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3-Day TNR Event Helps Dozens Funded by Alley Cat Allies Grant

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3-Day TNR Event Helps Dozens Funded by Alley Cat Allies Grant

The second week of October was an eventful one for the Georgia-based not-for-profit SNAP-2IT.  Thanks to a grant from Alley Cat Allies, SNAP-2IT (Spay, Neuter Assistance Program) was able to embark on a busy week of TNR – trap, neuter, release – designed to improve the lives of Georgia animals. Every wonder what a powerhouse trapping program might look like?  Let’s follow SNAP’s lead trapper, Kyla. Sunday, October 7 4:30 AM After feeding and cleaning up after SNAP fosters, Kyla visited to the barns where the SNAP colony of ferals live.  60 feedings later, she began loading her van to set out on the first day of trapping.  Over a dozen traps, trap covers, blankets and beds, cat food, bowl and water and emergency clean up supplies later, she set out before it was even light. 6:00 AM It was still dark when Kyla arrived at the first trapping site, a hardware store in Lithia Springs, Georgia, that SNAP learned about through a supporter.  As with all feral colonies that SNAP assists, a committed colony caregiver has already been identified and the store employees are full participants in the TNR exercise.  Today, this is especially important because it means Kyla can set up the traps and know that the equipment – and most importantly any cats it might capture – are safe.  Kyla places four traps and carefully baits them.  Although she watches from the shadows for a few minutes, no cats emerge.  She leaves the traps to move on to the next location. 8:00 AM Next, Kyla visits the Queens neighborhood, about 8 miles away from the hardware store.  Local animal control referred this neighborhood to SNAP for assistance.  Again, the neighbors are full participants in the TNR activity, which greatly increases the likelihood of the cats living a healthy and happy life once they are returned to their original stomping grounds.  Kyla placed and baited ten cages and stepped back to watch.  As soon as she was out of sight, seven hungry ferals ventured into the metal cages and …whoosh… in a few seconds, were trapped.  All seven are young adults that have reached breeding age; we even captured one cat that had already been altered, most likely from our ongoing work at a neighboring trailer park. Kyla gingerly arranges the seven cats, still in the traps, in the van.  They are young and all very different:  a big gray cat, a calico, a solid black, multiple black and whites, and a ginger.  Kyla transports the cats to a temporary holding space where they will stay until the next morning.  She makes them comfortable with food, water, blankets and litter boxes.  They don’t know it yet, but the next morning they will all visit the clinic, be spay / neutered as appropriate, receive any needed vaccinations, and be examined for any outstanding medical issues. The Queens cats actually aren’t the first ones in the holding space.  Three ferals who were recently trapped at another colony will join the Queen cats at the clinic the next day, bringing the total so far to 11. Throughout the day, Kyla stays in touch with representatives from the hardware store and Queens neighborhood.  Because there is a lot of activity and noise in both locations during daytime hours, she isn’t completely surprised that no other animals are caught immediately. 8:00 PM Kyla returns to the hardware store in Lithia Springs.  Jackpot!  Two feral cats crouch quietly and watch her from their cages as she approaches.  She quickly stores them in the van, checks the bait in the remaining traps, and visits...

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A New Beginning Thanks to Second Life

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A New Beginning Thanks to Second Life

SNAP appreciates a recent grant courtesy of Second Life Upscale Thrift Store of Atlanta in the amount of $250.  Second Life’s donation allowed us to help three very special animals: Rae is a buff-colored love bug who won’t quit purring..and has a bob tail.  She was rescued from a trailer park where SNAP helps manage the feral colony.  Second Life’s donation covered the cost of Rae’s spay and all necessary vetting.  Rae is ready to meet her forever family thanks to Second Life’s help. Fawn is a lovely, fully-vetted six month old puppy who was rescued with her mother, Foxy.  Second Life’s generous donation made spaying Fawn possible, and covered all of Fawn’s vetting, too.  Fawn is now ready to be placed with a foster family for socialization.  If you can help, please contact snap@comcast.net. Jenny Lynn is a tiny gray tabby who was rescued at a Fire Department! Because of Second Life’s help, we were able to spay Jenny Lynn and get her ready for adoption by bringing her up to date on all vaccinations and tests.  She went home with her forever mother last weekend. Please remember Second Life for all your gently used items.  They have a truly amazing mission – to help support organizations who support animals – so we’d like to encourage all SNAP supporters to both donate to them, and visit them to shop. Rae has gone to live with her forever family. Fawn is waiting for her foster! Fire-Cat-Chief Jenny...

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A SNAP Thank You

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A SNAP Thank You

SNAP-2IT is pleased to share that we have been selected to receive two different grants that will help us continue our mission of spaying and neutering animals in the Atlanta area to help control Georgia’s homeless animal population. Alley Cat Allies  awarded SNAP with a $1,000 grant in concert with National Feral Cat Day on October 16th. Multiple programs across the country received awards from Alley Cat Allies.  SNAP will use the grant money to TNR (trap / neuter / release) several colonies in the Douglasville area, as well as assist colony caregivers in other locations. Thank you, Alley Cat Allies! SNAP also received a $250 grant that will go directly to our spay and neuter program from SecondLife.  SecondLife is a unique upscale thrift store located in the Atlanta area that sells your donated gently used clothing, home decorations and furniture. In turn, they support animal rescue charities like SNAP with much-needed cash donations. We encourage SNAP supporters to shop at SecondLife, and donate your gently used items to them. SecondLife is located at 1 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 and can be reached at 678.974.5671. Thank you,...

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