9/19/13 - Altered Feral State receives PetSmart Charities Grant!
PRESS RELEASE 9-19-13: Altered Feral State Inc. receives $15,250 Grant from PetSmart Charities ® to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) 350 Feral Cats in Barrow County, GA zip code 30680
Altered Feral State Inc. received a $15,250 grant from PetSmart Charities® this week to increase the number of feral cats they help spay/neuter and vaccinate by 50 percent. The organization’s 3-year-old TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program has altered more than 800 adult feral and removed, fully vetted and adopted over 600 kittens from those feral colonies.
This grant will provide free spay/neuter and one year rabies vaccination services to anyone feeding feral cats who lives in Barrow County, GA zip code 30680. Altered Feral State Inc.’s goal is to reduce the number of breeding feral cats in this County zip code by 50 percent. The actual effect of the TNR program will reduce the number of future feral cats in this area by many thousands.
We are very excited to be able to offer this free service to residents in Barrow County, GA zip code 30680. We chose this area when we applied for this grant from PetSmart Charities ® because this is where we get numerous calls from and there are way too many friendly cats ending up at Animal Control. We hope that our TNR program will become a model for Barrow and surrounding counties in Georgia.
For those residents who do not live in Barrow County zip code 30680, or if you live in Walton County, GA we can still assist you through our on-going TNR program which costs only $50/cat to have them spayed or neutered, ear tipped and one year rabies vaccination. Eligibility for the grant will be determined by zip code. Once the feral cats are spay/neutered, rabies vaccinated and returned to their home property, the improvement is immediate. First and foremost, there are no more new kittens. The nuisance behaviors of yowling, fighting, spraying and roaming are greatly reduced – usually eliminated. When the cats are returned to their home properties, all they require is the same food and care they have already been receiving.
For more information on TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TNR projects our will be done on the weekends. You will need to set up an appointment with our TNR coordinator to schedule your TNR and she will advise you of the next available date she has open.
About PetSmart Charities®
Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).