to some of the things when I want to and feel I have enough financial backing to do so.  I am self-employed, and, if anyone has been self-employed, you know that there are no guarantees about how much you are going to make from day to day. It is spring now and all of these animals live outdoors or go outdoors partially.  This means flea and worm prevention, yearly shots and spaying and neutering approximately 7 of them still to be done.  And this is not to mention food and unexpected vet bills.  Anyone that has an animal knows how expensive that this can be just for 1 or 2 animals, but now I have seemed to of inherited a colony!

The truth is I had been praying for years to find a way to raise money to get these animals cared for.  I didn’t even know that online financial assistance with a specific goal in mind was an option until recently.  I am originally from Windsor, Ontario. A good friend of mine from there sent a calendar that was made with a goal to raise money for a group called “Earn Your Wings”. TNR services (Trap, Neuter, and Release) are provided throughout the city and surrounding areas through finances provided from the sales. I hadn’t opened the calendar until the other day, and of all things the April section had a profound share that made me weep because I feel that this is what I am being called to do.  In the share, it suggested that if you see a stray animal that there is the potential that there are bound to be others in the area.  One of the best solutions to stop the populations from growing is to do TNR.  It was said that if we get “rid” of the animals by euthanizing them or moving them away, others will just come in their place anyhow!  It was suggested to enlist the assistance of those in the neighborhood and educate them about this.  Perhaps, even fund raise to make it possible to ease up on the expense of it all.  So this is why I am reaching out to you! My goal is to get these animals healthy, vaccinated, and free of fleas. I also hope to get the remainder of them spayed and neutered so that they will get into less fights, stop reproducing and perhaps even soften and be adoptable by getting consistent loving care from me and perhaps others in the area…maybe even YOU. To make it even clearer to me that the assistance, I am hoping to get is needed NOW and not be put off any longer! One of the strays I feed arrived at my door this morning crying and having respiratory issues making it very clear to me that this request is sincere and timely!  I want to thank you all ahead of time for your support and help, and I am sure these animals will be thanking YOU too! 

If you want the full story and what motivated me to do this in the first place please watch the video and visit my blog at…
http://urperfect-rose.blogspot.ca/
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you can message me if you have any questions

Thanking you in advance

Rose and Friends :)
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I am excited to say that over the past year we homed over 13 cats and fixed all but 2 in my colony!!!! I will be adding videos in the near future. Thanks for your support...Rose and friends :-)
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Mamma got pregnant and I was concerned about fixing her too far along in her term so I have promised myself this is her last litter! I have to say that she is a great mamma and the kittens are adorable! The other 2 kittens went into foster care just before these were born and they are in the process of getting a home! I got them fixed and their shots and now they are going to be living with a wonderful family that will love them!!!

Thanks to all of you for your food and money contributions. It all went to good use! If anyone would like to make a food donation it would be much appreciated!!!! Lots Of Love Rose and Friends :)
This is Timon! Cute huh?!? :)
This is Simba Junior! Adorable!!!!
This is Mamma with her 5 new babies!
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This is the post on My Blog with a brief description of the animals. Thanks again for sharing and contributing :)

http://urperfect-rose.blogspot.ca/2016/05/your-life-purpose-and-life-review-story.html
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I initially was preparing for another site so I thought I could post more images :(
I will describe each animal on my blog
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$345 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 5 people in 24 months
Created May 2, 2016
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