Wine & Whiskers Deadline! Print E-mail
From The President
Written by Tammy McAuley   
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We’ve been so busy, we needed to promote our Wine & Whiskers event coming up on October 16th, there is still just a short time to register – we set our deadline as 10/1 to make sure we reached our minimum number of attendees. Our goal is at least 30, right now we have 15 people signed up, which meets the event criteria but we want to share this great event with more people! We have until 10/8 to submit our final, final count, don’t wait until the last minute! Enjoy good company, great wine!


Donation Collection Day


Advanced warning! The P.A.W.S. Club of Wheaton North High School will be doing a donation drive on Friday, October 5th at the Caputo’s located at North Avenue & Schmale Road in Carol Stream. Shop and drop donations off with the students, what could be easier? Cat food, paper towels, clay cat litter, Gerber Ham baby food, He fragrance-free laundry detergent are our greatest needs right now. We appreciate the kids putting forth this effort, please stop and thank them for us, too!


What Will The Next Two Months Bring?


This time last year we had done 673 cats for the year, so far in 2018 we have neutered 480. This reduction is due in part to fewer volunteers able to coordinate trapping but hopefully also due to reduced numbers of cats out there to be trapped. Only time will tell. Our goal is to neuter every cat we can in order to reduce overpopulation and euthanasia and to benefit as many cats and people as we can. The next two months are typically high numbers, we will see.



Our trip on 9/27 included two cats that had shown up in a colony, very friendly – they were already neutered and had no microchips. Another neutered cat that same day has been trying to live in a caretaker’s garage, we’re hoping he comes fully inside for the winter. Our 9/13 trip included a cat that was chipped but not neutered. That rescue has since stopped adopting unneutered cats out as adopters were not complying with getting the cats neutered, as per their contract. We finished up August with 26 more cats, 13 friendlies, 13 ferals, brining our total for the month to 110. In September we transported 21 more friendlies and 41 more ferals, 3 of which were already spay/neutered, bringing our September total to 59 and our yearly total to 480 and our total neutered since 2007 is at 10,797. Can you imagine the possibility of 11,000 cats neutered by the end of the year?

 

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