Meet Spooky. She was a stray cat we rescued from a community garden in December. She’s the sweetest, perkiest, most affectionate little gal who has found her furever home. This makes it all worth it.
So…to back track a bit, I’ve recently embraced my calling as a cat lady and have been doing some TNR/rescue work in my neighborhood of East Harlem. I started out just feeding cats on the side of my building which eventually led me to learn about the amazing work of NYC’s TNR community.
In December I took on a huge TNR project at a local garden where there was a colony of over two dozen cats and kittens. Over the course of a week and many hours, we managed to trap 23 cats, including 6 kittens. While we returned several feral kitties who would be happiest back in their colony, we kept 16 of the friendly strays and I have been caring for them since.
The cost of food, litter and medical bills quickly added up so I’m currently raising funds for these babies I’m fostering. Money raised will also go towards supporting future TNR projects for the health and betterment of the kitties and the community.
All of the work done in the TNR community is completely volunteer and out of pocket.
Please go to my YouCaring page to read more about my first TNR experience and to help me continue helping these kitties. Any amount will make a difference!
If you’re interested in learning more about TNR or caring for stray and feral cats in your area here are some helpful resources:
- Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
- New York City Feral Cat Initiative
- Neighborhood Cats
- Alley Cat Allies
More resources and links:
Here are some winter tips via Alley Cat Allies.
Learn how to make winter shelters, or purchase one! Here’s a good list. They could save lives during the harsh cold of winter.
Read more about my adventures in kitty rescue here.
Consider adopting or fostering one of these wonderful rescued kitties of East Harlem! View available kitties here.