In a effort to help with the cat situation in Portage County, Rose’s Rescue, in conjunction with the Portage County Dog Warden’s office, will be sponsoring a feline only Petfix clinic.
I happen to be the one that answers the voice mail for Rose’s Rescue, and almost daily we have calls about stray cats and kittens. The situation is a difficult one for me to handle as I can only call the people back to tell them I cannot help. I do try to give them other people to call, knowing full well they are all full to the brim.
How can we stop this problem? People have to get their animals spayed or neutered. People have to stop dumping their animals off in the middle of no where or at a farm or where ever they think in their mind the animal will go to and live a life.
Many of these animals are killed by wild animals. They do not know how to defend themselves. Many may starve to death. They do not know how to fend for themselves. Just because there is a barn, does not mean the animals are being taken care of. They certainly do not know how to live in the woods, and what do you think happens to them when you abandon them at an apartment complex or mobile home park when you move out?
Every new story I hear, I can only shake my head and try to block it out because, if I let it reach my heart, it breaks a little more for each sweet soul that has been dumped by their owner. I do not even use the word abandoned. I say dumped, as that is how I feel about what has been done to them.
For several years I have been very involved in rehoming dogs, which I still am, but I have decided I cannot just take a blind eye to the cat situation, so I have worked to set up the feline spay/neuter clinic on July 15. However, that is just a drop in the bucket as only a total of 26 cats can be done that day. I know there are kind-hearted people out there that want to help also, and I am hoping some might donate to Rose’s Rescue for the spay and neuter fund so we can make this an ongoing event. I’m hoping we can eventually branch out to do dogs also, but we are starting out with the cats.
Below is the information on how to sign up for the feline spay neuter clinic, and how to donate to Rose’s Rescue so we can continue to offer clinics on an ongoing basis. One thing I have learned; there are many kind people out there that do help these cats. People that manage cat colonies that live in parking lots, people that try to get all the stray cats fixed that show up at their home, but it is just a handful of people compared to the number of cats out there. We need everyone’s help. We need you! Any donation amount is welcome. It takes close to a $1000 to run one clinic.
Feline Spay and Neuter Clinic
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
$20 per cat
Portage County Dog Warden and Shelter
8120 Infirmary Rd, Ravenna
An appointment is required. The $20 must be prepaid to hold an appointment spot. Call Rose’s Rescue voice mail 330-850-7042. Press 1 to leave a message.
Leave your name and number, and someone will get back to you with further details.
The $20 is nonrefundable if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment or cancel less than 48 hours prior to the event. This clinic is open to the general public. Space is limited.
Please – no rescue groups.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to Rose’s Rescue to help cover the cost of future clinics, please feel free to help us! You can mail a check to Rose’s Rescue, PO Box 33, Rootstown, Ohio 44272. Make checks payable to Rose’s Rescue and write spay/neuter fund in the comments section or attach a note stating that. You may also donate on line at www.rosesrescue.net.
I guess I just feel like it is time for everyone to step up and stop this madness. I hope enough of you will so that we can get a large number of animals spayed or neutered. It truly is up to us to make changes in the world. It all seems too overwhelming, but we each can do our little part. Together, it becomes a wonderful thing. I thank those that have worked so diligently at helping throughout the years. Now we just need more of you on board. Please – and thank you! See, I said the magic words, so let the magic happen!!
Cats Available for Adoption
Rose’s Rescue helps find permanent homes for cats by allowing courtesy posts on their site. These are a few of the cats available for adoption. Please consider adopting one of these and please tell others!
Do not call Rose’s about these kitties, but use the contact info listed below their pictures.
More info HERE
Call Laurel 330-907-1197