Feral cats need help - coyotes

$600 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 32 months
Linda Hunter
for Humane Society - Western Region
 ARLINGTON, WA
Can you help us?   Our no-kill shelter is attempting to build a feral cat sanctuary due to many coyotes in the area.  Feral or community cats are those without a home who may have been born in the wild or discarded by people no longer wanting them.  Five years ago  we were donated 18 acres of land and we are now attempting to develop it.   We raised enough money to finish about one-third of our building which is divided into 4 rooms, a work room and an isolation room.  All rooms have access
to an outside run and are heated.  Since the picture was put up we have also put totally enclosed fencing around the finished portion of the building.  We are now trying to raise $5K to continue to build in the "carport" section.

The main focus of this entire building is to provide a home for feral cats who cannot be returned to their original colonies due to construction, mobile home parks being closed and other reasons their homes are destroyed.   Other feral cats are returned to where they were picked up after spay/neuter.

Currently each day we feed about40 feral cats in Snohomish County, WA. and about 60 feral cats in King County, WA.   All have been spayed/neutered.  However, there are many more.  We also hope to eventually do free spay/neuter of feral cats when this area is completed. 

We are an IRS 501(c)(3), so your donation is tax deductible.   We rely mainly on the generosity of private parties to keep going.  We have been in business since 1997.   We really need your help with this project as people generally are not interested in helping feral and community cats so they are picked up by animal control and euthanized.  Thank you so very much for caring. 

Linda

Linda R. Hunter, Executive Director
HappyPaws Farm,  Arlington, WA
www.dogscats.org
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We are progressing along slowly. We now have enclosed fencing all around the partially finish
building and are planning to get plans prepared for the remainder of the building in June or July and hoping
to raise more money to be able to start building.
Progressing along
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The first part of our continuing project is to get another plan drawn and submit it to our county. This will be followed by ground plumbing and the laying of concrete.
Though it's not our choice, a handicapped bathroom is the next item that needs to be completed as it is a gov requirement and nothing more can be done and approved until it is in place. Next the walls will go up and electric, furnace and water heater installed. Next is the ceiling, framing and interior finishing according to county requirements for animals. This seems like not much for $40K but labor is expensive and we have been unable to find anyone to volunteer their services to do this. We are currently taking bids but it is not anticipated we will be able to go ahead as people generally do not seem that interested in donating for feral cats. Sad.
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Our unfinished building.
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Kathy Obaroski
28 months ago

Love this idea. I feed feral cats and one of ours I'm sure was caught in a coyote in humane trap. Our favorite neighbor cats been injured and needs vet assist but of course trapping and catching cat and cost of surgery is an issue. Wishing you the best of luck with your goal.

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$600 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 32 months
Created December 19, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Humane Society - Western Region
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Stanwood, WA
EIN: 912005526
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VJ
$50
Verlin and Donna Judd
8 months ago

Am all for animals.

KV
$100
Kathy Vincent
28 months ago

Hope you reach your goal! I feed a feral cat colony in Kittitas county and know how important this is!

VD
$100
Vicki Dopps
31 months ago

I highly support your efforts on behalf of any and all animals, feral, pet and domestic. This sentiment is seconded by my beloved pets: Lulu (dog), Topaz, Jerry and Nellie (cats).

$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
AS
$50
abby stern
32 months ago

thank you for doing this!

SF
$50
Stephen Forman
32 months ago

"Meow."

$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
KA
$50
Kris Aarhus
32 months ago
Kathy Obaroski
28 months ago

Love this idea. I feed feral cats and one of ours I'm sure was caught in a coyote in humane trap. Our favorite neighbor cats been injured and needs vet assist but of course trapping and catching cat and cost of surgery is an issue. Wishing you the best of luck with your goal.

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