Dot Roise-Lodsin

Dot Roise-Lodsin
Dot Roise-Lodsin
Danbury, CT United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Oct 17, 2015
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Enjoys attending cocktail parties for the rich and famous, art show gala openings benefiting education . Not really, just thought you might be asleep. Excellent at swatting flies and listening to waterfalls. Afraid of tag sales. Best friend is my husband.

   I've been performing trap,neuter, vaccinate and return for over ten years. During this time I have helped to stabilize about twenty colonies, fostered 80 kittens and assisted in the placement of 85 friendly homeless pets.

   Don't believe for a second that I did this single handedly. Not a single T.N.R. could occur without the promise of on going care by the caretakers of these homeless cats. Almost every local animal welfare group in four towns assisted in the foster care and placement of the friendly kittens and purr boxes. Newtown animal center, H.E.L.P. for Pets and a Pet Smart grant assisted with the cost of neutering and vaccination.

  When I graduated from college with multiple awards and honors I wanted to show God how grateful I am for my gifts. So I applied to the Peace Corps. I volunteered to go where ever I was most needed and offered to help in any capacity that was in the most demand. The next three years I spent volunteering with Crisis Intervention, battered women's shelter, women's rights groups and Latchkey children in order to accumulate volunteer experience that would be helpful to the Peace Corps.

  The Peace Corps turned me down, saying I should offer my talents at home. So here I am. When an article appeared in the Danbury News Times 10 years ago about a woman who was feeding feral cats, I decided to look her up. It seemed to me that feral cats were the most ignored and needy population of animals. I met with the caretaker and convinced her I could help trap,neuter and return all the cats in her care. With assistance of volunteers from Danbury Animal Welfare and H.E.L.P. for Pets, all 45 cats were trapped, vaccinated, sterilized and returned to their feline families and human caretakers for ongoing maintenance. The woman eventually dropped out due to financial hard times. I have been caring for those three colonies on a daily basis since then. Committed to acts of compassion, I continued to reach out to other feral cat colony caretakers and assisted them in providing veterinary care and colony stabilization. The medical care was supported by Danbury Animal Welfare Society, H.E.L.P. for Pets,Inc., the Newtown animal center and private donors. My own business funded recuperation and the balance of medical costs.

 If anyone would like to take over and start a non profit that addresses trap,neuter and return in the Danbury area that would be sterling.

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