In 2013, Guardian Angels Cat Rescue & Adoption Shelter began its year with 126 cats onsite. The Shelter admitted 263 cats/ kittens during the year; of that number at least 60 of the cats were illegally abandoned at its doorstep - generally mother cats with litters of kittens. Despite adopting 243 cats during 2013 (169 of which were cats admitted during 2013), this left the Shelter with almost 200 cats at the beginning of 2014.
What this means for 2014 is that the Shelter is absolutely full and unable to accept any further cats or kittens into its program. However, individuals have continued to make the Shelter responsible for problems they have created by refusing to spay or neuter their pet cats by dumping even more cats at our doorstep. We cannot financially or physically undertake the care of any more cats or kittens. When any facility houses more animals than is healthy for its population the effects are not only detrimental to funding, but to the cats that already live onsite who become stressed and subsequently ill.
EVERYONE CAN HELP!
1. Do not illegally abandon cats or dogs - if you chose not to spay or neuter them, that is no one's fault but your own - stand up and take responsibility for the problem you have created. Low cost spay/ neuter vouchers are abundantly available in this region, make use of them!
2. Choose to support your local rescue organization. There are a number of ways that you can alleviate the burden placed on Guardian Angels Cat Rescue;
ADOPT! DONATE! EDUCATE! VOLUNTEER!