GJ COMMUNITY CAT CARE

Rating: 4.4 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 4555 Grand Jct CO 81502 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

This program is the only one that offers a solution by stopping overpopulation of unwanted kittens, instead of adding to the problem by warehousing large numbers of cats. Feral cats are unsocialized pets that live in non traditional homes. They do provide a service by keeping down the rodents. It also cuts down on mating noise and spraying, inbreeding problems and fighting. If only people would realize that feral cats would not exist if cat owners would not dump or abandon their animals to fend for themselves. Cats do have feelings and are not disposable. The only way to help these animals that have no voice is to get them sterilized and stop the cycle. Community Cat Care does whatever they can to assure as many kitties get fixed as possible and depends on the donations of the community to do so.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

when we moved into our home, there were several feral cats in the area. we were in desperate need of help to stop the population from growing, but did not even know how to start. we were guided to Community Cat Care and their TNVR program. They gave us humane traps and included us in a clinic they held. And they helped us understand our cats and how this program would help. We sterilized 6 females and 7males and after 10 years they are healthy (fat!) and happy. We are very grateful to Community Cat Care and help whenever we get the chance either with time or money.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning about the lives of feral cats and watching how mine have had a much better life with TNVR.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create a stream of income for them so they could help all the people who need it

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

How did you find this group?

They came into my business seeking a donation for a silent auction at their annual fundraiser The Fur Ball.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

making me aware of a whole segment of cats that suffer because they can not be touched or held.

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I live in a mobile home park where people would abandon their cats leaving them to fend for themselves. They would have kittens who were wild and unapproachable. This becomes a vicious cycle being multiplied each year. I would use my limited income to catch and spay cats who showed up on my porch. I learned about the Community Cat Program and they graciously assisted me in getting numerous feral cats spayed/neutered. Due to their help I joined the group and have assisted in raising funds to help other people control the unwanted increase in population of cats in the county.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Several years ago I was surprised to find four kittens in my garden that appeared out of nowhere. They were very thirsty and I put food down for them while I tried to figure out where they came from. None of my neighbors had cats, and I live on a small street with only 4 houses that ends at our property; nobody had dropped them off. Then I saw their mom, calling to them from a stand of trees on the far side of the property, but the kittens knew where the food was! She came to investigate after I went back inside and over the next two days she brought them for more food. It was obvious she was a feral cat, and wanted nothing to do with me. On the morning of the 3rd day, she was hit by a car and the friendly kittens were suddenly fending for themselves, reverting to survival behavior and it would take months before they would come near me again. In the meantime, they lived under my deck and stayed warm in the winter by huddling next to the hot tub. What made it possible for me to keep them was GJ Community Cat Care. Rose came immediately with traps and helped me get the male and three females neutred/spayed. Over the course of the last few years I've had up to 10 cats show up on my doorstep and their lives have been greatly enhanced through the care I was able to give them through GJCCC, and they have greatly enhance my life as well.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

When I moved into my home there were feral cats all over. I was beside myself wondering how to stop the population from growing, since I was more than willing to feed and water the ones there. After two years of pulling out my hair, I was guided to Community Cat Care. They understood my dilemma like no one else did, lent me humane traps for the cats and included me in a spay/neuter clinic. We got all the ferals sterilized, creating a disease free, kitten free, happy colony. 10 years later I have fat healthy wonderful ferals able to live a full life. Thanks to the hard work, compassion and dedication of the volunteers at Community Cat Care.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

peace of mind knowing that my cats are disease free, non populating and living good lives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create a stream of financial help so they would be able to help all who are in need of it.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

How did you find this group?

They came into my business looking for a donation for their annual Fur Ball fundraiser, silent auction. Which I happily provided and still do every year

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

They saved me and my family a lot of sleepless nights and worry, not to mention heartbreak. We are all animal lovers and can not stand to watch or even think about the torture and inhumane treatment that animals live with. This organization helps at the root of the overpopulation by the TNVR they provide. They do this community a great service and they improve the lives of animals that would otherwise suffer unspeakable things.

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