or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Ferals and Rescue › Cats S.O.S › The TCS Long-Distance Rescue League
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The TCS Long-Distance Rescue League

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
CarolPetunia suggested that perhaps we need to establish a TCS Long-Distance Rescue League. Now that is an outstanding idea!!

If anyone would like to participate, please put down the following information:

General area where you live:

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:

Please, let's strictly keep this a single post by volunteers only. If we need to chat about it, let's do it in a separate thread so that we don't bog this one down. If people are looking for help fast, it's hard to read thru a long thread.

If you need to call upon these services, I suggest that you do the following:

Post a new thread in Cats SOS and call for help from the rescue team in the title: ATTN Rescue League, cat needs help in xx (location)

In addition, go through this thread and find folks in the general area where you need help and PM them to ask for help. If there isn't anyone in the area where you need help, you will need to fall back on the new SOS thread.
post #2 of 47
Thread Starter 
General area where you live:
Kansas City, Missouri area

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Bottle feed orphans
Lend traps for feral cats
Trap feral cats
Assess behavior issues
Pull cats from high-kill shelters
Fundraising
Make phone calls to try to find resources


Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes - Would like to limit it to within 200 miles

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I can't foster unless it is strictly overnight. Too many cats here and can't rock the balance in the home. Baby kittens are an exception.
post #3 of 47
General area where you live: Midland, Michigan

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue: Travel to facilitate re-homing.

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?: Approximately 200 miles.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
My current work schedule is horrendous. I would probably be available Tuesday evenings, Wednesdays and most weekends. I've never been involved with rescue...truly a neophyte here, but willing to help.


I'm involved on the CRF support emergency care list, and am able to do the following: Medications (oral, injectable, topical) Sub-Q fluids, assist feeding, minor first aid.
post #4 of 47
General area where you live: North Central WV (Morgantown/Fairmont area)
What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue: travel to facillitate re-homing
Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?: 200 miles (more if desperately needed; very busy between work and school!)

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations: I cannot keep any more animals at my apartment. If I have any extra animals in my apartment, the management of the apartment complex will charge me $350! I already paid $700 to have my cats, can't afford any more!
post #5 of 47
General area where you live:
Plano, Texas -- far northeast part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
-- Pick up kitties from bad places (including high-kill shelters) and deliver them to good places.
-- Track down resources and make arrangements by phone and internet.
-- Bottle-feed orphans and foster them until other arrangements are made.

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes, though I'm financially limited, and also have some vision trouble at times. Can always go 30 or 40 miles, though, and sometimes more.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I really can't foster due to my living situation -- except for bottle-babies who can stay in a cage or the bathtub. Tiny ones are always welcome here, no matter what...we'll find a way!
post #6 of 47
I would love to eventually be very involved, but I can't really travel outside the area (Chicago) for the time being and my schedule is HORRENDOUS from now until I graduate in June AND my current living arrangements don't allow me to foster. FEEL FREE to let me know if there's anything else I can do or any information or resource you need help finding...I have a lot at my fingertips and a lot of experience with strays and ferals, though I've never bottlefed. For now, though, I'm on a sabbatical from physically trapping or rescuing the little dears. I'm only doing adoptions at the shelter at this point because of time issues...right before one graduates is spectacularly busy...grrrr!

I also have access to low or no cost S/N services in Chicago.
post #7 of 47
Excellent idea Amy!

General area where you live:
Perth, Western Australia

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Bottle feed orphaned/abandoned kittens.
Care of injured/sick kittens.
Long-Distance driving to pick up and rehome cats and kittens.
Foster adult cats (1-2 days).
Make phone calls to try to find resources.


Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes - Happy to drive up to 4-5 hours in any direction from Perth.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I'm only able to foster adult cats for 1-2 days as I have 6 cats of my own. I can foster kittens, including bottle-babies for however long is needed.


post #8 of 47
General area where you live:
SW Ohio (Cincinnati)

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
trap, transport, short-term foster, research rescue resources and shelters

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes. I have a busy, but flexible schedule. Would prefer no more than 200 miles, but depending on timing could up to 4-5 hours from home.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I'm willing to foster, but in most cases in would need to be short-term (overnight or a few days at most) depending on whether or not I'm already fostering. Limited experience caring for very young kittens, but have the resources to do so. I do have experience socializing feral kittens and access to local spay/neuter resources. I've been involved with some long distance adoptions of rescued cats (including several through TCS) and they've all worked out great. I totally support this!
post #9 of 47
CarolPetunia suggested that perhaps we need to establish a TCS Long-Distance Rescue League. Now that is an outstanding idea!!

If anyone would like to participate, please put down the following information:

General area where you live: NE Ohio

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Transport, care for a short period of time, finding resources in our area, vet care

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes, I'll go up to 200 miles.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
It's going to depend. PM me with the issue.
post #10 of 47
Can this be made a sticky??

