Our mission is to end the cat overpopulation through spay and neuter. Whenever we can, we help cats who are struggling. Here's a story about a cat we named Russel, whose life is so much better now than it was before we met him.
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The story of a feral colony, and what it was like a year after all of the cats were trapped, neutered, and returned.
About a month ago, this room was unfinished and looked like it might be a place to store garden supplies. Now, it's painted, organized, and just right to care for feral cats while they wait for their vet appointment. Donna, organizer extraordinaire, played a big part in getting the room in shape. Though we had much more space at our North Street facility, this room is just perfect for its purpose. Donna just made pretty curtains for it last week too!
Looks like an ordinary desk space, you say! Maybe so, but it's the new hub of Animal DREAMS, and our efforts to end cat overpopulation. Administrative volunteers manage the paperwork and record-keeping here, while other volunteers call the "Catty Shack" (a new, fully equipped shed on the BHS property) the hub for the cats we trap, neuter and return. It's our new, pared-down, lean, mean, spay and neuter organization. We have very, very low overhead now, so if you donate, your money will directly help cats!
We've been busy and it's time for an update. Remember the grant to fix 125 cats in the west side of Pittsfield? We succeeded! That makes us eligible to apply for a new grant from Petsmart to fix even more cats. We and Berkshire Humane Society are writing the grant application now, and hope to be able to fix 500 cats in Pittsfield starting sometime in May or June. Most of these cats will be free-roaming (owned and unowned), but some can be indoor-only owned cats. Crossing fingers that we'll get the grant!
Items We Have a Need for:
- *Dry & canned cat food
- *Dry & canned kitten food
- *Gas cards or debit cards ($10-20 – for trapping and veterinary appointment runs)
- *Tractor Supply (898 Crane Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
- Petco (690 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, MA)
- Benson's Pet Center (457 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
- Staples (Berkshire Crossing, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
- Wal-mart (Berkshire Crossing, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
- Postage stamps
- Food scales (for weighing kittens. They can be found at Walmart, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond)
- Break-away cat collars
- Corporate sponsors