KRV Community Cats Snip & Tip
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.
AND.....the most important reason is for this fundraiser is that we have another Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic coming up to our valley in April! This time the Simi Valley Spay & Neuter Veterinary Clinic will be bringing a second surgery vehicle and a second medical team, so we'll be able to TNR 150 cats in 3 days. We need to fix as many as we can before the spring kitten season explodes in the near future. Support, both financial and sweat equity, is greatly needed and appreciated. Every little bit helps! Thank you from all the Snip & Tip volunteers.
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!
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.
Your Snip & Tip Team
Thank you Norman. We really appreciate it.
Thanks so much for all your help, thus far! Barbara
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Thanks, Debbie for the donation and thanks for your expertise in trapping and transporting. We couldn't do it without you!
Thank you, Mark McGuire !!
Thank you for returning, Linda Watson!