General area where you live:
Richmond, Virginia

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Pick up kitties from bad homes or kill shelters and drive them to new homes
Help make phone calls to rescue organizations, seeking placement for kitties
Foster overnight or a few days (After July 2007)

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Transportation limited so would prefer to keep in Richmond Metro area.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
Low cost spay/neuter nearby. Would be willing to schedule and transport to appointments in the area.
post #11 of 47
General Area where you live near Tacoma, WA

what things would you be willing to do to help cat rescue
do transport, weekends only (sorry), donate goods for fund raising or to assist foster home in cat care

How Far Can You Travel
up to 3 hours one way

Any Other Thoughts about rescuing or limitations
Unable to foster even overnight, my best ability is for transport and donations.
post #12 of 47
General area where you live:
North Idaho /Eastern washington

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
I will drive if needed:0... never fostered but willing to as I do have some room..

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Anywhere that doesnt require going thru a mtn pass..

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I am not skilled with newborns or young kittens...
post #13 of 47
Don't know if you need any Uk'ers on here?

General area where you live:
Essex

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Bottle feed orphans
Trap feral cats
Fundraising
Make phone calls to try to find resources

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes - Would like to limit it to within 100 miles

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I can't keep any more cats here, but would love to help in any way needed.
post #14 of 47
This is a GREAT idea!!

General area where you live:
Silver Spring, Maryland and I work in DC

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:

Short and long-distance driving to pick up and rehome cats and kittens.
Foster adult cats (1-2 days) **ONLY IF NECESSARY**
Fundraising
Finding resources/network with other cat lovers in my area to see if they can help out too.


Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Yes - Would like to limit it to within 2-3 hours drive but in emergencies, I may work something out if I need to drive further. Weekends would be best.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I can't foster unless it is strictly overnight. I have too many cats here and I do not really have space but I can keep 1 cat in the bathroom overnight if needed.
post #15 of 47
General area where you live:
Tampa Florida area

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Transport, and Foster (I have a lot of expiriance with special needs cats)

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
2-3 hours one way

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I normally have a rescue or two at my house so send me a PM and see if I have space. I can't drive too far due to my special needs pets I have of my own but can drive up to 3 hours one way. I have expiriance with bottle babies but due to my schedule, I cant always take them.
post #16 of 47
The TCS Long-Distance Rescue League

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote:
CarolPetunia suggested that perhaps we need to establish a TCS Long-Distance Rescue League. Now that is an outstanding idea!!

If anyone would like to participate, please put down the following information:
General area where you live: San Francisco Bay Area

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue: I am at my household limit of feline occupancy and work long hours, so I can't foster, besides hubby would want to keep them all! I am open to requests for other services...

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?: I could drive transport 300-400 miles round trip.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations: I don't have a lot of spare time, but am interested in helping out.

Please, let's strictly keep this a single post by volunteers only. If we need to chat about it, let's do it in a separate thread so that we don't bog this one down. If people are looking for help fast, it's hard to read thru a long thread
post #17 of 47
General area where you live: Portland, OR/Pacific NW

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue: semi-local transport. I can't do much travel, due to my schedule, but I can take to rescues/shelters, transport between them, do checks (read that one on the rescue group I just joined in order to try and help this bobtail). I have an SUV, so I certainly have vehicle space for transports. Also vet visits for shut-ins, etc... (we had a call for that at our shelter a few weeks back during a SpayDay event... I wasn't needed, but i did offer)

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?: If time permits, I can go as far as Seattle in a day, and SF/Bay Area if schedule complies with one of my trips. (family and friends down there). Can also go as far as Idaho and northern Nevada, if needed, with time/schedule permitting.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations: I can't foster, except for overnight (shhh, don't tell my apt managers), but I can do midweek runs, if needed, in my area. I work weekends, and my days off are midweek. I love alone, so what money I bring home is it, so I can't take time off of jobs to rescue. My fully free day is Wednesday...

Amanda
post #18 of 47
General Area where I live:
Phoenix, Arizona

What I would be willing to do to help:
***pick up kitties/cats from bad places and bring them to somewhere safe.

***I can track down shelters or other resources needed in all of Arizona.

***I could bottle feed if absolutely necessary but have never done it and personally don't have time unless EMERGENCY!I could possibly do this until I could find someone else that will take over it for me!

***Don't really want to care for sick cats but will help find someone that will take them and I will transport them to that location. Could possibly keep them overnight.

***Foster adult cats, kittens until they find permanent homes. I can take young kittens as long as there is no bottle feeding. I do not want to keep them long term though. I have never done this, but I can do it ONLY IF NECESSARY

***Can bring to the vet, but I don't have the money to pay for it

***Can check up on animals within a reasonable distance from me

***Can HELP with trapping. I have never done it but if you need a couple extra hands me and my boyfriend could probably come help.

*** I can help find loving homes for all animals in AZ!

***I can give them lots of TLC!



How far I am willing to travel:
***Would like to keep it to Phoenix and all surrounding cities. Would prefer to keep it under 40 miles. If it's an emergency I can POSSIBLY go all over Arizona, S. California, S. Nevada, S. Utah, and West New Mexico. But remember- only if it's really necessary!

Other thoughts\\limitations:
*** I already have 1 cat of my own. So I don't really want to keep other cats in my small condo for any longer then necassary. But for a a homeless cat or kitten- I will do what I can! Also, I am a little short on funds... but I can supply the litter, food, toys if I'm fostering them myself or to help get someone else started off.

