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July 10, 2016
GG's Furballs Inc is a no kill, cage free cat santctuary in Sharpsville, IN. Our goal is to reduce the amounts of cats euthanized in high kill shelters all over Indiana. We pull from shelters all over Indiana and then fully vet the cats regardless of what illnesses they come in with. We believe all cats deserve a chance whether they be feral or completly socialized.
A little history on our rescue. We were founded in January 2015 and since then we have pulled cats from all over Indiana and placed them in homes all over the midwest. In March of this year our landlord we were leasing from lost their building and we were forced for move 50 cats in 15 days. We put 50 cats into foster homes and had an amish built building put up on the president's land. The current building is still free concept but much smaller than what we would like. The rescue has cat walks around all walls and allows for the cats to go inside and out. There is a fenced in catio area for the cats to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air daily.
A few things we accomplished this year so far since moving;
we have pulled 28 cats from a high kill shelter who had a heavy intake due to a hoarding situation coming to an end.
We pulled 6 cats from a hoarding home in northern indiana and provided spay and neuter for the other 26 cats in the home.
We pulled 4 seniors that were left abandonded after their owner passed away and no family members wanted them.
We have pulled multiple cats from the local humane society and also many from the local TNR program.
We raised enough funds to get our senior Dew an echocardiogram and inhailer so she is adoptable after being dumped outside the rescue.
Not only does GG's Furballs focus on helping the communities in Indiana but we work with many youth programs to educate kids about animals.
The Career Center of Kokomo has a vet tech class that students are enrolled in through the local area high schools. We take them cats to work with every day. This allows students to practice restraining, grooming, and other hands on training devices to help them gain jobs or enollment to higher education.
We work with the local boy scouts and girl scouts. This includes helping both groups earn badges and earn volunteer hours required by the scouts. When these groups come in they do hands on activities from making cat toys to building cat houses. While these are great activities the kids also learn about animals and why proper care is so important. We give them information on spay and neuter services and help them understand that animals having feelings just like us.
We work with the Tipton Public Library childrens reading program. We help them become comfortable with cats while they also get to do hands on activities.
While GG's Furballs tries to reach out to areas that need help we unfortunatly run into the same problem many other rescues run into. We just need more space. While many humane societies can house 20-30 cats we are able to house over 60 cats at one time and 30-40 kittens. While this is great if we were able to build a larger building we could house more and offer more help to people and shelters needing to place animals quickly.