A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from one of the local librarians who was concerned about a family of feral cats living across the street in the parking lot of a vacant business. The owner of the property was not able to be contacted, and the library refused to allow the family to reside on their property.
We worked together with Alpha Humane League and they trapped all six cats, a mama and her six half-grown babies. They took them to the vet, where we took over for a bit. We paid to get them spayed and neutered (four boys and two girls), with ear tipping, and then Alpha Humane League found homes for three of them and a foster home for the remaining three.
Fast forward a few days, and we get a call from Conour Animal Shelter (managed by Valley Humane League) and they put a woman on the line who is looking for six mousers for her large property (garage, barn, and cellar). These feral cats whom most would consider unadoptable now have a home, and she'll also be taking three of our CROW cats as well (so she'll have some mousers she can love on), but I'll post about that after it's a done deal.
I'm just so proud of how three valley animal organizations came together to save the lives and improve the welfare of six feral cats, none of whom would have been saved had we not teamed together. Those who know the history behind the pre-CROW valley animal groups will understand that this is a big deal and a huge step in the right direction. I hope it is a sign that CROW will be able to continue to improve networking of animal activism organizations in the valley and that we can all come together to help as many cats as possible fo years to come. Thank you to all involved, and thank you for being eager and willing to work with CROW!
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