Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Cat lovers open wallets to help feral colonies

Star readers clearly have a soft spot for felines and are willing to invest money and effort into improving the lives of feral cats.

We've previously reported on an Etobicoke feral cat colony living in an abandoned truck, which caught the attention of Ferne Sinkins of Toronto Cat Rescue, a volunteer group that traps wild cats, takes them to clinics to be spayed or neutered, then releases them where they were first picked up.

Sinkins had said the rescue group would trap members of the Evans Ave. colony and take them to be spayed or neutered, at an average cost of $100 per cat, but asked if we could mention that they rely on donations to pay the clinics, and that any help would be appreciated.

Sinkins sent an email yesterday saying readers have so far donated more than $7,000, which will allow the group to pay for veterinary services for the 22 cats they counted on Evans Ave., as well as another 50 cats in two other feral colonies in that area.

You can read more of the article here.

When I was in Halifax last March, Sister Sarah took me to a feral cat colony at Fisherman's Reserve. We brought some food for them.


Tammy said...

What a wonderful thing for people to do! Look at the houses they made for them to live. Wonderful!!!

Haley-O said...

awesome awesome awesome. this makes me very happy.

Laura said...

There is a Swiss Chalet in Markham that has a ton of feral cats living behind it. They all seem to be doing well. Been awhile since I was last there.

Sarah said...

I'm glad there are kind hearted people that take care of kitties like that. If only people would spay and neuter. This problem wouldn't be as bad as it is if people would do that. There is a feral colony at the Dockyard in Halifax that people are doing the same thing for.