Street Cat Rescue's Mission:
* Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of Stray and Feral Cats in the Austin, TX and surrounding areas
* Adoptions of Socialized Cats and Kittens from Feral Cats.
* Providing Help for Sick and Injured Cats and Helping People Keep their Pets.
* Educating the Public on TNR and the importance of Spaying and Neutering Pets
* Provide a safe Haven for up to Five Leukemia Positive Cats - In memory of Mr. Newman, now called "Newman's Landing" and an enclosed area with living quarters for many semi-feral to feral and/or disabled cats. ("Cat Ranch")
From medical supplies to vet bills, these expenses can add up in a year's time, so we want to use the majority of our Amplify funds for this cause and other related expenses. Oftentimes, these cats in need, whether feral or not, become so grateful and sweet that they were helped, that they make great adoption candidates so we find them a forever and much better home. It is our passion to make sure every cat that crosses our path, ends up in a much better place and has a second chance at life and love. With the remaining funds, we would like to make some upgrades to our cat habitat and Cat Ranch Expansion project. Please enjoy our pictures and two videos that represent the work we do, very well! The videos are well worth the watch! Also, if you would like to come out and visit us, we are having a Luau themed Open House Event, April 21st from 6:30 pm -10:00 Pm with live music under the big oaks, appetizers, drinks, silent auction/raffle and kitties galore! We would love to meet our Amplify supporters and you can see how your donations help. sign up for our newsletter on our website to stay apprised of all of the work we do and special upcoming events. (link to our site, above).
Impact StatementStreet Cat Rescue - "Helping the Forgotten". STCR answers hundreds of calls and emails each year from the Public, 311 calls, and other organizations. We have TNR'd (Trap/Neuter/Returned) over 700 cats, adopted out over 100 cats, and prevented thousands of kittens from being born. And because we cannot take on every request for help, our efforts in educating/teaching the public on trapping and the TNR process, subsequently, thousands more were spayed/neutered or helped. In addition, we have helped over 50 cats that were sick or injured and have held numerous workshops from TNR and trapping classes to building winter shelters for cats. We also have helped many people find their lost cats, educated people on how to keep their pets due to behavioral issues or assisted with temporary housing, food, litter, etc. for those in need. It is our goal to help even more cats or people in need.
Needs StatementStreet Cat Rescue is needing to raise $25,000.00 in which 75% will go towards the "Every Life Matters" (ELM) Medical fund for emergencies and other medical needs. This will enable us to help more of the many sick and injured cats that have no one to care for them. The remaining funds will ll be for general related expenses and the Cat Ranch Expansion project. We also now take care of four Leukemia positive cats at "Newman's Landing" so will need medical funds for them as well. We always welcome donations for food and litter, as we feed several feral cat colonies daily, as well as the cats at the Cat Ranch, and use quite a bit of litter, annually. We go through about 750 cans of wet food monthly spend $12,500 annually on food and $3,600 annually on litter. But an even greater need is Volunteers! There are many opportunities to help Street Cat Rescue, from trapping, to cleaning, reading to the cats, adoption events, Fundraising and more! Two hours a month to many hours a week..it's up to you, but we need "YOU"! There is much reward in volunteering too...you get to know and love on many awesome kitties!
"I found a cat back in November that was believed to have been hit by a car. Her pelvis had been broken and Donna from Street Cat Rescue graciously stepped up and took her in! She didn't have a microchip and was also believed to have not been spayed. It turns out our suspicions were correct after Donna had her vetted thru Central Texas Cat Hospital. More than likely our sweet Bluebell was probably in heat and on the run when she was hit by a car