Saturday, June 2, 2007

Forgotten Cats - Foster Homes Urgently Needed!

Forgotten Cats is dedicated to reducing unwanted cat populations and ending the suffering of homeless cats and kittens, without killing.

FC works with caretakers of feral cat colonies to trap, sterilize and vaccinate, every cat within a colony and then return all the feral adults to their colony, thereby stabilizing the population. This practice, called “Trap, Neuter, Rerelease” or “TNR,” is having enormous success nationwide as a humane alternative for managing feral cat populations. Forgotten Cats also provides necessary medical treatment for sick or injured cats and kittens from these colonies and finds homes for those that are adoptable. FC also provides education about responsibly spaying/neutering pets and assists other rescue groups with their TNR programs.

Volunteers are needed!
Foster Homes are urgently needed, it’s kitten season and temporary homes are needed until a cat, kitten or a litter are ready to be placed in a forever home!

Other areas where volunteers are needed include:
Pet Smart Adoption Center Volunteers
Fundraising Events Vollunteers

For more information about Forgotten cats please visit their website:
Or call John Fedele at: 302-475-3282

A note about volunteering:

Many highschools require their students engage in some type of volunteering or community service with an eligible not for profit organization. In Delaware students are offered credit towards graduation for their efforts. Colleges look for volunteering and community service on resumes. There are many recognition and award programs for youth volunteers on local, state and national levels. It is a requirement for membership in National Honor Societies. Volunteering for Forgotten Cats meets these requirements and offers unique opportunities for personal growth and responsibility for others.

My kids, my husband and I have all volunteered in some capacity for Forgotten Cats as have other homeschoolers and some very remarkable highschool students that I know. I think it is a wonderful organization. Moreover, I think working with animals in need teaches young people a myriad of lessons that carry over into various areas of the curriculum and more importantly, in life.