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The fix-a-thon using the Trap-Neuter-Return TNR method will start on Saturday with humane trapping at a rural property in Aldergrove before the cats and kittens are transported to TinyKittens headquarters in Fort Langley for intake exams.
Renee Ferguson and staff from Mountain View Veterinary Hospital are donating their time to perform the spays and neuters all day Sunday. The project will help more than 40 feral cats.
As TinyKittens has a global online audience they will be livestreaming both days of the event in an effort to raise awareness about feral cats, TNR, and the importance of spaying and neutering. Tune in at TinyKittens. An estimated 22, feral and free-living cats are currently roaming the City and Township of Langley and most of them are unaltered. Approximately 25 per cent of domesticated cats are also not spayed or neutered, which adds another 6, cats living and reproducing in Langley. With the Trap-Neuter-Return approach the cat population is stabilized, and this method ceases certain behaviours like roaming, yowling, spraying or fighting, allowing the community to welcome the cats as neighbours.
It also improves the physical health of cats through vaccination so they are less susceptible to infectious disease. Leading the campaign is TinyKittens founder, Shelly Roche. This community program also presents a great opportunity to educate and address concerns neighbours may have about the overpopulation of cats.
In March , TinyKittens became a registered non-profit society developing cutting-edge cat welfare programs that have an impact far beyond the kittens and cats that are rescued. Since starting, TinyKittens has fostered and cared for pregnant and injured feral cats, started a feral cat recovery ward, created a mapping app that allows people to report feral and abandoned cats and launched a classroom curriculum to teach kids critical skills like leadership, compassion, writing, creativity, the power of social media and much more.
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The Sesame Street Kittens were discovered at the bottom of a garbage can where it is believed they were left two days earlier. They had no food or water. The five kittens, three males and two females are recovering and can be viewed on the web at tinykittens. Once they are old enough and healthy, the Sesame Street Kittens will be put up for adoption. Tiny Kittens are making a huge splash Found at the bottom of a trash can, the Sesame Street Kittens illustrate growing problem of homeless, unwanted cats in Langley Mar.
The enclosure is small, but it contains all the creature comforts the growing cats need. At about five weeks old, the three males and two females had been discarded, motherless, without food or water. Dubbed the Sesame Street Kittens, Oscar a ginger tabby and his siblings four flame-point Siamese were covered in urine and crawling with fleas when they were found and brought to the Langley Animal Protection Society foster mom.
And the eyes of thousands of others around the world. Live streaming 24 hours a day, the site has fans across Canada and the U. Applications are already coming in to adopt the Sesame Street Kittens once they are healthy enough to go to new homes.
In addition to being infested with fleas, the abandoned cats and kittens brought to LAPS are often hosts to ringworm a fungus or intestinal parasites as the Sesame Street Kittens were and have respiratory infections.
They require veterinary care and high-quality food to help them return to good health. The costs can add up quickly. There are, of course, far better options for people who find that they cannot or choose not to care for a litter of kittens.
Prevention, through spaying or neutering, is the obvious choice, said Roche. Asked why someone would opt to dump kittens to fend for themselves, rather than bring them to a shelter, Roche replied that fear of judgment is a huge factor.
Residents were encouraged to bring the unwanted animals to the Patti Dale Animal shelter or text an address where they could be picked up. Among the 10 cats surrendered on Saturday were two kittens and a pair of pregnant females. The cat is about half way through her pregnancy, said Roche, which will give the foster mom a few weeks to help rid the animal of parasites and improve her overall health with a proper diet.
Through the surrender on Saturday of one un-neutered male and nine un-spayed females, volunteers calculated that the births of more than unwanted kittens will be prevented this year. Roche anticipated the number of surrenders to be higher. She acknowledged it is still early in the season, and said another roundup is planned for July, when she expects people will be overrun with kittens.
That was the case during a roundup held last summer, at least. LAPS can help; we want people to come to us. Web viewers who live outside Langley but would like to make a donation, are encouraged to contact Waldo and Tubbs in Fort Langley. LAPS has committed to provide 60 per cent of the funding for the building, which would be owned by the Township. A link can be found on the tinykittens. When it comes to applying for grants, the more information LAPS has about where the homeless cats are living and in what numbers, the better.
Like most wild animals, feral cats are difficult to spot, said Roche. Seventy five per cent of feral kittens will die within six months from disease, predators and cruelty. Most Read.
Community The internet loves cats. Langley animal welfare advocate and TinyKittens founder Shelly Roche knew that, since the Facebook page she started in went viral and racked up 1. But over the last year and a half, the Fort Langley-based organization has turned much of its online activity over to YouTube, where it has proved just as popular. Roche had been putting up videos of the rescued cats in her care for years, but a couple of years ago, the Livestream service that she used called up and said her videos were too popular.
She turned to YouTube, long the most popular video streaming site. That was in early In the 18 months since, the TinyKittens YouTube channel has racked up more thansubscribers.
Some videos have millions of views, and several of the cats have become YouTube celebrities in their own right. The cat dubbed Grandpa Mason has 9. The TinyKittens crew decided to just make him comfortable after a diagnosis of kidney disease that was likely to kill within four months. But his tenderness with kittens in the house went viral on video sites.
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Mason is a big part of the overall mission of TinyKittens. He questions whether or not he will have to lay people off, take furlough days, cut staffing or discontinue programs and there is no easy way to decide. They have seen how the other 21 centers in Illinois have been affected. The Sterling-Rock Falls center has already closed. Other centers have had to lay-off employees and take furlough days where they cease operation a day or two to save money.
IVCIL has six full-time and two part-time staff members with one intern. The reintegration program focuses on removing people with disabilities under the age of 60 from nursing homes. If people were moved out of nursing homes and then left hanging on reintegration services, they would likely end up back in nursing homes.
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Because their clients rely on disability payments and Medicaid, the state is the one losing money if they end up in nursing homes. If they were not in homes, not only would they have more freedom, but they would be active consumers in the community with the ability to make purchases. If the center does close, Gonigam said they would not be able to just pick up where it left off. When our funding is gone, it could be gone if we stop providing those services.
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It could never come back. So, the employees have been doing what they can. They continue their work and are trying to bring awareness to their situation.
State Rep. Frank Mautino D-Spring Valleywho was a key player in establishing IVCIL 16 years ago, said that it could take about 60 days for service providers to see their money if a budget is finally passed. But there is no telling when that will be.