Mission: Winging Cat Rescue is an internet-based organization and rescue with volunteers and fosters in counties near Atlanta Georgia. We have been existence since 2007 and incorporated since 2008 with 501c3 non-profit status.
Our short term goals include saving cats and kittens, most of whom are on death row in county animal control facilities and placing them in foster homes.Tax deductible donations fund vetting and supportive care to ready them for adoption.
Long term goals include a firm belief in proactive efforts to control the overpopulation crisis through Spay/Neuter. Our hope is that through educating the general public and sponsoring, low cost clinics that in the future euthanasia at pounds will decrease.
Target demographics: cats and kittens
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2015 stats: 598 cats rescued, 750 spay/neuters including vouchers and Butts county Fixed & Fabulous, 449 Adoptions!
Geographic areas served: various southside counties outside the perimeter of Atlanta, GA
Programs: Fixed & Fabulous program at Butts county animal control, Spay/Neuter voucher program with Catsnip, adoption program
I am one of many web-based volunteers, helping to spread the word about WCR. These people really care about cats & work tirelessly to save as many as they can from killing pounds, placing them in foster care for adoption or transporting to no-kill shelters or cat sanctuaries. The Winging Cat Rescuers know first-hand about the feline population explosion. They have implemented a low-cost Spay/Neuter Program for area residents of Spalding County Georgia as well as 50% off S/N vouchers to those who adopt directly from Spalding A.C. They have also established a medical fund to provide initial vax to the cats & kittens while they are still in Spalding Animal Control. .This not only benefits the Cats themselves, but also Spalding County Residents who can be more confident about the health of the cat they are adopting. They are a network of internet based volunteers located nationwide who has focused (but not exclusive to) an Animal Control Pound in Griffin, Georgia. This pound did use the inhumane Gas Chambers as their method of "euthanasia". But as of July 2009 they have switched to lethal injection for all animals are put down, largely due to the efforts of WCR.