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Summer update

It's been a while...a long while. Kitten season hit pretty hard this year, and we've been so busy.

We were approved for a small grant from Tails of Joy, which we are using to help our TNR efforts. Since the receipt of the grant, we've purchased traps and have been able to TNR 5 ferals. The only reason we haven't gotten more is because we weren't able to get a local vet to offer a discount. That problem has been mostly solved, so we are trying to take 4-5 a week for surgery.

Our most pressing issue at the moment is the BP gas station in Sardis. The cats are plentiful, friendly, and extremely fertile. We've trapped and neutered 3 from there just in the past week. Four more are going next week, and we hope to have most of them done by the fall. An employee is feeding them, as are several concerned citizens, so they are easily lured into the traps. If only the Cats of Walmart were so easy.  I probably get two calls or messages a week about the Cats of Walmart. They simply will NOT get in the traps. If it were so easy we would have already taken care of most of them.

Our current needs as an organization are ongoing. We always need money, cat food, cat litter, and people ready to adopt.  The latter is the least plentiful resource at the moment. We have at least fifteen kittens that need homes. Please consider adopting!

Thankfully we have a few dedicated volunteers always willing to help trap and transport, but our homes are full. My husband and I are building a catio this weekend that I'm hoping will increase our capacity. It doesn't reduce our need for adoptive homes, but it will help alleviate the kitten situation (demon possession) currently happening at my house.


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