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Monday, February 25, 2013

Urgent TNR situation, donations needed

Large TNR project underway being funded by Alley Cats and Angels - 14 appointments for spay/neuter this week alone. Please consider making a donation of cat food for this colony or monetary donation to help with the cost of spay/neuter.

Alley Cats and Angels (AC&A) has been asked to help with a large local TNR project in collaboration with Operation Catnip Raleigh (OC). AC&A will fund the entire project, an OC volunteer/board member will coordinate the project and schedule spay/neuter appointments, and the person who initially approached OC for help will do the actual trapping, transporting, and recovery. If there are kittens in the colony that can be socialized for adoption, Alley Cats and Angels will take them into our adoption program.

It’s a dire situation with a short timeline, and such a sad story. An older gentleman is living in his truck after his mobile home burned a few weeks ago, killing his long-time companion dogs and a litter of kittens. This is devastating for the man and he is sharing the little space in his truck with a number of unsterilized cats, which need to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. There are also approximately 30 feral cats around the house that need to be TNR’d (trap-neuter-return).

The timing for this project is short because volunteers from a men’s church group will help the gentleman reclaim and sell metal and remove the debris. The large group of volunteers, heavy equipment, and noise will frighten the cats and they will scatter. We need to get them TNR’d as quickly as possible.

We are thankful for the neighbor who cares enough to ask for help and who is also helping herself, as she will trap, transport, and recover; and for the project coordination support from Operation Catnip.

If you would like to help, we will happily accepts donations of cat food for this colony and the gentleman's personal cats (canned food for trapping and dry food for daily feedings) and monetary donations to help with the cost of spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations.


meowmeowmans said...

Oh, this is just heartbreaking. I will try to help, even if just a little.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Thank you so much meowmeowmans. We've had 13 cats spayed/neutered this week. 1 cat euthanized (very very ill) and another cat was sent to our vet to get treated for a really bad URI, but it will be ok.