Colorado Springs Donation Drive — National Feral Cat Day 2016
Colorado Springs Donation Drive - National Feral Cat Day 2016
Pike's Peak Region and Colorado Springs donation drive to help local shelters with trap-spay-neuter-and-release, feral relocation, foster, adoptions, kitten replacement and all forms of no-kill awareness. Boosting our city's generous nature so we continue to resonate as an example of charity.
K&H Pet Products has happily organized and is sponsoring this donation drive from October 1st through 16th, 2016 with shelter beneficiaries:
Check your drop-off location from the list below for office times:
|Aspen View Vet||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||5925 Constitution Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
|Black Forest Vet||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||12655 Black Forest Rd #118 Colorado Springs, CO 80908||Monday 8AM-6PM
|Carefree Cats||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||4810 Old Farm Dr #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
|Cattails Feline Health Center||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||3625 Star Ranch Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Saturday By Appointment
|Dublin Veterinary Hospital||Safe Place For Pets||888 Dublin Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
|Fillmore Animal Hospital||Safe Place For Pets||1010 E Fillmore St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
|For Paws Vet Clinic||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||7115 McLaughlin Rd
Peyton, CO 80831
|Happy Cats Haven||Happy Cats Haven||1412 S 21st St
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
|Monument Vet Clinic||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||1024 Baptist Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
|Nizhoni Health Center||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||10505 Thomas Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
|Ponderosa Vet||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||6770 Foxtrot Ln
Colorado Springs, CO 80924
|Tender Care Vet Center||Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary||8036 Meridian Park Dr
Falcon, CO 80831
Tuesday 8AM-7PM Wednesday 8AM-7PM
|Yorkshire Animal Hospital||Safe Place For Pets||1815 Dublin Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
*** For Immediate Release: September 30, 2016 ***
Contact: Stephen VanDyke
Web Content Manager, K&H Pet Products
email: firstname.lastname@example.org — phone: 719-591-6950 x111
Colorado Springs celebrates National Feral Cat Day with
Donation Drive for Local Shelters Organized by Local Manufacturer K&H Pet Products
Animal Shelters are Leading Cause of Death for Nation’s Cats; Hundreds of Events Will Raise Awareness about Outdoor Cats on Oct. 16
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — K&H Pet Products will honor National Feral Cat Day from October 1st to 16th with a donation drive to bring attention to the unnecessary killing of cats in animal control pounds and shelters, the leading documented cause of death for cats in the United States.
Feral cats are the same species as pet cats, but they live outdoors and can’t be socialized to people. Most animal shelters across the United States kill virtually all feral cats that come through their doors because they can’t be adopted. K&H is honoring National Feral Cat Day by urging shelters and pounds to adopt a new approach to feral cats that saves lives and improves communities. Many of our shelters in the local community are no-kill and provide quality of life enclosures for feral cats. For adoptable cats and kittens they are doing the right thing, but desperately need donations!
On Oct. 16, hundreds of groups will come together at events nationwide to raise awareness about feral cats and Trap-Neuter-Return, the humane and effective method of care that improves their lives. Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats and the foremost authority on Trap-Neuter-Return, launched National Feral Cat Day in 2001.
Through Trap-Neuter-Return, outdoor cats are humanely trapped and brought to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered and vaccinated. While under anesthesia, the cats are eartipped— a small portion of the left ear is painlessly removed for identification. After they recover from the sterilization surgery, they are returned to their outdoor home.
“We are calling for a revolutionary change in shelter practice and policy,” said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies. “We already know we have the support of hundreds of thousands of citizens and groups nationwide, including K&H Pet Products. National Feral Cat Day is our collective call-to-action for this movement.”
Hundreds of local governments nationwide now have ordinances endorsing Trap-Neuter-Return, which is rapidly becoming the predominant approach to feral cats. But in many communities and shelters, feral cats continue to be killed.
“More cats are killed in our nation’s animal control pounds and shelters than die from any other documented cause,” said Robinson. “This National Feral Cat Day, we’re challenging cat lovers to partner with their local shelters to launch Trap-Neuter-Return efforts and other programs that will save cats’ lives.”
More than 70 percent of all cats who enter pounds and shelters are killed there. That number jumps to virtually 100 percent for feral cats. A national survey conducted for Alley Cat Allies by Harris Interactive found that an overwhelming number — 81 percent — of Americans prefer to let outdoor cats live out their lives than have them caught and killed.
K&H Pet Products has organized and is sponsoring a donation drive across the Pike’s Peak region from October 1st through 16th with three major shelter beneficiaries: Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Safe Place for Pets, and Happy Cats Haven.
Thanks to the generous support of veterinarians and clinics across the Colorado Springs area, there’s more than likely to be a donation drop-off location nearby or on your way to your job or school.
The list of partner veterinarians and clinics includes: Black Forest Vet, Ponderosa Vet, Aspen View Vet, Cattails Feline Health Center, Monument Vet Clinic, For Paws Vet Clinic, Tender Care Vet Center, Nizhoni Health Center, Dublin Animal Hospital, Fillmore Animal Hospital, Yorkshire Animal Hospital, and Carefree Cats.
For more information about National Feral Cat Day, see http://nationalferalcatday.org/