Prevent a Litter, Help Fix a Critter in PA

by Fairchild 'Feral Friends' Foundation

Summary

Our project is focused on sterilizing and vaccinating stray and feral cats in Berks County to reduce the number of cats killed in our shelters because there just are not enough of homes.
$5,000
total goal
$3,305
remaining
24
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Berks County is in crisis due to the massive overpopulation of free-roaming cats in our neighborhoods. The numbers of cats entering our local animal shelter has steadily increased and resulted in thousands and thousands of needless euthanasias. The unneutered street cat population takes up badly needed space at the shelter thus making it more difficult to adopt out rescued cats and adds up to a financial burden of over half a million dollars a year.

Solution

Our project aims to sterilize free-roaming cats, thus reducing the impact on our local shelters. In turn, this results in less euthanasias and more homes available for adoptable cats.

Long-Term Impact

Our project will reduce the intakes of feral cats at out local shelter as well as decrease complaints of nuisance behaviors. A 10% reduction in euthanasia would save our local shelter almost $55,000 allowing more rescued cats to be housed & adopted.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fairchildcat.org
Fairchild "Feral Friends" Foundation

Organization Information

Fairchild 'Feral Friends' Foundation

Location: Wyomissing, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.fairchildcat.org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Fry
Wyomissing, PA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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