If there is ANYTHING that you need in AZ please ask me if I can do it whether or not it's on my list above. I will see what I can do
post #19 of 47
General area where you live:
Central Virginia

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
If a stray needed help, I would contact the resuce group I've been volunteering with.http://www.catscradlevirginia.com/
I can also provide a temp foster home and transportation, make arrangements for spay and shots

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
2-3 hours (one way)

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I cannot bottle feed, only b/c my husband and I work during the day. I would be happy to take nursing mothers, however, I must admit, I have limited experience in that area.
post #20 of 47
General area where you live:
NE Ohio (Kent)

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Transport
picking up strays
bottle babies, kittens, pregnant cats
Any cats in need of a new home
trapping cats/semi-ferals are okay

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
2-3 hours one way

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I normally have a rescue or two at my house so send me a PM and see if I have space.
post #21 of 47
General area where you live: Northeastern Massachusetts

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue: I can assist with transport

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?: Depending on the circumstances, up to 300 miles, ROUND TRIP.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations: I cannot foster or keep any cats overnight, and as I work 45 hours a week, my assistance would have to be provided on a weekend.

I wish I could do more, but I figure every bit helps.
post #22 of 47
General area where you live:
Cleveland Ohio

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
I am mostly limited to transport, am willing to drive 500 miles round trip
I take in FeLV kitties exclusively

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
see above

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
I cannot foster at all due to my cats' leukemia positive status, but I am more than willing to transport
post #23 of 47
General area where you live:
St Thomas/London area Ontario Canada

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Foster orphaned/bottle fed kittens
Foster sick/injured kittens
SOMETIMES pregnant/nursing moms
SOMETIMES ill/injured adult cats (seperate room for pregnant mums/adult cats.)



Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
No car, nor license, so not far unfortuately

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
Sometimes I can't take kittens in, it is depending on if I am working and how many I may already have. I already volunteer for a cat rescue and am the ONLY bottle raiser at the moment.
post #24 of 47
Animal Friends Rescue Project pulls cats and dogs out of high kill shelters all over northern California, they do some amazing things. I can't promise anything for them but I thought I would put down their information here. Check out their website as well for more information.

*They have many volunteers that bottle feed, foster, place animals, they are VERY pro medical and don't euthanize just because of a medical problem.

http://www.animalfriendsrescue.org/

P.O. Box 51083
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 333-0722
Fax: (831) 333-1956
info@animalfriendsrescue.org
post #25 of 47
General area where you live:
Tulsa, Oklahoma

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:
Pick up/transport kitties
Foster kittens for a short time (less than a week)
Foster injured/sick kittens needing medication
Bottlefeed kittens (no nursing moms please)
Loan carriers
Help w/ trapping and taming ferals
Drive long distances/round trip (but may need gas money)


Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:
Anything within 5 or so hours we can do on short notice ( NW Arkansas, South Missouri/Kansas, Northern Texas, anywhere in Oklahoma)
Longer trips are possible depending with a few weeks notice and funding (we have a pretty fuel-efficient car, but still gas is expensive)


Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:
We have five (possibly six) cats now, so can't take in anymore. I have some limited experience working as a veterinary assistant, so I can measure medicines and care for light wounds and such. We can keep kittens in the bathroom/bathtub, but adult cats are a little more of a problem. We have no way of quarantining cats, so we can't really foster any kitties who are contagious.
post #26 of 47
General area where you live: Indianapolis

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:


Help with delivery of kittens for pregnant mothers
Build shelters for ferals/strays
Help in trapping ferals/strays
Limited fostering possible
FUNDRAISING

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:

Not at this time.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:

If I'm able to foster, it will only be one cat at a time, unfortunately. We've got quite a houseful at the moment, as we keep getting adopted!

I'm also willing to help with fundraising. I've worked as a professional fund raiser in the past.
post #27 of 47
General area where you live: South Dakota

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:

Help with delivery of kittens for pregnant mothers
Not Very Good with traps, but Ill do it
Have room for a couple more good homes

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:

If necessary I will travel but I dont know how far I can go

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:

Able to foster, But more so, I can find a home for cats!

Anything I can do to help, Let me know!
post #28 of 47
General area where you live: eastern ohio

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:

possible fostering of pregnant cats, nursing cats, cats who need temporary homes
transporting of cats, if im able


Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:

depends on timing, area of travel, etc.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:

i will help in anyway i can, just ask
post #29 of 47
General area where you live: West of Toronto, ON

What things you would be willing to do to help a cat rescue:

Doesn't hurt to ask about anything, currently we have no space to foster after keeping Autumn when she came home for a couple of weeks, but I can ask the foster moms at the shelter if they can help so don't rule it out.

Are you willing to travel and if so, how far?:

Yes, as much notice as possible and weekends are better as we share the truck and he works pretty much all week.

Any other thoughts about rescuing or any limitations:

Nope
post #30 of 47
Eastern VA

as of now: transport only

hope to be able to do more in the future
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cats S.O.S
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Ferals and Rescue › Cats S.O.S › The TCS Long-Distance Rescue League