61 Cats Trapped for Feral Cat Day 2021

Today is National Feral Cat Day. In celebration, Planned PEThood of GA held a mega trapping event in Gwinnett County last week. In one morning, 12 volunteers trapped 61 cats and kittens thanks to a grant from Petco Love. These cats were at five locations in Norcross and Lilburn overrun with feral cats, imagine how many more are out there! 

Feral cat day is a day to celebrate cats of all stripes, no matter where they call home. Feral cats have been stigmatized the world over, but thanks to this holiday, we can change how we see these lovable nomads. While these cats may not want to be pets, they still deserve food, shelter, and basic medical care. 

This mega trapping event was able to ensure the 61 cats and kittens were vaccinated for rabies, ensuring the safety of the community, and spayed/neutered, preventing hundreds of births. After recovery from surgery, the cats were returned to their ‘homes’ to live out their lives with caregivers. 

Planned PEThood of GA offers a variety of ways to help community cats such as humane trap loans and low-cost spay/neuter options

We hope you will join us in celebrating community cats in your neighborhood today! 

You can make a difference in the lives of cats like these right now.

Make a gift to help feral cats in your area right now!

$5 = Rabies Shot

$10 – Flea medication

$15 = Pain medication

$50 = covers surgery and care for one feral cat

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Empty the Shelters Event 2021

40 cats and kittens are in their forever homes this week thanks to Cathy Bissell and the Bissell Pet Foundation. Their quarterly “Empty the Shelters” effort helped sponsor reduced adoption fees for $25 or less at 180 shelters and rescues in 35 states, included Planned PEThood of GA. 

The “Empty the Shelters” event began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. Since its inception, BISSELL Pet Foundation has expanded its “Empty the Shelters” reach to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 414 shelters. The goal for the fall 2021 event for Planned PEthood of GA was to find forever homes for 35 cats/kittens and we surpassed that number with 40 adoptions!  

“Shelters are in dire need of support in the wake of natural disasters and overcrowding due to obstacles such as increased length of stay and slowed adoptions for mid-to-large sized dogs,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Our fall ‘Empty the Shelters’ will support the adoption of thousands of pets across the country, helping shelters in this time of crisis. Opening your home to a shelter pet will save a life and create space to give another pet a chance.”

Below is a list of the adopted cats/kittens and pictures of many of the adopted animals! We still have dozens of cats and kittens in need of homes. View adoptable cats here. 

Congratulations to Arika, Baby Biscuit, Chris, Dwight, Elliot, Elon, Figit, Galin, Giovani, Grace, Heist, Jackson, Janet, Krishna, Kyle, Larry, Lateef, Laurel, Leia, Lissa, Malin, Miranda, Mr. Gibbs, Niall, Pumpkin, Roger, Salem, Sarah, Sebastian, Snickers, Spot 2, Spenser, Sumire, Tau, Tobi, Troubles, Tsubakli, Ulysess, Velvet, and Winnie
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