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.
Over the last 3-4+ years the HSMC has been conducting Trap/Neuter/Release. The HSMC is in the process of developing a progressive TNR program.
Funds for this program is shared with the HSMC low-cost Spay/Neuter program. The goal is the same, reduce unwanted animal population.
Not only is the HSMC dependent on grant money and donations to fulfill TNR needs, but we need equipment and volunteers. If we have more of each of these, we can fix more feral cats faster and offer them a better life. Yes, feral cats are on their own yet they can still live a good feral cat life. Our Cat Barn team decided to help them along the way by providing one meal per day when cat food donations are available and winter shelter if they will use it. If we see an injury and can try to help.
By fixing as many cats as possible and then maintaining a feed station, we can keep a watch on their health, new additions to the colony for additional TNR, and general well-being. We need community volunteers to help feed the cats. Food donations are also welcome.