THE CHAFFEE BARN CATS RESCUE PROJECT
The Chaffee Barn Rescue Project is one example of how Feral Cat FOCUS and our partners have been helping to save cats! Feral Cat FOCUS became involved in January 2018 when the SPCA Serving Erie County directed us to a case at an abandoned huge old dilapidated barn in Southern Erie County.
Please watch this video to learn more the Chaffee Rescue Project and the volunteers who worked hard to make this project a success.
Every cat removed from the barn has been examined by a veterinarian. Most were sick and suffering with thick mucus and bloody discharge from their nostrils. Volunteers saw cats sitting on their back legs using their front paws to pull the discharge from their noses. Some were coughing. Most weren’t eating because they couldn’t breathe. It was all very sad. The rescued cats received fluids and steaming treatments to open their airways. We sent a culture to Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center where it was discovered that the cats had pneumonia, streptococcus (bacterial infection), and possible lung worm.
Feral Cat FOCUS gives a heartfelt thank you to everyone that helped with the Chaffee Barn Rescue Project:
– Catt County Cat Nippers (volunteers helped us feed cats, trap cats, provide temporary shelter and transport cats to veterinarians and spay/neuter clinc)
– Dr. Kathy Makolinski
– Operation PETS Spay/Neuter Clinic of WNY
– Dr. Eladio Adorno/Adoring Pets Veterinary Health Center
YOU CAN HELP MAKE 2018 A BETTER YEAR FOR THE CHAFFEE CATS.
This project has gone above and beyond the costs that Feral Cat FOCUS originally allocated to this project because there were so many very sick cats. Monetary donations are very much needed because the medical costs for this project are enormous. No amount is too small. Saving one cat may not change the world, but it certainly will change the world for one of these cats.
You can mail a donation to Feral Cat FOCUS, Attn: Chaffee Cats, P.O. Box 404, East Aurora, NY 14052.
You can make an online credit card donation below. Be sure to click on “Add Special Instructions to Seller” and type “CHAFFEE CATS” so we know what your donation is for.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP!!!
We need foster homes to care for these cats until they are healthy. For more information call 1-888-902-9717 and leave a message for Liz or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a barn or blue-collar working cat. This is a mutual companionship program where an individual with a barn or other appropriate shelter can provide a safe home to a cat while receiving the benefit of rodent control. Read more this program at www.feralcatfocus.org.
Adopt a friendly Chaffee cat from us or one of our rescue and adoption partners. For more information call 1-888-902-9717 and leave a message for Helen or email email@example.com.