Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hornell, NY to start TNR program

According to an article on the the Evening Tribune website, Hornell- a town in western New York State, is working on instituting a Trap-Neuter-Return program.  They are currently working on setting up a site for a temporary spay/neuter clinic that can be up and running soon, while they also work on constructing a permanent site by the Humane Society.

We applaud towns like Hornell that embrace TNR. Time after time it has been shown to be less expensive than catch-and-kill programs, and community cats provide services to the towns where they live, like rodent control.  You can read the entire article here.

Does your town or county have a TNR program?  If not, you can encourage your town council to embrace TNR by using the sample letter in our activist packet.  You can find it here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Update: Kittens with Eye Condition Receive Surgery

Thanks to the Animal Eye Care clinic in Laurel, Maryland, Linus, Snoopy and Charlie have received surgery for their eye condition and have recovered nicely! These once feral kittens were born with an eye condition called eyelid agenesis, meaning their eyelids did not properly develop. Subsequently, the hairs around their eyes were irritating their eyes and causing scarring that would eventually lead to blindness. The surgery entailed creating a hairless margin around each eye which was done by freezing the hairs. Now, no more hairs are causing irritation and the kittens are much more comfortable!
Linus playing
 These three kittens were a delight to foster, providing hours of entertainment. They loved chasing balls, strings and each other. They would race to the top of the scratch tower and push each off and hide under things waiting for unexpecting feet to walk by to launch their attack! Charlie was the explorer, Snoopy was the lap kitty and Linus was the more reserved, acting like a true Siamese.
Thank you to everyone who helped make their surgery possible. All three kittens are up for adoption and looking for their loving furrever homes. However, we are still paying for medical costs, so please consider contributing to their fund by visiting their Chip-In page or by visiting our website to make a tax-deductible donation. Thank you for your compassion!