Friday, October 26, 2012

Hundreds of Felines Take Over Park

Here is a link to a story on Fox News where a cat population at a park in the USA is getting out of hand.  I commend the volunteers in Hawaii who are working very hard out of pocket to manage the population and solve the problem humanely.  I also commend the patience of the community who are not particularly happy about the problem.

Here also is a story of another community in the United States who has come together to solve a similar problem.  The kudos here go to KittyFixers and the wonderful residents of community of Southfield, Michigan.

We need people to come together like this in Cyprus, and we need to educate our communities and ask for their help in solving and managing the problem.  I know there are isolated individuals doing what they can in their villages, but we need to come together in a more coordinated manner with manpower and a vision all over the island so we garner more support, both on the ground and financially .  Nik and I are quite overwhelmed at the moment and estimate we are feeding about 100 cats daily.  We are in desperate need of funds for spaying and neutering and veterinarians who will help us with reduced rates, or we could easily end up with a similar situation at our own park.

many of the new young cats
at the park are nearing adulthood

some of the cats from
 our park feeding station

Wanda, an unaltered female from the park

If you have any ideas, and/or can offer help please contact us. If you live in our area and would like to offer help on the ground, please contact us. If you would like to donate food, cans and kibble, please contact us. If you know of any veterinarians who can help us with reduced rates, please contact us. Thank you.

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