Little Guild TNR Program

Community Cats in Northwest CT need your help!  Please consider a donation to help build a feral cat enclosure and support The Little Guild's work to help community cats in Northwest Connecticut.

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According to The Humane Society of the United States, cats are divided into three distinct populations: The first two populations are the obvious ones: those owned as pets, and those in shelters and rescues. The third group is the one most people don't think about: community cats, which consists of abandoned, stray, and feral (unsocialized) cats. The community cat population isn't small: there are an estimated 30 to 40 million in the United States.*

The Little Guild has worked throughout 2015 to help community cats living in Northwest Connecticut.  We have done this in a variety of ways:

-- Through a Community Pet Pantry for community members to come and take food to feed community cats in their neighborhood

-- Through a Trap Neuter Release (TNR) Program where we partner with local barns and community members to trap feral community cats, get them spayed/neutered and vaccinated and the release them to barn homes where they are provided with daily food, water and consistent monitoring and shelter.

-- Through education - in October 2015 we held a feral cat shelter workshop - more than 75 wonderful community members came together to build 200 cat shelters.  These shelters were distributed to community cat colonies throughout the area and have provided much-needed warmth and shelter this winter.

We are now working on the next phase of our community cat program and we need your help!  Our goal is to raise $10,000 to fund building a feral cat enclosure at the Guild.  This building will be a heated, safe place for feral cats to live in their own colony.  It will allow for them to have indoor/outdoor access year-round (they will have a large fenced in area outside of the shed) and will serve as a great educational tool for the Guild as we continue to raise awareness about community cats and TNR.  

For more information on community cats and TNR, we suggest the following resources: 

Alley Cat Allies

Animal Sheltering Magazine

40 Million Community Cats Article

 

Thanks in advance for your support!  

 

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Little Guild of St.Francis
285 Sharon Goshen Tpke.
West Cornwall, Connecticut 06796
UNITED STATES

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