Feral Cat Colony/TNR/Michigan

$2,680 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 63 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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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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Feral Cat Colony/TNR/Michigan has reached 54% of its goal. Thanks to GoFundMe, Michael and Ken.
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Look at the beauty at my food dish, he/she is one big fluffy baby, and believe it or not, the light patch from the shoulders down is brown! The rest is grey. His ears are really small and his tail curls! Cute! I was finally able to get a good enough close up look last night and no ear tip to be seen, so setting out a trap tonight in hopes of getting him/her in to get them TNR'd. Update on my orange tabby Calvin. He ended up just not wanting anything to do with humans, after six weeks of wound care, worms, and infections, and lots of attempts to get him to come around to us, finally got him shots and neutered and had to release him back out. At least he has his shots, he wound has healed. Had I not gotten him the care, that wound would have eventually festered to the point where he would have died. Good luck my boy, hope to see you back at the food dish soon.
Thanks to all that support us, it is a never ending job, but I love what I do. Thank you Carol for the latest food donation!
Patricia and her Furry Feral Friends.
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ok, friends and supporters....asking for whatever help you can spare. Just put out $500,00 to repair my furnace, money that I just don't have to spare. Need food and litter for my ferals, as I was going to go out today and replenish. I am still doing my TNR, my latest little guy Calvin was supposed to go in for neutering today but had to cancel as his infection from his bite wound flared up again, so have him kenneled to give him another round of meds. He was so sweet at first but the vet warned me that he may react differently once he was out of pain, she was right! Now all he does is hide from us. I can keep him inside until the weather breaks or find him a barn situation, he just isn't socializing......darn! Still have my regulars showing up nightly. You know I won't ask for anything I can handle on my own, but this one took me by surprise.
Thanks for your support, again, it's for my feral kids....
Thanks from the bottom of my heart...
Patricia and her Furry Feral Friends.
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Elizabeth Ann Clayton
20 months ago

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

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Linda Kissane
27 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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$2,680 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 63 months
Created March 13, 2013
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Charlene Dean
8 months ago

Love you my friend...

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9 months ago
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15 months ago
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Charlene Dean
17 months ago

Merry Christmas with love.

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Charlene Dean
17 months ago

Much love!

Elizabeth Ann Clayton
20 months ago

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

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Linda Kissane
27 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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