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The Faithful Friends Animal Society and the Delaware Humane Association are working together to distribute free cat houses across Delaware.
Every year, Faithful Friends gathers supporters to build cat houses to keep colony cats warm all winter. For health and safety reasons, the organization asked small groups to build and develop the cat houses this year.
Donations for the cat house construction of the animal shelter support the project by covering the costs for the necessary care.
The organization has set a goal of raising $ 5,000 for supplies and building at least 200 cat houses. To date, supporters have raised $ 4,630 and 142 cat houses have been created by small groups, many of which have already been donated to local colonial administrators. Loyal friends thanked Jack and Eagle Scout Troop 29 for building 110 of these shelters.
Faithful Friends and Delaware Humane are committed to distributing 50 cat houses across Sussex County to cat carers in need of protection for their colonies.
“We know Good Samaritans across Delaware care for the wild cats – either abandoned or born orphans,” said Jane Pierantozzi, executive director and founder of Faithful Friends. “These people use their own time and money to feed them.” and they are humanly captured to be vaccinated and modified for rabies. They are dedicated and compassionate citizens who travel all weather to ensure the safety and health of the cats they care for. We want to do everything we can to support them. We are very grateful to our volunteers and small groups for being part of our expanded team of attorneys willing to support cats in the community and the Delaware Humane Association for working with us to be cat carers in Sussex County to reach. ”
One of Faithful Friends’ top policy issues is advocating additional resources for cats to help tackle the Delaware cat crisis. The aim is to gain support from government decision-makers to provide additional funding for the provision of free spay / neuter to free living cats in the community. The organization also aims to expand housing and adoption resources for cats in order to avoid cat abandonment.
“We are so grateful to Troop 29 for building wonderful shelters for the feral / semi-social cats in our community,” said Patrick Carroll, executive director of the Delaware Humane Association. “Our colleagues at Faithful Friends have always been enthusiastic and dedicated supporters of outdoor cats. We look forward to working with them to distribute the necessary housing structures, especially across Sussex County. ”
Colonial carers in need of cat houses can visit Faithful Friends Wednesday through Saturday 1pm to 5pm at 12 Germay Drive in Wilmington – call 427-8514 upon arrival – or the Delaware Humane Association, Rehoboth Adoption Center, 18675 Coastal Highway , Rehoboth Beach, 3pm to 5pm on January 27th and 7am to 10am on January 29th.
The Delaware animal shelters are now offering inexpensive spay / neuter for cats. Many animal shelters also offer low-cost spay / neuter for cats in the community through neutrals release programs, as well as free pet food banks to help pet owners and colonial administrators.
For more information, visit sidelfriends.us and delawarehumane.org.