Sheets Feral Cat Fund

$7,270 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 135 people in 29 months
CLICK ON "UPDATES" TO SEE MOST RECENT STORIES  -- THIS IS AN ON-GOING EFFORT SINCE 2016 -- FUNDS RAISED HAVE BEEN USED TO PROVIDE FREE SPAY/NEUTER

The Sheets Feral Cat Fund of Sheets Pet Clinic asks for your support in its efforts to spay/neuter feral and stray cats before the next kitten boom in spring 2017. 

Here’s one story that stands for so many. . .   

Around 2009-2010 in rural North Carolina, the Leonard Family discovered a stray mama cat with kittens. They fed them. By the summer of 2016, even though they used retirement money to spay/neuter 17 of the cats, the Leonards found themselves struggling to feed 60 or more cats. Some of those cats migrated from an abandoned site, following the food, and found shelter in an old tobacco barn, further adding to the population.

The Leonards believe that “it was not an option to let the animals go without food.” This good family ran up their credit cards to feed all the cats. They saw kittens born, only to get sick, and tried to medicate them as best they could, but many withered away and died from preventable issues such as intestinal parasites, flea anemia, malnutrition, dehydration, predators such as dogs and wildlife. They buried them.

The Leonard Family reached out for help. Sheets Pet Clinic responded.  

So far, via our Feral Cat Fund, Dr. Kimberly Sheets has spayed/neutered and provided other veterinary services free of charge for about 30 cats in the colony.  

Our adoption program also took in 13 very sick young kittens and 1 social adult from this colony. We are taking care of them and socializing them for adoption. And we found excellent barn homes for 13 ferals from the site.

 An estimated 20-25 cats, maybe more, from the Leonard colony remain to be vetted, and the 17 the Leonards already “fixed” must be tested and vaccinated, but we’ve depleted our Feral Cat Fund.

We request your donations now so that we can continue to spay/neuter this huge colony and other feral and stray kittens and cats that most assuredly will come our way in the months to come.

What’s the urgency? As our winters are warmer, we can expect more feral cat cycles, more births. More unseen suffering and death. We can prevent the births from happening in the spring by rigorously spaying/neutering NOW. 

Can we help all feral cat colonies? No, but we can do our best to help some, and every dollar makes a difference. 

You can donate here, via GoFundMe, but you can also donate by PayPal (you don’t have to have an account to donate) at  www.facebook.com/SheetsPetClinic/app/208195102528120/. Indicate that your donation should go to the Feral Cat Fund.

If you’d like to donate funds, but would rather not do it via GoFundMe or PayPal, come by the clinic.
 
Please help us help the most forgotten and invisible of felines.  Thank you!

FOOD

The Leonards need food, especially canned food, this winter. Donations can be dropped off at Sheets Pet Clinic, 809 Chimney Rock Court, Greensboro, NC, 27408. Be sure to write on your donation that the food is for the Leonards.

SPECIAL THANKS

Sheets Pet Clinic is deeply appreciative of CatsFirst Spay Clinic and Dr. Linda East for already donating 12 spay/neuter surgeries and other veterinary services for the Leonard Colony. Dr. East plans to donate 8 more spay/neuter surgeries next week! Huge thanks to volunteer transporter Dianne Lamb as well. Misty Hinshaw of Pandora's Paws stepped in early on to find two great barn homes for ferals, and Dara Lamberson of Loving Pet Inn Adoptions funded 5 spay/neuter surgeries. The SPCA of the Triad (Brenda M. Overman) has offered food for the colony.

It truly takes a community of rescuers to tackle a job this big. Please consider donating to all of these wonderful organizations this holiday season! They're all on Facebook.
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Jan. 2019 FiFi (Sat. and Sun. totals): Feline Feed Them Fix Them spayed/neutered: 83 cats. 40 fertile cats fixed.

