The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We humanely address pet overpopulation with TNR. We now have the opportunity to prevent countless litters at low cost, but, we need your help.
Our SpayNation center lies in Lafayette and many cat colonies in surrounding areas need birth control. Some are managed by elderly/disabled caretakers who could use a hand catching their wild cats in the evenings and getting them to us for sterilization in the early mornings. Afterward, cats are released back to their familiar habitats, free of the nuisance behaviors and health risks of remaining unaltered.
Simply put, you can help by picking up traps from our office (or using your own), setting them for people who need their outdoor cats fixed, collecting the cats you trap and driving them to and from surgery. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are practicing a non-lethal and cost-effective method of controlling pet overpopulation.