Paying It Forward: Contributing to Five Buck Fix at Ohio Alleycat Resource
If you read us, you know we have cats, and that we even had more cats until recently. Thanks for the Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic, the three feral kittens we socialized are now being actively adopted out for a home. O.A.R. has Copy, Paste & Cleo, and they've got their "mug shots" up on Petfinder.com to help with the placement.
Now you may not know that October 16th is National Feral Cat Day. As you're aware, cats and rabbits have more in common than just furry coats. That one pair of stray cats can quickly become a whole colony, and chances are these aren't going to be healthy cats without someone taking care of them.
In honor of National Feral Cat Day, O.A.R. is hosting a couple of Five Buck Fix days for feral cats. You're reading that right, $5 gets a feral cat fixed and rabies vaccinated on October 19 and 21st. It's appointment only as you'd expect. They can only process so many cats (about 75) in one day, and this event isn't intended for Fluffy the housecat. Their purpose is to try to make a dent in the feral cat overpopulation problem.
This Fix-A-Thon is partly funded by a $1000 grant, but they need to raise another $1600 to fully fund the two days. Considering our personal interest in this organization, it didn't take any push for us to make a contribution to help them fix kitties. And if you'd like to help, visit the website link below to contribute.
If you'd like more information, you can visit the Ohio Alleycat Resource Spay/Neuter Clinic website. O.A.R. is located at 5619 Orlando Place in Cincinnati (just a bit off the Red Bank Rd exit on I-71).
They've also got a pretty active Facebook page to see what the latest is for them, and they've got a tab to see all the cats available for adoption (including Cleo, Copy & Paste!). www.Facebook.com/OhioAlleycatFans will do the trick!
They're also holding a National Feral Cat Day Block Party October 16th from 1-4 p.m. Free cat food, straw and feral cat house for colony caretakers, some food and drink for the humans, and classes on how to trap and care for feral cats. AND you can meet the cats up for adoption too!
A message from our friend in North Carolina that captures the intent of these posts:
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition. I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can. No more, no less." Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®
Paying It Forward,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz