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Forgotten Cats, Inc.
February 22, 2011

Forgotten Cats works to humanely reduce the homeless cat population and prevent the suffering of kittens born to abandoned cats each day. They do this by working with colony caretakers to trap, sterilize, vaccinate, and return every cat within a colony. They provide the necessary medical treatment for sick or injured feral cats, stray cats, and kittens. They work to find homes for adoptable cats and kittens, provide education about spay neuter, and assist other cat rescue groups with trap, neuter, and return programs within 4 states.
What makes Forgotten Cats amazing is that they are able to accomplish all of this with essentially an all volunteer organization. In the last 6 years, over 40,000 cats were sterilized in one of the 2 Forgotten Cats low cost clinics thus preventing the births of approximately 3 million kittens. In addition, about 1000 homeless cats are rescued from the streets and adopted into loving homes each year. Forgotten Cats is comprised of the most amazing, hardworking, caring people that I have ever known. Once any volunteer sees the good that this organization does, its impossible to not become more involved.

The Great!

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

I've seen the difference sterilization makes on a feral cat colony. When not spayed, the females are either in heat, pregnant or nursing, males are covered in abcesses from wounds due to fighting & kittens are parasite infested, dehydrated due to diarrhea, and have URI. Sterilization prevents all of this. Within months the colony of cats gains weight, are healthier, at ease, no fighting, and no kittens to suffer. Its makes the difference between life and death for many of them.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them money so that they can help more caregivers stabilize the size of their cat colony.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have my hands in all aspects of the organization. I manage the trapping and clinic operations. I also foster cats so that they can be adopted.