Help with Cats
Organized by: Debra Gilmore
I live in a small town in Douglas County, Oregon. It is the poorest County in Oregon. The SPCA lost their building, and only do foster care. I have tried to get their help but they are overwhelmed. The local shelter has lost some of their funding. Moreover, they are not a no-kill facility. A couple of years ago, a woman down the street who had many cats that she did not fix moved. When she did, she left a bag of food with a neighbor and said she would return for the cats. She didn't come back. I ended up with three strays that I was able to fix and bring into my home. Their names are Oliver, Oscar and Felix. I have them sequestered in the back of the small 856sf home where I live, as I have my two babies in the front part of the house with me. Approximately, one year or so ago the neighbor behind me sold their house and moved. They left six cats behind. I named them Sullivan, Redmond, Bobbie, Jack, Dominic, and (Gilbert) who was not afraid to come to me. I had to take him to the local shelter, as he would have moments of not being able to stand up and I could not afford to pay the vet bills to have him checked out, as I live alone, have no savings and can't afford to pay my bills each month at times. I started putting food out for them. Now I have four other cats coming to eat. The cats are afraid and so they only come out at night. I want to continue helping them, but I don't want to be a part of more unwanted kittens. Therefore, I would like to purchase 2-3 traps, get them spayed/neutered, shots, examined and find them homes. Right now, I am spending approximately $125.00 per month on food that I can't afford. I am behind on property taxes as a result. If I could get help to trap them, get them fixed and feed them until I can find them homes, that would great. Once I can do these things, and hopefully get them used to people, if anyone out there would be interested in adopting one or more of them and give them a forever home, that would be wonderful, too.