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From The President
Written by Tammy McAuley   
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Our next event is the “Help Our Meowers” Kitten Shower on April 30th at the Villa Park VFW from 12noon to 4PM. We will have great food, door prizes, silent auction items and our Boutique. We will have some of our excellent fosters on hand to answer questions you may have about fostering or more about our organization as a whole. The donation is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Please feel free to bring Kitten Shower gifts too – we always need supplies! Kitten Chow, Tidy Cat clay litter, Friskies poultry flavors, are items we go thru rapidly! If you would like to donate prizes to the event in advance, please contact Tammy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


On October 15th (day before National Feral Cat Day), we will be celebrating our 10,000th cat neutered and our 1,000th cat adoption at an event, also at the Villa Park VFW from 2PM to 5PM - Feral Fixers’ 10K 1K Celebration! Amazing how far we’ve come in such a short time!!!


How Do We Measure Success?


In addition to working hard to get every last intact cat from each colony, and knowing we have done so, we also use the statistics from DuPage County Animal Care and Control. Here are some numbers:




This is the FOURTH year that no adoptable cats have been euthanized for cage space and the first year that no treatable cats have been euthanized! That total intake from all sources has gone down and that cats deemed feral have gone down 89% is phenomenal. One source of cats that have been euthanized in the past have been kittens too young/too sick to survive and those are simply not coming to DPACC at the previous rate either. We are so glad of the hard work that DPACC is doing in changing the outcomes of these cats!


What Have We Been Doing?


We have been neutering cats on a limited basis. With fewer volunteers and fewer s/n slots available to us, we have still managed to neuter 154 cats since January 1st! Made possible by the transport help of Debbie, Charli, Dedra, Judy, Laura, here’s the breakdown:




Impressive what can be done in 3 months time, isn’t it? These cats were kittens left over from the end of 2016, cats that had one left to be TNR’d in a colony, intact females that we knew were going to have kittens at the first opportunity, etc., etc. These numbers bring us to 154 for the year and 9,599 since we began in 2007.


We Won!


Many thanks to Heritage Cadillac of Lombard – we were the winners of their March 2017 $500 “Gift of Charity” contest!


Meowathon


By the time you read this, Kim Marrazzo will be nearly ready to or have already run the Paris Marathon. So many wonderful people have donated to Feral Fixers to show their support! We hope it makes a big difference for Kim! It is so kind of her to run in our name!


It's not too late to donate - we are promised matching funds up to the first $1,000 raised! To donate, click on the "Paris Meow-athon" graphic in the upper, left-hand corner of this web page - thank you!


GiveBack Market


Our online garage sale is open and slowly raising funds. Please visit our sale and shop for finds from the comfort of your computer! Purchases are easy to make and easy to arrange pickup/delivery. Treasure is in the eye of the beholder, clear out your former treasures to benefit Feral Fixers and post items on GiveBack yourself! Click on “sell something”, select Feral Fixers and you are on your way to an easy way to donate!!

 

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