The latest from Feral Affairs Network, September 2020 DONATE
Connecting compassionate hearts to save community cats
Robin is one of FAN's kittens who is ready for her forever home. You can see others HERE, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an adoption application.
FAN STATS - August, 2020
The FAN Report
August with Feral Affairs Network
It seems like there is a never ending supply of mama cats and kittens brought in to FAN during kitten season. Our trappers have trapped them, and many of you, our community partners, have reached out to us for help with litters you've found. We take in as many as we can possibly handle, but the need is so great. If you see a litter of kittens, here's what to do and what NOT to do: https://www.alleycat.org/community-cat-care/finding-kittens-outdoors/
TNR, fostering and adoptions have continued vigorously despite the rain and heat. We've welcomed several new volunteers in the past few months including Corryn, Victoria, Ashton, Debbie P, Karen W and Laura Jean. Continued thanks to our amazing team, past and present!
Our Sanctuary Insulation Project is moving along. Folks have donated sheetrock and insulation, and the work will begin soon. This will be a great relief for our volunteers who work many hours a day feeding, cleaning, giving meds and socializing cats in this space.
And finally, thank you to all of our fans for your continued financial support!!! We couldn't do this work without you. Just a reminder - please purchase your Amazon items through Amazon Smile and designate Feral Affairs Network as your charity. A percentage of the purchases will go to our group. Our donations from January 1 - June 30, 2020 totaled $67.81. That's one cat spayed!
AmazonSmile customers can now support Feral Affairs Network in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.
Master Trapper, FAN-tastic fan!
Michelle has been one of FAN’s busiest volunteers for nearly two years. When asked what she’s been up to, Michelle replies, “Crawling through bushes, sweating, and using every trick up my sleeve to outsmart savvy cats & kittens!” She’s a trapper extraordinaire and will go the extra mile, or shrub, to capture feral cats, get them to our spay/neuter clinics and return them to their colonies. Recently she’s been working a trap-neuter-return (TNR) project in Norfolk with three litters of kittens, four breeding females and a few males. All resident cats have been trapped, neutered and returned, and 14 kittens have been removed for vetting and adoption. Michelle has been an amazing foster parent, often caring for multiple cats and litters. She holds ferals while they recover from surgery and transports cats to and from vet appointments.
Michelle has also kept track of our Cat Stats each month, a valuable report for rescue groups such as ours. It’s because of volunteers like Michelle that FAN can do the work of our mission to save community cats, and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts!
Jakaylah and Mom, Kristi, have their arms full of kittens they've rescued
Think cat rescue is an adults only gig?
Jakaylah is a super sweet 10-year-old girl who braved feral cats, climbed through brush and mud and crawled under a building to get ten kittens. Jakaylah and her mother, Kristi, diligently bathed the kittens, picked off fleas and bathed them again, getting them ready for transport. And then, they drove from Franklin, VA, multiple times, to bring the cats to FAN. Jakaylah could be playing with the neighborhood kids but she's trapping kittens, and we think she’s the cat’s meow.
Jakaylah has decided to keep this kitten she has named Kallie.