Help Pittsburgh take care of its cats!

For: Stray and feral cats of Swissvale
Pittsburgh, PA
Organizer: Zoe Rodriguez
Help Pittsburgh take care of its cats! (Stray and feral cats of Swissvale)
$560
of $1,000 goal
56% Complete
Raised by 13 donors

The Story

With some help from friends and neighbors, Emily Zadjura, founder of The Foster Farm animal rescue, is trapping, neutering, vaccinating, and then releasing (TNVR) feral cats in Pittsburgh. Currently she is working in the neighborhood of Swissvale. The cost for a spay and neuter is $51 and $33, respectively. Additionally there is a $8 charge for an injection of pain medication and a $10 fee for the rabies vaccination. In total this makes the cost of fixing a female $69 and $51 for a male. Emily predicts there are about 30 cats in the current colony. TNVR for the whole colony will cost between $1530 and $2070, excluding the cost of food needed to trap the cats. Please considering donating to help both cats and a neighborhood in need!
Emily's organization: https://thefosterfarm.org/
The spay and neuter clinic: http://www.spayaz.com/locations/pittsburgh-penn-hills-pa/

*Note all traps are covered with towels while waiting to trap cats and while cats are in the trap. The towel is briefly removed to take a photo of the cat so we can track the colony members.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 9, 2018

UpdateImage

Posted on January 9, 2018

We have reached our first goal of $500! We are thrilled! We are continuing to trap cats every few days. Our original colonies are rapidly getting under control. We are fairly sure there are only a few unfixed cats left. We are also working with a new colony close to Wilkinsburg, and we have two adult cats in the clinic today from that location. The two cute kittens in the photo are also from this new colony and they are rapidly becoming tame. Last week, the sister kittens Cranberry and Holly Berry were adopted together by a wonderful couple! 


Posted on December 21, 2017

UpdateImage

Posted on December 21, 2017

So far we've trapped and fixed in Swissvale sixteen adult feral cats plus four kittens and two adult strays! Through The Foster Farm, we have found homes for the two strays and one of the kittens, and foster for the brother and sister kitten pair. The fourth kitten was a bit older and quite nervous, but she started coming out of her shell and playing yesterday! Additionally we are sheltering a pregnant feral cat, and we found the owner of a cat who had escaped from his house and ended up in one of our traps. 

Today we will release a female to the Denniston Ave colony, two females to the Bruce Way colony, and one male to the Manor St colony, all of whom have been recovering from surgery. 

Featured in the photo is a female from the Bruce Way colony who we soon after caught. Her spay went well and she is already back to her colony.


Posted on December 17, 2017

UpdateImage

Posted on December 17, 2017

The cats have been hiding out a bit as it's been cold and snowy, but we just caught two this morning from the main colony and a third from a nearby colony (still in Swissvale). We'll be bringing these cats into the clinic tomorrow as well as at least one young cat caught by a neighbor. We hope to catch as many as possible before the spring, kitten season.

Pictured is a female from last week being returned to the colony after a few nights with us recovering from surgery.

About the Organizer

Report Fundraiser

Report Fundraiser

*Please report fraud and Terms of Service violations only. Personal disputes will not be reviewed.

* YouCaring will not use or share your phone number or other information for marketing purposes.

Comments

Supporters

Grab Our Widget

Help Pittsburgh take care of its cats!

Grab Our Widget
Donate NowFacebook Share Button