Cats have it bad in municipal shelters. In many open admission municipal shelters in Louisiana, a cat has a .05 percent chance of getting out of a shelter alive. In California shelters the live release rates are frequently less than 15 percent, in Oklahoma it’s less than 5 percent. That’s why Wings of Rescue is proud to announce that in 2016 we flew over 1,500 cats from high kill shelters in these states to no kill facilities, largely in the Pacific Northwest.
But at Wings of Rescue, we recognize that merely transporting these lucky cats to shelter will not solve the ongoing problem of too many cat births and not enough adopters. Just one unaltered female cat can produce 2,900 kittens within seven years. The time has come to finally address the root of the problem, rather than treating it with Band-Aids. That’s why Wings of Rescue is proud to be funding spay/neuter clinics in Livermore California and in partnership with St. Huberts Animal Welfare in Madison New Jersey, Bark Avenue Foundation and the Bakersfield Animal Care Center to provide free spay/neuter services for pets belonging to homeless and low income individuals and families. and to alter cats from Bakersfield’s feral cat colonies in an innovative targeted trap and release program.
We will be keeping you updated on the progress of our historic cat flights and spay/neuter programs, and if you would like to become a part of history and help us give these kitties their honorary “wings” and new loving homes, please help by donating here.