Abandoned cats in Beach Park, IL
We have captured 90!! thus far 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.
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
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!
Our volunteers are doing great work in the trailer parks around Beach Park, Illinois. As we move to other parks we are finding many more cases than anticipated that need our help. Therefore, we are raising our goal to $5K to help cover TNR, food, emergency medical and foster/adoption efforts.
Your donations are making a difference, please share within your networks.
Below we have good news on Dash, who was in our last update. Dash was found in someone's yard in the Kingsway park dying from infection and pneumonia. Your donations allowed our volunteers to treat his pneumonia with a nebulizer and begin to fight the infection around his eyes. He can now breathe and is gaining weight! Hopefully his sight can be saved in his good eye.
While this can be tough to witness, please know this is exactly the kind of good work your contributions are making possible!