Past TNR Projects
Though the following projects have been completed, there is always more colonies that need help. If you would like to continue seeing organizations like ours be able to assist communities like we did here, please consider donating to make such an impact possible.
358 Volunteer Hours
84 Cats Trapped
23 Adopted Out
60 Returned To Their Caretakers
All Fixed, Vaccinated, Dewormed, on Flea/Heartworm Prevention, and Healthy
A HOPE become aware of a dire cat overpopulating situation within our community and made the decision to step in and help. We will be doing this through a process called Targeted TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). We have named this project “Project Hallelujah”. The Project Hallelujah cats are so overpopulated that each new litter is sick and/or dying. The cat breeding has gotten out of control, creating illnesses from lack of resources and inbreeding. The caregivers of these cats love them and have done their best to care for them. They have also worked hard to use TNR but are struggling to keep up with the births and continued pregnancies. They have been fighting a losing battle.
One of the reasons A HOPE exists is to educate and empower caring people to be the change that they want to see in their community. The Project Hallelujah caregivers have tried, and continue to try, to keep this group of cats under control, but they need our help. This is where we reach out to our community and ask for YOUR help to fix, treat, and vaccinate all the cats in this area. We will then return them to their outdoor home with caregivers who will continue to provide for them, but without the out-of-control breeding, unhealthy cats, and future tragic deaths. We do this to empower the people who care and be effective caregivers going forward.
mlk cat Case
A HOPE become aware of a dire cat overpopulating situation within our community and has made the decision to step in and help. We will be doing this through a process called Targeted TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). This situation was brought to our attention by a very caring social worker who was concerned about one of her families. In her visits to the family, she discovered they are caring for a large number of cats but have been unable to afford to spay/neuter, vaccinate and treat the cats for parasites. As a result, the numbers just keep increasing and the cats are becoming less healthy. The head of the family is doing the best that he can in a difficult family situation. Although he is quite elderly, he is still the person caring for his family members, which include multiple special needs members and a hospice situation in the home as well. He is in over his head and needs someone to SEE him and step in and help. This family loves these cats, and the cats provide a therapeutic presence in their lives. The best way to help this family, in addition to the care and support they are receiving from social services, is to help the cats. Their social worker saw that and reached out to us for help.
Our goal is to get the breeding under control, vaccinate all of the cats, treat them for parasites and allow them to go back to their home. We will also be pulling some of the kittens and the younger cats in order to reduce the numbers of cats immediately. Ultimately, the goal is to help the HUMANS help the cats.