|Sinbad, licking his lips after yummy dinner. |
He may live outdoors but he's well taken care of by dedicated volunteers.
The most important day of the year is here- National FERAL Cat Day!!
(October 16, 2015).
In the past we had fun dressing in costume, and making hilarious music videos all in an effort to raise awareness about the most misunderstood cat--the community, feral cat.
But this year it's a serious matter. With kitten season over and the burgeoning of homeless cats, we uncovered other colonies. In a recent challenge to rescue kittens from several old homes to be demolished to make way for shiny skyscrapers in the heart of downtown Miami, we discovered an established colony of cats. Some quite old with injuries and illness, other cats were teenagers or younger.
At first we counted 10, then 20, 30..."Houston we have a problem in Miami". It's time to get in the trenches and fight this battle. Time to TNR and build new shelters!
But we need funding to spay/neuter 30+ cats and treat any cats for injuries and/or illness--mange, cuts, infections... We also ensure that during construction, the cats are safe and accounted for every evening at feeding time. Construction sites are dangerous for kittens. We've encountered too many horrific accidents. But it's nearly impossible to relocate feral cats. It's best for them to stay in the neighborhood to minimize danger and injury. We build shelters and place them nearby (if possible) so mama cats have a safe place to receive food for kittens when volunteers come around.
No cat should suffer, even community, stray and feral cats!
|Artemis thrives in the outdoors but she has mange. |
It can be treated with your help.
She also needs to get spayed.
So it's that time again to raise funds and we have not asked for monies since last year--that's a very long time!!! We need to raise at least $700. For some human cat nip, we are giving away a Cat Prize Pack worth over $200! For every donation, you will automatically be entered in our drawing to win this prize package for you and your cats!
|Prize Pack (Cat not included)|
Cat Prize Pack- Valued $220Martha Stewart cat food jar and matching feeding bowls
Drinkwell water filter
Furminator for long hair cat
Book- The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey
Book - Purr Prints of the Heart
|One of several house scheduled for demolition|
|Christine feeds one of the colony cats in downtown Miami|
|Truck for wrecking crew|
|First house demolished|
|Rescued from empty home scheduled for demolition|
|Scared kittens, rescued from demolition|
|Christine pets Tabitha, a friendly stray.|
No Amount is too SMALL!
Please use the widget on right column or click on DONATE NOW button. Contest open to anyone on Planet Earth! Be sure to leave an email address to be entered into the drawing. Contest ends on Wednesday, Oct 28 at 11pm PST. Winner will be selected October 31. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm otherwise another winner will be selected.
Thank you for caring! Thank you for making a difference for the most misunderstood cats!