The current priority of A Feral Haven’s mission is to partner with community caregivers, animal welfare groups, governmental agencies, and the citizens of Ottawa County, MI and beyond to support the health and welfare of community/feral cats by providing spay/neuter, vaccinations, food, and winter shelter to cats in their home neighborhoods. A Feral Haven also works with members of the community to find options for cats that are no longer safe in their current outdoor home.
With the support of caring people like you, collaborating organizations, businesses, and grant foundations, we have changed the lives of nearly 350 community cats in Ottawa County, MI and surrounding areas since A Feral Haven was established. We are awed by the dedicated individuals in our community who care for these unowned cats and grateful to have the opportunity to help.
Our primary focus is to provide vouchers for the spay/neuter and vaccination of needy community cats to caregivers in a timely fashion. This year again, due to lack of available traps and budget constraints, we needed to place caregivers on a waiting list. Waiting was frustrating for the caregivers and resulted in the pregnancy of cats and the birth of kittens that we all sought to avoid. Even with the waiting, over 105 cats have received spay/neuter and vaccinations through our voucher program so far in 2017.
In 2016, 58 of the 96 cats that received voucher services were female. If those cats had given birth to 2 litters of 3 kittens this summer, an additional 348 kittens would have been born in the outdoors. Every community cat spayed or neutered makes a difference.
Your financial support is vital to ensuring that in 2018 we can respond promptly to all requests for trap and voucher assistance. A Feral Haven is a 501c3 registered non-profit and your donation may be tax-deductible. You may write us a check, utilize banking bill pay, or use PayPal.
Feral/Community Cat Information
We would like to share some great news for feral cat caregivers in Muskegon County. Our friends at Lakeshore Pet Alliance have informed us that there are grant funds available for feral cat spay/neuter in Muskegon County. Caregivers should contact Pound Buddies at (231) 724-6500 for details. This is a great opportunity for community cats in Muskegon County! The funds are only available for a limited time and only for cats residing in Muskegon County. Please share and act promptly. Thank you!”
Help us continue to control the feral/community cat population and assist caregivers that manage their colonies.
In 2016, we spayed/neutered 96 cats. 58 of those were females. We saved Ottawa County from the potential of 348 kittens being born to fend for themselves and continue the cycle of procreation.
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