Elaines Foundation for Homeless Felines
DO TO SHORTEST OF VOLUNTEERS AND FOSTER HOMES, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE IN ANY CATS OR KITTENS AT THIS TIME.
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Who We Are
Elaine’s Foundation for Homeless Felines is a 501c3 qualified organization whose primary mission is focused on making a difference in the lives of needy animals. In the original concept of the foundation, we focused on cats and kittens.
ALSO, WE HAVE MANY FELV/FIV AND FERAL CATS THAT ARE IN NEED OF A FOREVER HOME.
*To rescue and socialize kittens born to feral/stray cats and find suitable adopters for them.
*Educate residents and local public officials about the Trap/Neuter and Return (TNR) Program.
*Inform residents about the low cost spay/neuter programs available throughout the state and teach them how to take care of feral colonies. *Encourage all pet owns to spay/neuter their companion animals.
Who Is A Feral Cat?
Homeless cats who are afraid of humans, have had little or no human contact, and cannot be easily approached or handled are referred to as "feral." Feral cats exist due to the public's failure to adopt, spay/neuter, and its reluctance to make a lifetime commitment to cats in their care. Killing the victims of such negligence should not be a consideration. For decades, the public has been apathetic regarding the plight of homeless animals. It is time to take responsibility for the tragedy we have created.
What Is TNR?
A group of feral cats living together in one area is called a "colony." Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an effective, internationally recognized program to reduce, and eventually eliminate, feral cat colonies. Cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and returned to their original location. Kittens and friendly adults are adopted into good homes.
The success of a TNR approach for feral cats is well-documented and can improve their health and their interactions with people in many situations. When stringently carried out, this approach will help prevent future generations of cats from being in the same situation. Sterilizing cats reduces yowling, fighting, and spraying, and sterilized cats spend less time and energy looking for mates, having kittens, and competing for territory.
Traditional, agency-run attempts to trap and kill cats have historically resulted in greater numbers -- and greater suffering for that reason alone -- of feral cats, than have well-planned systems to trap, neuter, and return the cats. TNR, in conjunction with public education and low-cost spay/neuter clinics, stabilizes numbers and facilitates the eventual elimination of colonies of homeless cats.
We acknowledge that the safest place for domestic cats is indoors. However, because of the overpopulation crisis, there are not enough available homes. The next best thing for feral cats is a managed colony where food, water, shelter, and medical care are consistently provided.
Adopting a friend
Applicants wishing to adopt a cat or kitten are carefully screened prior to adoption. They need to complete a detailed pre-adoption questionnaire and provide references before they can be considered for adoption. Once references have been checked and the applicants are approved, subject to satisfactory references, the happy parents will be able to take their new family member home.
Adoption fees are:
$120.00 for an adult cat
$ 85.00 for a kitten
Kittens under the age of 6 months that have not yet been spayed or neutered due to age requirements, will require an additional $50.00 refundable spay/neuter deposit.
We will provide you with the cats's veterinary records so you will be fully informed of any known medical conditions.
We are in desperate need of Volunteers:
*Foster and Socialize (cats or kittens)*Fundraising Coordinator*GrantWriters*Trapping
*Feeding Feral Cat Colonies
*Accountants*Lawyers*Screen New Adopters *Event Helper
Won't you please help us make a difference in these orphaned animals lives by considering one of the following way to make a donation
*Sponsoring a homeless cat: your donation of $15.00 can help feed one feral cat for a full month
*Sponsoring one of our events
*Help seniors by donating bag food so that they can continue to feed their colonies.
*iGive.com - We ask if you would please register on-line with iGive.com. There are over 500 stores online and at the Mall; each time you purchase through iGive.com the merchants will donate a percentage of your purchase to your favoriate cause. So, please make us your favorite cause and register with iGive.com
*100% OF ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED GO TOWARDS THE CARE OF HOMELESS FELINES
*Donation can be sent through paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Cat or Kitten Food, can or bags
Come Visit Us!
Please note: Do to a shortens of foster homes, we are sorry but we are unable to take in any cats or kittens at this time.
If you are willing to foster the cats or kittens that you have rescued, we will be more than happy to help you find a wonderful home for them.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT A SHELTER
Elaines Foundation for Homeless Felines
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
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