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Catsnip TNR Event February 2-3, 2007 in Philly

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The manager of a feral cat colony at Pier 70 in South Philadelphia, and the founder of a new non-profit organization called Project Catsnip, which will raise money for local rescues and provide TNR, low-cost spay/neuter, foster, and adoption services for feral and stray cats and kittens in the Philadelphia area, needs volunteers for February 2 and 3, 2007.

A mass-TNR event at Pier 70 in South Philadelphia will be held on February 2 and 3, and volunteers are needed! PACCA (Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Agency) has agreed to hold a spay/neuter clinic on Saturday, February 3, 2007, for cats trapped at Pier 70 on February 2-3. Funding has been secured for 100% of the vet services.

Volunteers are needed to:

-- trap on February 2, the night before the clinic;
-- go down to the pier throughout the preceding night and the day of trapping to clear away food (we've had problems recently -- someone is hearing about the clinics and trying to sabotage our trapping efforts by drowning the pier in food!);
-- transport cats to and from the clinic;
-- house cats while they recover;
-- return feral cats to the colony after they've recovered; and/or
-- foster friendlies or help find foster/adoptive homes.

Most of the cats living there are feral, but with all of the publicity the Pier 70 project has been getting, more than ever, people are dumping their unwanted pets, who are not eqipped to live outside, especially in the cold.

For those unfamiliar with Pier 70, it's located at the edge of a large shopping center on the Delaware River along Columbus Boulevard in South Philly. Catsnip has already placed about 15 feral cat shelters on the pier for the cats to use during the winter. The momentum needs to continue so all of the cats are fixed and the colony population is kept under control.

Please email projectcatsnip@gmail.com if you're interested in getting involved! We want to take the steps necessary to make Philadelphia a no-kill city, and with your help, Project Catsnip could be one of the major forces in that effort!
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I know the project coordinator for both and I'm willing to pass on any news concerning those projects. Just ask me....
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