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Review for Community Action To Save Strays Inc, Oberlin, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is a small, all volunteer organization dedicated to trapping, neutering, returning and caring for feral and stray cats in the small college town of Oberlin, Ohio. With very limited resources CATSS deals with over 150 stray cats a year. Almost all their funds go for spay/neuters, other vet care and purchase of traps. They have no shelter, but 20-50 adoptable strays are being rehabilitated in foster homes at any time. They are small, informal and sometimes struggle with organizational issues, but do a lot of really good work with very little money.

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

As the number of spays and neuters CATSS does increases, the incidence of FIV and feline leukemia positives in the kittens I foster decreases. (Neutered ferals just don't spread disease as frequently as intact ferals do.)

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

Get them some administrative help! They are so busy doing what they do that they don't have time for grant writing, fundraising, etc.

Role:  Volunteer & I am a volunteer foster home for them, specializing in orphaned or abandoned preweaned kittens and raise about 50 kittens for them each year. CATSS pays for vet care and assures that every kitten I raise will be spayed or neutered. .