Community Cat Care’s 11th Annual “Fur Ball” November 10th
Fund raiser for spay neuter program
Grand Junction, CO- Community Cat Care is hosting a fundraiser to continue trapping, neutering and returning feral cats. The Fur Ball is an event with live music by The Little Instagators, entertainment by High Desert Belly Dancers and a live and silent auction. This event will be held at Two Rivers Winery, 2078 Broadway, on November 10th from 7:00 to 10:00. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased in advance at City Market, Atlas Conoco (1st and Orchard), by calling 970-245-5675, or on our website GJcommunitycatcare.org.
Community Cat Care is a feral cat advocacy group dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. CCC was the first organization in Grand Junction to introduce humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). By establishing and promoting standards of care, our organization has brought the same humane treatment of cats to Grand Junction that is now embraced by major cities and animal protection organizations across the country.
A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with people or her contact with people has diminished over time. They are not socialized to people and survives on her own outdoors. Most feral cats are not likely to ever become lap cats or enjoy living indoors. They are members of the same species as pet cats—and are therefore protected under state animal anti-cruelty laws. The difference between feral cats and your pet cat is that they have had little or no contact with people, and so they are wary of us, and cannot be adopted. They have a home—outdoors. They live and thrive in every landscape, from the inner city to rural farmland. Since feral cats are not adoptable, they should not be taken to animal pounds and shelters, because there they will likely be killed.
Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane, effective approach for feral cats. Feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat), and then returned to their outdoor home. Socialized cats and kittens are adopted into homes. The colony’s population stabilizes—no more kittens! Trap-Neuter-Return improves their lives and their relations with the community: the behaviors and stresses associated with mating stop.