Friday, October 6, 2017

A Stab at Advocacy

I try not to advertise on my blog, or perhaps I should write advocate, especially for one rescue-group or another, with the exception of the one to which I belong, the Lethbridge PAW Society. I hope you will excuse the bias in that case. Most rescue-groups are doing a good job in a good cause, especially those whose blogs I have read; showcasing one above another would be invidious.

But I would like to draw attention to one rescuer whose blog I have been following for a while. She lives in the United States, in a district that does not seem favourably disposed to rescue or to stray animals in general. Mary Anne doesn’t receive a great deal of attention from readers, but nonetheless does much excellent work, rescuing cats and finding them loving homes. She has a few volunteers and foster-homes under her direction, but mostly, hers is a one-woman show. Recently, the local business which donated most of her cat-food and litter came under new management and ended the generous arrangement. Consequently, Mary Anne has been scrambling to find new sources of necessary supplies.

If you have a moment, visit her blog and offer a kind word or two. I know that money is in short supply these days, and that what surplus we have for donations is usually already claimed. But if you can spare something for her cause, I know she would be grateful. Donations don’t have to be organised close at hand these days, so if you are in mind to provide a regular gift, or - more practically - know of someone or some business that could be so persuaded, that too would be welcome. Her group, CATS Inc., is a registered charity - details may be found on her website (http://www.feralcatbehavior.com) - and monetary donations may be made through PayPal. Her blog is, as well, interesting and informative.

Thank you for indulging me in this. I now return you to your regularly scheduled cats.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks John, for the link. I hadn't found Mary Anne's blog previously and after reading a few posts, I'm impressed with her passion and love for all the cats in her care.

    She's someone to be truly thankful for this weekend.

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  2. Oh! I just found a comment that I'd posted on Feral Cat Behaviors website from a few years ago! Now, I've added it to my list of blogs, so I can make sure to keep up. Wish I knew where she is located.

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  3. We are going over to visit.

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  4. Thank you for pointing us in the direction of her blog and good work. It is hard often thankless work. I have my Holly thanks to the hard work and effort of a local rescue group.

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  5. I've followed Mary Anne for years, when she had a cat/kitten named Shel that she tried so hard to save , to no avail as I remember. You are right; she works so hard with so few resources. We send an amount monthly-wish it were more.

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  6. Thank you for letting us know about her, I will check out the blog.

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  7. I love the rescued breed, be it cat or dog or bird or rabbit, or any other animal. I’m now off to read her blog.

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