KRV Community Cats Snip & Tip

$1,375 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 27 months
Barbara Andrade
for Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation
 BAKERSFIELD, CA
Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation  is beginning a Trap, Neuter and Release program, KRV Community Cats Snip and Tip, for the community cats in the Kern River Valley.

The goal of TNR programs is to trap, alter, vaccinate, 'tip' the right ear, and then return them to their caretaker. TNR is the ONLY proven, humane method that has been shown to yield smaller, healthier and better behaving colonies that can be better managed by their caretakers.

As you can imagine, this will be an enormous task since, as of last count, we have located just under 600 cats!

The surgery costs $60 per cat. With your generous support, we can humanely control community cat colonies and make a difference in the lives of the cats and Kern River Valley residents.
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Visit our site frequently, to watch for updates, fundraisers and our Spay and Neuter schedules . Contact us if you'd be interested in joining our Neighborhood Catt Captain program, beginning in early spring 2018. 760-417-2000
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We have two new pieces of GREAT news! The first is that I have finally changed the pw and am able to update our site on a regular basis. The second is even bigger....we just received our first grant, to the tune of $5,000!! It was awarded to us by The Bakersfield Californian. Plans are in the works to hold a massive (200 ferals) mobile clinic in Wofford Heights in early fall. So, there will be considerable planning, phone calls, recruiting volunteers, scheduling and much more once everyone returns from summer vacations in August.

We're going to need approximately 10 additional traps to put our total up to 40 , which will enable us to perform surgery on at least 40 ferals each day. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated and each trap costs $69.95, including shipping and tax.

Until our next update, we're off to it!
Prepping some of our traps for clinic
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As of the end of July, we have raised $6,251 and spent $5,160 in veterinary fees to trap, neuter and release 109 feral cats! On June 23 we experienced the Erskine Fire which claimed close to 260 homes, leaving many in our valley homeless and many of our ferals abandoned, displaced or even worse. But
Snip & Tip is still here and excited about a new opportunity we’re asking for help with.

We have the opportunity to work with a mobile clinic over a two day period toward the end of August. The cost to us for this is $20 less per cat than the clinic we were using over 100 miles away, and they will come to us! We worked with them just prior to the fire on June 18 and found them to be very professional and caring. However, in order for the trip to be worth it at this reduced cost, they need the volume of 80 cats for a total of $3200. This is a much safer and more economical method for and will significantly impact our feral overpopulation problem.

After June 18th we began raising funds again and currently have approximately $1,300 . But, we still need additional funds in order to meet our goal of $3,200. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Your Snip & Tip Team
Mobile clinic
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We have managed to raise over $1500 at events and in donations, plus the GoFundMe donations, which has been used to TNR over 50 cats so far! We still have a long way to go so your donations are appreciated!
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Barbara Andrade
11 months ago

Thanks so much for all your help, thus far! Barbara

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Barbara Andrade
11 months ago

KRV Snip & Tip Program for Feral/Community Cats has had a VERY successful first year! In summary, we proudly report that we were able to raise $9017.16 and Trap, Neuter, Release 294 feral cats !!! We have taken a couple months off over the holidays, partly because we worked very hard and needed the break. And, also because of the r very much needed rainy, snowy winter weather. We have been working behind the scenes planning several fundraisers and planned for a couple new S/N options as our group is becoming more visible and successful. With kitten season coming up fast, we can't afford to slow down! And with every little bit of donations, we hope to complete TNR on the remainder of the feral colonies around the Lake.

