The "cat group" has been busy lately. Last week it came to our attention that there are two cat colonies in the Ward with lots of kittens. We've contacted the people who are feeding these cats and we are staging an intervention of sorts, educating them about spay/neuter resources among other things. We've already begun the spay/neuters, completing two this week.
We need your help! And you CAN help with the following:
1. Speak up! If you become aware of a situtation in the Ward where stray, abandoned, or feral cats are being fed but not spayed or neutered please let someone from the 19th Ward Community Cats group know ASAP so we can help. The population gets out of control very quickly in these situations. We need to get this message out there: If you feed them, then fix them. There are resources available!
2. Donate! There's a donate button on our website: http://19thwardcats.org/ or you can send/take a check or cash to the 19th Ward Community Association Office, 216 Thurston Road. Please make sure you clearly indicate that your donation is for cats (we have a separate account). You can also donate directly to a specific colony or caretaker in need. Contact me! Financial support is needed primarily for the spay/neuters and other vet care. Food is also welcome. Do you have carpentry skills? There is a need for small winter shelters. There are many different plans available.
3. Foster kittens! The sooner kittens can be taken off the street and into a home the better. Socialized kittens are adoptable kittens.
4. Adopt! Adopting a 19th Ward cat or kitten keeps it local. I am going to do a separate post about adoption with pictures. :)
Together we can make a difference!
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact me, sheritehan(at)hotmail.com or another member of 19th Ward Community Cats.