What an over-population plight – Feral or so-called “wild” unsocialized cats. What to do and how to help remains a serious on-going concern in our county.
As an animal rescue volunteer I am very close to the problem. Our organization in St. Joseph County, Michigan, Animal Rescue Fund, offers spay/neuter assistance to many more cats than dogs, almost two to one.
The placement of cats and kittens is tough. Adequate homes are hard to come by these days. Our Operation Fix- It Program has offered help over the years, but more is needed.
The Kalamazoo Humane Society, 4239 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo is now offering FREE cat spay and neuter surgeries on Thursdays for feral cats.
If you face this feral cat problem and your concern borders on action, perhaps you can help by capturing and transporting such needy felines to this nearby safe haven for overpopulation assistance on Thursdays. Your help is surely needed. Always exercise caution and safety. It’s the humane thing to do; it’s only right! When attempting to capture such cats, use a live trap which can be obtained from ARF. They will assist in this process. Call LeeAnn (269) 718-3826 for spay/neuter assistance for pets, friendly strays and with live trapping.
No office appointment is necessary. Just arrive with cat/s between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. on Thursdays with feral cats.
Call the Humane Society, (269) 345-1181 for further information and details.
Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.
Linda Montgomery, Three Rivers
Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joe County, MI.