THE POWER OF TOGETHER
The ground-breaking approach used by Animal Rescue Foundation is something that can be duplicated across the nation, providing a safe and natural environment for homeless felines. Some organizations trap feral cats, spay / neuter them, and then release them back to the environment that they came from. But these cats and kittens are still subject to predators, inclement weather, and a lifespan of 3-5 years.
A cat has a gestation period of 63 days. Theoretically, a cat can have five litters of kittens every year, but for our purposes, we’ll assume each cat just has one pregnancy per year.
A cat has 3-9 kittens each pregnancy. For our purposes, we’ll say that one cat produces four kittens per year.
An outside cat lives 3-5 years. An indoor cat lives 15-20 years.
One cat having four kittens every year, with each of those cats having four kittens every year, etc., will have produced, after 10 years, over one million cats.
The progression looks like this:
WHY YOUR HELP
IS URGENTLY NEEDED
DONATE: You can DONATE funds to help cats and kittens in need at Animal Rescue Foundation, even if you aren’t in a position to have a cat of your own. You can DONATE supplies (e.g., cat trees, cat litter, pee pads, animal toys).
ADVOCATE: You can encourage animal shelters to create a more “open,” humane environment for cats, providing outdoor access (similar to dog cages that have an indoor/outdoor option) where cats and kittens can enjoy sunshine and fresh air.
ASK: You can ask Congress to support the “open” animal rescue movement for cats and kittens, and to provide tax relief for people who set up this kind of shelter.
VOLUNTEER: You can volunteer at Animal Rescue Foundation, or at your local shelter.
At Animal Rescue Foundation, these feral cats are given a “forever home.” Almost all of them arrive as wild cats, not trusting people, hissing, spitting and trying to survive. Through consistent feeding, care and attention, their trust barriers break down and they become docile and loving. Each cat responds differently to this new environment of hope and love, but all cats respond in time.
EVERY PENNY COUNTS
Your donation – TODAY – helps pay for all the veterinarian bills, including treating sick animals when they arrive, helping them to gain better health; spaying/neutering; providing ongoing Rabies vaccinations; serving the most nutritious food, and providing fun and stimulation through cat trees and toys.
Regular animal shelters don’t have time to work with feral cats, which is one of the reasons why over six million cats and kittens are euthanized every year.