My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Fairchild Foundation, Wyomissing, PA, USA
I started feeding some stray cats a few years back who just showed up on my porch one day; there were 3 of them and all 3 ended up being pregnate at the same time! (At one point i had 24 cats @ my place!). As they had their kittens i tried to keep them were they would have human contact so i could give them to friends and I took some of them to a pet store if they were friendly enough. They just kept multiplying and having more kittens and not always in a place where i could get to them ~ we live in a wooded area with a couple of acres & housing development behind us. It was getting harder & harder to find them homes and the longer they were outside the more wild they became. After having several of them spayed/neutered at my vet i realized i could not afford to get them all done & tried to get several organizations to help but with no success as the waiting lists were so long or I didn't live in their county... I was getting overwhelmed & then i found the Fairchild foundaiton when i took one of the sick strays to the vet. Dry Fry put me on thier list and was able to help me the next month! They were the only one who did help me. The Fairchild Foundation gave me birth control, which I think helped cut back on litters, and is letting me use one of their humane traps for free; I had no idea at the time how to trap a cat humanely and Dr. Fry provided instructions and helpful hints. This is the first year I started using the birth control I did not see any kittens in the fall. It is getting harder to get the birth control into the feral cats because the spayed/neutered cats are now actually staying on the porch where i have provided shelter for them and they are usually the first to eat. I do have a shelter down behind the house that i try to feed then the birth control & hope the unspayed cats eat first so hopefully no kittens will appear this spirng. Some of the more wild cats have just dissapeared and some have died but several cats are still coming around for food. The spayed cats will sit on the porch and watch us and only 2 will let us pet them. i still have a few that need to be spayed/neutered & I am very thankful/grateful for The Fairchild Foundation clinics and Dr. Fry for helping me to reduce the amout of cats here.