Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fundraiser for Crisfield cat shelter

Fundraiser for Crisfield cat shelter

Skipper, abandoned and homeless at about around 3-weeks into his life, would like to encourage cat lovers around the area to attended a 'Kitty Kafe' breakfast at Mt. Pleasant Church Hall on March 19, from 8am-11am. Breakfast will include casserole, pancakes, strawberry waffles, creamed chipped beef, surprise sides, beverages and those sweets we all love as much as we love our felines.

Proceeds from this event will go towards a catch, spay and neuter release fund. This is a start-up group that is genuinely concerned about helping to curb the overpopulation of cats with a catch/release program that has been successful all over the country. If you are an attorney and would like to help the group establish a 501(c)3 feral cat group status please email them at crisfieldcatshelter@hotmail.com.  The Humane Society of the United States helps small organizations involved in the catch/release program but they must have a non-profit status. There are also other grants available for these non-profit groups. Up to 75% of kittens born to feral cats are not as lucky as Skipper. Please help today.

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About the HSUS program:

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there may be as many as 50 million feral cats in the United States.

Without Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs, feral cats continue to reproduce, and up to 75 percent of their kittens could die. Calls to officials from citizens (whether they are concerned about the cats' welfare or complain about the cats) won't decrease, and feral cats will continue to overwhelm animal shelters that are already trying to care for injured, abused, and surrendered pet cats.

In response to this complex issue, The HSUS has created many resources to assist 501(c)3 feral cat groups. But many groups struggle to fund their good work, and we would like to help them.

Donations to The Feral Cat Program Fund will be used to:

    * Pay veterinarians who provide spay/neuter services and purchase surgical packs, vaccinations and other necessary medical equipment and supplies
    * Purchase humane traps
    * Provide grants to TNR groups and veterinary colleges that help feral cats
    * Provide emergency funds to TNR groups
    * Help feral cat groups pay for other aspects of TNR not included above, such as a food bank for caretakers
    * Care for the feral cats rescued from San Nicolas Island by The HSUS

These dedicated groups have helped reduce the number of feral cats and improve their quality of life—as well as that of the community. Please support them in their work.

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