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Stand Up for Humane Efforts to Protect Cats

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues its anti-cat campaign:

Since 2010, Best Friends Animal Society has been monitoring U.S. government agencies to determine if any official policy about free-roaming cats is being considered. Members may recall our 2011 blog post and action alert urging the director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to prohibit key personnel from promoting an unauthorized and misguided anti-cat policy.

Recently, USFWS staff submitted a letter, on official letterhead, to policymakers in Escambia County, Florida, claiming that the “agency strongly opposes free-roaming, domestic or feral cats” and trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs. The letter also threatened possible legal action if the county does not “eliminate free-ranging feral cats.”

As a result, elected officials removed the community cat program discussion from the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting agenda at the last minute.

This is not an isolated incident. USFWS has repeatedly covertly promoted the killing of cats, while insisting publicly that the agency has no official position on the issue.

The promotion of an unsanctioned policy is a violation of the public’s trust. Any official policy requires legal notice informing the public that the policy is being proposed and inviting public input, commentary and discussion — a process essential to democratic government. Unless and until the agency actually adopts an official policy, USFWS should not be injecting itself into local affairs to advocate for lethal roundups.

Please use Best Friends’ action alert linked here to speak out against this violation of the public’s trust, and help protect the lives of cats.

CatSnip – Low Cost Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic – Monday, 7/21

Project CatSnip

 

DULUTH

LOW COST Spay/Neuter Clinic

Monday, July 21st

PetCo
2131 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096

Routine Female Spay $50* 

Routine Male Neuter $30*

  *Additional charges will apply for non-routine surgical requirements including but not limited to: pregnancy, cryptorchid neuter, and umbilical hernia repair.

No additional charge for females in heat.

 *Per GA state law, every surgery patient must have a current rabies vaccine.

 If proof is not provided we can administer a rabies vaccine for $10

Other vaccinations are available at the date of surgery upon request if your cat is scheduled for a spay/neuter!

Reservations are required and space is limited!

For more information call (770)455-7077

or visit www.projectcatsnip.com

Project CatSnip
ATLANTA ANIMAL ALLIANCE INC

Featured Feline: Tebow

Available for Adoption Featured Feline

Tebow is a shy and quiet male cat. He was neglected and isolated in his younger years but is slowly coming out of his shell. He is a precious cat and needs a quiet loving home. He is playful and loves looking out the window. He is a indoor only cat.

To find out more about this Featured Feline, click over to our Available Pets page for additional information.

AmazonSmile

If you use Amazon Smile, Whiskers Project will also get a donation! Amazon.com has generously added Whiskers Project to their list of nonprofits that they will support, and will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Just go to smile.amazon.com, type in Whiskers Project in the box to the right, find Whiskers Project in the list and select!

Note: You must complete your purchase at smile.amazon.com and include one or more items eligible for an AmazonSmile donation.

Thank You for Your Support!

Adopt a Cat for Just $9 During the Month of June!

Feel 9 times the love this June with this year’s 9 Lives for $9 adoption promotion – a national adoption promotion that helps shine the spotlight on cats. Whiskers Project is excited to participate in this event and will be reducing our standard adoption fee to just $9 for cats over 9 months of age from June 14th to the 22nd. All adoptions have to be qualified and approved through our standard application process.

Come visit us at our Adoption Day event June 14th from 1 pm – 5 pm at the PetSmart in Gainesville, GA to meet some of the cats available through the promotion. Or you can view our available cats online by clicking here. Applications can be submitted by email. To download an application, click here.

Still not sure a cat is right for you? Check out this video highlighting 9 great reasons to adopt at cat into your life!