OAS Cat Crew via Crowdrise
September 05, 2015
BENEFITING: FIX OUR FERALS
At the municipal shelter in Oakland, California there is a small feral cat colony that is fed and cared for by shelter staff and volunteers. For the last several years, one cat, called Dragon, won over everyone he met with his daily greeting of head bonks and shin rubs. Recently, our little friend's health declined and he passed away. In his memory, we're raising funds to benefit other community cats in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
All funds go to Fix our Ferals, a 501(c)3 non profit. Fix our Ferals promotes Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), provides low cost spay/neuter, and supports the community in humanely managing unowned cats. Fix our Ferals has sterilized more than 16,000 cats since it was founded in 1998!
Dragon got his name because when we first met him, he was always hissing like a legendary beast. Over time, he came to know and trust us. Eventually, he settled into a habit of running across the yard to greet us when we came out to feed the cats. He would always follow us from bowl to bowl, giving a head bump and invariably spilling food on the ground. To us, Dragon represents the possibilities, richness and depth of the human-animal bond. He was truly a community cat. Please join us in supporting other community cats in his memory.