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Help of Raymore, Inc.
August 27, 2011

One hot July day I was at the kitchen window and say a momma cat and three babies. I could hardly believe my eyes so I went down the stairs to the patio door and sure enough there was a cat and three kittens. I filled a bowl with water to take to them but of course they ran away. I left the water and just watched from the basement door. It didn’t take momma long to crawl under the fence to get a drink and then she brought the babies so they could get a drink too. That was the beginning of my feral colony that still eats from my back yard. Of course I couldn’t get anywhere near momma or her babies so before too many months I had more babies and then even more babies followed that. I talked to anyone and everyone about all these babies but no one had any ideas as to how to stop the process until I was told to try HELP Humane. I talked to several other people that were familiar with the TNR program and then one day the director of HELP Humane called me and explained that I could trap these cats and take them to vets and have them spayed and or neutered. I had no idea that there was such a thing. So one lady came to my house and brought a few traps and gave me a crash course on how to set the traps and then in a few days another lady came to help me and we trapped nine cats all in the same day and within about a month to six weeks all my feral cats had been spayed and/or neutered. There were twenty cats in all that were eating from my back yard. Not all of them were babies from the original momma but some of her babies had babies of their own before I finally got the cycle stopped.

I now volunteer at the shelter where I now have adopted three cats that HELP Humane rescued. Now I foster baby kittens until they are old enough to live at the shelter and be adopted to their forever home.


The Great!

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

Working with them to trap, neuter, and return ferals. Being a foster parent for kittens and volunteering.

Ways to make it better...

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

Be able to enlarge the dog area, we need more space for the dogs.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Fostering kittens, volunteering.