Feral Cat Colony/TNR/Michigan

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Raised by 72 people in 66 months









Being an animal lover my whole life, if comes as no surprise to me that animals in need tend to migrate in my direction. I joke all the time that there is the proverbial "X" on my house. In the winter of 2011 my first two feral cats, Molly and Maggie found access to the crawl space under my house via a broken vent window. Having always had domesticated cats and kittens in my life, feral cats were a new experience for me. I watched these two lovely cats as they navigated their way around my home and my neighbors home and noticed that both had kittens with them. Thus began a process of rescuing homeless and feral cats and kittens, getting them spayed and neutered and then beginning the process of determining which ones are capable of being socialized so they can be adopted out to good homes and re-releasing the ones that are unable to be socialized so they can live happy lives free of having to reproduce which, for female cats, creates a very short life due to the stress and strain of multiple pregancies.

Of course I started feeding them and not understanding what a feral cat was I struggled to try to catch some of the kittens and not having yet been trained in TNR from our local TNR facility it was a futile attempt. In attempting to catch them I came across some of my neighbors who are to say the least "cat haters" and I was told that they already trapped or picked up some of the kittens and turned them over to a shelter that had a 92% kill rate. (My daughter worked there for a short time until she couldn't take the abuse at the shelter anymore and came home in tears after quitting). I was horrified that these lovely creatures were not only homeless, unwanted, unloved and uncared for but that I was told to my face that they would be killed if they had anything to do with it. I set in motion a plan to save these lovely cats. One of Maggies kittens "Jenny" survived and made her home with Molly and Maggie.

The following spring of 2012, after a lot of research, I got started with the local TNR program. I was able to trap Jenny and she was the first of many that was spayed and released. Since then I have spayed and neutered 40 cats, and have 3 more that need to be spay and nuetered, then put up for adoption.
I am a young senior who took a job just to cover the expenses and have found that even at that, I am in need of help to give these lovely creatures the care they need.

Hence my page on GoFundMe:

I am asking for help to take care of these lovely animals and provide them with the best care possible and the ability to find them good homes. The care for these amazing creatures is not cheap, spay/neuter costs $55 per aninal, food to care for them costs $200 a month and others expenses such as vet bills for unseen health issues can run upwards of $500 a shot.

Please help us give the care these loving animals need so we can get them good homes where they can get the love and attention they deserve. Any contribution no matter how small will go a long way.

Sincerely,
Patricia Brown and her Furry Feral Friends

Please note, your donation and support of my TNR Colony
is not tax deductible and all money raised will be used solely for the purpose of caring for this Feral Cat Colony.

Thank you for supporting me and helping me make a
difference.








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Update! I was blessed to receive the funds from someone who would prefer to remain anonymous, to be able to pay for the air cleaner so desperately needed. My daughter had surprised me by buying it for me, but knowing that they aren't much better off than me, I promised to pay her back, which I did first thing this morning. I appreciate the outpouring of concern from all of my friends. I have a long road ahead of me but with the support of all of my friends from the rescue community, be it financial or just a hug, love and caring, I will see this through.
Feeling Blessed..
Patricia and her Furry Feral Friends.
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Ok friends, this is a tough update, as I have a serious situation in my house full of fosters and my own babies.
Without going into details, I am going to have to purchase a Hepa air cleaning system to clear the air in my home for the health of my kids. Until I get this under control they will be staying with me for a couple more months before they can be adopted. I found one the size I need but it costs $150.00. If you can help these babies out, my upmost thanks! I wouldn't ask if it weren't so important.

My sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped me in the past, you are all literally lifesavers.

Patricia and her Furry Feral Friends.
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Well, it looks like the foster room is now full! I have taken in 8 kittens, lol, 5 are all long haired black kittens and they all required collars to tell them apart! We have one grey one, and two tabbies. All have medical backing, and I work with a great community that helps. All of these babies were rescued off the street, are safe, will get their shots and fixed and then the most important foster job of all is finding them that loving committed forever home! My attempts to trap have been thwarted by all the possums that have made my home theirs, but all animals are welcome at my home. I do not discriminate, except.....maybe......for skunks, lol. I do have a regular feral that I am working on, hopefully I can get him caught and fixed soon.
I just want to say thank you all for your support. The work continues, my ferals are being fed well and thriving and healthy.
Thanks again...Patricia and her Furry Feral Friends.
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Well, it's been a crazy spring, ferals just keep coming and going. We have a new little foster in the house. His name is Amendadiel. Black on black kitty that needed bottle feeding. All of his needs are met thanks to the great rescue community that I am so proud to be a part of. My regular ferals Max, Jenny and Sebastion are showing up nightly. I still have my "just passing through" neighborhood ferals that come around on occasion. Have not been able to trap as every time I try, lol, I get a possum! Cute as they are, and good to have around, it does kinda interfere at times. But....I don't give up trying. Thanks to a great donation from Carol again, I am good on food, but litter is always a problem for me, as I do have my feral shelter in the back yard with Abigail and Gimly. I have my eye on one regular guy that is giving Max fits....they had a standoff in the driveway the other day...again...and again, Max won. This guy is a real pain in the butt, I see where he comes from, but can't pin down if he is feral or a cat someone just lets out. I do know he is not neutered, so very territorial. Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather....finally!
Remember...spay and neuter your pets! We have way too many cats and kittens, puppies too that need homes because people don't do the right thing!
Asking for help to get some extra litter around here, if you can help...thank you!
My heartfelt thanks to all who have supported my cause! Thank you, from Patricia and her Furry Feral Friends!
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Elizabeth Ann Clayton
23 months ago

Hi. I have tons of kitty food coupons I can clip and mail to you

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Linda Kissane
30 months ago

Hi Patricia, did you get my question about the Rhinestones. I left the message last night. If you lost it let me know so I can buy some and send some for the kitties! Linda

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Raised by 72 people in 66 months
Created March 13, 2013
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Love you my friend...

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Charlene Dean
20 months ago

Merry Christmas with love.

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Charlene Dean
20 months ago

Much love!

Elizabeth Ann Clayton
23 months ago

Hi. I have tons of kitty food coupons I can clip and mail to you

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Linda Kissane
30 months ago

Hi Patricia, did you get my question about the Rhinestones. I left the message last night. If you lost it let me know so I can buy some and send some for the kitties! Linda

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