October 16th: Scotiabank Marathon & Feral Cat Day!
October 16th is a big day in cat rescue! It is the Scotiabank Marathon and Feral Cat Awareness Day! The TCR marathon team is trying to raise funding for our feral cat spay/neuter program. We have only raised 39% of our goal! To join our team (it is still tiny), please click here. If you are unable to walk or run, please sponsor our team – all donations over $10 will get an official tax receipt. If we reach our goal of $25,000 we will have raised enough money to fix approximately 200 cats!
Our spay/neuter program is implemented through Trap-Neuter-Return of feral cat colony members. By fixing these unsocial cats, we end the overpopulation crisis at its source. With additional funds, TCR will be able to help more individuals who call our “Help Line” to spay and neuter feral cats in their communities. We also will be able to continue our TNR programming in the colonies that we are already managing: over 40 colonies in the Toronto area!
To celebrate Feral Cat Awareness Day the members of the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition (Action Volunteers for Animals, Animal Alliance, Annex Cat Rescue, OSPCA, Toronto Animal Services, Toronto Cat Rescue, Toronto Feral Cat Project, Urban Cat Relief) will be hosting an event from 12pm – 5pm at the Toronto Humane Society. You can participate in building winter shelters for homeless cats, learn how to socialize feral kittens, discover trapping techniques and participate in caretaker training courses. The THS will be attempting to break its surgery record by spay/neutering 50 cats on Feral Cat Awareness Day! Please join us / map.