Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Difficult Days

Trying to solve huge cat situations alone is not an easy undertaking.  Especially when one is quite lousy at fundraising.

I often take on such situations.  Why?  Because it needs done.  Donations generally go to fuzzy face campaigns, as I call them.  An injured cat, an abused cat, a cute kitten....not to some knarled old cat trapper out in the night trying to get everything in sight fixed.  

I'm not the bullshitter I need to be, on facebook, to reel money in.   Facebook is full of bullshit and manipulators of all sorts.   Many nonprofits are doing great work and get almost nothing while those who do almost nothing get boatloads.

I need a bullshitter to help out I guess.  Someone good at it.  I'm completely uncomfortable with online begging anyhow.   I'm going to scale back after this latest great project, and try to figure out how to fund the Happy Cat Club.

Still working the Waterloo colony.   Have 19 more here tonight from there.  If you don't think that's a ton of work trying to care for 19 more, along with all the rest here, find somewhere for the ones they want to relinquish, clean litter boxes, do laundry, go way out there, a 35 minute drive one way, to catch more, only to be stonewalled by people who would rather scream and curse at you and sit on couches while others clean up the mess.

All for $31 in donations.   I always say if you're not going to help, at least shut up and get out of the way.

So off I go with 20 cats to be fixed tomorrow.  Well, four are actually going to a rescue. One is from a Sweet Home trailer park.  Thank you Animal Rescue and Care Fund for taking the four.

This will be 32 now trapped at the Waterloo colony.  And there are more.  Have not had time to take many photos.


Another unfixed female, possibly pregnant.  I also have 3 of her kittens from last litter, maybe 7 weeks old.





8 comments :

  1. I agree with you. You need a savvy fundraiser. But gee, what a great job you do on a shoestring budget.

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    1. You are right Andrew, and I hope to find one, but also hope to figure out other ways to fund NCC. Have some ideas.

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    2. I'm proud of getting so many caught and fixed from there and other large colonies of late. Nothing to be ashamed of.

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    3. Amen! I'm so proud of you and thankful for your amazing efforts.

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  2. Is there anyone else working in the Waterloo colony besides you?

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    1. No, just me. And thankfully, I'm almost done with it. Once all kittens are caught it will likely be about 50 cats, I would guess. Just glad to have caught all adults now and most teens. I am told there are two teens possibly to go, then kittens.

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  3. Fifty cats is a lot... what a great job you are doing. I hope you are looking after yourself as well... too much stress takes its toll.

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  4. You do amazing work. Which isn't easy. Or cheap. Physically, emotionally, financially. I hope you find a fund-raiser. In the interim, look after yourself too. Please.

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