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Reduce/Care for a Feral Cat Colony

$100 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 5 people in 48 months
This is a chance to help people and animals at the same time. Animal Awareness & Assistance has been helping a retired couple reduce the size of a feral cat colony (through TNR and adoptions) and care for those remaining.  Now, however, the couple have had and continue to have some major help issues (and therefore, major medical bills). We need your help in order to continue!

There were about 200 cats in the colony when they began in 2007.  They have reduced the size by finding homes for the kittens and TNR. Some of the the TNR were funded be a small grant, but they covered the cost of the others from personal funds. There are now 25-30, with about 5 that still need TNR. 

The couple has 4 indoor and 2 indoor-outdoor cats that are former ferals. These 6 have medical problems, which is why they weren’t adopted. On a typical day, they are feeding these (who need special, medicated foods) plus the remainder of the outside ferals. The cats have been costing them about $1,200 a month, with about 70% of it in vet care. 

They have shelter.  They just need your help to provide food and vet care. All funds will go directly to the vet office that is providing care (at a discount) or to purchase food that will be delivered. Please help these remaining cats and support this couple at the same time, as they have already done so much.
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We are resurrecting this page, so it is back by popular demand! Four of the cats in this colony are due for vaccines and all of them need food to beef up for the winter. Please consider donating as every dollar counts.
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In Communities with effective Spay/Neuter programs, they have seen a marked decline in the homeless pet population. Even in area with feral cats colonies , a good “Trap , Neuter, Return ” (TNR) program has proven a great way to reduce the population without any killing or cages. Once they are sterile, feral cats and dogs tend to chase away the males who remain intact. Every colony that has had a good TNR program has shown a lower population and eventual extinction. By helping owners prevent accidental litters and helping feral colonies like this one, we really can stop the killing . With your help, we can make this a reality in one colony at a time!
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Purrfect, a sibling of the cat that passed away recently, had to go the vet today due to not eating. He has lost 4 lbs. He remains at the vet until lab work comes back, prognosis very uncertain. Persephone (Maine Coon) will go in Wednesday evening overnight for sedation Thursday, a re-check of her severe UTI. The vet bills are adding up again as this couple tries to give the best care for these cats that were once feral. They would also still like to trap a couple more for TNR to keep the numbers from rising again. Please consider a donation to support this couple in their efforts.
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The Maine Coon is improving. However, Oreo went into the vet, and they found a kiwi-sized mass, believed to be an adenocarcimona, which grows very fast. They opted for humane euthanasia in her best behalf. So they said goodbye to Pepper on 3/10 and Oreo today.

Please keep in mind there are still 6 indoor cats with medical needs and about 20 outdoor ferals that need your help as the last couple are TNRd to keep the numbers from rising again. Every dollar counts!
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$100 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 5 people in 48 months
Created December 26, 2014
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47 months ago
$25
Stacy Zimmerman
48 months ago

So sorry about Paul. Praying for you, friend.

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