I learned about Voiceless-MI through Cat Rescue. I connected with Jan Lifsey and she explained how the TNR program works. After my dog died I began noticing numerous feral cats in and around my yard. I had no idea that Voiceless-MI even existed. I signed up to participate and have had three cats neutered to date. I am working on trapping and neutering four more. I think this is a wonderful program and plan to become a regular donator as well as continue to participate. I was always a dog person but have now become a cat lover as well
I have a colony of feral cats that I have trapped had neutered and spayed , ear trimmed and now they live in my back yard and the woods behind me. I feed them twice a day and provide shelters in winter. I have gotten so much helpful information from the voiceless group. Also, they helped me get a new feral cat neutered. He came around causing trouble with the original feral group. By helping me with the TNR effort the neighborhood is a lot quieter and one more cat is not able to reproduce. The people that work for this organization are generous with their knowledge on feral TNR. They truly care about minimizing animal suffering. I appreciate all the advice and help I have received from them.
Voiceless is amazing!! I have 10 kitty's that just ended up in my pole barn within a 6 month period. Voiceless neutered all of these sweet little delights. They came to my home trapped and delivered the kitties for surgery and then brought them back home. The population in this country corner is now at a minimum. Thank you so much Voiceless of Michigan!!!
lc Eaton Rapids
A voiceless volunteer gave us advise and a special trap when we had a feral mother cat and her four kittens show up at our house in a country location. When the kittens were safely trapped (as soon as they were able to eat on their own) and taken to a proper shelter we trapped the mother and through the program she was spayed at no charge. Jan the volunteer helped us with any questions we had along the way. The mother cat now spayed is returned to our home area where we leave food out for her each morning. She is still feral and does not come close to us but has a chance to live out her life in the countryside without producing hundreds of offspring.
I needed a drop-trap and some expertise and direction. Holly Thoms provided all of that and more. Due to circumstances beyond my control, it took much longer for a successful trap than it should've , but Holly was very patient and understanding. From my experience, Voiceless-Mi. is an organization of major value and importance and should be supported any way possible.
I had wanted to trap and neuter a feral male cat from my neighborhood. He had fought with a racoon, so was missing hair in spots and had a wound and swelling on his leg. Two neighbors wanted to shoot him. I rented a trap (I didn't know that I could have borrowed one free from Voiceless!) but had failed to get him. Worried, I drove to the spay and neuter clinic to show them photos of his injuries. I was told to contact Voiceless. The videos and lengthy encouragement from this great organization stopped me from giving up on him. I pestered them often with emails and offered my frustrations. I got kindness and tips in return. Finally, he was trapped, treated, neutered, and put into my cattery cage, which was a foreign environment for him. Since his release, he has returned several times to eat and even to sit on my porch! Although it may be years, if ever, before I can pet him, he knows where and when there is food out for him, and this morning he watched me clean the barn. I plan to give him a special shelter for winter. Instead of pain and helplessness, he has a future, thanks to Voiceless! I highly recommend them!!!
There were 4 nursing mothers, one of them so protective of her litter that no human contact has been made yet. The other 3 mothers shared nursing duties and half of their kittens have already been adopted. One of theirs' was put up for adoption by Humane Society making it easier to spay 3 of the mothers (one of which was pregnant again.) The first cat neutered was an abandoned cat who has since been adopted along with a kitten. Just neutered one of the four remaining tom cats and hoping to have last nursing mother spayed as she is now pregnant again. Voiceless loaned me a trap and a medium sized dog crate. They gave vouchers for the 8 that have been neutered and spayed. They always responded promptly to emails and offered advice. Their videos about TNR are very helpful and the suggestion of a chart to show all cats to be spayed and neutered, keeping it organized was helpful.
I searched the Internet to find just the right little feline companion and came across Voiceless-MI. I am so happy I did!
Listed on Voiceless-MI as "Tripp", I found a wonderful, cuddly male older (possibly 8 years old?) cat, Siamese (gray-point, short hair). When his foster "mom" found him in January 2016, he was emaciated, bitten, and had a mangled left front arm. Voiceless helped his foster mom & dad get the help Tripp needed right away. He got up to date on his shots, fed well, and had to have his arm amputated. Poor guy!
When I met him at his foster home in March 2016, he approached me right away, and ran around the house like he was very excited! Then, when I sat on the couch, he jumped up behind me and proceeded to make his way down to my chest, where he gladly lay down and purred loudly! He actually nudged my face with his! The more I pet him, the more he nudged and purred! I fell in love instantly! Yep, this was the companion for me. I have mobility issues and pain, so I have many "bad" days and end up at home all day, sometimes for two or three days consecutively. He and I seemed the perfect match!
After meeting "Tripp", which Dawn, the Foster Coordinator at my local Voiceless-MI had set up, I received many more emails and texts from Dawn as to my decision and wrapping up the adoption process. All the constant contact was great.
I was so happy that Dawn delivered Tripp to me because of my mobility issues! And after a few days of he and I getting to know each other, and "Tripp" meeting my adult daughter who visited, I decided to change his name. It has been changed to "Takoda." This is an Apache term for someone they consider to be "The Friend of All." He certainly is!!! Takoda greets everyone that visits, and he LOVES to be held, hugged, petted, and cuddled; he especially likes to be talked to, whispering with loving tones while holding him close is one of his favorites. He even enjoys being held & loved on by children, as you can see by one of my photos below--that little girl is my friend's daughter.
Takoda seems to really need to be touched in order to be happy--I do, too--I've always loved hugs. Since he is a vocal little guy, Takoda lets me know when he needs a cuddle. I have to admit he's very hard to resist, because, well, I love to cuddle too! We're perfect for each other and I couldn't be happier with our match. Thank you Voiceless!!!!
Takoda is pretty smart; he comes when I call him; he knows what "come, come" and "come here", and what "no" means. Takoda even knows what it means when I tap my hand on my leg without me saying come here! If his water bowl is getting low, he vocalizes to let me know. So, I guess I've been trained to check his water bowl in case it's getting low; but usually his vocalizing means he wants a cuddle. Such a cutie!
Everyone I dealt with at Voiceless-MI was caring and wonderful. I highly recommend anything you need pet-wise, go to Voiceless-MI.
Was at my wits end trying to figure out how to get my pets their rabies shots as Spectran will not let me bring pets to the veternarian. Voiceless-MI found a solution to the problem for me finding a volunteer, Jan, to take me and our two pets to a vet. Even finding a program to pay for the care as well.
Voiceless came to our rescue when they helped us trap, neuter and spay several feral cats we had been feeding. If it had not been for Voiceless, there would have been another dozen kittens born outside with no home. They are a wonderful organization.