Today was a very big day for Feral Fixers as we processed our 1,000th cat! I took some pictures of it and I wish I could post them on the blog, but I seem to have misplaced my camera - aarrrrgggghhhhhhh!
But, not to worry - others took pictures and I'll be including them with future posts.
1,000 cats - that's a very big number. It represents thousands of kittens that won't be born; kittens that would either live a short and unhappy life or else would go into shelters and then displace (i.e. cause to be euthanized) other cats.
And that's what this is all about; attacking the problem of cat over-population. There are millions of cats and dogs that are euthanized each year. We cannot adopt our way out of the problem; we have to go to the root. For dogs, it's going after puppy mills. And for cats, it's adopting TNR. TNR is what we're about, that's what our focus is.
Thanks again to our President, Tammy McAuley, for leading this effort. And thanks to our Board Members (Kurt, Regina and yours truly) and thanks to our Secretary (Chris). And special thanks to our volunteers who help us trap and transport and do all the other things that they do. And finally, thanks to the PAWS-Chicago Spay/Neuter Clinic for offering their incredibly inexpensive services for Feral Cats. We couldn't have done any of this without everyone pitching in.
On to 2,000 cats!