Wow, I am inundated with requests from the public to help stray cats they find. There are so many darn cats fighting for their lives on our streets. I'm so grateful that people take the time to write to me on the cats' behalf. I always tell them there are two ways I can help them:
1. I can post pictures/bios of the cats on our Petfinder page (if they're adoptable).
2. I can help by offering traps & paying for the vetting. I offer this because getting these cats spayed, neutered and tested is the most important way to keep populations low.
After I reply to these pleas, I don't often hear from the people again. I think they wanted a "quicker fix (pardon the pun)." Even if I had a facility, it's so hard to find homes for domesticated cats...ferals are almost impossible.
Even though I can get reduced rates at some local vet's offices for the medical treatment, this can get expensive for Animal Matters! I love helping people help animals. I'm so appreciative that there are people out there who care. I want them to know that they're not alone & that there is help.
Please help me help them. You can make an online tax-deductible donation on our website, www.animalmattersonline.org.