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Hello and welcome to the Erie Trap and Release GOFUNDME page! We are a 501(c)3 approved non-profit dedicated to the spaying and neutering of feral cats and kittens, in order to reduce the problem of homeless feline overpopulation and euthanization.

My husband and I are enthusiastic cat advocates and rescuers devoted to the humane capture, complete rehabilitation, relocation/release of adults who can not be tamed as pets as well as placing friendly adult ferals and bottle-fed kittens into no-kill shelters where they can find loving "forever" homes.

Our charity fills a unique and necessary niche in our community as a viable alternative to already overcrowded shelters and similar programs have been proven to reduce feral cat colony sizes, saving the taxpayer thousands in animal control and euthanization costs.

We are in desperate need of funding. We have tried various avenues such as our Facebook page as well as a webpage located at in addition to donation canisters at various local businesses which yields nothing but pocket change, calling local vendors for scratch and dent cans and damaged bags of food and knocking on doors for monetary support.

Everything has failed. The donations are not forthcoming, but we continue in our mission to aid ferals at our own expense because this issue is our dream; this issue is our passion: we would like to do even more for these helpless and unwanted animals...With sufficient funding, it is my goal to purchase several acres of fenced in property with an outbuilding which will provide shelter and sanctuary for the animals as well as a safe environment for them to be released into after they have healed from their operations. They will be cared for by me personally, as well as prescreened volunteers who have no criminal history of animal abuse.

In addition, I would like to go on speaking tours to increase public awareness of this critical under-reported issue at schools and clubs as well as appear on television and in the newspaper to further educate the community.

There are so many things that I would like to accomplish in the future such as a Feral Cat Walk on October 16th each year to honor National Feral Cat Day, but it takes money to raise money. Please reference my Wishlist for further details.

I can not tell you how much your support means to us and especially to the many cats and kittens who are needlessly suffering and dying due to no fault of their own. Please partner with us to give a voice to the voiceless, help to the helpless and hope to these hopeless creatures by your sponsorship. HELP SAVE A LIFE TODAY!
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Toni Smith 
Erie, PA
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