Feral cats, once trapped are vaccinated, neutered and RETURNED. TVNR.
We would love to take them to a sanctuary, but to build one and operate one takes money. That is where you come in.
This is one way individuals (you) can be involved in the quest to address the feral cat issue, problem, concern.
Our own Liz Luttrell-Wilson, here at The Reef, has started a fund raiser.
Here is her message and request:
Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for REAL Cruzan Cats and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about REAL Cruzan Cats below.
Cat Rescue and Care
Our primary objective is to rescue cats in need. St. Croix is a tropical island, so the breeding season never ends. Working with other organizations and TVNR (Trap Vaccinate Neuter Return) programs, we aim to control the overpopulation on the island, while taking in adoptable cats and kittens and working with no-kill shelters and rescue groups on the mainland to find loving forever homes.
The goal is to teach as many people as we can to value and respect the lives of all animals. Our focus is to train individuals or groups of people how to trap cats, proper feral cat colony management, bottle feeding and raising kittens who have lost their mothers, animal introductions so that our fosters and adoptions are successful, and how to foster cats and kittens.
Ultimately we want all domestic cats in great forever homes! We work to find wonderful adopters for the felines that we rescue, both on the island of St. Croix and on the mainland. Our screening process assures that every animal is placed in a compassionate home. We support our adopters every step of the way, giving advice to make the transition for the felines and their new families is a smooth one.
As John Lennon said, "Love is all you need". We aim to find enthusiastic volunteers, travelers, foster parents, and permanent homes for cats. Some of the animals we rescue are traumatized from abuse or neglect. Under the tutelage of our cat expert, Jill Cook, we tenderly heal them both physically and emotionally so they can thrive and go on to live a long, happy life! All they need is love.
Why not Dogs?
We love dogs too! But there are several resources available for homeless dogs on the island, but very few for cats. We feel there is a gap here that we need to fill, focusing on getting homeless felines managed in feral colonies or brought into homes.