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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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So hubby and I were talking. We could so have room for a 3rd cat here, but it isn't time with our 2 girls that we've had for 2 months now, and I'm not sure Lickorish will every be ready for another cat. Maybe a boy cat? We decided that since we can't really rescue another cat now, we can donate to help those in need.

Any suggestions as to worthy organizations? I was thinking the Homeless Cat Network where we got our kitties from. They trap, rehome or TNR feral cats in this area. Or maybe ASPCA?

Any other ideas?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 04:39 PM
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Personally, I think the ASPCA and Humane Society don't need donations. Or any more than they already get. They're big "companies", people always know about them.

It's the little, private community ones that are suffering. The one I volunteer at is hundreds of dollars in debt with vet bills, we're always struggling to get decent food (the stuff people donate is the cheap grocery store stuff that only makes the cats sick with vomit and diarrhea all the time).
I like the fact that we're no kill...but we now have over 200 cats in our program, and we keep taking more! I keep telling the supervisor that we need to start saying no to new rescues...it's hard, yes, but now the other kitties are starting to suffer for it, because we just don't have the funds to care properly for that many >_<
Plus, the shelter is getting crowded. We don't have cages, so the cats are out and about...which I guess makes it seem like there's more room. But it's getting so that the cats are starting to fight daily, as there's really not enough room for little personal territories and cats are getting in each other's "personal bubbles" even just to lounge around, let alone crowd around the food and water bowls.

Petco and/or Petsmart usually works with smaller, local groups. Ask there for some ideas.
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