Today I spent the better part of it at the Toronto Feral Cat Project Recovery Centre - http://www.feraltoronto.com/. I greatly miss being involved in other aspects of cat rescue, so I had a chat with a fellow rescue volunteer who is just an amazing person in the world of rescue (not to mention a lovely individual all around), and she suggested I might find this of interest.
It's already a terrific facility, one that allows a special place for the recovery of ferals who are being TNR'd (Trapped, Neutered, Released) in an effort to get a handle on the feral population in this city and prevent the reproduction of more unwanted/feral cats. This is a huge coming together of politicians, other city officals, rescue personnel, colony caretakers, concerned citizens, as well as just those good ole' fashioned cat lovers :))
There is still alot to be done to have this facility just the way they want it, but already there has been an incredible amount of work done and alot accomplished to make this a very impressive facility that is meeting a great need. These people are truly passionate about the ferals in our city, and that's reflected not just in their love for the cats, but in hard work and dedication that you see in the eyes of every single one of them. A colleague of mine often uses the expression "It takes a village".........this project is just that, and am I so grateful that I got to see firsthand all of the hands that have joined together to make this dream a reality.
It was a great way to spend my time and I look forward to the chance to help.
This is a wonderful project to support; some friends have been involved thru THS in constructing feral cat shelters.ReplyDelete