The first TNR clinic for free-roaming cats of South Newton Township cats was held on Saturday. It was a huge success with 36 cats being spay/neutered and 4 additional cats receiving updated rabies vaccinations. In addition, three of the cats from the clinic will be taken through the PAWS foster program and a kitten not yet neutered will be, as well. Once those kitties are cleared for adoption we’ll post the photos so we can find them forever indoor homes since they are super friendly (and super cute!). It was a fantastic day all around. Many volunteers came out to help with the clinic and enjoyed the day knowing they were helping save lives.
On a fabulous note our partner Ally Cat Allies has generously agreed to sponsor thirty of the surgeries from Saturday. THANK YOU Alley Cat Allies!!! This is wonderful news. This will allow even more cats to be helped in South Newton twp.
Ongoing efforts for South Newton TNR include 5 monthly S/N appointments at the PAWS TNR clinic located in Chambersburg and the next mass trapping will be for the PAWS October 4 TNR clinic which will be held in Swatara Twp. Additional onsite TNR clinics will be held in South Newton area once we can find a location to hold the clinic. Saturday’s clinic was held outside the township at a private residence, which we deeply appreciate everything this family has done for these cats.
A successful TNR management project like South Newton twp requires that spay/neuter surgeries continue to happen on a regular basis. With attention and care South Newton will be a success story!
Ways to help:
Local volunteers to continue to monitor and trap colonies
Local volunteers to store traps and supplies
Local volunteers to help at TNR clinics and/or transport to and from clinics
Local volunteers to foster adoptable cats/kittensVolunteers to mentor others in TNR basics and foster caregiving
Donate an building with electricity and running water for future TNR clinics
Run a supply drive for food, sheets, bowls, etc for South Newton twp kitties
The free-roaming cats of South Newton Twp are on their way to a safe and secure future. Caregivers will be mentored and given support for managing their colonies in the years to come. The community will be known as a progressive township with compassionate residents making humane choices.
Thank you to each of you for your support! You are a very big part of this TNR project!
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<img title="South Newton twp cat, neuter surgery" src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/5ed47a26-1fe1-40be-95b5-4795549d88fd_galleryThumb.jpg" alt="Dr. Hoffman performing neuter surgery" width="110" height="87"><img title="Volunteer Loretta monitors kitties" src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/2df82b5f-277c-4e9f-86a0-eedd6a18a815_galleryThumb.jpg" alt="volunteer monitoring cats recovering from surgery " width="110" height="87"><img title="Dr. Hoffman and volunteers celebrating " src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/7c84daa4-270e-401f-a212-6535ccd7fa70_galleryThumb.jpg" alt="End of clinic day " width="110" height="87">
<img style="vertical-align: baseline;" title="We made our goal! $5,000" src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/9206b38e-1eac-4758-9c1b-bafd69f4c6f8.jpg" alt="Goal Reached photo of kitty" width="1200" height="800">
Let’s get ready to Spay/Neuter!!! Volunteers trapped 20 cats yesterday. They were out first thing this morning, trapping towards our goal of 30 kitties for our first clinic tomorrow. <img style="float: right;" title="Trapped South Newton Cat waiting till surgery day " src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/74f4a080-dec2-4c60-ba8e-1f6cb2ed330f_galleryThumb.jpg" alt="Trapped South Newton Cat" width="110" height="87">
Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked so hard to Save the Cats of South Newton Twp.
PS – still $75 short of our goal amount. It would be wonderful to start the clinic tomorrow knowing we reached our trapping goal and our fundraising goal. If you can please donate and please share! THANK YOU!
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Today is a good day for the cats of South Newton Twp, trapping has begun. Woohoo! Saturday is surgery day. Each cat will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. After the appropriate time to recover the cats will be returned to their home outdoors, in a managed colony by loving caretakers.
It's ironic that on the very weekend the Township supervisors orginally authorized the trap and kill approach, that the cats are getting the help and solution they need - Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return!!!!
Thank you all for helping to save the cats of South Newton Twp.
ps - here's a picture of sweet Creamsicle, a kitten from South Newton. She's gotten the medical help she needed (thanks to YOU) and she's recovering in a caregivers home. Fingers crossed she'll make a complete recovery. <img title="Creamsicle - kitten " src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/579c0d91-a14c-4eba-b089-9982af51313e.jpg" alt="kitten from south newton twp" width="960" height="720">
WOW!!!! We've raised over $4,000 in four days!!!
A group of volunteers is headed to South Newton today to develop a plan for the first Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return clinic to be held on September 7.
<img title="South Newton mom cat and kittens" src="https://www.petcaring.com/uploads/fundraiser/35888/South_Newton_Cats.jpg" alt="Mama kitty nursing kittens" width="144" height="144">