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From The President
Written by Tammy McAuley   
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hard to believe that it is already the end of 2017! We neutered 870 cats this year, we revisited many locations that had new cats pop up, completed many more and helped so many people who could not have afforded full-cost spay/neuter for their outside OR inside cats. Numbers are down and it’s a great thing to see! We still managed to neuter over 10,000 cats since 2007! We are on track to possibly do 300 adoptions once again this year, keeping pace with other local rescues that do adoptions. We are still discussing building plans and hope to have a basic idea of our goals to show at Frosty Claws.


Frosty Claws


Speaking of Frosty Claws – it is our TENTH yearly celebration, at the Villa Park VFW on Sunday, January 14th from 12 noon to 4 PM. Join us for food, fun & prizes. Remember, it may be crowded but you will not find another event like this one!


If you would like to donate to our Silent Auction or door prizes, the cut off for donations is 1/2/17 – we need time to assemble those great gift baskets from all the goodies you donate! What do we need? New in the package or unique or vintage or hand-crafted should be the guidelines – if your mom, sister or uncle would not want it, who would? We need volunteers for transporting stuff, set-up, tear-down, baking, tasks during the event – we can use the help! Please contact Tammy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-881-3977 with donations or volunteer offers! We look forward to seeing you on January 14th – YOU are what makes the event so special!


Changes


Changes are happening at DuPage County Animal Care and Control – they are entering Phase II of their building improvements and taking ferals into consideration in those plans. There are more spay/neuter options coming to the area, we’ll keep you informed. We hope to move forward with building plans of our own and we need more people on our board to help us with that – if you have experience with board and officer positions, have participated in a Capital Campaign, please let us know, we need people who can be part of our team!


Cats From Feral Fixers


We transfer cats to several other organizations as well as doing adoptions ourselves. Cats from Feral Fixers seem to have an extra spark somehow – and that is not just personal prejudice talking! They seem to try harder to fit in and if an adoption is not going to work, there is usually no question about it, they seem to know what they want! If you are sharing your home with an FF alumn, please share how they are doing on our Facebook page, we love to hear about it! Also, be loud and proud about where your cat came from, it will help so many others find a great home, too. Please educate yourself and others about FIV+ cats, they almost always have wonderful temperaments and are so appreciative of their home and care and usually require no more medical care than any other cat. Our year-end, as usual, finds us with too many cats on hand, all looking for that home that is right for them. Fill your home with purrs this Holiday Season, adopt a cat from Feral Fixers (or one of our partners!).


We thank our donors and supporters for making 2017 a great year for the cats!


We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

 

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