Hungry Colony Cats and a New Venture
HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Mom L and Dad P started their weekend off just right. They co-founded an all volunteer non-profit group called Project Delta View Cats and this group is accountable for feeding a colony of 20+ community cats, all abandoned by humans, at a local city park. Wonderful humans have been feeding this colony since 2006, but now they have some support and we are gonna raise funds to help support the cost of feeding this colony one square meal a day furever!!
They get a mixture of dry food, wet food and some water. This helps them build their fat for the cold winter months. And their fur coats are deep and thick now!
We are having a good bit of rain which is great for our California drought, but not so great for the colony cats who have had there primary foliage buzz cut by the city park maintenance crew. All the trees you see in the photos below used to have limbs, foliage down to the ground so we could fee the cats with more seclusion. So worried that now we won’t have the new feeding stations set to be installed later this month with more seclusion for the cats.
And Mom L and Dad P found yet another homeless camp set up right near our first feeding area. The worry is that this park is used by lots of families with young children and we never know if the homeless have substance abuse or mental health issues. It is not safe for the kids if they get curious.
However, some of the homeless are very kind toward the cats and help our feeders feed when they can.
For those of you who feed large community cat colonies in public parks, this will not be new news for you. But I wanted to share the challenges Mom L faces all the time as she tries to care for our #ProjectDeltaViewCats aka PDVC. We will soon have an official Face Book page and a 501c3 page for donations. This is a partnership Mom L and Dad P have been working on for almost a year. It is a partnership between our county animal services, our City of Pittsburg and now we have finalized partnerships with Friends of Contra Costa Animal Shelters (FOCCAS) for our fund raising donation site and with Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) as our Spay/Neuter service provider!!
And—wait for it—wait for it—we just received a $5,000 grant for Return to Field efforts from Maddie’s Fund!!! #ThankstoMaddiesFund. This grant will go through CC4C to cover the cost of Spay and Neuter and some medical care and equipment needed to get our pilot program moving along the waterfront area on the California Delta in the City of Pittsburg.
So that’s how my week started, how about you? How did you week get started? What are you up to? Let me know in comments!!
PAW PATS, SAVANNAH
PeeEss: I am still trying to help Mom L and Dad P with their appeal for help with the unexpected medical costs to bring Katie and Lilly back to health so they can find their forever home.
My Go Fund Me site has all the medical costs and more details about the battle for health with each kitten.
Thanks to all who are willing to SHARE this appeal across all avenues of social media.
My pal Brian, from Brian’s Home, asked his Dad Terry to make an awesome graphic to use as the symbol for our fundraiser appeal. Please feel free to grab it from this post and use it yourself!! Isn’t Brian the bestest??!!!
This badge is smaller version. The one below is the larger.
You can find our fundraiser here or by clicking badge below.