Home Van Pet Care Project celebrates its Seventh Birthday in April. With a lot of help from our friends and supporters we are able to carry out our primary mission, to feed the pets of homeless and low income people in our community. Because you are generous we can often do more.
We started with the Tent City Tribe of Cats. We took them out of Tent City a couple years ago and they now live in a rural area and they are BIG.
We have other cat news and it is somber. WE HAVE TWO WEEKS TO REMOVE A SMALL CAT COLONY FROM THE PREMISES WHERE THEY HAVE LIVED FOR OVER A YEAR. WE NEED A PLACE OR PLACES TO TAKE THEM.
A year or so ago we began to supply food to a homeless woman who was sent to us by Operation Catnip. We will call her MD. A mother cat and kittens had come to MD in her very minimal shelter. We began to help her with food and also helped with the spay/neuter. MD has been entirely faithful for a year in feeding these cats on a daily basis even though it has been arduous for her at times.
A neighbor nearby the little colony became angry lately and although she had been kind to the cats in the past she now wants them out. We have two weeks to relocate these beautiful year old cats. As you may know, relocation of colonies is difficult. MD needs a home herself. She has nothing, is medically disabled and is waiting for disability.
It is hard to know how to ask you to help. Perhaps you have that ideal “barn cat” situation or maybe you could adopt one or two of the more tame kitties … or even the shy one who would want to hide for a long time. If you have ideas, suggestions or possible solutions please call Elizabeth Howard at 352-473-9423 right away.
We have two special projects that continue: One is the dog houses, and so far we have delivered four of those. The dogs love them and we will send some photos with news soon. The other ongoing project is County licenses for dogs that we obtain after they have their rabies shots and are spayed. These are $20 if you would like to contribute.
Home Van Pet Care Project needs canned cat food (“fishy” types), bags of dog food and cat food. Please call for current needs if you can donate food. If you can contribute financially, please send checks made to Home Van Pet Care Project, Inc.,c/o Elizabeth Howard, P.O. Box 14305, Gainesville FL 32604 or PayPal at our blog, homevanpetcareproject.blogspot.com. For more info, call Elizabeth Howard at 352-473-9423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.