If every one of those fertile cats had a litter of four (estimating conservatively) in the next month or two, that would be 160 kittens needing homes. The homes are not there!

Thank you to everyone who gave their time and energy for this second FiFi.

From Dr. Sheets: Thank you all for your support. These events would not happen if not for the dedication and sacrifice of all the volunteers. From the volunteer who helps get the paperwork organized to the ones who move load after load of laundry, and the ones who push the mop at the end of the day. The people who spent hours out in the cold trapping and transporting these cats and the staff that helped organize the events I give you a big thank you. And of course, I could never complete all those surgeries without the help of my colleagues who gave their time and talent to help make a difference in what seems like an overwhelming problem of cat overpopulation.

DONATE toward a next FiFi: https://www.gofundme.com/sheetsferalcatfund
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Sheets Pet Clinic plans to hold its second "FiFi" event (Feline If You Feed Them Fix Them) Jan. 27, 2019. With FiFi, we aim to provide free spay/neuter and vaccinations, plus other basic veterinary services, for people feeding large groups of free-roaming/outdoor/community cats BEFORE spring 2019 to reduce the numbers of births and pregnancies before they happen.

Proactive spay neuter is the humane solution. We simply can’t adopt out them all.

Can you help make another FiFi possible by donating to our Feral Cat Fund?

Please donate at www.gofundme.com/sheetsferalcatfund or by PayPal on Sheets Pet Clinic’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/SheetsPetClinic/.
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Sheets Pet Clinic held its first "FiFi" event (Feline If You Feed Them Fix Them) early December, and it was a success, with almost 70 cats spayed/neutered/vaccinated free of charge, with the help of donations of money and supplies and volunteers helping out at the event.

We want to hold another FiFi late January 2019. Can you help make that possible? Our goal: to be proactive and spay/neuter community/free-roaming cats now, this winter, to impact the numbers born in the early spring throughout the next fall.

Please donate at www.gofundme.com/sheetsferalcatfund or by PayPal on Sheets Pet Clinic’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/SheetsPetClinic/.
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Winter is coming, but spring, with all the births of unwanted kittens, is just a whisker away. We need to be proactive and spay/neuter community/free-roaming cats now, this fall and winter, to impact the numbers born in the early spring throughout the next fall.

With the Feral Cat Fund, Dr. Sheets offers her veterinary services free of charge to those who join us in our commitment to end feral and stray cat overpopulation.

She needs your help in covering cost-only for this service to the community. In a short period of time, 10 cats can become 70.

Donate at www.gofundme.com/sheetsferalcatfund or by PayPal on Sheets Pet Clinic’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/SheetsPetClinic/

The Feral Cat Fund operates solely on donations from people who believe the life of a feral or stray cat is every bit as worth that of a pet cat – that they should not be “forgotten felines.”

Veterinary services include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and an ear tip.

Cats going through the Feral Cat Fund must be brought in humane traps.

We thank you for stepping up to show that stray and feral cats are not throw-away lives!

Please Note: The Feral Cat Fund is for people feeding large colonies of cats (30 in number or more). It’s for people with overwhelming need after they’ve exhausted other resources in seeking help. We also use the Feral Cat Fund to help long-time rescuers with on-going TNR (trap-neuter-return) projects. Colonies are helped on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to relocate feral cats or take in feral kittens.

Sheets Pet Clinic offers to the public a feral cat spay/neuter rate of $45. That fee includes rabies.
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Raised by 135 people in 29 months
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I love cats

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April Mauney
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This is in memory of Lucy Newton and Moggie McCollum. Thanks for letting me be your pet sitter!

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Please accept this donation in memory & honor of Dr. Sheets' mother, Bobbi. Bobbi must have been a wonderful mother because her daughter, Dr. Sheets is one of the kindest & most thoughtful people I know.

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Donated in honor of Kitty Elder and Tailless Cat Rescue

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I support the amazing work this clinic does. Thank you Sheets!

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