By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 at 7:57 am in Uncategorized.
I wanted to let you and your readers know that beginning today (Aug. 19), a new community resource for “good Samaritans” and feral/stray cat rescuers in Contra Costa County will be activated. The “Petunia’s Project” will provide vouchers for independent rescuers and “good Samaritans” who have rescued and taken in abandoned, stray and/or feral cats in Contra Costa. The vouchers will provide: FREE combo test, spay/neuter, deworming (if deemed necessary ), FVRCP shot, Rabies shot, and Advantage application.
For those rescuers who will be practicing trap, neuter and release (TNR) and caring for a cat colony, the basic voucher will also provide for ear-tipping.
For those good Samaritans” and rescuers who will be fostering and/or adopting an abandoned, stray adoptable cat, they will have an option for $5 to have a 24 hour petwatch microchip placed in their rescue cat/kitten. Petunia’s Project will pick up the rest of the cost of the chip and implanting.
These services will NOT have to be scheduled. Once authorized through Friends of the Formerly Friendless (FFF), the administrator of the Project, the rescuer can contact our participating veterinarian, Animal Care Clinic, which will have been notified of the impending feral or stray and will arrange for the rescuer to drop off and pick up the cat/kitten on the following day. The services INCLUDE an overnight stay after spay/neuter to insure a safe transition from anesthesia and recovery upon leaving the clinic. SAME day drop off is available.
This Project was developed to fill a critical need in our community for independent rescuers and “good Samaritans” not affiliated with a group and requiring immediate and ongoing services. The flexibility in scheduling and in working with an independent veterinary office that is open 7 days a week provides a new option for these rescuers and “good Samaritans” in our community that have hitherto been under served.
Petunia’s Project is being made possible by a grant from a new Family Foundation in our Community, The Max T. and Grace D. Morgan Charitable Foundation.
For more information, interested parties may contact Sally at Friends of the Formerly Friendless via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 925-808-8364.
Sally, FFF Animal Rescue Network
Such a deal! Thanks, Sally … and to the Max T. and Grace D. Morgan Charitable Foundation. Gold star! /Gary