Devoted to working with feral cat communities, PSFR is composed of a tight-knit group of volunteers who care for felines who live in the shadows. Their efforts go towards the feeding and maintainence of these wild cat groups. PSFR is committed to seeing that all of these forgotten felines are up-to-date on their vaccinations, as well as tested and treated for illness or injury.
These aid providers are skilled in TNR, a method where felines are trapped without injury, neutered or spayed, and then released so that they may return to their feral group. With the assistance of veterinarians affiliated with PSFR, feral cat communities are closely monitored and carefully managed according to guidelines established by Alley Cat Allies, a popular feline advocacy organization. Any adults and kittens determined to be good candidates for adoption live with one of PSFR’s fosterers until matched with a perfect forever home. PSFR believes this foster-care strategy offers real advantages to the adoptable feral cats. Rescued felines learn to live in homes, where they are allowed to roam freely and socialize with people every day.
For obvious reasons, our Board of Directors supported the grant application for PSFR. But, one thing really stands out about this organization … their willingness to take the long view. So much of what rescues do is necessarily reactionary, dealing with crisis after crisis. Often when small groups like this one take on a big problem – like, say, pet overpopulation – it’s more than they can handle. That’s why PSFR’s success has made such an impression upon us.
Last March, we blogged about PSFR’s achievements relative to our 2011 grant. The funds we provided played a big role in helping them to trap, sterilize and release 116 feral felines, as well as the rescue and adoption of 15 adorable kittens. Well, PSFR did not rest on their laurels in 2012. With our latest grant, they were able to exceed all of the previous year’s triumphs, and continue their program to spay/neuter feral cats in some of Broward County’s trailer park districts. In 2012, 148 cats were safely transported to a veterinary clinic for sterilization procedures, then returned to their colonies after they’d fully recovered. Additionally, volunteers were able to rescue 43 adoptable kittens. To top off all of those accomplishments, they successfully placed 35 kitties in good homes.
Four of the kittens whose lives were saved by PSFR’s volunteers include Alexis, Anthony, Cassius and Punkin, all of whom are now living with their new forever families.
Since 2007, the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation has made tremendous strides in providing funding to animal rescue groups all over America. In just a few short years, we’ve awarded nearly $127,000 to small-to-medium-size rescues. Our non-profit wing could not have achieved so much without the continued patronage of our customers and individual donors. Every purchase triggers an automatic contribution to the Foundation’s financial pool. As we’ve seen, all of those small donations add up in a hurry. Furthermore, we have one of the highest direct-to-action percentages among non-profit agencies … a whopping 95% or more of the funds goes directly to the organizations who need them the most.
Most especially, we are deeply appreciative of our readers, individual donors and customers, all of whom play vital roles in making our foundation a viable agent for positive change. Your kindness and commitment to pet health has made a real and definable impact, assisting volunteer groups just like Paws South Florida Rescue in their steadfast efforts to make the world a better place for abused and neglected felines.
If you or someone you know works with an animal rescue organization that’s worthy of special recognition and some extra financial support, we are still actively seeking grant applications for 2013. With your help, we’re ready to fund more dreams and make other life-saving stories possible.
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