Successful Partnership Saves Dozens of Feline Lives in DeKalb

lifeline2A huge part of running a successful rescue organization is the ability to partner with other rescues and organizations who can help provide resources. Recently, SNAP was honored to partner with the Lifeline Animal Project to stop the cycle of reproduction in feral cats and help ensure their wellbeing. This DeKalb County focused effort focuses on TNR (trap-neuter-return) which is also, of course, the focus of SNAP’s work. A partnership made in heaven!

Earlier this year, the Lifeline Animal Project made a strategic decision to ramp up their community cat program by going directly into the community to help feral cats and bypassing the shelter system. One of the priorities they identified was a desperate need for a mass TNR effort in a number of low-rent apartment complexes outside of Atlanta. The Lifeline project had part of the equation, but they needed help with trapping expertise. That’s where SNAP comes in. SNAP provided the logistics, volunteers, and paid for trapping food and recovery services after surgery. LifeLine paid for the surgeries themselves. In the end, dozens of cats were helped (approximately 60), many people were educated about the process (including the apartment complex residents), and a new partnership was born.

To read more about the event, please visit the Best Friends website. SNAP thanks you for your continued support!

First posted August 1, 2013.