Feral cats need help - coyotes
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 R. Hunter, Executive Director
HappyPaws Farm, Arlington, WA
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.
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.
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.