Hoping everyone is staying safe out there!
I have been trapping feral cats for many years to help keep the colonies under control. As I expanded my trapping efforts to more and more sites, I of course came to sites with mama cats and kittens.
4 Paws Rescue Foundation was formed and has since been fostering and adopting out cats and kittens who have been rescued from the streets.
All of the expenses, including gas to and from the sites and to the vet offices, food, litter, formula, trap covers (shredded/sprayed by skunks, raccoons, opossums being caught), equipment and any other necessary medical bills are all paid out of pocket.
With the Shelters not accepting any kittens and the feral cat populations about to boom with the warm weather coming, I am continuing to race to get the feral cats trapped, neutered and released (TNR) before we have kittens at sites.
The Shelters no longer spay or neuter all of the kittens and puppies before adoption and instead pass out vouchers for people to bring them back to be spayed or neutered at a later time. Instead of keeping their cats indoors, they never use the vouchers, they let the cats out, they get pregnant and have numerous litters of kittens. This has wreaked havoc on the feral cat population!
And again, with the Shelters closed, it's going to be a very sad situation.
Saving one cat or kitten might not change the world but it changes the world for that one cat or kitten!
I know these are very difficult times for all of us but if you are able to make a donation to help the cats, it would be very much appreciated!
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on donations and all donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
Please visit my website 4prf.org to explain a little of what the conditions are for the cats and the uphill battle I am always trying to tackle - it is truly heartbreaking!