Just one pair of unaltered cats can result in as many as 100 kittens over the course of two years.
That’s why roughly 50% of cats in area shelters don’t make it out alive. When these cats and kittens enter shelters, they drain already-limited resources and take up space - resulting in near certain death for them and decreased chances of survival for adoptable animals.
By making a gift today, you’ll help change that. What’s more, your gift will be matched up to $10,000 to save lives this year.
Last summer, we launched Operation C.A.T. (Cat Action Team) along with our colleagues from Fort Wayne’s Animal Welfare Coalition in an effort to reduce shelter euthanasia through targeted sterilization of Allen County’s stray and feral felines. These cats are rarely adoptable and face near-certain death in shelters.
And it’s working! We’re thrilled to tell you that since the program started last year, the live-release rate for cats in local shelters has already increased by 13%!
But last year’s funding for the program has been exhausted and there are still an estimated 16,000 free-roaming cats in our area. As we enter spring (kitten season!) we need your help to save even more lives this year.
Will you make a gift today to support Operation C.A.T.’s life-saving efforts? Thanks to a generous donor, your gift will be DOUBLED through 5/4/18 up to $10,000!
Through a method called TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), Operation C.A.T. is helping manage feline overpopulation in Allen County. Cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped and microchipped. After surgery, they’re returned to the area where they were found and a caretaker provides them with food, water and shelter.
The program has already saved over 600 lives. But that’s only the beginning.
Your support of Operation C.A.T. will have a direct impact on our area’s euthanasia rate by preventing unwanted litters of kittens and minimizing shelter intake. And right now, your donation will go twice as far.