"CATS DESERVE 9 LIVES...NOT 9 LITTERS"
© 2012 Feral Cat Rescue, Inc.
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN 2015|
Feral Cat Rescue, Inc. is a participant in the 2015 St. Mary’s County Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC provides Federal employees an opportunity to pledge monies in support of Feral Cat Rescue's efforts to rescue hundreds of cats and kittens. The CFC is one of many ways in which Feral Cat Rescue seeks to raise funds and we appreciate your consideration of this option for the upcoming 2015 campaign and subsequent years. For more information please go to http://www.stmaryscountycfc.org
In 2007 when Feral Cat Rescue was founded, Tri-County Shelter was euthanizing 550 cats per month. In 2014, the number dropped to 205 per month due to the efforts of Feral Cat Rescue volunteers as well as the efforts of other rescue groups in the tri-county area. We believe the humane solution to the feral cat population is TRAP / NEUTER / RETURN / MAINTAIN rather than euthanasia. We vet over 400 cats a year and return them to their homes where members of the community continue to maintain these cats by providing food and water daily along with veterinarian care when needed. We are only able to foster about 120 cats a year. We do not take in feral adults. When we have room we may take in kittens under the age of 8 weeks to foster. We sometimes take in already domesticated adults.
Our main goals are:
1. Trap, Neuter, Return, Maintain (TNRM).
2. Provide education, grants, and traps to the community in order to reduce the feral cat population.
3. Find loving forever homes for domestic cats/kittens.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some people say, "Just make the cats go away!" This is not the answer.
When cats are removed, other cats move into the area because there is a food source in that location. This is due to something called the Vacuum Effect. Trapping them and taking them to the shelter does not solve the problem either. This is a waste of tax payers money, as each cat intake at the shelter costs approximately $100 where 205 cats per month are euthanized.
Feral Cat Rescue promotes Trap, Neuter, Return, Maintain as a great way to reduce the over population of cats. This is also the humane solution!