Abandoned cats in Beach Park, IL

$6,040 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 11 months
Brian Hilty  GRAYSLAKE, IL
For the second year running, Spay and Stay is raising funds to help abandoned and marginalized cats both feral and non feral in the trailer parks around Beach Park Illinois. 

Last year we captured 90 cats and know of many more across the parks. Some are kittens, others are pregnant mothers.  We are raising funds to cover medical expenses and spay/neuter services from our vet partners in the area. 

Also please consider donating to offset the costs of antibiotics, kitten food and vaccinations.

Non ferals will be put up for adoption at our regular adoption events in the area.

Spay and Stay was started in 2002 by two women who were concerned about the number of stray and feral cats they were seeing and wanted to do something to help. They found funding to start the first TNR group in Lake County, IL, and to date Spay and Stay has sterilized over 5,000 cats in 10 years.

We would be so thankful to receive your kind assistance in providing care for these poor animals that have no home.
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Update 15
Posted by Brian Hilty
5 days ago
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We have alot of work to do in 2017. Here is our 1st poster kitty from Kingsway Trailer Park . A Flame Point Siamese with Microophthalia a genetic eye problem resulting in blindness. Your generous support helps to provide relief, care and shelter to the most needy. Others have recently trapped that are expectant mothers and one poor cat in kidney failure. You help Spay and Stay make the difference for these critical cases.
Flame Point Siamese with Microophthalia
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Update 14
Posted by Brian Hilty
6 days ago
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Thank you for all the outstanding support last year. As we gear up for Spring and another kitten season we will be working hard to continue serving marginalized cats and kittens in the trailer parks of Beach Park Illinois. Your donations and support provided an immense amount of emergency medical care for those truly in the most need.
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Update 13
Posted by Brian Hilty
5 months ago
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This year, Spay & Stay has already
spayed and neutered OVER 950 cats.
546 were females, preventing up to an
additional 6552 kittens a year being born
into homelessness. We also placed 104
cats/kittens into Forever Homes.
Spay and Stay also started the BEACH
PARK INITIATIVE, resulting in the trapping
over 130 cats/kittens and only 15 were
re-released! A significant number of these
cats/kittens were seriously ill, injured or
under-nourished. So it was heart-breaking,
at first.This story became heart-warming,
though, as the Spay and Stay Community
came together to help.
We’ve decided to dedicate this
update to showing you some before
and after stories/photos, that show the
results of the important work that all of our
Friends of Spay & Stay do, through their
financial support, time, energy and care.
And the work continues – we expect
that there are over 200 more cats that
need to be trapped, healed, and spayed/
neutered. The sooner we can get to these,
the sooner we can avoid more kittens
being born into homelessness and ill
health. Bless you and thank you
Before and After Beach Park
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Update 12
Posted by Brian Hilty
6 months ago
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Spay and Stay would like to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts at saving this at-risk cats and kittens in the trailer parks of Beach Park, Illinois. We would like to show you 2 of the cases that are now healthy due to your contributions that covered vet and medical expenses! Bless you all and please keep spreading the word.
First up is Odessa, the little ant-eaten kitten, now 3 and a half months old and healthy as can be!
Second is is Cinderella, who was eventually diagnosed with a very rare form of Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex that was destroying 3 of her paws, now all healed up and a healthy if slightly small for 4 months old!

Please continue to share our mission within your networks! There are more cats we have not yet been able to reach!
Odessa!
Cinderella!
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$6,040 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 11 months
Created May 6, 2016
KC
$50
Kathy Chrislip
3 days ago
JS
$40
Julie Stastny
4 days ago
JH
$50
jill hancock
4 days ago

Thanks for all your work to save these kitties!

LT
$200
Lynn Traff
5 days ago
$50
Kenneth Haley
6 days ago

thank you.

KR
$50
Karen Rheingans
6 days ago
$50
Anonymous
4 months ago
LS
$200
Laura Self
4 months ago
BD
$25
Beth Deram
5 months ago
LT
$250
Lynn Traff
6 months ago
1
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