Feral Cat Colony Crisis

$2,685 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 26 people in 29 months
Dear friends and supporters,

On behalf of AMOR Animales de Nosara we are reaching out to you to help us raise much needed funds to control the population explosion of the feral cat colonies in our community. As one of our goals in local animal welfare, we are committed to creating a Trap-Neuter-Release program here in Nosara to combat both the overpopulation of cats and potential spread of contagious diseases like rabies in the community. This humane and globally accepted method has been successful all over the world.

The dire need for such a program became evident to us when we were contacted by a local lady who had taken pity on some stray cats and began feeding them leftover rice when she could, hoping to ease their suffering. What started as a kind gesture exposed a large problem, as she came to realize that there were dozens of feral cats near her home and more kittens being born all the time! During our initial assessment, we spotted multiple litters of kittens ranging from days to weeks old and knew this situation required a major plan of action. To this end, we consulted with professionals from large animal welfare organizations and our TNR program was initiated.

Nosara currently has an unknown but troubling amount of stray/feral cat colonies in the area, which includes both the tourist "towns" and the surrounding pueblos. These cats breed and multiply continuously and create havoc on local wildlife. They also pull at the heart and purse strings of locals who wish to help them but do not have the means to do so. AMOR is notified on a regular basis about kittens from these colonies who have been abandoned by their moms when they're weaned. We do our best to socialize them and find them homes which can be difficult during certain times of the year when the population is lower due to lack of seasonal work.

Time is certainly not on our side! A look at the chart below shows the magnitude of what we are dealing with and why we are asking for immediate funding from our community and supporters. All funds raised through this campaign will be put directly towards sterilization, rabies vaccination and the purchasing of the proper and humane traps required for this type of work

We are dedicated to making Nosara a better place for all animals, creating a community of awareness and increasing animal welfare standards. This program is a HUGE step in that direction. Its success will decrease the unwanted litters of kittens, help the local environment and wildlife, and control the potential spread of contagious disease in the community.

Please read this informative article that outlines the effectiveness of TNR programs.


We would like to personally thank each of our donors with a periodic update of how the money you have generously donated is helping  with this Program. We will also send you a certificate as you are now a part of our Trap/Neuter/Release Team!

For more information about our organization please visit our website


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Happy New Year everyone!

We are very proud of our successes so far with our Trap-Neuter-Release Program to manage feral cat colonies, the first ever of its kind in our area!
So far we have targeted 3 colonies with an overall sterilization rate of over 95%. There are many more colonies that need our help! If you would like to volunteer for this program, please contact info@amoranimales.org
To reach our goals in 2018, we’ll continue to rely on the support of our community by way of donations and volunteers. The humane feral cat traps we use in our program are purchased from www.havahart.com in the US and brought down by our board members and volunteers. These traps are collapsable and fit easily into large luggage, so if you’re able to help us reach our goals by purchasing or bringing us traps please contact us!

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Trap-Neuter-Release in action! Thank you so much to our supporters who have helped us launch this important program to provide a better life for Nosara's stray and feral cat population, stop the potential spread of diseases, and reduce unwanted litters of kittens.
Not every trap session is successful, but we're out there as much as possible! Here are some photos of our recent successes.
Please consider a donation to help us continue this important work!
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Dear friends and supporters,

Amor would like to thank you all for your generous donations and we are thrilled to update you with great news! We are now able to begin our TNR program. We now have two new humane traps in our possession which were generously brought down to Costa Rica for us. We can now start trapping and neutering the cats from the targeted feral cat colony. It is with all of your help we are able to make this happen. We have not yet reached our targeted goal and still need more traps and funding for the medical bills for neutering, vaccinations and medical care if needed. Please help us reach our goal! Every little bit helps and if you can not help at this time, please share with friends and family.
Thank you! ❤️
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Dear friends and supporters,

Many thanks to all who have contributed to our campaign. With every dollar we are getting closer to our goal. We still have a way to go so please keep the donations coming!

Below is a link for the humane Havahart traps we will soon be purchasing because of your generous donations.

Another way you could help our cause would be to consider purchasing a trap and bringing it down with you on your next trip to Nosara. Or we could purchase one or two and have them sent to you or someone you know who will be traveling here. We have to purchase these in the states so that would be a huge help as well! There is a sale going on at the moment so please check it out and let us know if this is something you can help us accomplish.


Once again, Amor and the cats of Nosara thank you! ❤️

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$2,685 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 26 people in 29 months
Created October 30, 2016
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10 months ago
Linda Tarlow
14 months ago

Congratulations on your 95% success rate. You guys are AMAZING!

Paige Patrizio
24 months ago

Thanks for all you do...

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