Cat Rescue on the Big Island
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Helping cats on the
Big Island of Hawaii; advoCATS Inc. is a 501(C)(3)
nonprofit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaii's
abandoned and homeless cat population. We support the Trap-Neuter-Return
program as the humane way to reduce the number of unwanted cats
and prevent the spread of feline diseases.
AdvoCATS won 2nd place in the most recent
Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge! Our prize
is 100 vaccines!
Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us.
We'll let you know when the next Shelter Challenge begins.
compiled by Doris Day Animal League show that a male and female
cat can produce 12 cats the first year. If they all survive, those
12 produce 66 the second year, 382 the third year, 2,201 the fourth
year, and by the end of the ninth year, those two cats and their
many generations can produce 13,968,290 cats.
Since March 17, 1999, advoCATS, Inc. has spayed and neutered
If you use the above calculation, we have saved an unbelievably
large number of unwanted kittens from being born. The determination
of our volunteers, and the donations from many made it possible.
Are you or someone you know feeding cats
on the Big Island who are not members of advoCATS? Occasionally
our feeders will find left over cat food or empty food containers
at their regular feeding spots left by well meaning people. This
not only wastes food, but the advoCATS feeders time of going there
and feeding the cats. It also makes it hard for trappers to trap
a cat who has already eaten. The trappers always feed the colonies
after they have successfully trapped at that location.
At some of the locations, such as shopping centers, managers get
angry at people who leave behind the empty bags or cans and the
advoCATS feeder gets blamed for it. Our feeders are discreet and
clean up after feeding or trapping so as not to anger these places.
People may be well meaning, but sometimes they are making matters
worse for the cats and harder for the feeders. If you would like
to help with food or feeding, please contact us to see how you
can best help the cats.
We need volunteers
for various jobs: feeding, trapping, taking TNR cats to veterinary
appointments, fostering kittens and answering our advoCATS phone.
If you live on the Big Island of Hawaii and can spare a few hours
a week you could really make a difference. The rewards are infinite
and the kitties will thank you.
You can make a donation through Pay Pal by clicking
the button to the left or you can print the form on our
page and mail a check to us.
Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745
Phone: (808) 327-3724
Web Site: www.advocatshawaii.org