Help an Angel of the Strays

Meet MILA NONOG.  She is an Angel that rented an apartment for the direct benefit of DOZENS of cats in Fort Lauderdale.  There were over 35 cats running around a residential block, only a few were neutered, kittens everywhere, some needed medical attention and their feeders had just moved away days prior.  Cats hungry and begging for food on a nearby street from passing pedestrians.  A recipe for disaster.  So heartbreaking..

I happened to be walking dogs down the street and was alarmed by what I saw.  That's when I found out the cats' feeders had just moved away and she had moved into their apartment.  I got a tour of her apartment and complex and was given permission to help by spaying/neutering, rescuing, treating, etc these cats.  This was back in December 2019.  We've had such great success and have already neutered ALL but 4 cats, they seem to roam further out and don't predictably come for food.  Over 18 cats have been rescued and adopted out or put on transport North.  The Corona Virus, in March, sidelined our progress and the transports North, but we've continued with our efforts on a smaller scale waiting for the transports to continue.   

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of us in different ways, some of us its been a very devastating disaster and others an inconvenience and an adjustment in lifestyle.  But this pandemic hit her and the boyfriend seriously hard.  Mila had a full-time job and 2 part-time jobs, and her boyfriend had a great job in a warehouse.   The stress of quarantine and loss of most of their income, took a real toll on them.  In April, cracks in the relationship began to surface and the boyfriend was removed from the apartment because he was abusive physically and emotionally.  Mila is such a proud person and such a hard-worker, she never asked for help and I never realized there were problems until she sent me a picture of the Three Day Notice, yesterday.  Mila's been treading water since April, as she was able to hold on to one of the part-time jobs, but she's been able to continue to pull things together until last month.

Of course, this GFM page is about Mila catching a small break, but it's REALLY about the cats.  There is NO other way to access the cats, and now there are ONLY 7 cats left to be concerned with removing, as the others roam a bit and can be fed and cared for in other nearby spots.  These seven DO NOT ROAM and are ADOPTABLE.  

Here is how your generous donations will be spent:

We are asking to cover $1,100 related to the Three Day Notice (we will pay directly to landlord), $400 to help with October rent, $400 to help with November rent, and $1,600 for vetting, caring for and adopting out the 7 remaining cats.  The sooner we can get adopters/fosters to step forward for these cats or other cats posted on our website, the sooner she can reevaluate her financial position to either stay because she can handle the expenses on her own or she'll be able to supply to her landlord an appropriate notice to vacate.  In ordinary, pre-Covid times, she could easily handle this apartment on her own. 

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Donations

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  • Dominic Gunaratna 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Jonathan Liguori 
    • $50 
    • 15 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 16 d
  • Natasha Lackey 
    • $100 
    • 17 d
  • Michael Regan 
    • $50 
    • 18 d
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Organizer

Daniel Nicolanti 
Organizer
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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