OPERATION CATNIP OF RICHMOND INC A VIRGINIA CORPORATION
February 4, 2011
Operation Catnip is a non-profit organization that reflects extremely well on its volunteers. Now in its tenth year, Operation Catnip spays and neuters feral and stray cats as part of a Trap-neuter-release programs. We have sterilized and vaccinated over 7,000 ferals since our inception in 2001. We are a completely volunteer organization, with many dedicated volunteers that come back each month to work in the monthly clinics, and our services are provided to feral cat colony caretakers for donations only. The feral cat overpopulation issue is a huge one in our area and Operation Catnip is doing an incredible job of helping to solve this problem, by decreasing the population growth and keeping the feral cat colonies healthier.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have a population of feral cats in the alley behind my home. I have gotten them all spayed and neutered now, thanks to Operation Catnip.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only thing I would change is the willingness/ability of our caretakers to donate to Operation Catnip. Many of our caretakers cannot afford to donate the $30/cat it costs us to spay/neuter, vaccinate, treat for fleas, ticks, and ear mites, and otherwise treat the cats they bring us. Condequently, we are always in a fundraising mode, and it is not an easy cause to promote, with so much competition from animal rescue groups.
Volunteer & I work in the clinic; as a Licensed Veterinary technician, I usually do the anesthesia, I also do the monthly inventory and ordering of supplies and help out wherever else needed (tabling, etc.).
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