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Barbara Andrade
11 months ago

Hi everyone! It may seem that we have either ceased to need any more funding, or maybe successfully completed our entire task. Neither one of these is correct; instead, the Board member who originally set up this account has left Friends' Foundation and the password needed to update this site has been misplaced. So, I will attempt to fill you in through this 'Comments' section......... continue

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Barbara Andrade
15 months ago

Thanks again Mark! And your timing is perfect, we are planning our last mobile S/N clinic for the year and hope to do 90 cats in two days, SO.... your funds are greatly appreciated by many. Barbara

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Barbara Andrade
18 months ago

In 1 week we will begin our TNR program for 80 feral cats in just a 2 day time span. Things are coming together nicely: we're finding enough traps and carriers to borrow and have plenty of trappers and transporters on hand. However, we're still short about $1500 that we must have by Sept. 1st to pay the bill. We expect some donations to come in from the caretakers/owners, but probably not that much. Remember, at $20 less per cat we save a lot in the long run and make a significant dent in the feral population before mating season again. Just a small donation would be appreciated by many.

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Barbara Andrade
19 months ago

On June 18th we were able to have 42 feral cats and kittens spayed or neutered through a mobile van coming to us. Another positive, in addition to the number of cats done, is that we were able to save $20 per cat, without having to drive two 112 mile round trips to do it! This is a much safer and more efficient way to do it.

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Barbara Andrade
23 months ago

Thanks, Debbie for the donation and thanks for your expertise in trapping and transporting. We couldn't do it without you!

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Barbara Andrade
25 months ago

Thank you, Mark McGuire !!

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Barbara Andrade
26 months ago

Thank you for returning, Linda Watson!

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$1,375 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 27 months
Created November 30, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation
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Bakersfield, CA
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WE encourage everyone that can donate to do so to any Cause that endorses Spay / Neuter Trap & Release programs >V< for the voiceless!

JT
$200
Jennifer Taylor
17 months ago

Thanks for everything you are doing for the cats!!

YS
$50
Yvonne Studebaker
22 months ago

Thank you for all you do. God bless your work in helping our kitty friends.

Barbara Andrade
11 months ago

Thanks so much for all your help, thus far! Barbara

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Barbara Andrade
11 months ago

KRV Snip & Tip Program for Feral/Community Cats has had a VERY successful first year! In summary, we proudly report that we were able to raise $9017.16 and Trap, Neuter, Release 294 feral cats !!! We have taken a couple months off over the holidays, partly because we worked very hard and needed the break. And, also because of the r very much needed rainy, snowy winter weather. We have been working behind the scenes planning several fundraisers and planned for a couple new S/N options as our group is becoming more visible and successful. With kitten season coming up fast, we can't afford to slow down! And with every little bit of donations, we hope to complete TNR on the remainder of the feral colonies around the Lake.

+ Read More
Barbara Andrade
11 months ago

Hi everyone! It may seem that we have either ceased to need any more funding, or maybe successfully completed our entire task. Neither one of these is correct; instead, the Board member who originally set up this account has left Friends' Foundation and the password needed to update this site has been misplaced. So, I will attempt to fill you in through this 'Comments' section......... continue

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Barbara Andrade
15 months ago

Thanks again Mark! And your timing is perfect, we are planning our last mobile S/N clinic for the year and hope to do 90 cats in two days, SO.... your funds are greatly appreciated by many. Barbara

+ Read More
Barbara Andrade
18 months ago

In 1 week we will begin our TNR program for 80 feral cats in just a 2 day time span. Things are coming together nicely: we're finding enough traps and carriers to borrow and have plenty of trappers and transporters on hand. However, we're still short about $1500 that we must have by Sept. 1st to pay the bill. We expect some donations to come in from the caretakers/owners, but probably not that much. Remember, at $20 less per cat we save a lot in the long run and make a significant dent in the feral population before mating season again. Just a small donation would be appreciated by many.

+ Read More
Barbara Andrade
19 months ago

On June 18th we were able to have 42 feral cats and kittens spayed or neutered through a mobile van coming to us. Another positive, in addition to the number of cats done, is that we were able to save $20 per cat, without having to drive two 112 mile round trips to do it! This is a much safer and more efficient way to do it.

+ Read More
Barbara Andrade
23 months ago

Thanks, Debbie for the donation and thanks for your expertise in trapping and transporting. We couldn't do it without you!

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Barbara Andrade
25 months ago

Thank you, Mark McGuire !!

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Barbara Andrade
26 months ago

Thank you for returning, Linda Watson!

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