From the Feline Freedom Coalition (Ravenel, South Carolina 29470)
It will be cold outside tonight and so will all the homeless kittens that are huddled under sheds, trailers and dumpsters. Unlike us, they have no food to nourish them or a warm bed to sleep in through the dark night.
The Feline Freedom Coalition knows they are out there in the streets, woods and abandoned houses … that’s why we will be trapping and rescuing right through the holidays to save as many as we can, as the nights get longer and colder. The homeless, little, fragile ones won’t know much love without your help and ours.
Through the relentless efforts of our three-person staff, lots of volunteers, and your generous donations, we have found homes for 234 homeless cats and kittens to-date this year at the local Petsmart Adoption Centers. We seek to save those that are most at risk … undomesticated feral kitttens and cats. Most are suffering from serious malnutrition, upper respiratory disease, diarrhea and / or worms when they arrive at our Sanctuary in Ravenel. Through our dedicated, around- the-clock nursing, love and attention they are transformed from ‘Street Cats’ to ‘Sophisticats’! When the kittens are healthy, they enter our foster and adoption program called – the “Last Chance Charm School” - where they learn everything they need to know to become purrfect little pets!
Your year-end gift today will help us to continue our work into next year. Our kitten program is costly … it requires intense staffing, medications and veterinary care. While we are caring for these fragile souls, we continue our mission to trap-neuter-return feral cats and help others who are learning how to care for feral cats in their communities.
In recognition of our work, Harriet and Roderick Watson have established the Elizabeth Watson Memorial Fund in memory of their daughter Elizabeth who died accidentally this year while caring for a neighbor’s pets. People who never met her missed a gust of red-haired wind. She was movement, grace, beauty, and zeal. Elizabeth sensed need and did all she could to meet it in everyone she knew. She had the heart and passion of a saint. No hurting child, animal, or adult could get near her without her empathy reaching out seeking to heal. She loved all of life … and the world aches for that kind of love. She would commend it to anyone … to everyone. We hope, in memory of her, that YOU will give your love to our kittens that need it so desperately.
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